Taohuawoo Youth Hostel Reviews
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The toilets are very terrible, ancient chinese style, very very bad smell, far away still can not get away the awful smell. I asked the staff where is the western toilet, he said it is only for private rooms. I am very disappointed that the owner is so inconsiderate, even cannot spend a little bit more money for change the toilets to western style. The whole hostel only have 2 toilets for so many dormitory rooms. One of toilet, the window is transparent. I stayed one night. No mood!
Pros: big, spacious rooms with lots of natural light. Located in a lovely neighbourhood very close to the Pagoda & even train station! Cons: staff weren't particularly helpful & could be quite rude. There is no restaurant/ cafe and even when the bar does open at 5pm, there's no food served & is a little expensive for beer. Showers were a disaster! Wouldn't recommend!
Rooms and bathrooms werent very clean. the location is good though and the hostel definitely good enough for a night or two
The room was really small for a double...wasn't enough room for our two backpacks. Could have been cleaner - sheets and pillows were a little gross. The hostel was decent enough for the price we paid. Wish the staff would have been warmer!
Staff were a real mix, sometimes helpful, sometimes fairly dismissive and sometimes too busy socialising with each other to do much work Faciliities need fixing, many missing tiles in bathrooms and a small leak. Heating was... poorly installed so while the room was not too cold; the draft at the edge of the heating blast meant the bed got colder.
WIFI didn't work properly in the room, only in the lobby, and there was no hot water after 11 pm on the first day. However it was still one of the best hostels in China I've stayed in!
Great place to stay! Wish we could've stayed longer!
Great location. Staff were helpful. Bar was a bit expensive, which meant we spent more time in our room than in the common area, which is a shame as it looked like a decent bar. Room didn't have a window, but it was very reasonably priced so worth it on the whole.
transportation is not very convenient. you may dial to call local taxi or walk for a while (10-15 min) and take bus/taxi. the taxi system in suzhou is very good, you can dial their hotline to call one however the location is quite good. quite close to the attractions. the traditional houses nearby are very special
Everything was great except the beds. It looked like a concentration camp
Nice hostel. Had everything you'd except in a youth hostel. My only gripe would be that people were pretty much yelling at each other until 2am and the walls are paper thin so we could hear everything. But it's hardly surprising in a youth hostel I guess.
We stayed two night in a double private room and had a great stay ! The room was clean, the bathroom too. The bed was SO comfy with such a warm blanket ! We slept like babies.. We walked around a lot during the day and came back late at night so I'm not sure what the atmosphere is like in the common area, but there's a bar downstairs that seems to be having live music from time to time, it looks very nice ! If we go back to Suzhou, I'll definitely go back there !
It's a shame really. I selected and paid for 4-person-dormitory through their webpage. Few minutes later their staff misinfromed me via email that all 4-person-dorm have all been sold out and they offer to bump me up to a 3 person dormitory but need to charge me $15 more. Through back and forth email they finally 'accepted' it's their operating error and I shouldn't have to pay extra. But when I got there, the 4-person-dorm magically re-appeared. They only care about $. 4real