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Qingdao Old Observatory Youth Hostel

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No.21 Quanxiang Second Road, Qingdao 266003, China
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Haikou, China
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28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This hostel is nicely located on top of one of Qingdao's beautiful rolling hills. The staff is friendly and the view from the rooftop bar is amazing. I stayed in a private two-bed room while my sister was visiting from NYC. She was pretty impressed that a youth hostel could be so lively, clean, and thrifty. I don't remember the... More 

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Nuuk, Greenland
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98 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Apart from their amazing view from their bar at the top of the hostel nothing else is worthwhile. (Staff was friendly tho') Unclean moisty rooms with mold (atleast the two rooms we had), the place has so much potential for so much more. Can be a little hazzle to find but it is not to bad, it's China.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

An absolutely great place to stay, we stayed in a private 12 bed room even though there were only 6 of us, because they had no places left when we booked but it was great fun! Beds were clean (enough) and comfy (enough), the only small issues were that the shower drains drained slowly so you ended up standing in... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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68 reviews
50 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This hostel is much better than than the nearby Kaiyue hostel if you have strong legs because you need to walk up to the hill for at least 100 meters. The English is not as good as the staff at Kaiyue but good enough for hostel business. The roof top is where the bar is and you can see the... More 

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Beijing, China
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My girlfriend and I wanted to spend a nice weekend in Qingdao. Due to the beerfestival the prices for hotels were a bit steep and we decided for the room in the Old Observatory - and were utterly disappointed. We paid roughly 500RMB for the room per night, which is around 60 Euro or 80USD, and we got a dirty... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the old Observatory with a bunch of friends for a birthday weekend. It was a nice spot and the staff were really friendly. Momo the receptionist even took us out sightseeing one day. It's located in old town on the top of a hill...we had to ask the staff to order taxis for us as they don't... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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150 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I booked the three-bed room, with a private bathroom for us. All I can say about this hostel that it's a really nice hostel. Since it's located on a hill, the view from the top outdoor bar is very amazing. There is also an indoor bar and restaurant. I came during the snowy winter, and I could see the snowy... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Liked: They provided a nice map of the attractions, but that's about it. Disliked: This hostel was so hard to find. After the cab dropped me off at the bottom of the hill, I still had to stop and ask directions twice before I found it. The rooms smelled very strongly of mildew and the bed smelled very musty. There... More 

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Xi'an, China
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

better than average hostel in China, although not the best, but definitely a good choice in the city of qingdao. the location is probably it's downside, I actually thought it would be in the middle of the city, but it turned out to be on a hill a little far from the train station. great dog to play with. good... More 

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Rongcheng, China
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Its got loads of character. There is a great roof bar next to the observatory dome, which now houses a chill out area (and a telescope). Non guests had just come to the bar for the surroundings. The food is good but maybe slightly overpriced. The English breakfast was nice.

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