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Some rooms don't have a heater (3 bed room), only ac, which with the bad isolation leads to freezing nights!! Hot water in the 10 bed mixed dorm is only enough for max 2 people, even 1,5 hours later it was still not warm! The owner didn't seem very nice, the rest of the staff did...
Friendly staff. They booked a coach for us to Xian (although the price was more than it said on the board, though that may have been due to Chinese New Year). Room was pleasant, although there was a very strong smokey smell in the bathroom, which wasn't too nice. We didn't eat at the hostel but it has a nice open area with a pool table, wifi and food available. Our room was fairly clean. Overall it was a pleasant stay for an overnight stop.
The staff were very helpful during the stay and changed my room when requested, as it was too noisy. However, they did not arrange my early check out with the night security, who I had to wake up to unlock the doors and let me out! Almost missed my train but, that apart, a good stay.
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.
At the heart of the old town a great value for money hostel. Would definitely stay there again.
- 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.
Given the price you pay for this hostel (not very much at all), it serves your needs very well. It's in a beautiful rustic courtyard house in the middle of town with charming communal spaces - pool table, foosball table, restaurant, books, good seating areas. The dorm I stayed in was clean, but a little cold. Downsides: there is a walk in open air to use the showers and toilets, and an unlocked communal storage area for bags. Most of the staff are friendly and very helpful with onward travel
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.