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We booked three nights and stayed none. We arrived and there wasn't a double room available despite us booking and the website still showing available rooms. This was because in winter they close half the hostel... so put this online?! Also we arrived home the first evening and was told the large, spacious games room was closed in winter and all the facilities listed online we wanted, we unavailable. When question they attempted to charge us per hour to use the room. We demanded a refund & left.
We visited in winter, when the place felt a bit deserted (but I guess all Qingdao hostels would be like this in winter)! The owner is really nice, clean bedding all provided and lockers are available. You have to walk outside to go to the toilet, which in winter is not ideal. I can imagine that this hostel is absolutely fantastic in summer, as most of its facilities and social areas are outdoors. But perhaps worth looking at alternatives if going in winter.
The owner can't speak English but really helpful. The linen is included and they help me make a bed. If you go there in winter, they gives an elctric blanket. they said they clean the linen from a specialized company but the linen that i received had already stains on it. I was afraid of asking charge of it. They don't give any entrance key, so whenever you get in the gate. You should push the bell and wait until they open. It was quite annoying especially in the evening.
The building is very cool, its tradicional chinese building. We stayed in 4 beds room, and it was ok. Just the shower place was at the ground floor and there was one basin on our floor. But the weather was really good so we didnt mind to go out to take shower but i guess during the winter is quite hard. The owner is really nice and helpful as well as all stuff working there. Atmoshere is really frendly. I was really satysfied with this hostel.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
They claim a lot of things on their front page on hostelworld that are not true: "24 hours hot shower" No, it is closed 10am-5pm each day. They didn't tell us that when we arrived, it would be useful to know. "Western Toilets" - not for men. There was a small women's toilet with 2 western toilets. The other 2 bathrooms had all squatters. One of them was closed for 3 days while I was there, making it very inconvenient and it only gets cleaned once a day so it got really dirty. There is no bar.
I have stayed in this hostel many times before and know i like it, however the prices were highly inflated this time. I am not sure if this was due to the national day holiday or they have been permanently raised. Is almost twice the cost of other hostels.
Beautiful hostel. I had to work a lot, so I learned to enjoy my desk in my 4-bed-dorm which I had for myself. I'll absolutely recommend your hostel.
The staff were very helpful and flexible when I stupidly showed up having forgotten my passport, so I really appreciated that. However, I feel as though this hostel has all the ingredients to be so much better than it was. It is clean, well set out, and has decent facilities. However, there is often no-one on reception, there isn't much in the way of local information, and there was pretty much no atmosphere when we were there. Not bad, but not great considering the price.