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Yamen Hostel

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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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 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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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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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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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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