There during Chinese New Year when most things in town were shut. The hostel was one of the few places open to eat, but they kept saying the kitchen was closed at random times, with staff unsure when it would open and at times telling us it would be open and then saying it was closed when we arrived which made planning meals pretty difficult. Some of the staff were accommodating, while others seemed indifferent or downright rude. Very little English spoken or extra effort made.
The food is really overpriced and not good at all. I was really surprised at what they served as a "Sichuan dish" which was not like anything I've had in China even though I've ordered the same dish countless times. It looked like it came out of a can or had been microwaved. When I told them I wasn't happy with it, they said "most foreigners" didn't mind it, as if that wasn't insulting or made it okay.
The internet was not working at all while I was there and the staff seemed indifferent to figure out why or do anything about it. When I came back to Chengdu a few days later, I decided not to stay here again.
One of the nicest places I've stayed!
I wanted to like this place more, but I just don't think the space works for a hostel. Little changes could be made to improve things (a quieter door for the dorm, hooks in the bathroom, rearranging the common area), but overall I think the layout is just too small to ever make it work. It feels claustrophobic and something about the place doesn't seem genuine.
My only complaint was that the internet was really unreliable, to the point that I had to go to the hostel across the street to get online. The staff were really friendly, but would just say "it should be working now" without doing anything to look into the problem. I think a good internet connection would be a better investment for the hostel than all the Western food items on the menu.
I thought this was a great spot! I only wish they had an additional common area for guests rather than the (public) bar. There was nowhere else to sit and every night I ended up sharing a table. This can sometimes be great, but I was needed to work in the evening, and at one point I was surrounded by chain smokers.
I stayed in several hostels in Beijing because I booked late over a holiday period and there was limited availability everywhere. This hostel was more than twice the price and not half as good as the other spots I stayed. It's a perfectly fine place, but there's nothing special that justifies the extra cost. The common room closes at midnight and you can't get online if too many people are using the internet. On the whole, I found the atmosphere here kind of lifeless and claustrophobic.
Gorgeous spot with great amenities. Didn´t find the staff very friendly or helpful when I needed help.
The free dinners were a great surprise - good and generous. The hostel just seems too big so there's not a lot of atmosphere. I found the room very cramped and claustrophobic.
really amazing place! while most hostels seem stingy, they really tired to do that little bit extra that makes all the difference to the life of a traveller. room with its own kitchen/bathroom. free laundry soap and cheap machines. free bbq and beer and live music the first night i was there. free coffee all day. nice spot.
mixed feelings. room and courtyard were nice. staff were awesome but overworked. prob with my bill which they recognized but didn't have the authority to change and the manager was on vacation. bkft often inedible, not enough bathroom space. people were having s*x in dorms, showers, and there was a crazy guy there smoking pot in the dorm, stealing food etc, harassing people and staff did little to intervene which i sympathize with, but it did have a negative effect on stay of other guests.
amazing breakfast and friendly staff!
Wish I could recommend this place more because I think the owner really tries her best to make a nice environment. That said, cleanliness leaves a lot to be desired, as does overall efficiency. This place doesn\'t really operate like a hostel, more like someone\'s home. Therefore there is some discomfort about complaining or making yourself too comfortable as you feel like you are in someone\\\'s home. The other thing is they had \\\"no record\\\" of my reservati
A really great hostel. Staff were fantastic.
A really great hostel. Clean, nice staff, great view, free dinner a nice touch.
A beautiful old hotel in good location. It could be a lot better if they did just a bit more to make guests feel comfortable. The kitchen has few dishes and no utensils. The bathrooms don't have toilet paper half the time and can be rather dirty. I stayed there over two weeks and my room wasn't cleaned once.
Very nice staff and a nice spot. Does feel like it needs to be "lived in" a bit more. Have to pay for wifi (R$10/day) and no kitchen.
They do not recognize the 10% deposit paid, saying it is to Hostelworld and not to them. Staff is friendly but only speaks Portuguese. Very clean and a nice view, though a steep walk back from town.
security is a real issue. there are no lockers and while there is a safe, the day after i put a bag in there i saw it lying on the front desk while they were doing "work." the doors are rarely locked, and several times i walked straight off the street into my room without passing anyone or using a key. another guest was mugged in the front entranceway. the owner seems almost irritated with the guests, and doesn't say even say hello or smile when you pass her.
an awesome place! staff were so friendly, and great vibe. definitely plan to go back.
a great place! thought the atmosphere was really laid back and the staff were fantastic. really enjoyed my stay and intend to go back.