Taohuawoo Youth Hostel Reviews
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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
The staff was very helpfull with booking of connecting tickets and daily trips. They didn't mind People eating their own Food in the Lobby.
Staff spoke little English and were not knowledgeable--even in Chinese. Bathrooms could be a little cleaner and need some fixing.
The regular rooms doesn't have window to the outside. During our stay the room wasn't cleaned. Ok rooms. Overall good stay.
Although it was only a night stay in a cheapest room, I was quite surprised of the pleasant atmosphere, nice staff and level of the equipment (lockers, flipflops, hot water supply...).
- Novice Nomad
- Czech Republic
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Nice hostel, but almost all of the people staying there were when I was there were Chinese (many of which spoke very little English) which made it a bit harder to meet people than usual.
This is the worst hostel I have stayed in in china. They didn't have our booking. Told us they had no rooms then found some.Check in took 35 minutes then still given the wrong rooms. Staff found it very funny&laughed throughout. Mould&cockroach in bathroom. No water some of the day which they don't warn people about. When shower does work more water came out of hosepipe than shower head so had to hold hose against me to get wet. Wifi bad. Bar singing keeps you awake, 25mins from station not 10!!