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Shuyuan International Party Hostel Reviews

No.2 Shunchengxixiang, Nanmen Li, Xi'an, China

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87%

Rating
2192 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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89%

Awesome location right by the City Wall South Gate, staff were all very helpful, even when I was constantly asking questions. They've also got good tours to places like Terracotta Warriors, etc. if you don't wanna go there on your own. Keep being awesome, and thanks for all the help!

  • 22nd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, thanks for your review! We enjoyed your stay here at the hostel. Very nice Chinese! We feel honored that you are eager to learn our language! All the staff are always glad to help our guests. Hostel does organise tours and they are worth to join. Best wishes from Shuyuan Hostel.

100%

We stayed there for several days. The staff is very helpful und can speak English very well. The food is tasty and the hostel also has a very famous bar, which has nice atmosphere and is often very full. The room was clean and the beds were good, softer than most other Chinese beds.

  • 10th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Warm and helpful, the hostel really felt like home. If you do not speak Chinese, it could be difficult communicating with the cleaning staff and restaurant staff, but at the front desk everyone speaks at some English level that will be helpful to foreigners. As a westerner staying in one of the mixed rooms, I was so incredibly excited when I finally found a western toilet on the first floor, almost all bathrooms are equipped with squatters. Overall, amazing community, a great time!

  • 10th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks for your kind review! We will reorganize the bathrooms and add more western toilets. At the same time, we will train our staff to improve English level. We will be very glad to see you next time at our hostel! Best wishes from Shuyuan!

83%

Really good stay in the hostel ! Well located and welcoming staff !


100%

Stay here! Best hostel of our trip. Great location and rocking bar full of local people. Showers hot and clean.

Owner Comment (Hide)
thank you for your review. We still remeber you and your mates clearly! We feel honored to get your high evaluation. We will keep making guests feel like at home. If you get chance to come back Xi'an, we will be so happy to have you and your friends here again! Best wishes from Shuyuan Hostel!

97%

Comfortable, clean room with a heater (important in Chinese winter!). Lovely old building just inside the City Walls. Great location -easy to get to from railway station and close to city centre sights. Staff speak some English though not great but were quite helpful.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, thank you for your review! We are happy to know you had a warm and nice winter trip here. Hostel is located in downtown, so it's easy to go and see the bell tower, drum tower and Muslim street. We will also train our staff to improve English level. We will be very happy to see you here next time! Best wishes from Shuyuan Hostel!

91%

Very good hostel in 西安, clean, comfortable and cheaper. Also the bar inside is very good and the food was good. Take the vegetarian breakfast!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay here in 西安! We are always trying to let our guests feel comfortable here, so you all could rest well during your journey. Our bar is quite famous in 西安 while the restaurant is known for the western food like pizza, paste especially for many kinds of breakfast! Thank you for your nice review again. Wish to see you next time here in 西安!

100%

I stayed in different hostals in cities in China, but this one was the best. Everything was close (transportation, cultural buildings, night life, restaurants).

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, thank you so much for your review. 100% rating is our greatest encouragement. We are always trying to serve our guests better! We feel so happy that our location, atmosphere, room and restaurant made your stay great here. Welcome to our hostel next time! Best wishes!

77%

The bathroom smells stink and it came through to our bedroom

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you for leaving us review. We are sorry that the bathroom bothered you. Our hostel features for the old style Chinese building, it has been a long time. So this does happen sometimes especially when it is wet outside. Now we are fixing this and make it better. Thank you for your suggestion. We are always welcome for any nice ideas to help us grow better. Best wishes from Shuyuan!

80%

We booked a private room which was a good size and clean. The hostel was very quirky and the staff were really friendly especially the reception woman who was so helpful and always greeted us with a smile. Laundry service was good, booking tours was easy but as we went in the winter it was hard to get the numbers. Overall a good place to stay!


89%

Shuyuan was a great option for me and my mate. We had a Twin room with private ensuite. The rooms were a decent size and kept us nice and warm during the cold wintery weather. The drain for the shower was a bit smelly, but not a spoiler! The staff were fantastic, went above and beyond to help us with whatever we needed! All in all, we had a great stay and if we are to return to Xian, we would definitely stay here again.

  • 31st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, thank you for your review! We are happy that you and your friends had a nice stay here. Shuyuan team always try to make each guests feel like they are at home. Now we are fixing the drain, so next time when you are here, this wont bother. We are looking forward to seeing you all next time! Best wishes from Shuyuan hostel!

83%

Pros- Cool hostel aesthetics Staff Places to eat, drink booze and socialize Comfortable temperature in room They help you if you suck at planning things such as preplanned tours, excursions, ideas etc. Location Active community well into late hours of the night (the staff and the bar which was packed every night I was there) -Cons The noise from the bar at night may prevent sleep until 1 or 2am (unless you are in the dorms apparently) Directions from the airport to the hostel were inaccurate


80%

The girls at the counter were fantastic, they remembered me the entire weekend and let me pet the cat behind the counter! Only problem for me was the courtyards are really cold in the winter, so we could either hang in the bar or the cafe, but the cafe closes at 11 and the bar was packed and loud. The staff of the cafe were awesome too. Oh, and the bathrooms for the dorms are in the courtyards and so they're cold.


89%

Staff was very nice and attentive.


74%

I stayed at this hostel during Winter (late December) so unfortunately it was not the "party hostel" as the name might suggest haha. In fact it was extremely quiet. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, even helping me figure out which local buses to take to visit The Terracotta Warriors & other attractions rather than use the tours that they themselves offered, which were very expensive. Definitely recommend this place, but maybe don't plan your trip in the middle of winter...


89%

Good hostel really helpful friendly staff.


100%

I stayed on 4 different hostels throughout China and this was my absolute favorite. The staff is extremely helpful and they always wear smile.


83%

Stayed here two nights, and not too a bad a place. The staff were great, and very friendly. And location is good inside the city walls. The beds in the 8 bed dorm, were a little rickety, but comfortable enough. One downside, and time of year, probably makes a big difference, is the bathroom is located of the open courtyard. So showering was pretty cold. There are cubicles, which are good, but as soon as the water stops you get the cold outside air.


94%

Staff were incredibly helpful - really nice atmosphere.

  • 4th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Good hostel, nice rooms and good showers. Staff were helpful if you ask a specific question. Quiet when we were there but it is during the off season. Sights were close ennough! I would stay here again!


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