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Yangtze River International Youth Hostel Reviews

Dock 11, ChaoTian Men Port, Chongqing, China

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86%

Rating
776 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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94%

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..

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks for staying at our hostel. We are very happy that you enjoy your stay here.The limitation of opening the air-con is just for the dorm room, but for the private room, you could open it anytime you want. Wish you have a nice trip all over China. Best Regards Henry

86%

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.

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Hi, thanks for choosing and staying at our hostel. We are very happy that you like here. There is not so much restaurant on this street, so it is easier to eat at our hostel. That is why our staff always recommend to eat here. If the guest really want to go out for food, we would recommend many good places for them. Best Regards Henry

89%

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!

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Hi, Thanks for staying at our hostel. We are so happy that you have a great time here. Wish you could come and stay here next time. Have a nice trip in China. Best Regards Henry

83%

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.

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Hi, thanks for staying at our hostel. You know, Chongqing is known as 'Mountain City', there are lots of the stairs all around the city. This is a special part of Chongqing, and it would be a very different experience when walking up and down around the city. I promise it is very safe at night around our hostel, and also in the city. Wish you have a nice trip in China. Best Regards Henry

69%

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.

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Hi, Thanks for choosing Yangtze Rive Hostel. First, we are so sorry about the air-con in the room. Now, it is OK, because we have fixed that night. Secondly, so sorry about the staff. They are all new here, and most of them are part time. They do not know how to deal with things like this. They should be well trained and improved so that they could do their best to service the guest here. Wish you could come here next time, and see our change. Best Regards Henry

86%

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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for staying at our hostel. There is not so many taxis in Chongqing, so sometimes it is a little difficult to get one. I think maybe there is some misunderstanding about the staff. Our staff are really glad to help the guest. May they did not understand you at that time, because of they bad English. Wish you could come back next time and have a nice trip all over China. Best Regards Henry

83%

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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for choosing and staying at our hostel. You know, Chongqing is a 'Mountain City', and there are so many stair all over the city. Wherever you go, you have to go up and down. It is a special experience in China. Thanks for your advice, and we will improve ourselves every day. You will see the change next time when you come here again. Best Regards Henry

71%

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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review and advice on our hostel. Maybe there is some misunderstanding about our hostel. In fact, we have 2 Western toilet and 1 Chinese toilet on the 3rd floor, 1 Western toilet on the 4th floor and 1 Chinese toilet on the 2nd floor. I think you just see the toilet on the 4th floor when stay at our hostel. We will improve ourselves and the facilities in order to make all the guests fell at home here. You will see the difference when you come here next time. Best Regards

100%

Great atmosphere, excellent and helpful staff and good location for a value hostel.

  • 20th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for choosing and staying at our hostel. We are so happy that you have a great stay here, and wish you have a nice trip in China and other parts of the world. Best Regards Henry

100%

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 !

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Hi, thanks for your review on our hostel, and we are so happy that you have a great stay here. Wish you could come here next time. Best Regards Henry

77%

It's very far from metro and local bus station.


83%

Pls open dorms AC freely. Because right now it is time limited.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for staying at Yangtze river youth hostel. Now it is hot summer season, and we will not set the time limitation. We will think more about the guests at our hostel during their stay here. and you will see the change in the future. Best Rgards Henry

83%

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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for choosing and staying at Yangtzeriver youth hostel. I am so sorry that the staff here give the wrong directions to you. They are all new staff and are not native here in Chongqing, but they all need to train well. You will see their difference when you come to our hostel again next time. Wish you have a nice trip in China. Best Regards Henry

86%

Pleasant, affordable place with friendly staff and creative activities. Only a couple of comments. 1) The hostel is very difficult to find if one arrives at night, they should definitely have a bigger/clearer sign. 2) The staff for some reason seems to act like you are not going to pay for stuff. If you order food - pay up front, if you take a drink - pay upfront, if you need a towel - pay up front. A little breathing room would be nice.


94%

The location near the Yangtze River is ideal for departing or arriving Chongqing by River Cruise. But to get to the city is pretty difficult due to the amount of stairs. Nonetheless the metro is pretty close and you get great help from the staff. They hand out great information about things to do in Chongqing.


86%

Great location and very helpful staff.


94%

Really nice place to stay, clean and friendly. They do a fantastic walking tour on Saturday's


69%

This place is hard to be found without taking a taxi. The long rock stair we should pass by is difficult to walk on when you are carrying a luggage but there are many local food aside the stair. The view is pretty good outside the hotel because the hotel locates beside a river and you can see a beatiful night view without any extra help but your eyes. The hotel is 10 minutes away from LIBERATION STONE, 5 minutes away from HONG YA DONG and about 20 minutes away from CHANGJIANG RIVER by a taxi.=]

  • 20th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • karenliuyang
  • China
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

The best hostel staff in the whole of China! From the manager to the bar tender! We had a problem during our stay and they tried everything they could to help us! The area does not have much to offer apart from the river cruise but the hostel provides excellent hot pot experience, huge TV screen, comfy sofas and even a cat to cuddle! last but not least, soft western mattresses in each room! if you are looking for a lazy stay before boarding the cruise ship, this is your place!


86%

Difficult to locate; especially in the night and rain! I had to call the hostel to home me in! It's next to the big orange bridge for your information. Hostel has everything you need and is helpful in organising river cruises.


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