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I loved this hostel and the staff. Not many westerners (zero) when I was here and the English spoken is not a ton but it is enough to get by. The hostel is decorated beautifully. The staff will help you arrange cars or transport to Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong, and back to Chengdu and then walk you to a bus stop to make sure you get on the correct bus which saves on taxi fees to and from the bus stop. Facilities as expected for rural China but not enough toilets/showers (1 per floor).
The staff is very helpful and friendly but they can hardly speak other languages apart from Chinese which makes it difficult to communicate. The location of the hostel is far from the entrance of the park which increases the time and the money one has to spend in reaching the main attraction of the area.