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Sunflower International Youth Hostel Reviews

No.142 Dashiba Street, Fu Zi Miao, Nanjing, China

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75%

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541 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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77%

recommend!

  • 1st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

The hostel is in a great location in the Fuzimao area. It is quite busy though and noisy so if you're looking for a bit of quiet, this might not be the greatest area. I liked the hotel except for the restroom/showers. The main lobby is actually a public cafe and the restaurants and showers are located off this cafe. In order to use them, you must walk through the cafe and many people can come in while you are trying to use them. The staff was incredibly friendly and healthy though.


60%

Most of the showers and washroom doors were broken; incredibly easy to fix, yet nothing had been done. The layout of the hostel is also weird as you have to walk straight through the Middle of the lobby area whenever you want to use the washrooms, not great if occasionally you value a snippet of privacy. The night manager wan't nice but the other staff were friendly. Mostly Chinese visitor staying when I went so It didn't have the great foreigner atmosphere. They turn the lobby lights off 12pm..


74%

The location of the hotel is convenient for sightseeing, the dorm room is fine, but small. The cleanliness of the bathroom should be improved! The rest is fine.


91%

Great location for a hostel and very easy to find. They don't accept international credit or debit cards which wasn't mentioned upon booking. The shower and wash area could do with a facelift but other than that it was good value for money


86%

I live in Shanghai and stayed for 3 nights in a private room as a weekend getaway to see the sights of Nanjing. Staff was friendly and, although their English was limited, we could communicate well enough (knowing a little Chinese helped). The room was quiet and reasonably comfortable (by Chinese standards with a hard bed). All in all, it was a better experience than I was prepared for given the other reviews on this site.


69%

Location is nice. For moving, from this hostel to any other sightseeing places, very convenience. This hostel is very closed by Nanjing's famous sightseeing place fuzimiao(夫子庙) but hostel's facilities are little bit poor. Specially the bed in 4people dorm is so noisy and not fixed on the floor. Very tired to go up and down. Not every staff can speak English but they're kind.


71%

The beds were surprisingly comfortable. The heating in the room was good. The location is good too. But the bathrooms need a lot of work. Half of the toilets didn't work and were really dirty. But overall, not bad for the price that you pay.

  • 21st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

The hostel was empty when I came so it lacked atmosphere, and it was really cold in the common rooms. Appart from that it was a good hostel rather well located!


71%

The staff kindly moved us when we requested a room change as the first room we were given had a terrible smell from the bathroom that filled the room. The second room was fine except for the customary rock hard bed in China.


49%

The bathrooms are below standard concerning cleanliness and facilities.


100%

There's no lift, so if you've got a lot of luggage it might be challenging.

  • 20th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Praise: - The breakfast was delicious and fantastic value for money, and there was a very wide food and drinks menu. - The common facilities were very comfortable and convivial. Criticism: - The metal bunk beds in the dorm rooms are very noisy - when anyone shifts their weight a little, it makes a lot of noise, which can be quite annoying. - The rooms are comfortable but a little bare. Could do with some brighter decoration, especially in the ones with less natural light.

  • 15th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

The only downside to this hostel is that it's quite difficult to find if you are not family with the area and the bathroom is a little dirty, apart from that we had a good stay :)

  • 13th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


46%

I don't recommend this place! They don't change sheets between guests, only pillowcase, and sometimes not even that. The staff doesn't speak or understand English with one exception and I'm not picky and usually don't mind. But when I ask for a map with English they give me one in Chinese only, although I asked several times if it was in English as well. It's not a big thing but it makes it difficult knowing you can't rely on them. The only positive thing is the location, which is great.


77%

Great showers and bathrooms, something seldom experienced in China hostels! The staff were genuinely interested in helping us, but their english was limited, and confusion often arose. All around good hostel though


86%

I had a really good time here. Some of the other comments complain about the cleanliness but it seemed fine to me - maybe the others got a bad day? The directions from the metro are easy to follow, the staff were friendly and their English might not have been perfect but we still managed to communicate fine. Lacking in atmosphere a bit in the common room downstairs but the balcony upstairs with pool table is nice. Beds squeaky but comfortable. Overall: pretty good.


60%

Reasonably central if all you need is a place to crash for the night. Be aware you have to haul luggage up at least one, maybe two flights of stairs. My dorm was on the third floor and the only washroom down on the second (main) floor, which was a bit annoying. Communal washroom clearly isn't cleaned often enough for the volume of use it gets--mold and general gunk was a bit beyond my (fairly generous) threshold. On the plus side, water in the shower was piping hot and the pressure was great.


69%

Room and bed were large and spacious!! Bathroom was kind of stinky with blackmold though.. Location was excellent, really nice area of Nanjing.


71%

There is no enough lockers in the dorm room.




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