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“Good hostel, good service, rooms priced well but food & drink not.” 4 of 5 stars
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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 104 Xi'an B&B and Inns
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“Good hostel, good service, rooms priced well but food & drink not.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Very clean accommodation and helpful staff. Michael taught us how to count to ten in Chinese.

Price of beer was expensive but they are happy for you to buy beer from supermarket across the road and drink outside.

Food was cheaper across the road too but you had to eat it, on a table, in the street. 4 yuen for wonton soup was good enough for breakfast. Most people ate further down the road - 10 yuen but you could sit indoors.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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México, D.F.
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Hantang is a perfect option if you are thinking about a good hostel in Xi'An. The location is perfect, near a metro station and principal attractions in the old part of Xi'An. The rooms are almost new and very very clean; the staff is helpful and they have good options for tours. You will spend around 7 dolars a night for an incredible clean room.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wales
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Before I start I will say my partner and I are 25 and 23 and have stayed in a lot of hostels in Australia and Asia in the past 14 months whilst travelling so we are not picky or judgemental.

Positives are 8 bed dorm room was great. Comfy beds, great shower and toilet facilities.

Negatives is the hostel charge extra for everything. I am travelling on a budget yet its 100RMB deposit per room key. Towels are 30RMB deposit. Extra butter and jam for breakfast is 2RMB. Free hotpot night on a Thursday is in fact not free its 15RMB per person.

Hostel is extremely expensive for food and drinks considering your in China. Example, hostel beer is 20/30RMB yet convenience store 10 paces away has large bottles for 2.5RMB. However, this may be to do with the fact that a coffee chain is based in the hostel.

Wi-Fi not great struggled using it in rooms and even sometimes in the lobby area.

Considering all other hostels we have stayed in over past year, this has zero traveller spirit or atmosphere. Think they are trying to be a hotel/B'n'B rather than a hostel and it tells.

Special note to Abby behind reception who came with us to China Unicom store and sorted us with Chinese SIM cards, would have been impossible task otherwise.

All in all, if I was booking again as a traveller I would choose elsewhere!!!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We stayed for 5 nights at hantang house in a private double.
The room was spacious and clean with a private toilet and shower.
The staff at the hostel were good when asked for information we even went on their free walking tour of the muslin district with them despite know how to get there it was good to speak to a local and they even helped us with haggling and ordering some food.

The main reason to come to xian is the terracotta warriors and we went on the hostel trip to this. It was good we got an airconditioned coach and the guide was very knowledgable. The lunch maybe wasnt the greatest though we were asked do you want lunch and we agreed so you have an opt out. It was CNY30 per person for a selection of dishes in a restaurant near when the bus parks. At just over £3 its not alot and you can try some dishes so its ok it was just that some people expected to pick their lunch from a menu so i thought i would mention it. Overall the tour is worth doing to get extra info and avoid the crowds even thought you can get a bus to the site yourself and save money.

The hostel had live music most of the nights we were their it could be heard from our room on the second floor however this wasnt a big issue as it started at half 9 and finished before 11 so wont interrupt anyones sleep just prepare yourself for some Neil Diamond.

Food in the hostel was good but a bit on the higher end of the price scale for china as were the drinks thought there is a supermarket right across the street and may street vendors around if your counting the pennies.

Overall a very good hostel with a nice atmosphere and helpful staff.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Really enjoyed our stay here. We had a nice double room, it was really clean with comfortable beds. The bathroom was really clean, more a wet room but the hostel provided towels which I thought was really good. It had a nice atmosphere around the place with a pool table downstairs and a ping pong table and couches upstairs. The staff were really friendly and we booked our tour to the terra-cotta warriors with the hostel and it was really good fun with a great guide Ja-Ja!! we also booked the panda tour through the hostel which we found to be the highlight of our trip to china! The location was so great, really easy to walk around with shops and restaurants nearby and the metro very close.

Room Tip: We stayed on the 3rd floor for 2 nights and the 1st floor our last night and we had wifi in our room...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Ghent, Belgium
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

While Xi'an isn't the most beautiful city in China, this hostel brightens your day from a long and exhaustive trip through the city. There is some (not all) English-speaking staff and are really helpful. There's good food, laundry service, wi-fi, etc... The best thing was that I met a lot of Western travelers. It feels good to speak your own language or English to people in a country where you don't understand anybody.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This is a great hostel - the rooms are clean, staff are friendly and it's incredible we'll set up for travellers. The shower was great and to have such an on suite at a hostel is a first.

I would also recommend the tour to the warriors. It was informative and then tour guide was excellent.

Stay here, you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Ask to stay on the third floor as the live music can make it a bit noisy.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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
Location: China > Shaanxi > Xi'an
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 104 B&Bs / Inns in Xi'an
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