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Shuyuan Youth Hostel

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No.2A Shuncheng West Alley, Nanmenli, Xi'an 710001, China
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Ranked #5 of 214 Specialty Lodging in Xi'an
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 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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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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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