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Harbin Russia International Youth Hostel

No.21 Gongbu Street, Daoli District, Harbin 150018, China
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Ranked #13 of 98 Specialty Lodging in Harbin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Manila, Philippines
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not really our 1st choice, but since the other better hostels are already fully booked, we settled at Harbin Russia Intl Youth Hostel for 2 nights. The room is big enough but it is dirty. The bed sheets and walls smell like they are not cleaned. The comfort room is see thru so we still have to cover the glass... More 

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Wuhan, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Dorm rooms were pretty cramped. Bed hardly had a mattress it felt like sleeping on wood. Not the best location for taxis or restaurants but can get a bus or walk 20 mins to a lively area...wouldn't reccommend walking in -20C though

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

After a delayed flight we arrived the hotel at around noon. We were so tired and just wanted to relax, but welcoming us was the receptionist from hell. She was the worst receptionist i have ever encountered. Totally disrespectful to other guests (not just us, local or foreign) We had to leave for the snow village the next day at... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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144 reviews 144 reviews
12 hotel reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights during the ice festival for the sole reason that their website claims to provide "free shuttle to the ice festival," despite the fact that there were cheaper hostels available. Upon arrival we were told this was not the case - first because it was out of season(!!!), next that they don't do it anymore and... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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151 reviews 151 reviews
14 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Well, this place offers you a place to sleep and that's it. The room is really really small it barely could accommodate 4 people in the room. The toilet is quite smelly, so just had to bear with that all the time. The wifi could only work in the common room. I've been to other hostels in various cities offering... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Stay here only if you're just looking for a roof over your head for the night. Amenities in this hostel are extremely basic. Other reviewers complain of the smelly toilets. In winter, because windows are normally not opened, the rooms are rarely aired so the smell is even worse. We live in Beijing and are used to the smell but... More 

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Amiens, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I came back to Harbin this year to visit the Ice Festival a second time. I slept at the same hostel cause it was convenient, I knew where it was and how to get to other place from there. The hostel is nice, warm, there's a convenience store right next to it. The staff speaks english, although they could be... More 

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Xi'an, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We chose this hostel through Hostelworld because they offered a 'Free' shuttle bus to the one attraction we came to this city for - the Ice and Snow world. We let them know in advance we were travelling with children (like 3 months advance) and paid the deposit. As we are travelling at the time of Chinese New Year Train... More 

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Shenyang, China
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The place is very simple. Very limited facilities in the room, and the mattress is quite thin. Anyway it has a nice location being very close the river and Central Street. Price may be a little higher considering its general simple condition. The staff are warm and helpful, and at the entrance there is always a very big yellow cat... More 

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Udon Thani, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I had a problem with my train ticket to Harbin. I needed to find a room for one night stay before go to another hotel as soon as possible. It was difficult to find hostel near the next one but I found this place. I arrived Harbin around midnight, went to this place by sharing taxi with another 3 guys.... More 

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