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A real bargain for such price and nothing to complain about. My dormitory was clean, plenty of space and heating system in each bed. The staff was very helpful and provide day-tour and train booking. I will definitely recommend here, more than Harmony guesthouse in Pingyao
Although very rustic and a beautiful old building with perfect location. we did not find our stay pleasurable. We stayed in a triple bed which was 3 open courtyards away from the reception but more importantly from the bathroom meaning a cold dark walk at night as no lanterns. shower getting cleaned right after the squat toilet with same mop. 2 showers, 1 cold. luggage room=play room (no camera, not secure). we and another guest found our bags opened. lounge was freezing. food served cold.
- beautifull typical Chinese bedrooms - kindfull staff, nice pooltable
Hostel was fine for location. Cool retro interior as long as you forget about the drains. In saying that at least they were covered Overall we enjoyed our stay, loved the room and the warm blankets Only small criticism, a map of town would been handy and staff need to be slightly more interactive. We would recommend this hostel.
Lovely location and setting for exploring the town.
Just a note for none Chinese tourists, when getting a taxi from the train station you need to get an electric cart as most vehicles can not go within the city walls.
The atmosphere was excellent but you can tell that all the money goes into the lobby and not the dirty bathroom. The price was very cheap and an amazing value for the money.
Perfect price for what you get (120 yuan per night), even though the doubleroom was a bit smelly. We really liked the traditional kàng beds.
We had quiet 3 bed dorm at the back, but heard of others in dorms close to the street side that had a bit of early morning noise trouble, so ask for a dorm bed at the back if you have the option! Best place we stayed overall, def recommendable!
A great hostel in a superb location with bags of character. In the middle of the old town - next door to the old government building - many local visitors come into the hotel to try and take a look around as it is an old qing courtyard residence. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the food is very good and also good value. There is a large communal area with a good vibe where you can just sit and watch the world go by. If you want a hostel in Pingyao then stay here
Good location.Beds unconfortables.Staff wasn't motivated enough.They weren't helpful.The restaurant service is very limited.We had to eat in an other one (breakfast, lunch and dinner).If you can choose, book another hostel.
They didnt pick us up at the station as arranged so i wasted money trying to call them twice from my UK mobile. The place is lovely but the staff are unorganised as we also had trouble checking in.
They don't have the room that I reservered. We had to change to a six-person dorm. The attitude of the Staff is really bad.
The staff was not very prefessional (sleeping, very young)
The best review I can give is to keep your expectations low. It's not great, but it's 20 yuan...
Great hostel - Staff could be a little more helpful. Also even though we called in advance to say we were coming early in the morning, and they said "No problem, we have a 24 hour reception" we were stuck at 0430 outside...there isn't a 24hour reception! But when we finally got let in we got a twin room ensuite instead of a dorm without any price difference so :))
Staff not very friendly, but great location. Beds a bit hard.