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Zhongtian Int'l Youth Hostel (Yuanjiajie) Reviews

Wangqiaotai, Yuanjiajie, Zhangjiajie, Zhangjiajie, China

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194 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 54%Cleanliness
  • 57%Facilities

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Hostel was staffed by a very friendly attendant who spoke English and was eager to help us out with all our requests. The hostel itself was tired, the heater didn't work well so it was cold in the middle of winter. It feels like a little love and care and a spruce up is needed here.

  • 28th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Like all the reviews, it is the only place to stay on top of the mountain that is a hostel so they don't really give a * and charge you for everything including toilet paper and heating/a/c. I will say the food was good and was quick but it wasn't that busy. If I go again, there are loads of ladies waiting at the bottom and top of mountain offering you their homes to stay in and I will do that. This place is definitely stay-able but that is it really.


Very convenient location to visit the park. The lady is super nice. Do not expect high end facilities and gastronomic dinner since you will be in the middle of nowhere but you will have a good value for you money and it is better to spend the night in the park than out. You will save time and energy.


Located right in the park, pretty much the only option. Very basic, but has hot water, so there's that. There is a kitchen that guests are allowed to use, but it's the same kitchen as the staff use so its a bit awkward. And for some reason they insist on keeping the doors to the outside open, so it's pretty cold


This place is in need of some serious tlc. I think the Hostelworld photos must have been taken a long time ago as now it kind of looks like a run down, mouldy version of them. Having said this the location is lovely (if hard to get to) and there is a nice atmosphere as lots of westerners stay here so it was nice to be able hang out and speak English. The cook was lovely and made us whatever we requested, perhaps slightly higher prices than the rest of China but this is to be expected.


Very basic hostel in the park, so the location is great. Basic rooms, basic food, but fine for 2 nights.


The drinking water provided by the hostel was filthy!


Awesome location in Zhangjiajie Park. Unfortunately because the guests will come for the location the hostel makes no effort in all other areas. Food was tasteless and overpriced, staff were rarely at the counter when you wanted something. The "4 bed dorms" are each connected to another 4 bed dorm with no door separating the two rooms. Cleanliness was okay. Only a few showers/toilets for the dorms so always a queue. Paths behind hostel go to great viewpoints though.


Really average and barely clean but the location is just awesome! The mood as well is really nice and you'll probably meet nice people


A bit tough to find - alongside a road in Zhangjiajie National Park between Yuanjiajie and Yangjiajie, accessible by bus that you'll probably have to forcibly request to stop and drop you off. Good place to stay to avoid exiting and re-entering the park each day while visiting. Average facilities (squatting toilets only) but you can't expect much from a place in the mountains. They'll also send your bags to their Zhongtian sister hostels in Zhangjiajie City or Wulingyuan for a small fee.


I was told that the food was not good, but I didn't expect to get sick because of it... I would go back, because of the location, but bring my own food.


Excellent location when you find it - the instructions need to be seriously rewritten. It is actually potentially more convenient to arrive at the north entrance of the park if it is later in the day. Also the hostel is majorly under-staffed - the food takes a long time and there isn't always a receptionist. Had the cosy feel of a mountain hut - you can't hold the damp against them considering their location.


Basic and clean hostel located in the middle of the national park. Easy to find as opposite the bus stop and clearly marked. Double room was spacious and fairly clean. They serve Chinese food at reasonable prices and you can order things that are not on the very basic menu. Nice atmosphere and staff seem quite helpful. Good option when staying in te park.

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