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Harbin Russia International Youth Hostel

No.21 Gongbu Street, Daoli District, Harbin 150018, China
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Ranked #14 of 102 Specialty Lodging in Harbin
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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Hostel was very welcoming and clean, the staff were friendly and helpful. The shower and toilet facilities were kept moderately clean and smell free. The location was good, a short walk from Zhongyang Dajie which was where we spent most of our time in Harbin. This area had most of the sites to see in Harbin as well as... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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