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Tian Yuan Kui Hostel

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No.73 Mingqing Street, Pingyao County 031100, China
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for a couple of nights in a cozy, well furnished room with a "kang" style bed. The bed was very comfortable and there ware plenty of extra blankets on hand. The rooms are arranged around some quaint, highly photogenic courtyards. It was very reasonably priced considering the location - just south of the bell tower in the centre... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The room was the largest we have had thus far in our Chinese Adventure, the bed was massive (I am 189cm tall) and comfortable. Staff cleaned the room daily and did a better than average job. Location is excellent being in the heart of South Street and close to all of the interesting sights. Why only 3 stars? Despite requests... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This small quaint hotel was a pleasure to stay in. Staff very nice and accommodating. Breakfast a little pricey, but dinner food was reasonable and delicious. Wifi worked.traditional bed that you had to crawl into, but once in, very comfy.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This hostel is delightful. You enter into the dining areas where reception is based. The rooms are scattered along cobblestone corridors behind the building. Considering I traveled there during the heart of China's winter, the rooms were comfortably heated. Although it was extremely clean, the floors seemed very dusty with pollution dust despite how hard the cleaners worked. It's just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Helpfull english speaking staff. The hotel is coventiently situated near the citywall and other sights. They can also arrange a driver to multiple sightseeings outside Pingyao. Such as zhangbi castle (love it! especially the nice locals), Shuang lin temple and the Wang family courtyard. Great place to explore pingyao and surroundings. The restaurant is popular among Chinese, Japanse and western... More 

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Dispite beautiful rooms, the staff are very rough, not understanding at all, don't make any effort and don't speak so well english (they didn't understand us when we ask to be picking up at the bus station as every hostel does in Pingyao) and above all, works all the day and the night (not finish at 11 pm!!!). I don't... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It has a certain old world charm but I didnt rate it too highly due to the room being really cold at night and no heating in April and the floor was just tiles and was really dusty / dirty on the floor. Shower didn't get hot water one night so had to ask front desk to turn it on.... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've stayed here twice, on separate visits. The first time we stayed, we didn't arrive until 2 am because of delayed flights. We woke the poor guy up. What a perfect introduction to this hostel--walking back through the twisting courtyards, the red glow from the lanterns creating an old-world atmosphere. It was breath-taking. The service is good, location convenient. Breakfast... More 

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Klimmen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was by far the best hostel I stayed in during my stay in China. The location is perfect, in the middle of the old center, the people who work is speak English very well, and the rooms are very spacious and very comfortable. It really feels like your living in an old dynasty. I would definitely recommend this for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Very traditional, rustic, courtyard hotel with modern interiors. Great location on one of the main streets. The staff is very friendly and always had an English speaker on duty to help with questions and travel arrangements. They were able to arrange a solo excursion to Wang Family Courtyard (highly recommended). The restaurant does a good job with both Chinese food... More 

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