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Sunflower International Youth Hostel Reviews

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

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486 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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Room with private bath was largest of any hostel room I've had on this trip. Value for money was very good. Location on a canal bordering several walking streets was good, although this meant thousands of tourists were on the streets and in local restaurants. Within 1 km of Sanshanjie metro station made movement around the city very easy. Banks, shops, restaurants all nearby. Hostel had no backup for kitchen staff, so no food when staff didn't show for work. Otherwise, this place is fine.


The bed is really bad, when you move while sleeping, it sounds strange and will wake you up. but it is cheap and good location. If you want to have a good rest, dont reserve 6people or 4 people room


A good hostel in a very busy district and thank goodness it closes at night so that you can sleep without being disturbed. Only disadvantage was its distance from the metro station to visit other locations. We also had a child in the group so he was glad to have the pool table to play with family and other visitors.


Excellent location, though a tad difficult to spot, but nothing else special. The dorm we had booked was already occupied when we arrived. In the end we received a family room for the price of a dorm but receptionist's English was poor and it took quite a lot of time to sort this out. Internet connection was slow and sometimes unusable. The corridors were pervaded with the (unpleasant) smell from restaurants downstairs. The room itself was clean and comfortable.


The staff was very friendly, although her English was not very good. The rooms are more or less clean, but very small. Funny: Towels are for free but toilet paper costs 3,50 each roll. The location is very good and beatiful!


Nice location in the middle of a touristy area, though quite a long walk from the metro. Staff was very helpful. Stayed there during the World Cup, which was showed every evening and the place was packed. Great! Common area is really nice to sit at and meet fellow travellers. To get to the bathroom you need to cross this area which does not feel very pleasant; flies and bugs in the shower. On my last night here they added a bed in the middle of our already small dorm.


The place is very closed in, which I guess you can expect from an inner-city hostel, so more a taste than an absolute judgement. The lack of greenery, open outdoor or naturally lit spaces, doesn't help. The rooms are small and not so clean.


The directions to find the hostel were very good. Many showers in the common bathroom but most of the sitting toilets would not flush. Location is very good, right beside the Confucius Temple. Whatever is too far to walk can be reached by metro (subway).


The staff is extremely polite and helpful. The rooms are clean and matresses are plush. Because of the ongoing football world cup, it got a little noisy at night with people cheering sitting in the common area. The bathrooms are tidy too. Best part is the location located right next to Fuzimiao, staying there saved me an extra trip to the area.


The directions are easy to follow and bring you to the right street immediately, but then there is only a small entrance that you have to find. I arrived early in the morning and was "greeted" by an older male who didn't speak a word of english. When i came back late afternoon, there was english speaking staff, but the level of english was poor. The only have a bathroom on one floor which is mixed and they really charge for toilet paper. Rooms okay, atmosphere not that good


The hostel is nice and the staff can fluent english. The location is also very good, just in front of the pedestrian street very close to the river. The only thing I didn't like was the location of the showers and WC, which is a little bit inconvenient since to go from the rooms to the toilette you have to cross the hostel lobby.


The staff were very helpful and friendly; a nice cafe/bar. However, the bunk beds were an absolute disgrace; very unstable and extremely noisy due to the metal design and broken slats left unfixed...the very loud squeeking noises as people moved; the worst I had ever encountered, and I've stayed in many hostels around the world. Only one dual-sex bathroom/toilet on the floor I was on...and it was right next to the eating area. No shelf above bunks either...nobody is caring in this hostel.


Nice stay and American breakfast was a nice surprise on the menu. Would stay again even with the long walk to the metro.


Avarage hostel with good location.


The rooms don't have assigned beds and there is no procedure of choosing a bed.There needs to be a way to know what bed can be yours. The staff member told me I should wait till the others arrived to choose bed (that was at 11pm). That is crazy I shouldn't have to wait for everyone who might already have claimed a bed to come back. WIFI directions don't say which WIFI to use in each room only the password. Staff didn't talk about the facilities. Where is my room?Is there food service? Toilets?


There wasn't much of an atmosphere, maybe because there wasn't many people there but it didn't seem like it was a very fun place. WIFI didn't work on our side of the floor. When we asked for some help regarding the sights around, the staff wasn't very helpful.


All was good save for location which is really excellent - close to a metro station in a great spot; and for correspondence which was a big problem. The partner in charge of the email address listed in US websites would not respond to repeated requests over a five-month period to simply confirm the reservation. Only a long-distance telephone call got a confirmation; this is a real problem which puts a question mark on the wisdom of booking here.


very chill hostel, the atmosphere was okay since there werent that many people right there. the staff was very talktive and helpful! the only problem was that the room was a little bit too small which made the entire room slightly too hot, we turned on the A/C but didnt get that much of work. Worth the money and good location. Will come back again if i have a chance!


I booked the hostel and they called me a day before apologizing that there was some sort of accident in the hostel. While my reservation being cancelled a day before at night didn`t make me very happy, they did go to the hostel i booked after to return the deposit without a problem. I would try booking again next time, as the reviews are often pretty good.


Location is excellent, but a little hard to find at first.Rooms were clean and comfortable. Easy access to many attractions. Taxies were hard to come by if you need to go further out into the city.

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