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“Great service, smooth sheets” 4 of 5 stars
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Mr.Panda Youth Hostel
No.107 Zhengfu Street, Qingyang District, Chengdu 610000, China   |  
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Ranked #7 of 206 Specialty Lodging in Chengdu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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“Great service, smooth sheets”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

There was something wrong with their booking system. But they will sort it out right away. So call first to double/triple confirm your booking

Intimate, laid back atmosphere.

Great service. Very friendly & helpful. They'll even help hail down a cab, walked me to the massage center and translated to the masseur.

Room was clean, sheets were white, clean, smooth. Bed was comfy. Feather pillows.

Toilet & shower were clean & in good order.

Has facebook & youtube access! *big grin*

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

The staff here are brilliant and will go out of their way to make you feel welcome. They offered me snacks and were always happy to have a chat (or to leave you alone, if you were doing things like booking your onward journey). One girl even walked me to a nearby restaurant to help me translate the menu!

I had a private room which was very clean with a comfortable bed, the A/C was also new and quiet. The shower had decent pressure and hot water was consistent. The doors locked/unlocked via a card system so the room felt secure. The room was quite cheap, as I booked it through a hostel booking website.

The location was great - walking distance to subway stations and shopping, with very good local restaurants around. Chen Mapo (where Mapo Tofu was apparently first served) is about a 2 minute walk away. Taxis from/to the airport take around 40 minutes, and cost me ¥60. The train station is 2 stops away on the subway, and I think they are able to organise pick-ups.

My only problem with the room was that the quilt was much too heavy, which meant I had to sleep with the A/C on very cold. However, I was able to remove the quilt from the cover and just sleep with the cover, which worked. Unfortunately another problem was that the Wi-Fi didn't reach the rooms, and in the common area it was sometimes fine and sometimes extremely slow (probably due to everyone using Skype, etc). The hostel is only newly opened so perhaps this will be an improvement for the future.

The staff were able to organise trips to the Panda Centre and Sichuan Opera - I highly recommend both! It's best to go to the Panda centre early to beat the hordes of tour buses - plus the pandas sleep after they eat in the morning. Note that the price that the hostel quotes includes the entrance fee and return transport, so it's good value and saves you having to deal with taxi touts at the Panda Centre.

Even with the Wi-Fi problems I still have to give this place 5 stars because of the staff. I would much rather stay here than in a budget hotel, the room is pretty much what you'd get in a Chinese budget hotel anyway - and probably cleaner. Many Chinese hotels reek of cigarette smoke, at least here people had the decency to smoke outside! :)

When I come back to Chengdu, I'll be back!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.107 Zhengfu Street, Qingyang District, Chengdu 610000, China
Location: China > Sichuan > Chengdu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #7 of 206 Specialty Lodging in Chengdu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 35
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