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Lete Youth Hostel

Jiancaixiang, Guoji Cun Gongyu #5 Building, 15th Floor, Xining 810000, China
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Staff and atmosphere of the hostel cannot be beat. They are outgoing and seek to help wherever they can. The facilities are a bit worn, the ensuite bathroom smelly and moldy (installation of a ventilation fan might be helpful) and the main living area of our room was so dimly lit that one could not see to read at night... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great location. As a family of four we felt very welcome here and were able to relax in a family room. Food basic but quality and drinks available, pool table good wifi connection. Family rooms good value and some good info from other travellers. There is a travel agency attached and staff were all incredibly friendly - some spoke English

Thank furrysporran
Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at Lete and in Xining for almost a month! There is a lot to do here and a lot of really interesting people filter through Lete. I met academics, business people, and backpackers from the world over. The owner is a lovely Chinese woman with flawless English. Most of her staff speak English as well. Food in the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We enjoyed staying in a private room with a bathroom on the 15th floor. It was clean and spacious. The owner was extremely helpful and friendly and the location is great. On our way back we accidentally booked the apartment on the 13th floor and wasn't able to change our reservations. The girl at the front desk said it was... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I was there in September with a group of 10 people. We stayed here twice. First we had dormitories because all the rest was fully booked. 5 days later when we came back from Labrang I had booked suites. Dormitories are ok. Suites are great, you can sleep with 3 people in there. Good location, nice atmosphere. There is a... More 

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Totnes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Me and my daughter felt very welcome and well taken care of here with great food, great people, great atmosphere! Best pace to stay in XINING I'd say, also hndy tibetn connections just upstairs. We made some grat friends here.

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Xining, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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Lhasa, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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.

Thank Seth G
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