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Xiamen Old Town Hostel Reviews

24 Jiutiao Alley, Siming District, Xiamen, China

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81%

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135 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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89%

This hostel is located in a really interesting area. Right in the old town with interesting markets all around, lots of great food and few tourists. Also quite close to the Gulangyu Island ferry and the airport shuttle. Maggie, the owner is really friendly and helpful. Only problem I had was no A/C in the 2 bed dorm room, and it was really hot. But I think most other rooms have A/C. Overall, a really great place to stay in Xiamen.


86%

Location is perfect, 10mins walk from the ferry and good bus connections. If coming from the North train station take the BRT bus from the station to Xiahe Lu, costs 4.5RMB, we took a taxi and it was close to 100RMB.


89%

Anyone staying in Xiamen should stay here! The location in old town is great if you're into seeing 'real' old china and the people and the markets. Its close to food stalls as well which is perfect. The staff are very friendly and helpful, make you feel at home. I would stay here again!


91%

The location is the best thing about this hostel, right in the middle of a marketplace. It is owned and run by a very friendly family. Facilities are basic, but in order, aircon in the rooms. I would go back.


77%

Really nice family-run hostel. The owner Maggie is a really nice lady trying to help you whenever possible. The location is in the real old part of Xiamen en the deck terrace offers a nice view of old and new Xiamen. The hostel was clean, not great but not bad either. Wifi was working very good. Atmosphere was good, although there weren't a lot of travelers around. Food options all around the place, which makes of for the lack of breakfast/dinner offered here. And indeed, little Adia is adorable


80%

We stayed at the Xiamen Old Town Hostel for four nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. The owner Maggie was extremely helpful, speaking to the taxi drivers and chatty and friendly. The hostel is cosy and welcoming and gives a real impression of traditional chinese life. Situated in a great part of town close to the waterfront and Gulangyu Island. Great choice for a budget stay!


86%

I really enjoyed staying here! It was a great location next to an awesome food street! Was so cool! And was great living down these little alley ways! It was fine to find the place.Just make sure you print the email out and get the Chinese address. Its right next to the BRT perfect for me as I was arriving from Xaimen North Railway Station. Met some cool people there and there are alot of places close to get a few drinks. Adia the kid was so cute! Such a great hostel and a great experience!!


80%

Small hostel, with a rooftop. In the old town, just near the food market, so really central. Well-located but little bit hard to find without informations! Dorms are ok. The wifi is a little bit slow. I recommand it! Good value for money.


91%

We had a great time in Xiamen Old Town Youth Hostel. It is a great location in a tiny road in Xiamen old town - not easy to find, but the instructions given by the staff are very helpful. The staff speaks very good english and is very friendly and helpful. There are laundry facilities and a great view over the old town from the rooftop.


74%

We spent some time finding the hostel even with the detailed directions. It is located inside the alleys where you will get a taste of living in a China town. The owner is nice and she speaks good English. She waited up for our late check-in at around 9PM. She has an adorable 4 yo daughter who is always sneaking around. We enjoyed our stay there.


91%

More like a homestay. Lovely to stay in the old part of town.


91%

Phil and Maggie are both English speaking and very welcoming and friendly. Was easy to find from directions given in our booking email and location is awesome as your right in the thick of the food markets. The room was clean




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