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Taohuawoo Youth Hostel Reviews

No.158,Taohuawu Street, Suzhou, China

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95 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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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.


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.


No hot water 24 hrs!!!!


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.

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