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Lete Youth Hostel

Jiancaixiang, Guoji Cun Gongyu #5 Building, 15th Floor, Xining 810000, China
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Lete Youth Hostel
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Ranked #3 of 39 Specialty Lodging in Xining
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015
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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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lubbock, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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20 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
1 helpful vote 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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Qinghai, China
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 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.

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Toronto, Ontario
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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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