Great little hostel, staff very friendly and helpful and on some nights, a real nice vibe here when there's a lot of people staying! Bar is cool,food is good, no complaints, would recommend to anyone!
First off, it takes forever to find the place and when you arrive, it appears they are still renovating the place. It's also located in a dodgy, dimly lit series of back alleys that you wouldn't want to navigate after say, 11pm. Basic as anything, but they recognise this and allow you to bring in food/drink from outside. Dog going berzerk all day/night, probably coz its a big boy and spends 90% of the time chained up. When fully functional, Doumi maybe okay.
We arrived at night and it took us 2.5hrs of walking up and down to find the place, intructions on how to get there are poor and despite being set several alleys off the main path, no signposts either. Staff very friendly and helpful though, but fairly basic.
If you must go to Zhangjiajie, this is your best option, but dont expect much. Cleanliness is great, and the dorms are great too, but there us zero atmosphere - literally, it feels like you're staying in an abandoned building, staff are pretty much invisible. No safes/lockers. Decent and cheap, but you'll feel a bit alienated here.
Hostel staff were great, very helpful and the place is clean and well-located....couple of complaints, though - 1) We were told we'd get a train station pickup, this never turned up and we had to get a taxi 2) While the dorms were very cheap and good value, the bar prices were ridiculous. I understand a pint of imported weissebier costing a fortune. What I dont understand, is how they can charge £2 for a small bottle of local water, that costs 10p in the supermarket 10yrds away.
Great hostel, staff are excellent and speak great English - very helpful, they assist in booking all trips, onward transport etc and are very welcoming. Would recommend to anyone coming to Beijing!
Location good,place itself was almost like a stately home,decent. However,although the female staff member is friendly and helpful-AVOID the oddball guy in the glasses at all cost.The guy is rude,ignorant,seems to hate social interaction and offers no help.He thought an acceptable way of waking me up was to stand over me as I slept and bark words at me til I woke up.He's lucky he didn't get smacked in the jaw,it was an unpleasant surprise to say the least!
- Novice Nomad
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