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Suzhou Mingtown Suzhou Youth Hostel

No.28 Pingjiang Road, Suzhou 215005, China
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We had a nice stay at Mingtown in Suzhou. Here are the positives / negatives: Positives: - Great location right in the old town - Good wifi - Restaurant with bacon and eggs! - Nice cafe downstairs with reasonably priced food Negatives: - no soap or shampoo provided in private rooms - Room was very small and cramped - Had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We stayed at Mingtown Hostel for 2 nights and it was an OK stay overall on the basis of the hostel alone. Location wise however, you are inside the historic part of the old city, right next to the water lane with many shops, restaurants and tea places around and it gets even more lively at night. The hostel also... More 

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Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

It's a very nice place to stay with good clean rooms. There's only 2 showers and 2 toilets on the first floor, which isn't that convenient if there's too many guests... Location is great, pretty close to the metro station, and on the pretty street in Suzhou.

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Suzhou was our last city in China and we were not disappointed by our hostel. The place is absolutely beautiful, in an old typical Chinese house, next to the canal. The staff speaks English and is very helpful. The room was lovely with air-conditioning, which is an absolute necessity in Suzhou during the summer. We preferred to book a room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Perfect place in town. It's off the Main Street for the "authentic feel." They have great rooms here that are clean with shared bathrooms. I met other travelers that said the dorm beds were nice as well. The foods pretty good, but there are many places close by to get traditional Chinese dishes. Headed over Pin Vons just down the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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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