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Sunflower International Youth Hostel Reviews

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

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602 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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Hostel is in the heart of Fu Zi Miao and the directions provided to get there are very clear. Rooms are simple, but really clean. Wifi works perfectly everywhere, but what really makes the difference is the staff! The girl at the reception is very kind, patient and willing to help. Strongly recommended.


Good location with nice communal areas. Staff really helpful and friendly.


It's à very nice place, with à terrasse where we can drink something after a good visit day.


The bedroom was comfortable and clean, and the location is really great, but there were a few problems - the (shared) toilets could have been cleaner, they had no system to check who was leaving or taking luggage (so any guest could have picked up bags from the luggage room) and they didn't have some of the items advertised on their menu. Overall, good for sleeping in the centre of the city, but not the best hostel.


Pros: it's a fairly social hostel with a nice common area/bar and it's in a really good location next to the Confucius Temple. Cons: the dorm rooms are tiny, run down, and kind of smell. The toilets are very dirty too. The padlocks they give you to lock your locker are all the same (ie. Every key will open every padlock) so don't use them! I checked out early because of the cleanliness of the hostel. They are a lot of hostels in China which have much better standards.


Very nice hostel. Clean, awesome location, good atmosphere. Was even able to do my laundry. Good communication with the hostel as well. We had a nice stay, thanks.


Located in middle of popular, bustling district. Nanjing's beautiful tree-lined streets nearby. Excellent location for restaurants, shops, bakeries, etc. An all-day Chinese cafeteria is just a few doors down. Staff friendly, speak English. Rooms are two flights up. Room is simple, plain, old, spacious. Mattress comfortable. Lighting is poor as is in most hostels. Roomy desk with TV. Wooden desk chair is smart, solid, comfortable. But subway station long 20 minute walk thru touristy city blocks.


Staff wasn't very foreigner friendly when we asked them where we could visit to sight see they just told us to go to a nearby river and nothing else. When we tried to order food they barely had anything on the menus and suggested us to go to a restauarant instead. We had a private room and there were no towels or soap. We had a little roll of toilet paper that didn't even last a day.

  • 6th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel is located in the middle of the center, 5 minutes walk from the subway and near to bus stations. The staff is really nice and very helpful, they answer all your questions and speak english very well. The dorms are small and definately have seen their best days. The showers are okay but the (western) toilets are not the best. The hostel has a nice roof-top chillout area which is really nice to meet some other travellers.


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.


Good location but not great on the bathroom front. Many of the stalls to the toilets could not be locked and some of them had clearly not been cleaned in a while. The hostel was practically empty. Staff were helpful. Good location, very pretty outside at night time (if somewhat touristy).


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)


Nice rooms and restaurant area. The only thing I didn't like was that you have to walk through the restaurant from your room to the bathrooms


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)


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


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.


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.


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


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


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)

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