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Taohuawoo Youth Hostel Reviews

No.158,Taohuawu Street, Suzhou, China

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108 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 71%Staff
  • 63%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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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.


This hostel is OK, at best. It's rather tired, old and warn requiring some renovations. One good thing is the good size of the dorm rooms, quiet location and a rather good bar adjoining the reception area. It is a long walk from the metro station. It's fine for a short stay.


This was an average hostel experience. We only stayed for one night.


It was located near the bei si pagoda, so a bit outside the main tourist crawl, but you could still walk to places. The street the hostel is down is cobbled so not very convenient if you do not have a backpack (and taxis won't go down it). The staff weren't overly helpful, questions were met with a grunt, and their English is not great. The shared toilets and bathrooms were really dirty, and the shower lights werent working so we had to shower with the door open which wasn't very nice.


1. Showers have limited hot water times. when the hot water is on it spurts out and looks like its been dredged out of a urinal. 2. The beds in the dorms are but wooden boxes, and the mattress... Nothing more than an inch of padding. 3. The staff were hit & miss. A third ok, a third indifferent, a third couldnt care less. 4. Every foreign person that came in was told there was some problem with their booking. 'We don't work with that site anymore'. Okay for a night? There's probably better!

  • 12th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


A little far from the center, nothing particularly special about the place. Nice (but empty) bar attached.


Good hostel but hostel bar is far too expensive so there wasn't much atmosphere in the place as everyone went out to other places.


Hot water worked well in showers but the toilets were squatters. Facilities were very clean.

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