Fantastic hostel, definitely one of the best I've ever stayed in. Huge breakfast that lasts all morning gives you lots of time to sleep off your hangover. The set up of the hostel and free caipirinha hour ensures everyone socializes so even if you are shy it's easy to make friends. Had clean bathrooms and showers worked well. Helpful staff, super friendly dogs and though I read reviews of the owner being cold I completely disagree, he was a very nice and friendly guy.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (5 reviews)
We'd heard many good things about it, and this place lived up to all our expectations. It is simply amazing. The tours offered through the hostel are also very reasonable. The place is huge, and the free DVD rental system is very nice. The only thing to complain about is that if you book an early morning tour, it can be very slow to get breakfast, so you are better off eating breakfast on your own, but in general the hostel restaurant food is amazing! Beer is cheap and the roof top area cozy.
Simply put the best hostel I've ever, ever stayed at. The staff is friendly and fluent in english, which is rare for china. The place is so clean and has an amazing atmosphere. The rooms are more like hotel rooms, large, comfortable and the shower is great. It's location near a main bus route so you can get anywhere quickly, and it's also close to the train station. If arriving to Xi'an by train I highly recommend their free pickup service. I promise if you stay here you will LOVE it!
It's a nice place, but a bit expensive considering the price is more than most hostels in beijing. The staff can be a bit stand off ish, but John is truly a godsend full of useful information, make sure to pick his brain! It is a bit of a hike to any metro station, so keep that in mind!
This hostel was terrible. The pictures they show you aren\'t even from it. They are from Hostel Alessandro, not Hostel Downtown Alessandro. The free pasta was terrible, breakfast was stale bread and coffee was water. As for the rooms, they are incredibly stuffy. They claim to provide sheets and linen, but you only get a mattress cover + heavy hot blanket. The toilets/rooms aren\\'t clean and beds uncomfortable. they provide lockers but you need a lock