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Inlake International Youth Hostel

No.5 Lvyang Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou, China
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Inlake International Youth Hostel
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Ranked #12 of 140 Specialty Lodging in Hangzhou
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The dorm room was absolutely disgusting. Mold all over the walls. Smelled like mold. The beds were moldy. Probably risking your health if you stay here any longer than one night. Their excuse that the lake causes this is not valid otherwise every hotel or building near a lake would be this disgusting, which they are not. They're just too... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

The common area/ coffee shop is nice (although not quite as nice as on their pictures) and the shared bathrooms are okay, but the dorm we are staying in is awful. It is tiny, the walls are stained with mold and squished bugs and the room smells overwhelmingly musty/mouldy. The sheets seem okay but they barely cover the mattress. I... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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33 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Conclusion: location can't be beat. and it's clean. but it's small and walls are thin This stay: 2 nights. Booked via agoda because it's one of the two sites you can book online. anyways, clean rooms. small. but clean. everything works as it should for this type of property Pros: location, location, location!!! it's right next to west lake! Considerations:... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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44 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed here for two nights during August and were generally very impressed with the hostel. The location is excellent, a very short walk to the shore of the lake and a range of restaurants and bars. Our room was a double with a balcony, small but perfectly formed. The cost was the same as similar hotels, maybe the dorms... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Everything shared by other reviewers are true .. great location right next to west lake, within walking distance to all the nightlife around the Westlake area, Very nice lobby with flowers, friendly staff, nice rooftop garden, clean rooms, great breakfast..all great. Pricey for a hostel.. in fact price almost the same as a 4 star hotel, but perhaps it is... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

As I arrived I was really impressed on how pretty and cute the lobby looked. Fresh flowers and plants, beautiful decor and attention to detail. Front desk was very helpful and I was extremely happy when I saw that I had a little balcony with a partial view of the lake. Just a few meters from it! Location, location and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

First of all, this is not considered a youth hostel. The prices are too step, you can get a 4 star hotel at this price. The ambience is good. The lobby and cafe is very impressive, nice flowers adorn the place, and there is even a roof top bar with flowers blooming in winter. Saw many people taking photos in... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This Hostel is a beautiful place to stay in Hangzhou. Its very clean and in a very good location. Its just right beside the West Lake. It feels like a Boutique Hotel for me than a Hostel. If you are traveling on a budget this is the place for you. The room is really big with a balcony. The bathroom... More 

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Niteroi, RJ
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35 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We stayed for two night at Inlake Youth Hostel, during our 20 days trip through China. We arrived there in Hangzhou by plane from Xi'An and took the airport bus to downtown, followed by a short taxi ride to the hostel door. The hostel is very beautifully decorated, with tons of fresh flowers everyday and a great decor. There was... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We stayed here for a night in a superior room with view. I had thought that "the view" meant lakeview. But actually since the hostel faces the street, one can only get a partial view of the lake as can be seen from the street(see pic). The front desk staff speak great English and are very helpful in giving directions... More 

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