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Tian Yuan Kui Hostel

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No.73 Mingqing Street, Pingyao County 031100, China
Tian Yuan Kui Hostel
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Beijing, China
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

old Pingyao house, with its small streets, huge bed, bathroom a bit basic but the place is so amazing that one doesnt care. I had dinner there with Chinese people I had met on the plane and they said food was amazing ! I totally agree ! very well located in the main street of Pingyao

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

we stayed here for 2 nights in a spacious room with big bathroom. Very nice rooms. Staff is friendly and the restaurant is excellent! Very romantic setting with the little courtyards. Would recommand the hotel and restaurant!

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Melbourne, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a quaint old Chinese hotel with charm and character. Many rooms of all sizes in a lovely settings of small courtyards, with antique furniture and plants. Places to rest and sit in peace. Big comfortable beds. we had to change rooms because the bed was so big it took up most of the room. The manager was most... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A charming place with atmospehere. Great location on the major pedestrian street in the old town. Rooms are small, but comfortable. Decent wifi. The negative aspects: Laundry is very expensive (5 Rmb for a pair of socks) It takets time before the shower gets hot The cuisine is uneven. Taxis arranger by the hotel are expensive

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Reading, United Kingdom
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275 reviews 275 reviews
80 hotel reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Came here primarily for the outdoor courtyard seating at the back, though there isn't enough seating and the benches are small and narrow. Inside is much better, lots more spaces, huge menu, great food and good music. Staff attentive and friendly. Good opening hours too, 7am!

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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

A fantastic location in the heart of the city, inside the city walls. Within minutes walking distance to the shops, museums, city walls. The room was warm, underfloor heated, clean-ish (the floors could do with a good scrub) and the bathroom was of a good size, clean and comfortable. This guesthouse is an old fashioned courtyard home - so understand... More 

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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Very reasonably priced. Very clean rooms with an authentic old world feel but modern amenities, including wifi, western toilets, heating and air conditioning. Their restaurant is great good and ranked #3. They rent bikes for RMB 10/day which is a great walls to explore the city. While in town, make sure to have Pingyao beef with cilantro!

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