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Dunhuang International Youth Hostel

No.1 Huancheng East Road, Dunhuang 736200, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I stayed here two nights, being the only foreigner in an INTERNATIONAL youth hostel was quite an experience. Rooms was okay, clean blankets but toilets were not cleaned in 2 days and common area trash bin was overflowing. The staff speaks little English but I lacked a bit of interaction and it felt anonymous and a bit boring to me.... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

it's in a great location where is so close to the Shazhou night fair, where so many delicious tastes and also delicate accessories, also some local souvenir you can get. there is also a Islamic church near there. Also the bus station and railway agent is not far. all in all, a comfortable hostel.

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Rubbish hostel in terms of despite being told it's an INTERNATIONAL youth hostel, they wouldn't take us despite prebooking, as we were Brits? They said it was government policy. We met others staying there on one of our tours the next day, they'd be staying there for 4 days already and said there was hardly anyone staying there so should... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Enjoyed our stay, perfectly pleasant and staff willing to help with our many (and sometimes odd) requests. Rooms & sheets were clean, rooms spacious enough, large communal area and great roof top to dry clothes in the desert sun. Bathrooms/loo area could do with a facelift but are regularly cleaned. Good location, 4mins walk to bus no.3 (to the dunes).... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for four nights in a double room. Theroom was not horrible, te hot water just didn'twork. Everytime we wanted to take a shower, we had to run down from floor four to floor one and ask them to fix the water. Hot water was only from 18:00h till 24:00h. After we finised showering under our warmish water, we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We are now for one year on our trip by bicycle from Germany/Austria to New Zealand. We usually sleep in our tents, but in cities camping is not recommended. Therefore we sleep in guesthouses, hostel and hotels up to 4 stars.We stayed in this hostel for several days and we highly appreciated it. Friendly and helpful staff ! Some of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

I booked this hostel months in advance to travelling to Dunhuang. I emailed and they confirmed it would be fine to stay with them. They were aware we were British from the start. Before we left for China and emailed them to confirm that we looked forward to staying with them in a few weeks, and then to confirm a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

Dunhuang International Youth Hostel was a great base for travelling around the surrounding areas -- I completely recommend it. We were a group of five travelling together, and took one double room on the top floor and one dorm. The rooms were clean and affordable (Y160 for the double, Y50 per bed in the dorm) with the double having its... More 

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