We're giving this a "Average" rating, although we wouldn't recommend it to other travellers. We stayed five nights in a triple room on the 1st floor and two nights in a double in the 4th floor.
Han Tang House is the "top choice" hostel in Xi'an in the latest edition of Lonely Planet China, however, it just isn't a snug fit for budget backpackers. It's more like an expensive western pub/bar with accommodation as a side-business.
The rooms are great, spacious, clean, with nice bathrooms. The location is perfect. The prices though, are steep and the service lacking. Especially their food is really overpriced. There are plenty of Chinese eateries on the same street where you can get cheaper food.
The ground floor "common area" feels more like a bar/pub/restaurant where you're supposed to only eat food you order at the hostel. We brought our own food from across the street and were directed to a table in the corner to eat it. They often have loud music or a live band playing on the ground floor during evenings/nights. The music penetrates the walls on the 1st floor.
The staff seemed to be more interested in mixing drinks than serving the needs of their guests. Questions were answered adequately, but the friendliness and helpfulness just wasn't there.
WiFi worked well in the ground floor pub and on the 1st floor, but not on the 4th.
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- Also Known As:
- Hantang House China/Shaanxi