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Shuyuan Youth Hostel

No.2A Shuncheng West Alley, Nanmenli, Xi'an 710001, China
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Ranked #5 of 205 Specialty Lodging in Xi'an
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Zhengzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this Hostel twice and both times have been awesome. Centrally located, nice rooms and fair price. The bar downstairs is incredibly lively during weekends. The food at the hostel restaurant is good and the pizza is great. Good draught beer at fair prices! A must see 10 minutes walk from the Bell tower and 5 minutes from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I stayed in this hostel 4 times during my year in China and loved it each time. The staff are friendly and helpful with decent English. The food is good and they even sell decent western food if you're feeling a bit homesick. The rooms have a good amount of space and the bathrooms are all new and very clean.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Stayed for a few days in February 2015 in a dorm with external bathroom. Hostel was very clean and rooms were comfortable with a big locker for each bed. The restaurant offers a nice variety of food, even with a pizza oven. The staff was one of the friendliest and helpful staff I've met in China, and they can also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This was the first time I have stayed in a youth hostel since I was about 11 so didn't really know what to expect. It was recommended to be by a friend who had stayed there the month before, and also by two travellers I had met previous to my visit to Xi'an. We got a taxi from the train... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Pros 1. Location is easily found. It's facing south section of city wall, only 20m from south gate. 2. Near access to bus stop and train station. Cons 1. There's only a few shared bathroom and we have to walk a bit far from the room. It's smelly btw. 2. Lockers are way too small. I cant get my backpack... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I stayed here as part of a tour round China and really liked this little place. It is based around a series of courtyards with several stories. I stayed in a dorm on the roof of the far courtyard. It is basic but clean and the decorations in the courts and on the stairs give a nice atmosphere. It is... More 

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Chengdu, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

he staff was so so friendly and helpful, we booked a tour through them and had a great time. The restaurant was a great place to eat and hang out, we spent a few nights in the warmth, drinking and eating on their soft couches, reading and chatting. The only downside to our stay at this hostel was the room,... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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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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