Yangtze River International Youth Hostel Reviews
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Bad location, it is a kind of wholesale/industrial area. There is a bridge just behind with subway passing through so very noisy starting from 6AM (that's why hostel provides ear plugs). There is nothing around the hostel. None of the 3 taxis we took during our stay, knew where was this hostel. The girl staff at night is not friendly/helpful. The guy in daytime is much more nicer and efficient. Thus said, rooms were very clean and comfortable. But this is only the positive point.
I arrived late at night and had a bit of trouble finding the right place, the signs that say the hostels name are not clearly illuminated. Other than that, the beds were comfy and the showers were plentiful and warm. The hostel has a bar/lounge area including a pool table. Unfortunately I only stayed 1 night and continued the next day on the river cruise organised by the hostel. Staff are friendly and speak decent english
What a quaint building, really has character. The room was excellent (double private en-suite) and very clean, with a very nice bathroom. The atmosphere in the common room was dull, but the staff was nice enough. The biggest down for me, was how noisy it is, both because of the metro and the building not being very soundproof , but earplugs was provided. The location is not convenient but has a nice view. The menu not was good, food was very spicy and it didn't specify that at all.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Thanks for the staff!!! They also shower us the town and took us to Hotpot dinner. Thats called hospitality and big heart! This I will remember forever!!! Greetings from Finland 😊
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Very good hostel and thanks for your hospitality!
Like its sister institution, Greenforest, it's pretty much the perfect hostel. Ticks all the boxes with aplomb. Our only problem was with the Yangtze River Cruise reservations - prices were confusing, itinerary was messy and unpredictable, and basic cruise information lacking.The staff tried to be helpful but it felt like they didn't know much of what was going on either. Mabe a leaflet with your cruise info, that you can carry with you in the boat, would help. That said, the cruise was nice.
My favourite place in Chongqing. I stayed here for the fourth time and won't hesitate to go back, which I guess sums up my opinion of the hostel. Tips for improvement: better internet connection (is really really bad in the evening), some of staff could brush up on their English, and also, the key cards opened the room in about one in ten attempts (more different cards tried, not sure if it's general or just problem of one room - 303). Anyway, thanks and keep up the good work!
A nice hostel, friendly staff (although English not too good) & cool lobby area. However! Getting to hostel from nearest subway station nightmarish!! There's a lot of building work so route down to Changbinlu very dodgy - going through rubble & very steep unlit metal stairs! Luckily there was two of us, otherwise getting there (and getting lost/having to ask directions multiple times) would've been quite scary at night! Also small card map reception gives you misses out roads, and is inaccurate.
The staff were great and very helpful. Would stay here again if I come back to Chongqing.
This is a really good hostel and I would highly recommend it. We stayed in a double room for 3 nights, and it was a very nice experience. The room was in really good standard, and the bed was really soft and comfortable (something which is kind of unusual in China, the beds are usually hard). The room also had a big TV screen and the bathroom was really nice and clean. They changed the towels and emptied the garbage bin every day. It is the best hostel we have stayed in in China!
Good atmosphere. Close to the harbour of the Yangtze river ferry from Yichang. But the location is not really central and it is quite a walk to the metro station. Many cheap restaurants in this area.
Staff was great and helpful. Nice view of the bridge and river. Common area always had other travelers around, mostly Chinese. Room had a moldy spot on wall.
Nice hostel in general. Communal area is good and staff helpful. Wifi was pretty slow. The dorm room we were in stunk of damp and there was a thick layer of dust everywhere in and around the bunk, did not enjoy breathing it in. Even the sheets felt damp and my clothes that I had out.
Hard to find at first and a steep walk up to town, but the location is only 10 minutes from the nearest metro. There's decent food here and the staff and really helpful. Rooms and showers and clean and modern.
Great location, next to the city steps into the downtown where all the old porters carry around colossal packages through the bustling streets. Hostel rooms are very modern and clean and the common area is particularly nice. Food is very good but stick with the Chinese options, the western food is overpriced. Staff are very friendly and can help you with your travel plans. Atmosphere was brilliant, met many cool people. Book the dorm room in advance, it was sold out when I arrived without notice
Hostel is fine located. Maybe a bigger sign on the outside will help finding the place. Free coffee was very friendly by arrival.
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Fantastic place, the place to be in Chongqin! Only positive. LIke to come back!