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Dragon King Hostel

Beijing, China
83%

This hostel provided us with a cheap transit room for Beijing for one night. We enjoyed the pleasant staff and the room had a good double bed. We were allowed to check in early and the bar serves up an average breakfast. This hostel has a great location in a Hutong near a metro station and only a stones throw from touristy activities. Good wifi in the rooms is a bonus.

  • 11th Jan 2014
  • Avid Traveller
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (12 reviews)


Peking Yard Hostel

Beijing, China
86%

This is not a youth hostel but much more a flashpacker place to stay and the prices prove this. As you walk Into this hostel you are struck by an aroma given off by the plethora of flowers on display in the communal area. An area very comfortable and a place to enjoy a relaxing beer or western food. The room is small but functioning and the beds comfortable. Staff were friendly and knowledgable with the hostel based in a enjoyable and accessible location. I give this place good points.

  • 24th Dec 2013
  • Avid Traveller
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (12 reviews)


Lucky Family Hostel

Beijing, China
51%

The main selling point of this hostel is it's location but Didn't think much of the small cramped dorms. My granny always used to say a 'dirty floor makes everything else sloppy'. The dorm floors made me think of this expression! Not a fan of toilets in dorms either, makes it quite noisy. Breakfast is a token gesture in the reception area and I don't like communal areas behind closed doors. This is at best an average hostel in a good location.

  • 22nd Dec 2013
  • Avid Traveller
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (12 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
i am sad that we didnt give you a good impression.and i just one room like that and we can have breakfast in the common room.we wii do the roomclean more better.and now we are fixing the reception.so i am promise next time we will give you a happy expirice nex time

71%

This hostels main trump card is the extensive bar in the basement which serves up a comfortable atmosphere in which to relax and meet fellow travellers and locals. The hostel is a rambling old place in need of a make over which incidentally we were told is happening in the new year. We had a double room which was value for money and clean. Bathrooms are in need of a revamp but adequate and the staff are informative. This place will be great if the planned revamp is done to a good standard!

  • 18th Dec 2013
  • Avid Traveller
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (12 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your suggestion.As you know we will renovat in the new year . and we will do our best to upkeep the rooms and improve our facilities. It will be better than before .Hope see u again in the future.

Han Tang Inn Hostel

Xi'an, China
91%

The hang tan inn is a professionally run hostel with all the trimmings; good bar, helpful staff, well priced tours, relaxed attitude and many social events to take part in if this is your fancy. We had a double room which was clean and well proportioned for the price and ended up staying a week.There is no hard sell on tours or buying from their bar and restaurant, the staff show an interest in your travels and give good suggestions for the surrounding area. Location is spot on for Xian. Enjoy.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your stay and commets. We are very happy to give you a free map, sketched out worthy places to go when you chek in , in order you can feel like home ---warm, cordial and friendly. For all of our tours , we will not force you to go from, we try to explain to you, while allowing you to learn more about these places and allowing you to consider what is the best way for you. and also for the restaurant and the bar. We are looking forward to meet ing you.

Anda Guesthouse

Hohhot, China
69%

We stayed in this hostel off peak and enjoyed our time as there were few people staying. The communal area was homely with your choice of English TV channels, including HBO. The hostel provides a range of tours which seems to be the main reason to visit Hohhot. The bathrooms are adequate but may be stretched if it was a full hostel. Location is excellent with many restaurants to choose from, and good public transport links. Hostel needed an overall clean. Nancy was a great staff member.


Sanlitun Youth Hostel

Beijing, China
71%

A large hostel which appears to be well run. The bar/communal area is good except for the inflated prices on food and drink. It is however a nice place to relax. Some great cheap Sichuan restaurants on the doorstep and many bars close by. The six person dorms are small and lack storage. You need your own padlock for your security. Staff all tip top!

  • 29th Nov 2013
  • Avid Traveller
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (12 reviews)

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Thank you, wish you have a good time in China. Regards

UB Guesthouse & Hostel

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
71%

This is a solid hostel in UB but does lack decent cooking facilities( need a microwave) and a communal area. the staff, in particular Bobby were great and helped us arrange trips out of UB without pushing tours. You do not need to do tours of Mongolia if you have time to catch public transport. The hostel has a great location next to lots of cheap veggie restaurants and downtown bars etc. the hostel does have a curfew but they will eventually let you in after persistent knocking!


Smile Hostel

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
83%

I was very Impressed with this hostel and the six man dorm was very comfortable with curtains around the bunk beds giving you added privacy. It had a good funky communal space with an open plan kitchen but was without oven. Showers and toilets were clean as was the rest of the hostel. Location is excellent, near the kremlin and the predestrian shopping and bar area.


46%

There is nothing Eco about this hostel apart from it being slightly economical.Facilities are poor with tiny showers leading onto a small messy kitchen and grim toilets. No real hostel atmosphere and I would certainly be weary of how the hostel would cope if it was busy. Not to fussed that the hostel said they would register us with police but didnt or that it is stiflingly hot throughout meaning all windows are left open,that's not Eco! Good location and enjoyed chatting to other hostel guests.


Hostel Life

St Petersburg, Russia
74%

This is a solid choice for a hostel in st Petersburg. Good facilities, location and staff. An excellent walking tour leaves the hostel every morning. Be aware that this hostel welcomes school parties so you may be around lots giggling teenagers!


Crafoord Place

Stockholm, Sweden
60%

An average hostel with no real communal area