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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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

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 

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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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 

Sydney, Australia
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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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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 

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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