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Lete Youth Hostel

Jiancaixiang, Guoji Cun Gongyu #5 Building, 15th Floor, Xining 810000, China
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Xining, China
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is one of the most convenience located lodgings in Xining. where all staffs speaks prefect English and helpful to give you directions. There is also a great cafe (Lete cafe) where you can get a decent pizza, coffee and locally brewed cold beer. They are the best source for finding more info on traveling this region and neighbor provinces.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

During summer it is very difficult to find an affordable hotel in Xining. The price of all hotels almost doubles as domestic tourists head to Xining, a staging ground for broader trips to the Kunbum Monastery and Qinghai Lake. As such, it is hard to get good value for money during this time. Lete is one exception to this. The... More

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Tibet, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am using Lete Youth Hostel many years for clients who are on their budget trip plan. It can be preferred starting from a bed (sharing room with 4-6 beds), private rooms and deluxe rooms at any lower cost. But the rooms are really clean and neat. The most interesting part is the cafe house, which on resides on it's16th... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are clean. The restaurant sells passable western breakfast, if you are suffering food shock. Service is slow. It is well located, with lots of foreigners and staff to get travel advice from. Lots of good food in the neighbourhood. Kids enjoyed the pool table. Basically a back packer hostel.

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Toronto, Ontario
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed three nights in a room with a private bathroom. The best thing about this hostel was the helpful staff - we had a lot of questions about travelling in Qinghai and they were patient with all of them. However, because of the negatives, we wouldn't go back if we returned to Xining. Our bathroom was never properly cleaned,... More

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not book the basic twin room, since this is a very small room with a single bulk for 110 RMB with no private bathroom. No towels are provided, map of Xining only to be bought. Food is expensive, we didn't try, outside there are many cheaper and better restaurants to eat. Good thing is the laundry service and the... More

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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
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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
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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Address: Jiancaixiang, Guoji Cun Gongyu #5 Building, 15th Floor, Xining 810000, China
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Location: China > Qinghai > Xining
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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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