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No.69 Yamen street, Pingyao County 031100, China
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Yamen had some good reviews on Hostelworld, and I think I can say for everyone who stayed there with me, it's OVERATTED!! the bathroom is dirty, never cleaned once while we stayed there, the staff do not speak much English (or maybe don't care much to speak to us). it's cheap but there's a reason why it's cheap. don't stay... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in a double room with a private bathroom. The room was spacious, with a big bed and a TV, the bathroom was clean and we felt very comfortable there. The hostel has a great lounge and a 3 courtyards to hang out. We tried their breakfast-swiss breakfast was excellent, french pancakes were not worth... More

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Yamen Hostel is in a great location - spacious rooms in an authentic period courtyard , large bed and good showers. Staff are helpful and friendly and the breakfasts are quite ok . Seating at the front of the hostel allows travellers to mix and talk . Altogether good value

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The room was nice although freezing (due to the time of year) and the bed was rock solid but massive. TV in the room was good and had a DVD room along with a pool table. Food available was cheap but not great and staff were rude and not bothered. But the location is pretty good. WIFI was awful and... More

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We stayed in a private room which was value for money at around 50 RMB per person per night, the Kang style of bed is HARD but really spacious which is good when sharing, unfortunately we weren't aware of the electric blankets so it wasn't as warm as it could have been! (Maybe a heads up from the staff would... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
45 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We stayed in an 8 bed dorm in late October 2013. There was no heating on at this time even though it got down to 1 degree at night. There is no insulation in the room and the duvet is barely sufficient - it took so long to warm up. It's also very noisy as the room is above the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Value for money and location location location The Hostel provides a great location at value for money. While the staff are not overly engaging they provided great service and support especially with onward bound train and bus bookings. The bed of Khang was (a little hard for some) but huge and would be heated in winter.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We arrived late and they organized a free transport by rickshaw from the train station. We were glad because it is very, very dark in the old town at night. We arrived at the hostel and they let us use the room right away and didn't charge us for the early arrival. we had a courtyard room with a typical... More

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388 reviews 388 reviews
157 hotel reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We arrived from Xian with the night train and so this mean very early in the morning. It was a little cold and before visiting we were looking for a cheap place to ha ve a room or something were to deposit our luggage for the day. We went to a first hostel and the two girls were not speaking... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
62 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Good basic rooms in great location. Unfortunately our toilet blocked but it was quickly fixed. No wifi in our room but good speed in communal area. Great location! We had requested pick up from the station but no one was there so we had to call. We asked a girl on reception to book us a taxi to the airport.... More

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Address: No.69 Yamen street, Pingyao County 031100, China
Location: China > Shanxi > Pingyao County
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