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Sunflower International Youth Hostel Reviews

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

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74%

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580 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 66%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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63%

PROS: Staff was friendly enough - helped us figure out how to get to various tourist attractions. Great Location. CONS: Bathrooms were smelly and toilet paper is not provided. Bedrooms tidy but sheets are not changed after each person's use. Overall, I would recommend staying here if visiting Nanjing but don't come with high expectations.


54%

Directions on the website were good to get from SanShenjie to the hostel. The place lacked atmosphere, no information, leaflets or maps available in english. The bathroom and showers are located right by the front desk/bar. It's not the nicest walking through there in your pyjamas after showering before bed. The toilets were filthy.

  • 27th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

used the private double. everything excellent! though the air condition bit weak

  • 13th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


57%

We had a six bed dorm which was a very small room with three bunk beds and no window. The bathroom was downstairs were you had to pass the public café. I had the feeling the toilets were dirty most of the time (showers okay). The air was always hot and damp (fortunately, the air condition in our room worked well). The staff was okay. All together, it was okay, but as we had stayed in four or five other hostels in China before which had all set a high standard we were disappointed with this hoste


71%

The hostel is conveniently located in the Fuzimiao area. I stayed in a private room with ensuite. It was ok for one night. I found the hostel to be a bit run down. It could do with being painted.


77%

Location was great, although there was not much going on in the common rooms and the cheap Chinese beer was not that cold. But i had a great time and the place couldn't be more central.


69%

the hostel is ok, staff speak English and try to help with your questions it is in a good location in the old town and is easy to find


60%

The room smelled moldy and our throats hurt in the morning. Poor matress and poor bathroom.


91%

Room was small but the location was great, especially if you like to snack.

  • 16th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Located dead center in he touristy center of town! Bar/lounge area is nice but there were very few people there, most opted to go out somewhere else. The corridor to the rooms has a weird smell. The shower/toilet facilities are located on the opposite end of the rooms with the lounge area in between.


94%

The cleanliness for common area bathroom or private room bathroom can be improved. There is a some smell from bathroom which i think due to sanitation pipes issue.


66%

The hostel was fine. Our rooms ceiling had black spots which resembled black mold or something weird that we didn't like. The beds were also really squeaky. There wasn't a public space to eat/drink anything that wasn't obtained at the hostel which had expensive drinks with little alcohol in them. Also Mosquitos were often in the common area


86%

Before I write this, I read some other reviews and laughed with agreements. I guess ppl feel the same way.Ok, anyway, location) 50/50 It's at the center of tourist district thus for going out it's great but it was remembered very far from the Metro station(I lost the direction). The Roof top was beautiful with some terrace tables & a pool table but nothing happens. hahah. The room had no windows so it felt like a prison room but with roommates together, we changed the atmosphere so it was OK.


86%

Pros: Friendly English-speaking staff, plenty of bathroom/shower stalls, wide selection of foreign beers for purchase Cons: Small 6-bed dorm room with creaky bunk beds

  • 25th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

It's located in a tourist area which has it's pros/cons. God location for a stroll, plenty of places to eat but lots of people and elevated prices.


77%

The people were great at the hostel, met a lot of new friends. Location is pretty good, once you find the place. It was a great place for a weekend. Just be prepared fro cramped rooms and one huge bathroom in the lobby area.


63%

Too many tourists on the street and it is very noise the whole day. It is just too much. I will never stay there again. There r two staff I really don't like them. Not patient enough and not friendly. Anyway maybe the staff see so many tourists everyday they feel too tired and frustration.


60%

Great location, very close to the Confucius Temple, 1912, and really anything you want to get to in the city. The rooms/beds are not the best and the beer in the whole city, including the hostel, is very overpriced. But if you're looking for something fairly cheap and just staying for a night or two, I say go for it!

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


80%

Our room and bathroom were pretty big, we even had a bathtub. You should also check out the roof ;) Nice hostel, staff could be a little more friendly.


94%

A good place to stay, with very friendly and helpful staff! It was just a bit could if one was sitting in the bar/common room area otherwise a good place.


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