A little musky but for the price you can't really complain. You'll need to pay a little extra for air con so remember this before booking. The family which runs the hostel are really friendly and accommodating, they can help arrange tours or onward travel for you. Guesthouse is a little far away from the riverside which is the place to be - if you get a tuk tuk get him down to $2!
Phan Lan is just off a small street in the backpacker district, which is great as it's not noisy when you want crawl into bed after a few too many beers on the main strip! Rooms are a good size and beds are comfy. Bathroom is okay, a bit old fashioned but for the price I'm not complaining. We took Cu Chi tunnels tour and our boat trip through the Mekong into Cambodia with them - both very good with good humored English speaking guides!
Had a lovely stay here, the owner is really friendly and provides you with a free map explaining where's good to eat and to go. We rented a motorbike from here too for only $5 and took the Halong Bay tour which included sailing around the bay, kayaking, snorkeling and going into a cool cave! Not too far away from the town but on a hill so can tire you out after a long day. Breakfast is good too.
Great stay for such a low price! We must have picked up on one of their deals, we were in a double room with no windows, that would be my only gripe but everything else was fine. Bed really comfy, free water and tea, free banana too! Would definitely stay here again, staff friendly and courteous. If you're looking for a good hotel instead of hostel in Hanoi I'd recommend this - and remember the atmosphere will be a hotel's one too, not a hostel''s.
Really enjoyed my stay here, dorm rooms are what you expect and you get a locker to store small valuables. Met quite a few people at this hostel I've stayed in contact with - the free beer hour is a good idea in case you're traveling solo and want to meet people. Great cafes nearby and st Joseph's cathedral! The shutters that come down at night and 6 in the morning are a bit noisy for lower floors though. Don't get too excited about the free breakfast.
Nice hostel with free movies to watch on the TV and comfy sofa downstairs! You can order food but there's not a lot of choice. There's a limited number of lockers too, so this would be a good improvement if lockers were available in the rooms! Staff are excellent however, an American lady was trying to find the correct medication which one reception girl rang and spoke to her mother (who's a doctor) and wrote down a translation for her! Shame there's not much in Nanning though.
Garden Inn is tucked away from the central Old Town Lijiang, which was nice, as you're not caught in hustle and bustle. It's very quiet here and beds are comfy but I did find myself getting a little bored sometimes! When I arrived I didn't know they arrange transport to Tiger Leaping Gorge and back - which is great, so they should advertise this more! Staff quiet but when spoken to friendly, great Irish pub down the road called Stone The Crows - they do BBQ's!!
I stayed at the Hump whilst on my way to Lijiang and again to wait for my Vietnam visa. Rooms are very big, even for dorms, beds are comfy and you get a biiig locker I was able to stuff my whole 60L rucksack in! They do some tours, not many, one tour in particular was only open for Chinese tourists though. However, there's not much to do in Kunming so it's a nice hostel to kick back, on the nice rooftop terrace. Can get a bit livelier on weekend evenings.
This was by far the best hostel I stayed in the whole of China. I stayed in a dorm room, which has curtains to pull round your bunk to give you more privacy (never stayed in a hostel which had this - why has no-one thought of this before!?) Also a fairly big locker to store your valuables in and a bar/cafe which sells varied and GOOD food! The staff are excellent - especially Damon on the free bike tour! He is great. Stay here if you're in Chengdu! Tours provided well very well organised.
This was a lovely hostel for Shanghai - rooms were clean and the beds were very comfy and soft! Lockers were big and the cafe area had plenty of sofas to relax. The location is near 2 metro's which is good to get to other parts in Shanghai with a big shopping area about 10 mins walk away. Not bad !