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Yamen Hostel

No.69 Yamen street, Pingyao County 031100, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Nice place especially for the common room in which there is free pool and baby foot. The courtyard (toilets and shower included) are a little bit in a rundown. 1 on 2 staff person is very nice and helpful. The dorms are nice but just beside a very busy street (from 5h30) so plan having earplugs. Overall it is very... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

1) The hostel advertises free pick up service but neither of the two email addresses on the website got a reply when I requested this. 2) The wifi was only available at reception and was pretty poor when the place had a few people around. Plus points are that laundry service is reasonably priced, the location is excellent, we got... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 helpful votes 4 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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21 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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26 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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