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Yamen Hostel Reviews

69 Yamen Street, Pingyao, China

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687 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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this is the cheapest stay we can find in pingyao which offer free pick up from the station. we arrived early and was pick up quickly. location is the best just next door from the Yamen and walkable distances to all over the splendid old town. staffs are friendly and helpful with good english command. the room is however a little bit run down and old, with rusty smell. shared bath room is not clean. they offer bar service and food - which is tasty (we had sweet sour pork)


A well located hostel with a comfortable social area in a traditional house. Good stay.


Nothing to do in hostel


Good value for the money. The room was a bit noisy in the morning due to the nets instead of Windows in the room.


Probably the best place to stay in Pingyao, at around half the price of the competition. Location is excellent, and the place itself is not tarted up to be a boutique style guest house. The vibe is low-key, not terribly sociable, but it's nice that the staff are not in your face. The communal area is unfortunately a bit tired and the sofas are knackered. A nice outdoor space to sit would vastly improve the place. The breakfast I bought was really good (some kind of spicy peppers and eggs).


The hostel has a perfect location within the city walls. It's situated in a very (old) characteristic building which make the stay even more special. The vibe in the hostel is good and unique. We were not very pleased with the dirty bathroom and the dorm room (we stayed in a 3 bed dorm) wasn't very clean either. The beds are pretty hard and the lock on the door was not very secure. Tip: bring your earplugs when going to sleep.


The most uncomfortable beds in China! Great location and good vibes in the common room and courtyard. Shower and bathroom is downstairs across the courtyard from the dorms, a little inconvenient.


The only bad thing is that the guy that works in the night turns of the lights of the common room at 12:00 and the party is off.. :/ But a very nice hostel in general and good for the price!


beautiful hostel with nice courtyards, helpful people at the reception. I stayed there for 4 nights, but unfortunately my room has never been cleaned while i stayed there


we stayed in a 7-bed room,and was not so clean. The showers need an up-to-day lifting, although for the price and location is not bad. maybe private rooms are better, but ours was noisy since was facibg the main street.


Absolute bargain and right in the centre of Pingyao!


Very good service in english.

  • 1st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Good value for money. Very cosy place, although a lot of stuff hostelworld said they have is either broken or absent. Staff are happy to help, except the night staff who was very rude. Definitely a place id stay again though.


The first night i was in a beautiful single room. But in the morning the noise from the street was almost deafening! However, at night it was very peaceful. And the courtyards look beautiful at night with the lanterns. And there were a few other travellers sitting out there so it's a good place to meet people. As for my second night, i had booked a twin for me and a friend. They had messed up the booking and tried to get us to share a bed. But after we complained they gave us a dorm room.


This hostel is directly in the old town center. Although we arrived very early, at half past six, the staff was welcoming. We could wait in the lounge, with a unfortunately poor kicker, but very comfy couches and sleep a little. We were accompanied by the staff through a few yards and big dorm with locker, bath and toilet. The bath is not very knew, but it is ok. We could use the washing service, which was very quick and fine. the reception also helped us calling a taxi for next morning.


this was a great hostel! the beds were the traditional style-very big and cool, but a bit hard if you are sensitive. good location, quiet, hot hot water in he shower. staff was helpful, but they aren't there in the morning, so if you need to leave or arrive early, you will find no one there until 7am. check out the night before you leave to get your deposit back.


Great location and super cheap beer with good food. Bed uncomfortable.


hostel is well situated and a good value, be wary of street noise though, and room was very warm at night.


This hostel was very beautiful and authentic; the staff were nice and helpful. The location is also ideal. The only two problems I had were with the food and bathroom; the bathroom was a little dirty, and the food was awful. That being said, this hotel is a great value for the money; I will definitely choose this hostel again, if I return to Pingyao.


The 20yuan dorm is what you would expect for the price (beds not so great, shared shower neither), but it's a great experience to spend a night in a traditional house in Pingyao in the middle of the old city!

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