Yangtze River International Youth Hostel Reviews
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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.
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.
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.
Really nice place to stay, clean and friendly. They do a fantastic walking tour on Saturday's
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.=]
- Novice Nomad
- All Female Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
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!
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.