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Yangtze River International Youth Hostel Reviews

Dock 11, ChaoTian Men Port, Chongqing, China

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85%

Rating
766 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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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)


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 !

Owner Comment (Hide)
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

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.


91%

The room was good, altough no hot water the second day ... The friendly staff helped us to book te yangtze cruise, train and plane tickets. They also serve good food!


100%

It is a fantastic hostel in China. All the staff are knowledgable and great. The lobby is cozy and there is a small bar offering drinks at night. They provide one day tour and Yangtze River cruise, which are all well organized. A few minutes' walk to the downtown and Metro. I will come to this hostel again if I travel to Chongqing next time.


80%

I loved the casual hippie vibe of this place. They were super helpful with direction and writing stuff down in characters for me. The location was good and things were easily walkable. The views from the bathroom (of all places) were pretty amazing. They had good air conditioning and good selection of cold beers

  • 1st Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


46%

location is terriable,very diffculty to find it and the staff is unfriendly,my hand carry with my water and friuts when i got the hostel,a female staff directly told me here can not eat food ,no "please"! no "would you"! i did't try to eat food here,its make me uncomfortable.....and the staff on patient,i afraid of ask more question even i need that.so i just want left here as quick as possible........

  • 30th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

Nice and helpful staff. ESP. Henry Xu. A place to stop not for living. No TV in the private room, really humid, even the blanket touches wet, since the river is nearby.


69%

Lockers were pretty small in my 6-bed dorm. Normally my bags fit in the lockers at the hostels but it couldn't fit here and it was just in the way the whole time because the room was small. Didn't have issues with how little showers there were, surprisingly. Location is strange. There's a lot of taxis that come around. It's in the docks; It's a little scary walking back to the hostel through the stairs on the streets because of lacking of lights, which the hostel can't really do anything about.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Sorry for the inconvenience. Normally you can put your bags to our luggage room. For the showers, nomally no that problem as you mention. still wish you have a nice trip in following days. Kind Regards, Angelina

100%

Good atmosphere and communal area. Nice menu and good service. It has a nice location by the river, although it's a bit of a walk to the metro.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your high comment on the hostel and staff. We'll do better and better. Wish you have a nice trip!

94%

Really good hostel at the perfection location in Chongqing! The staff was very friendly and spoke well enough english. The beds were really good and especially wide for a dorm. The hostel looked very clean (especially the showers and bathrooms) although we spotted one cockroach in the common room (otherwise cleanliness would have been excellent!). The meals were also really good! After a domestic cruise on the yangtze river, this was a excellent place to crash for a few days! I would come back!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks so much for your suggestion on the cleanliness. We have already take some anti-cockroach. Wish you have a nice trip in following days. Welcome back to our hostel. Kind Regards, Angelina

86%

Hostel is nice, both private bedrooms and dorms are kept clean, there are enough common showers to ensure there is always one free and staff speaks really good english and is very helpful. The downsides were sizes of the beds - I have 180 cm and I could feel my feet pressing against bottom plank. Also it's not so easy to find the place for the first time so just have address in Chinese and be prepared to show it to local people.


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