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Lete Youth Hostel

Jiancaixiang, Guoji Cun Gongyu #5 Building, 15th Floor, Xining 810000, China
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Ranked #2 of 29 Specialty lodging in Xining
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stayed here in the family suite and was not disappointed. The hostel has all that you could need for a good stay. The staff was helpful, there is a travel agency upstairs to help get more train tickets, etc. TV and wifi were great. This hotel is on the 15th floor of an apartment building, which was not clear to... More

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Xining, China
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stayed on our way to Lhasa for 2 days. It was a nice stay. The hostel is not close to the train station, about 40 mins away, that is because the city itself is strip. It is not far from the city centre. The staff are very helpful and gave very good advise, for restaurants and attractions to go.... More

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Shanghai, China
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We started and finished here our tour in Amdo. Rooms were nice and clean and really quiet to be an hostel. Location is good. Personnel is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast (no included in the price) was good. We were happy to be there and not in one Chinese hotel.

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San Francisco CA
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31 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I stayed at the Lete during a school trip to Qing Hai province, and it was one of the more pleasant stays during the trip. The students were in dormitory rooms (many rooms had lockers), while I was lucky to have a private bath. The hostel is on the 15th floor, and there are some stairs to negotiate after the... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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35 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Stayed there for a couple of nights before taking the train from Xining to Lhasa. Good atmosphere and for Chinese standards nice, modern room, clean enough and all facilities close by (laundry, supermarket). Takes you about 20 minutes to walk to the center. Comunity kitchen good do for a better cleaning job though. Would go back again!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I've stayed here twice--most recently in December (in the room pictured in the photo). The wifi reception in the room was excellent. A heater helped warm the room a little but so far I've encountered while traveling in China no Chinese-made space heaters that do a really good job of warming up a cold room. On the other hand, this... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I was a bit worried about this place because of the bathroom reviews but it was fine.  It was quiet when we were there but our room was clean and bright and generally warm. The view of the city is really cool.  There were a few common areas all of which were nice plus they had a cafe and excellent... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We found Lete to be a very average hostel - but is has potential to be so much better! Rooms and showers are not particularly clean, but acceptable for the price. There's plenty of social space (bar, TV room etc.) but not much interest from the staff in making them enjoyable to use. Big drawback for us was the midnight... More

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Beijing, China
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This youth hostel is fine but nothing particularly special. The set-up is a little odd - on the 16th floor of a residential tower block - but the location is good, with the Great Mosque and Muslim quarter within walking distance and only a couple of blocks from some nice cafes, restaurants and bars (definitely second the recommendation to hit... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Besides the somewhat dirty bathrooms, this is an excellent hostel. It's like a maze with all the nedrooms, living rooms and bathrooms but there's always a place you can relax. There is a very nice skyline at night. The staff is friendly, though English is limited. If you want western food, try the bacon pizza. This is the besy pizza... More

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Address: Jiancaixiang, Guoji Cun Gongyu #5 Building, 15th Floor, Xining 810000, China
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Location: China > Qinghai > Xining
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant
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Our hostel is centrally located in the downtown area of XiNing with many local and western restaurants close by. Our aim is to provide a warm and cozy place for backpackers and travelers. Our hostel is on the 16th floor and has a wonderful view of the city and scenery surrounding. We try our best to give you a “home away from home” with several public kitchens and sitting areas with large TV’s with DVD players. ... more   less 
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