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Yamen Hostel

No.69 Yamen street, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Norwalk, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is not luxurious (budget) but it has everything you'd need (clean room, bed, showers, and free wifi). Note that the showers are downstairs. The location is perfect if you are looking to stay in the ancient city and near the hustle and bustle. Bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. They offer free pickup so make... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

With Yamen hostel you definitely get what you pay for. The location was amazing, the courtyard was really cool, and staff were friendly. The issue with the hostel was the building itself and the beds. The building is extremely old and a bit run down, the toilets/showers could definitely use a bit of a refurb and the bed mattresses were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This is a hostel with a great location. It's right the city center. We booked a private room and we had our own bathroom. The room was old, but it was clean and nice. The whole hostel is settled in the traditional style which is really nice. The staff speaks English very well so we didn't have any problems with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Considering the hostel is quite cheep, the quality of the rooms correlates. However, the common area is cool and relaxing and the best part is that you feel the hostel could be an attraction by itself because the buildings that it's placed in are ancient and super cool! And the location is just perfect!

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Well located. Social hostel. Staff extremely friendly and welcoming great social chill out areas with games and activities for your use. Good courtyard area. Dorm room a lit drab but clean. Gets noisy in the morning due to street sellers and windows of our dorm did not drown out the sound. Would definitely stay here again.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

I stayed in the 7-dorm room on the upper level, so maybe private rooms are better. The price was so cheap, so i was not exoecting much, bud the bed was hard, facing the noisiest street in pingyao, i could even hear the conversation from the room next to ours and the bathroom was old and in the ground floor... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

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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