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#27 DaShiTou Lane,RenMin Road, Suzhou, China

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428 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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This is a great Hostel. The staff are great, the facilities are clean, there is a nice courtyard to relax and good food in the living room. They had lots of boardgames and a Norwegian guy and I spent a great night playing chinese chess while the staff observed. One of the best nights I had in China. The only but is the location, but it's close to the Leqiao metro station and many buses so, even though there is not much to see in the area, it's very well connected with the rest of old Suzhou


Very nice staff. There was a problem with online booking at the staff went out of their way to help us. They were also very informative, nice, and friendly. Rooms wee clean. First floor rooms can be a little noisy but not bad.


We've stayed in about 15 hostels in China and this one is our favorite. It deserves a much high rating. The location is great; close to a metro station and near a really awesome pedestrian shopping street. The bathrooms were super clean and were the only ones we've been in in China that haven't smelled awful. You can rent towels for 5 RMB. The staff was nice and helpful and let us store our luggage there while we were out the day we left. We love this place.

  • 27th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Not a great place, but not bad either. Board games were available, cheap breakfast too. The location isn't the best, but I think it's just hard to be in a good location in Suzhou. You have to take a bus 30-60 minutes to get anywhere. The toilet-room was pretty disgusting: smelled terrible and had yellow stuff encrusted and flaking off the sink. Shower-room was ok. Our room had a planned platform that could have used a vacuum between the boards: q-tips and dust abundant there.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comment. We're sorry about your experience, and we've already set out to make improvements: 1. increase the frequency of sanitary inspection of the washroom; 2. fill in the gap between the boards to prevent dust accumulation.


The location is easy to find, the owner and staff are friendly. However, the hostel facility is very old and dirty. It is ok to be old, but the staff should really clean the room and floor, which means it looks like they never cleaned them. Guests are required to change the bedsheets upon arrival and checkout, not just that, the bed sheets are really dirty. One blanket even had blood on it. It is disgusting.


Was running a little late and sent an email to inform the hostel, to which they promptly replied. The room was cozy, but the security wasn't very good. The door had to be locked by hand, which means if the last person to leave the room didn't lock the door, strangers could go in. We had a older lady staying in the same room and she was rude and obnoxious. Perhaps the hostel could explain the rules of staying in a hostel to future stayers.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We're sorry about your experience and thank you for your advice. Strangers are not allowed to the backyard and our staff ensure such policy. Besides, we strongly suggest that dorm guests deposit their valuable belongings with the reception or put them in the locker. Concerning the lady you mentioned, we noticed and suggested that she stay elsewhere. However, she insisted on staying in our hostel. We strive to keep the backpacker environment yet sometimes we have to receive other guests.


Staff were nice but not the best, good food and drinks. Very spacious hostel with awesome reading room with guitar, books, ancient computers and two comfy tv nooks. Bathrooms are good although quite cold in winter as mentioned, common room didn't have the best setup/vibe but overall a very impressive and comfortable hostel that's good for groups and individuals and you can spend time in, unlike others.

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