Xi'an Yan Ying Youth Hostel Reviews
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Staff were confused with our booking which happens anywhere but it didn't help that we spoke no Mandarin/Chinese nor that they spoke a little bit of English. But they were courteous and respectful. The only real thing to complain about was the fact that when we left, no staff memeber was around and we had to leave soo soon that we simply dropped off the room key with a note onto their front desk and never got back our 100 yuan deposit.
I'm definitely happy with my stay in this hostel. Let's start saying that the price for a twin room was very low, which makes me happy. The room was alright, the bathroom could have been a bit cleaner, but it wasn't too bad either. I couldn't use wifi from the room, but you can bring your laptop/phone/tablet in the bar and you are sorted, no big deal! Finally the staff, all the guys that run this place have been AWESOME, they are extremely nice and patient. Thanks guys!
only plus:location and staff very kind+helpful!value for money definitely bad.maybe a reason why there was no foreigner and u don't get to know no one.bathroom was flooded every day due to broken shower, beds simply wooden plates with a blanket, in a really tiny room for the high price u pay.common area (bar) closes midnight, so they kick u out to the freezing corridor which then is the only place for WiFi (no internet in rooms).hundred dishes on the menu but only one they really can serve.
I don't have any complaints about this hostel. It's located very near the Big Goose Pagoda, far from the center and from the train station which is, in my opinion, rather an advantage than a disadvantage, since this area is probably the best in Xi'an, clean, safe and quiet. Anyway, the location will cease to be an issue so soon as the line 3 of the metro opens.