Suzhou Watertown Hostel Reviews
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The hostel is pretty basic but we only stayed for one night so we didn't really care, the location was good. The staff don't speak English so you won't be able to get too much advise from them, but they were nice. The only thing we really didn't like was the fact that if you wanted to shower you'd have to go through outside to the bathroom which is not very comfortable in winter when it's cold. I guess you wouldn't mind in summer.
Far form the nice old town. No nice atmosphere. I wouldn't recommend it!!
The location was PERFECT. It is not quite near to a particular place but it is in the center of everything. So you'll need to walk a bit but just a bit for everything. Both the train station and the bus station is only a half hour walking so this place perfect if you want to explore the other area. The receptionist is the cutest girl I've ever seen (too bad I can't move to china LOL :( ) but..nevermind.. They also got a Dog. A very cute and fat one. just this dog alone makes this 5 star :D
Ask for the directions to the hostel in Chinese, otherwise it's hard to find for the first time! The communication with staff is hard, because they hardly speak English. For washroom and bathroom you have to go from outdoor. So in winter it's very cold but in summer it should be fine. Overall atmosphere is very good. There is a bus nearby and a shopping street.
Slight communication issues with the reservation booking however was quickly sorted. Really nice court yard, dvd, book and games area. easy walking, buses and metro to all attractions and station. Only downside is if you are a light sleeper the beds are just a piece of plywood and noise from the court yard is easily heard through the room.
Met some nice people. Nice courtyard area. Facilites are what you'd expect. Be warned though, the beds look like they have matresses but its a bit of foam over a chunk of chipborad... Turns out they're not so bad to sleep on but only for a night or two! Location isn't perfect but not too far away from canal areas and is down a nice alley near food places. Man owner is very grumpy but the rest of the staff are pleasant. Ask for a mosquito killer here!
The hostel staff is very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is really nice. There is a yard with a small pool with fish and a big living room with a lot of DVDs. It is directly in the town center and you can get very fast by bus or metro everywhere you like. Or you go by foot, as I have done it. Next time in Suzhou I will go there again.