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Hanwood Youth Hostel

South Square, Dayanta, Beilin District, Xi'an 710001, China
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Ranked #13 of 214 Specialty Lodging in Xi'an
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 450 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

When we arrived at the hostel it was immediately obvious that only one spoke decent English, which wasn't a big issue normally, however the number of problems we had made it quite a problem! I chose the Hanwood over another hostel as it offered free pick-up from the train station, which would've saved us a 20rmb taxi journey and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Good place to stay, friendly staff and good breakfast. If you stay here a must try is the restaurant directly behind the hostel it looks terrible but is cheap as chips food is the best in Xi'an and it's a great laugh drinking dirt cheap beer with the locals GET INVOLVED!!

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London, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

My intended visit here was for a few days and I ended up staying a week (there's certainly enough in Xi'an to keep you busy). The location was really convenient with major bus routes located nearby and easy to reach from the train station (just follow their directions) and best of all plenty of good stalls, cheap places to eat... More 

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Agra, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Except for the friendly staff, I could not recommend this place. My friend and I shared a 2 bedroom room. The beds were hard by any Chinese standard, the linen was dirty and the towels stunk of urine. The shower was a nightmare and left you feeling more dirty than when you went in. Slack cleanliness throughout the entire building... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Except for the staff that is really nice and helpful, I would not recommand this place at all. Not very well situated (a 15 mn bus ride to go to Xi'an walls), even if the Goose Pagoda is a beautifull place to see by night. To room was VERY small, and the price was not very different from what you... More 

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Dali, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights! Arrived at 6am from sleeper train- staff had stayed up from 5 am to meet us. Shown straight to our room- able to get some rest, so fresh for the day! Staff so friendly and welcoming- willing to help organise how to get to places and helped us organise our transport on to Chengdu. We... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

We checked in just before the 1st of May (holliday) and the hostel staff was so friendly to give us a lower rate for our 3 nights than the usual holliday rate. Besides this we booked a double room however for the second night there was no room available so the plan was that we had to move to the... More 

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Xi'an, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

the Hostel has a good location, nearby the big wild goose pagoda and Historical Museum. there is a very nice palace around us. their staffs speaks very fluent English and help us a lot. I'd like to come back ,,,,,,,,

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Staff was amazing! We were lost tying to find the hostel and one of the girl actually came out and look for us! I do recommend taking the taxi from the airport. The airport shuttle doesn't stop at where the stops are. (Hence that's how we got lost). The common areas is a bit cold but the rooms are nice... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

This friendly hostel was located away from the city walls, but as it turns out in a very good area. The ‘Big Wild Goose Pagoda’ is just around the corner and there is a modern shopping area nearby with loads of restaurants and bars (including Western ones). The buses in Xi’an were really easy to use and so it was... More 

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