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Yangtze River International Youth Hostel Reviews

Dock 11, ChaoTian Men Port, Chongqing, China

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85%

Rating
838 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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100%

Very good hostel and thanks for your hospitality!


97%

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.


94%

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!


71%

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.


91%

The staff were great and very helpful. Would stay here again if I come back to Chongqing.


100%

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!


94%

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.


77%

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.


66%

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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for staying at our hostel. The room you stayed is the best dorm in our hostel. You could tell us to change room if you did not like it after your check-in, and our staff would like to arrange another room for you. You know, in winter, Chongqing have a lot of rains almost every day. Sometimes it is a little wet in the room, but we provide electronic blanket in every bed. Also the air-con is available in winter if you ask the reception. Wish you have a nice trip in China. Best Regards

94%

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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for you review on our hostel, and we are so happy that you have a great time here at our hostel. All the staff are happy that we can be friend and you are also so cool. Wish you have a good trip in China, and we are looking forward meeting you next time. Best Regards Yangtze River Team

80%

Hostel is fine located. Maybe a bigger sign on the outside will help finding the place. Free coffee was very friendly by arrival.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks for choosing and staying at our hostel. We will think about making a new sign outside the hostel in order that the guests can find it more easily. Thanks for you suggestion and wish you have a nice trip in China. Best Regards Yangtzeriver Team

89%

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100%

Fantastic place, the place to be in Chongqin! Only positive. LIke to come back!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi,Thank for staying at our hostel, and all the staff are so happy that you like here. We hope you could come back again. Wish you have a great trip in China. Best Regards Yangtzerive Team

86%

Very nice backpacker hostel. We had a double room with bathroom and it was nice and clean and comfortable. Hallways were really well done and kept clean as well. Common area was inviting and staff were accommodating. Good location but TONS of stairs getting there and into the city center.

  • 12th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, We are so happy that you like the hostel here, and have a really good time. You know, in Chongqing, there is a lot of stairs everywhere because of the Mountain City, But it is good for the health if you practice going up and down the stairs every day. It is a different experience that you will never see in other cities. Wish you have a nice trip in China. Best Regards Yangzteriver Team

74%

Staff really helpful, food in restaurant good but it was a bit noisy but they provide ear-plugs. Thats nice.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank for choosing and staying at Yangtzeriver Youth Hostel. We are near the road by the riverside, it is a little noisy sometimes. But for most of the day, it is Ok. Wish you have a nice trip in China. Best Regards Yangtzeriver Team

83%

We definitely enjoyed our stay. Directions, from the subway, need to be more clear - we had difficulty finding the hostel. Also had trouble getting a taxi back to the hostel. Our river cruise was good though we got a different view of what first class is - choose a local as opposed to foreign tour company. Interesting experience, glad we went as we met great people and learned lots; cruise boat was very tired but would have been a beauty in its day.

  • 29th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


71%

View from the window is good, specially if looking at the river. If stepping on the street it is totally sad and dirty neighbourhood. Fortunatley, the hostel itself is cosy and cute and staff was very friendly and helpful in any way.

  • 27th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Estonia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


74%

The rooms are a bit small for big pieces of baggages. Might be a good idea to install fly screens against the mosquitos. Beside that the hostel offers a big common area with free pool. They also serve some food. Unfortunately, sometimes it feels a bit hard to get precise answers from the staff! But they try everything to satisfy you.


91%

Should they remove their AC to somewhere else would be much better. I believe no one wants to put their head under the AC or put their head at the other one's foot.


86%

Good hostel, everything we needed. Staff were very helpful and being able to purchase a meal was good as there is not much on offer nearby.


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