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Shuyuan Youth Hostel

No.2A Shuncheng West Alley, Nanmenli, Xi'an 710001, China
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Gransee, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice hostel! It's cosy, has good rooms with large lockers that you can get for a deposit of 100rmb and the people working there are very friendly. Additionnally I got a coupon dor a free drink (beer or coffee) in the bar of the hostel, which turned out to be much fun. :)

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Clean hostel, good food, very cheap snack and drinks. Brilliant location, good hostel atmosphere with friendly workers. Cool traditional courtyards, hot/cold showers, air con in hot summer! 10/10 recommend for backpackers!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It's a very nice, friendly and clean hostel, with a helpful staff and with beautiful courtyards very close to the City Wall. This is the perfect place if you want to spend your nights with other travellers talking, listening/playing music, drinking, partying etc. But if you're looking for a quiet hostel, where you can go to sleep ~10-11pm, then avoid... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Pros: - Good and quiet location - Tours available - Air-conditioning/Heating - Hot water for a good shower - Staff can use your personal photos to create postcards Cons: - Powerpoint location was terrible located underneath the TV unit - Damp floorboards in front of the bathroom - 'Wet room' style bathroom We had a pleasant stay at this hostel.... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Really great little find! The hostel is located on the inside of the City wall at the south gate! So easy to get everywhere from it! The staff are soooooooo nice!! Very helpful and had great English! When I comr back to Xi'an I'll be staying here again!

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Sanya, China
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The hostel is clean, cheap and very large. It's set in a traditional Chinese city house and has two inner courtyards. At the front of the hostel is the reception area with space to sit down and use wifi and at the back is a small cafe that serves the best Pizza in Xi'an. The staff are all very friendly,... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We (two friends) stayed at this hostel for three nights. We had a nice private twin bedroom with our own bathroom. Everything was clean and they even provided towels. However, the smell in the bathroom was not very pleasent. I guess it's the pipes or the drain which aren't really well maintained. Otherwise the hostel is perfect for (single and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I went there twice in one summer, and the experiences differ dramatically. What really marks the differences are staffs--they change at a quite frequent basis. The first time I was there it was almost perfect: guests and staffs hang out/ sing/ drink every night; at the end many of the staffs decide to leave and travel (well they're volunteers i... More 

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Taft, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

First of all, let me say that I'm no stranger to youth hostels. I've stayed in hostels throughout Asia, so I know what is typical for furnishings, service, etc. The Shuyuan's two main advantages are its location, which is convenient to the subway and to the bus stop, and it's bar. The bar alone -- which has a lively atmosphere... More 

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Florence, Italy
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9 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Close to the south gate of Xi'an wall, it is a comfortable and enjoyable hostel. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They have a lot of well done planned programs to see the Terracotta Warriors or Jindi Tomb. From there you can easily work across the city to see the Drum Tower, the Great Mosque and the Muslim Quarter.... More 

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Address: No.2A Shuncheng West Alley, Nanmenli, Xi'an 710001, China
Location: China > Shaanxi > Xi'an
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 33
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Shuyuan Youth Hotel Xi`An
Shuyuan Youth Hostel China/Shaanxi

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