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Datong Youth Hostel

West of Middle Section of Fanggu Street, Cheng District, Datong 037006, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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 May 15, 2015

The staff are really nice. The man gives good recommendations of Datong and is willing to help make the stay enjoyable, sadly he only speaks Chinese. But the lady speaks decent English. The car rides they host to the attractions are worth it and good! The place is decent. Yes people do smoke in the common room, but thankfully are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Location is good if you want to use the bus. The walking street is very ritzy and not much around. The hostel itself was noisy. We had a private room and might as well been in a dorm. They have a child that stomps around and screams in the common area....we had to ask for toilett paper and towels and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The staff are very nice and do their best to help despite limited English. For what it is though I think it's somewhat overpriced. The drains are a bit smelly, no toilet paper or towel provided and the room layout is rather odd to say the least. Bed was pretty hard (as usual in China) and the linen was worn... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

i was only in datong for a day so i figured, why not stay in a cheap hostel and save some money? i was wrong when there's only one cheap budget choice in town. they do cut the cost to the lowest for everything at first. but then i realized that they had to make their money back. i was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The room is big enought, they are friendly, the location is good but we can listen the people at the street. The bathroom is a glass box, so if you are planning to share a room with a friend don't be shy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had a very good stay in this hostel. They put a big sign with "Youth hostel" above the entry of a baby clothes shop so its easy to find. If you are coming from KFC its on your left hand site. The staff is very nice and helpful they try to give you alle the informations you need. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

You do not have a lot of offers in Datong but this one is enough. Staff speaks a bit english. Bed are chinese standard and clean (not soft ;) ), Location is good but the entry is difficult to find. Street is loud, do not expect to sleep late. Bathroom are average too.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I read all the bad reviews and still stayed here, because all other budget hotels and hostels are full. I regret it so much. It ruined my trip to Datong and their expensive tour made me pay a lot more than I planned to. The staff do not speak English nor do the try to make an effort to help.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I am writing this review because I don't want anyone else to go thru what happened to me! this is definitely one of the worse place to stay in any city! it was not easy to find, the entrance is a very weird clothing store, I actually had to go to the what seem like a backdoor staff entrance to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We've stayed there just for one night in order to visit Datong the following day and catch our next train in the evening. The staff could barely speak English (except the basic sentences for the check-in). No breakfast included. We were in a four-beds dorm, small and quite cold. The bathroom is in the middle of the dorm, so you... More 

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