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Ancient Town Youth Hostel

No.11 Third Road, Tunxi District, Huangshan 245000, China
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for 2 nights to visit MT. huangshan. You can book a chinese spoken tour at the hostel or get a bus to the mountain ( one way ) Friendly staff that speaks some kind of english. Clean place, hard beds and thin walls. They have a bar where you can get some food. The price is ok. Boring city,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Absolutely loved this place! Felt just at home staying here. Movie room, recreation room (table tennis and billiards) and lots of lounge space. Staff were so sweet, especially the ladies at the front desk... And they speak a decent level of English. In a great spot right next to the old street. The only negative thing I have to say... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Ancient Town is a nice hostel located on Haungshan's Old Street. It is a good location with some good restaurants and shopping nearby. Staff was very helpful and spoke english well. Tom who usually works in the bar is especially helpful at booking accommodation on top of Mt. Huangshan. Stayed in an all girls dorm which wasn't too bad. Room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This hostel is great. They've made a real effort with the decor, there are loads of little corners where you can go and hide away with a book or some friends and some beer. The four floors are organised so that there are several balconies where you can sit in the evening and watch the bustling street below. The staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Unable to find English speaking help getting transport, went to the Ancient Town Youth Hostel and met Murphy! She was so great securing a taxi to Huangshan Airport for us. Her cheerful and perfect English was a breath of fresh air when we needed friendly help. So if you are in the area say hi to Murphy and let her... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

another case of a hostel resting on the laurels of its lonely planet recommendation (see my review of chongqing's yangzte river hostel). i checked in, then checked out. my room had a HUGE spot of black mold in the corner -- probably 12" across in size!! there are significant water damage on that wall. also, the top sheet on my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Stayed 3 nights in september 2013. Helpfull english speaking staff. Perfect location and friendly atmosphere. I had the one day tour to Xidi and Hongcun and that was great (210 rmb). They can as well organize shuttle bus to the mountain (22 rmb). I have to admit that the place could be cleaner, but if I had to come back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Lovely old street good for evening stralls after busy days travelling. The hostel has a great location and a lot of usefull information about the surrondings. Their tours are done with private travel agents so you might get in a middle of a bus with 50 chinese tourist going for the mountain with no english speaking guide. So better just... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

The location of the hotel near the Old Street is excellent. We stored our suitcase in the hotel before heading up the mountain. Mr Gu from the hotel was very helpful by providing a copy of his hand-drawn map of the mountain and told us how we should spend our two and half days up there. Walking sticks were also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We stayed three friends in this hostel for two nights. The location of the hostal is pretty good, in a nice part of the city and 5min by cab from the bus station. The strenghts of this place are nice dorms and good international ambiance. The weak points are poor front desk asistance (rude & incompetent) and TERRIBLE bathrooms, there... More 

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