Yangtze River International Youth Hostel Reviews
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Great atmosphere, the lounge is an easy place to meet other people, the staff is fantastic, always very happy to help, the food also is good and very well priced (especially compared to most of the other hostels I stayed in China), the dorm room was a bit small but apart from that everything else was great! (the hostel is on the big road next to the river right under the orange bridge, taxis might drop you off a little bit further up)
staff is very good,so cute !
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
Slightly out of the way. The Hostel needs a clearer sign out the front as it is nearly impossible to see from the road. Taxi driver had no idea. If you are going on a Yangtze Gold cruise it is brilliant as we only had to walk across the road. Staff were were great and a special mention to Angelina and Junior Ma who were especially helpful and friendly. We had a candle lit dinner outside in the smoking area(lucky no smokers were there) with a view of the Yangtze and all the lights. Very pleasant.
Make sure you get the 503 bus in the right direction. Because the bus is going in two directions from the train and bus station.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Stay here! In the cramped dorm rooms was a lot of dust and mould on the walls, we suggest they fix this. Travellers, have a look before agreeing. Atmosphere was relaxed, the helpfull staff spoke above average English so we could change rooms, no problem. Book a cruise with them, we didn't and ended up in a passenger boat 6-bed f.u.b.a.r.-cabin. Finding it on foot was a hassle, it's riverside but at the base of the pillar supporting the bridge (winding footpath down sneaker knock-off market)
I was staying there for three nights last week.The faclities in the toilet and shower is good and new.BUT the hostel has no “Spirit Of Treaty“They charged me more and give no reason.I paid for the hostelworld booking fee so when I arrive there I should just need to pay RMB105.6Yuan.But eventually I was asked to pay RMB106Yuan wth no reason..I know it really small money but money is money and it writen on my reservation.It's a contract!!
Great location and staff. Good for assisting in booking river trips.
The hostel was great in terms of cleanliness, free printing, excellent travel adivce and food as well as reat communal areas and bathroom facilities. However, the bed was a bit hard and the air conditioning was only on from 9pm until 9 the next morning which made the rooms fairly unbearable at any other time of day..
The staff was very helpful with my questions and with booking a day tour to the Dazu rock carvings. The wi-fi was pretty decent in the common area. My locker didn't work with the key. Whenever I asked for food recommendations they would only say that they offered food in the hostel but never gave me advice for eating outside. It was really hard to find food in the town so I would have appreciated help there. Overall though the hostel was a good value and was right along the river.
Although we stayed for one night, we really enjoyed it. Good location, very friendly staff, new and clean room, great atmosphere and because we booked via hostelworld.com we got a welcome beer for free, we couldn't better arrive! We really recommend this place!
The hostel is close to the Yangtse river, but is a long walk uphill to the more central areas and the metro station. During the day it is fine but at night I did not feel safe walking down the steps in darkness. The hostel is fine and offers all the facilities you need. Food and drink are available at very reasonable prices. When I stayed here there were relatively few international/ English speaking guests.
I sayed here for 1 of 3 nights I booked. The AC was not working right and Chongqing is hot. The staff was not too accomodating about letting me change rooms. Eventually they did, but only after telling me that the problem was mostly in my head... The bed was good, the dorm rooms small and had mold and my locker had no key. Common area is nice and food decent. Location is central, but a hike up/down to/from city. If you are alone, its probably your cheapest choice, for 2 find a chain motel.
Lovely hostel which I would stay in again. Downsides: Could be a bit difficult to access the city without a taxi, especially at night. The taxis were of course very affordable, but it's sometimes tricky to grab one and the traffic in Chongqing grounds to a halt reasonably often. No air conditioning allowed in the room during the day, which means no chance to rest if you're staying a while. Also staff couldn't offer/rent/sell me a towel (my baggage was lost during the flight) which was unusual.
Staff were really friendly & helpful, the dorms were fine, not so many bathrooms/showers but never had a problem . The location is great beside the river but to get to the city centre you have to walk up a LOT of stairs (or take a bus). Air con is only on overnight which is a bit frustrating but we were out all day anyway so it wasn't too bad.
Very hard to find. The bridge is not yellow it's orange for example. Room is okay if you like mold and there's only one toilet on each floor. But their trips have reasonable prices and the atmosphere in the lobby is quite good.
Great atmosphere, excellent and helpful staff and good location for a value hostel.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
it is best place to watch the yangze river . but do not best to go there by bus (one hour) . just take a taxi . the girl of them is very nice . it is good place to meet people .i have a very good time here . i prefer to stay again . nice staffs . recommend it !
It's very far from metro and local bus station.
Pls open dorms AC freely. Because right now it is time limited.
We're positively surprised with the free welcome beer and preserved interior design. Then came the disillusion with the staff NOT being on the ball, MISLEADING, except from Henry. It is interestingly situated amid a myriad of wholesale clothes/shoes emporia. When you'll be getting there ignore "dock #11" and just go by the street to #80. A paradise for those who do their washing by hand - INDIVIDUAL plastic washing basins and GIANT terrace for drying are there for you to use FREE billiard & PCs.