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#27 DaShiTou Lane,RenMin Road, Suzhou, China

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421 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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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.


The (male) staff are rude and unfriendly, no shower got to go downstair to access it, bad traffic because of mrt construction but only the computer and reading room provide some comfort.

Owner Comment (Hide)
I'm sorry to bring you a bad travel experience, the male staff had been fired, thank you for your helping


Location wise not so good but not too bad. Booked 2 nights but check-out after first night. It is convert from an old Chinese house whereby the toilet is not in the same building as I stayed. It was raining the day I check-in, not heavy but weather quite cold, around 13 degree or below. For people who not so used to cold like me to walk along the open corridor to the toilet is a very challenging thing. Also, room 203 is very very dim, only one brown light. Can consider bathroom attached room.

Owner Comment (Hide)
soryy, bed dormitories,bathroom is outside.there is one toilet one the first floor,another one on the second floor.


We had a double bedroom with private bathroom complete with a fascinating shower head and bathroom light system. Make sure to bring mosquito repellents as the room was infested with the little fuckers. I had about 20 bites per leg. AC was not properly working

  • 29th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • All Male Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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