Suzhou Water Front International Youth Hostel Reviews
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Hostel was in a pretty good location, lots of food and silk shops around. I stayed in a 6 person room and it was really spacious. The staff do not speak English, but I speak Chinese, so that was not a problem. The beds are literally pieces of plywood with a thin pice of cloth on it. I had to sleep with some of my comforter under me, like a burrito, in order to get any form of cushioning. Air-con isn't running when you first get there, so room is humid and filled with gnats.
This place was good. It was in a good location. The staff was nice, but not super English-inclined. The place wasn't especially clean, but it was satisfactory. Could be cheaper.
The staff should be more polite and more friendly to us.
Location was hard to find. At first I went to find it at 3 Shiquan street and could not. It is actually on Nan pi lane which is an alley off Shiquan street (should be a Korean BBQ sort of restaurant next to alley and a China yha sign. Bathroom was not up to par to the hostels I've stayed in China - smelled like a usual unclean Chinese bathroom and floor was dirty. I think that was only the 6 person dorm though, the others looked clean. Otherwise the hostel was not bad.
Great Hostel! It is very nice but it is not very easy to find! Make sure you have the address written down somewhere in Chinese as not many people speak English. It was very quiet in the evening, good to rest. The owner is very nice and he is the only one who really speaks English. The room was clean but the 'en-suite bathroom' too but is actually only separated from the rest of the bedroom by a door opened at the top and bottom so not much privacy!I'm not sure if all rooms are the same!!
The first floor (ground floor) is very himid due to the climate.
I enjoyed my time at the hostel very much. The staff was great- I had a lesson in calligraphy and time for language exchange. I was even escorted to a dumpling restaurant to ensure I would not get lst.. It was difficult to find nd would help if the address was in Chinese characters, but friendly neighbors helped me to find the wy.