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Suzhou Mingtown Suzhou Youth Hostel

No.28 Pingjiang Road, Suzhou 215005, China
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Ranked #42 of 1,026 Hotels in Suzhou
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel itself was in a good location if you're after the tourist bustle of Pingjiang Lu. The hostel is nicely decorated but is very dark and was extremely damp when we were there. We had a double room booked for 3 nights. When we arrived we had to pay up front and pay a ¥100 deposit for the room... More 

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Maleny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous location right on Pingjiang Street and an atmospheric old China style Suzhou canal, traditional little bridges, great shopping and sights as you stroll along by the canal under the willow trees. It's quite close to lots of attractions. Different gardens, the museum and many restaurants and tea houses are all within easy, entertaining walking distance. Plenty of photo opportunities... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I would highly recommend to stay at Ping Jiang Road as this is the most happening road. Able to access to restaurant food, snacks, drinks, bar and the view & ambience is so authentic. Mingtown had a very nice rustic ambience, nice receptionist that can speak english, very helpful in giving directions and where to grab a bite. good basic... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Oliver at reception asked me what makes a good hostel. Maybe this, I said. Attentive friendly staff, a feel of taking care of the place and her guests, clean comfy secure enough, central helps, not charging the earth for beer, a pleasant meeting-people-communal-area, ok WiFi (fine in lobby here; not in dorm: no big problem; accept that); if there's a... More 

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Ancona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A good hostel, clean and comfortable and in very good condition. Staff are really helpful and speak good english. A good breakfast and coffee served at a reasonable price. Internet wi fi connection is not very reliable, but it works. The building is in the centre and really historic.

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KL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I booked for 2 rooms with separate beds. However , when I arrived I was informed that the hostel is under renovation and they only have single large bed for us. I wasn't happy initially cos they should have told me earlier. Luckily, we are all small in sizes so we wouldn't mind to stay just for a night. The... More 

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Chongqing
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

If I could give this hostel zero stars I would. The staff were unfriendly and there was no restaurant or common area to sit. The heating didn't work in the dorm room and the key stopped working in the middle of the night so we had to leave the door open all night. The light was so dim that you... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We had a great time staying at this hostel. It is a historic building and the room was very cozy and felt comfortable. The bed was nice and clean and we had our own bathroom. I enjoyed it so much staying in a historic building after all the new and modern in Shanghai. This was my first hostel stay after... More 

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Petrolia, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

If I were ever to go back to this hostel it would only be because the staff were friendly and is on the coolest street in Suzhou. The room, a second floor, stank of cigarette smoke and the bathroom drain. There were mosquitoes, but there was a electric bug repellant in the drawer. The bed was comfortable and so were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

Excellent. Excellent location. Excellent value. Very comfortable. Much more than I expected! Friendly and helpful staff. Gorgeous building. Would love to go back just to hang about for a few days. Good coffee just across the canal.

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