Taohuawoo Youth Hostel Reviews
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The staff was very friendly and the location was convenenient though in a somewhat dingy feeling neighborhood. We had a private room and we were a bit disappointed. On the one hand, the bed was super comfortable, unlike many chinese mattresses that are rock hard. However, the room had no outside window, could definitely use a paint job, and had some horribly tacky designs on the wall. We felt like we were sleeping in a children's room and the lack of sunlight was depressing. It was cheap!
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
The hostel was a bit difficult to find because there is construction next to the street where you have to turn so we missed it, but once there, it is very close to a big shopping area and the metro so we were able to easily access everything. Mostly Chinese travelers who stuck in their rooms when we were there so we didn't notice much of a social vibe. Soft beds! Seriously so nice not being on a hard Chinese mattress! Bathrooms were kind of gross, but easy enough to just wear flip flops in there
- Novice Nomad
- All Female Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
Given direction a bit confusing. Good to re - write it.
The information provided on the reservation says that a taxi would cost 10 yuan from the trais station there and so we took a taxi and when we arrived he wanted 30 yuan for the trip so we asked to somebody from the hostel to help us out and this person told us that the price is around 50 yuan??? we ended up paying 30. Also the adress is written in english witch none of the drivers understood, so they should also put on the reservation the address in both languages.
DIDN'T STAY IN A DORM ROOM. Was pleasantly surprised to see they provided not only slippers but towels in our room! Made up for the poor wifi signal. Location is great, staff are great and speak some English, although it wasn't really needed for us as we speak a good level of Chinese already.
I have mixed feelings about this hostel. My locker did not work when I arrived and they said they would fix it that afternoon but they never did. The staff do not speak English very well but they did try to be helpful. The 4 bed dorm was small and the bed was very hard. I don't think there are any western toilets. The hostel bar was very nice with a really good singer. The area was nice too with most sites in walking distance.
Fine. Directions from station could be clearer, and bar is too expensive, but comfy beds were good
Firstly, I wouldn't recommend this hostel to western travellers, as during my stay, the entire hostel seemed to be occupied by only Chinese tourists. I still met some lovely people, but if you're looking to mix & mingle with other cultures, this isn't the place for you. The staff were hit and miss. Good lockers in the room, but very hard beds! The showers were bearable but could be cleaner. Only Asian toilets! Common bar area not widely used. Walking distance to many attractions was a plus.
Chinese speaking foreigner. Dorms are 1.3x1.3x2m plywood boxes and stiff as can be. Lockers were great, staff decent but not overly welcoming. Bit of a walk from bars and bus stops, if that's your thing. Take a taxi from the train station. Most drivers won't take you down Taohuau St.