Zhongtian Int'l Youth Hostel (Yuanjiajie) Reviews
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A good hostel in the perfect location for exploring the Zhangjiajie mountain park. The best-value accommodation you're likely to find on the mountain, and I strongly recommend staying here rather than outside the park; you can explore a lot more without needing to leave the park until the end of your visit. The "directions" needs updating, though: there is a way to reach the hostel without climbing up the mountainside with all your baggage!
A fine hostel within the Wulingyuan National Park -- the location is a bit difficult to find so be prepared to ask locals for directions. The food was very reasonably priced and quite delicious, although the menu was limited to 5-6 items. My only complaint would be that the building is not well constructed so somehow it was much colder inside than outside. Make sure to bring extra layers during cold months! All-in-all, had fun but probably wouldn't stay here again if I came back to Zhangjiajie.
Everything was exellent, but the water in shower in our room was frozen(we stayed in the middle of February). We need to wash with water, taken from the barrel in the corridor.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
good view behind home!!!! like frame from movie))))
To everyone who is considering staying at this hostel: Once you get to the entrance of the National Park, you still have to "hike" (more of a walk, but cannot be done with rolling suitcases...make sure you travel with a backpack!). It takes about 2-3 hours depending on how fast you go. The "directions" the hostel lists are very poor and difficult to understand. The hostel itself was okay. Staff wasn't too friendly and rooms weren't the cleanest, but very cheap to stay otherwise.
The sheets in our room where dirty. The staff speaks really no English and doesn't even try to understand. They knew nothing about our booking. It's extremely cold and you have to pay 20 yuans more per day for heating. There is no heating in the common areas either and slow internet works only there. As for the positives : the food is really inexpensive and the location is great. Enter through Tanzi if you don't want to walk up the stairs or pay cable car / elevator (not worth the money).
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
Good location for staying in park but difficult to get to as no buses go direct to the hostel. You must walk at some point either 2 - 4 hours depending on which route you walk up. Had to pay extra money for heating and it was really very cold. No heating in communal areas either. Despite paying extra for the heating one of the units didn't work anyway.Kitchen serves a variety of cheap and nice food.