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Hantang House
No.32 Nanchang Alley, Nanxin Street, South of New City Plaza, Xi'an 731000, China   |  
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Ranked #1 of 106 Xi'an B&B and Inns
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“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This is a great place to stay in central Xi'an close to all the central attractions. The double room we had was very clean and spacious more like a hotel than than a hostel. The food and drink was expensive by Chinese standards but there are plenty of places around and you can eat elsewhere.

The receptionists spoke good English and were very friendly. We booked the Hang Tang Dynasty show at the very last minute, which they arranged efficiently and accompanied us there in a rickshaw.

Overall a good place to stay in central Xi'an.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We stayed three nights at HangTang house and it was absolutely great. We called them upfront to arrange a taxi and when my flight got delayed, I could easily change it on the phone. They also have a number of people speaking decent English, which is a big plus. The double room was really nice and even had a rain-shower. Overall the room is outstanding for the price you pay (approx 20/25 euro for a double), only they need to clean it a little bit better: there were some hairs in the showers and the ground wasn't cleaned near the toilet.

The hostel is packed with amenities, laundry service in-house available. But the best part of this hostel is definitely the in-house pub with its atmosphere and the broad selection of beers / wines and great value breakfast! Top accomodation!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Great value for money! Excellent modern rooms. Cheap laundry service. Wi fi. Restauant with good food and live entertainment in the evenings :-) This hostel is almost as good as a hotel!! Just much better priced :-) Staff very friendly and helpful. Good central location close to bus stops.

Room Tip: Choose the lowest possible floor, as there is no lift :-)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We were grateful for the free train station pick up, with the mass of people congregated at the station.

The hostel is located pretty near to ur usual Xi'an sights, and whatever u need is pretty much easily within reach.

We stayed in a dbl bed ensuite room and were impressed by what was provided, after our experience with another hostel in Beijing.

I should also commend the hostel for hosting their own tours. This means no compulsory shopping during the tour, and valuable advice on where and how much to purchase the mandatory teracotta figurines.

The bar area is a nice place to chill. However, as it was open to public (membership schemes are offered I think), it can get quite crowded and the local crowd can get pretty rowdy at times. That's probably the only negative from our stay.

Overall an 8/10 for me.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Stayed here for 4 nights in August 2012. Had a bed in one of the female dorm rooms.

+ The bed was very comfortable! The room had en suite toilet and shower.
+ It was easy walk to the bell and drum towers as well to the muslim areas.

- The lobby of the hostel was a bit small, there wasn't much room to hang around.
- The cafe/restaurant was way too expensive

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

An awesome hostel, staff couldn't do enough to help. Lovely room, hostel looks like a 3 star hotel... Situated central Xi'an and easy to get to all of the amenities. Free wifi and computers on hand if you need to use.

Good trips, excellent find!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Really blown away by this place. Definitely one of the better hostels we've stayed in in China. Make sure if they pick you up from the train station that you understand their sister hostel (Han Tang Inn) is just down the street. If you're staying at the Han Tang House, look for the Jamaica Blue sign above the door.

Pros:

Rooms are almost brand new and clean. The Jamaica Blue Cafe (apparently an international chain) downstairs has great tasting food (the pesto chicken sandwich is gooood). A/C works like a champ in the room. Less than 10 minutes from metro line and Bell/Drum Towers. Friendly staff.

Cons:

Not necessarily the hostel's fault, but more the faulty building quality, but the window in our room sounded like it was wide open; when I checked, there's no sealant around the window, so it any late night deliveries or dark barks sound like they're in your room sometimes. And yes, the price of the drinks and food in the cafe' are a bit steep, but it's high quality, and you're paying for the convenience (I've never found CHEAP hostel food that was this good). No internet (wi-fi or hardline) in the rooms.

Room Tip: Get a room on the 2nd floor or higher to avoid live music noise at night.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.32 Nanchang Alley, Nanxin Street, South of New City Plaza, Xi'an 731000, China
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Location: China > Shaanxi > Xi'an
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 106 B&Bs / Inns in Xi'an
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