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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
Edmonton, Canada
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“Great place to stay in an interesting city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Hangtan House for 4 nights in late September. We are in our 60's and found this to be a great hostel catering to guests of all ages. Our room was very clean and comfortable with its own bathroom and shower…we bought soap at the shop across the road. We were concerned that the nightly live music events would disturb us as our room was right above the venue…but it seems that the building is sound proof no problems at all!
Arrangements were made for us to go on two tours..one to a sanctuary to see pandas and the other to see the Terra Cotta Warriors…both trips were a thrill!!!
Food was available at the hostel but it did not cater to our need for local food; the hostel is however in the midst of a number eateries and not far from the Muslim Quarter with its many restaurants and food stands.
We especially appreciated the help provided to us by the staff who fixed up our reservation and were generous with their advice and directions. Thank you Michael and Sasha. A great place to stay with interesting fellow travelers!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This was one of the nicest places we stayed in China.  Rooms were of 3 star standard pretty much.  Great shower and comfortable beds.  Room was quite dark and a little cold in the evening but I didn't mind that.  Location is good about a 15-20 minute walk from the Drum Tower and Muslim Quarter.  Staff were friendly and the food at the bar was okay.  Drink were quite expensive tho so we made use of happy hour.  They had live music on the nights we were there which was cool.  The music always stopped around 11pm
So it didnt keep us up. We also got our laundry done for a good price and did a tour to the terracotta warriors which was worth doing - our guide lady JaJa was amazing and we learnt lots. The reception staff also managed to find some people from another hostel to arrange a tour to the Emperor Jingli tomb which was worth doing - good service. Wi-fi was good although almost ground to a halt when it got busy. Good place to meet people too.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

My husband and I stayed two nights in a queen room with ensuite in early October 2013. I would highly recommend this hostel.

The room we stayed in was small - just enough room for the bed, and a console/desk. However, the bed was comfortable and the room was clean. It also had a flat screen TV. The bathroom was relatively large, modern and clean with a western toilet. It was a great place to stay - very centrally located in the middle of the old city of Xian. Very quiet at night. There was also a locked security door to the bedroom section that only guests could access.

The hostel is professionally managed, and the staff were all friendly, efficient and spoke excellent English.

The restaurant downstairs served excellent coffee, and the food was okay too. If you want beer, I suggest you try buying cans in the shop across the road - as it is very expensive in the hostel.

There was very comprehensive information about local sites and tours available in the restaurant or from hostel staff.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

My husband and I and another couple (we are all in our mid 60's) had a wonderful stay at Hantang House. The staff was very helpful. Daisy had corresponded with me several times and set up our transportation to and from the airport. The food was great and we enjoyed the "dumpling party" . It was an excellent location. The hostel provides a tour to the Terra Cotta Warriors, so it was easy to arrange and we met people that were also staying at the Hostel. Overall it was a great experience.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Located in the centre of Xi'an in a silent and quiet street. It's in front of a shop where you can buy bottles of one and half litre of water for only 2,5 RMB each. They speak english. Our room was large with three big single beds, air conditioner and a clean and large bathroom decked with a plant. You can eat and drink in there. In the evening you can learn to do ravioli-dumplings, listen to music or other activities. I advise you to take part in their tour of terracotta warriors: no shopping, with a tourist guide who gave us the chance to visit with calm the location. Then you can eat tasty meal in a restaurant for juas 30 RMB.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

As a couple of reviews have stated before - this is not a hostel. The only reason they can call themselves this is because they have dorm rooms. In every other sense it is a hotel and doesn't cater to backpackers.

We didn't eat or drink here as there are loads of cheap delicious restaurants and street stall nearby. But if we did, it would chew through our daily budget in a couple of meals - the prices are ridiculous (28RMB for tea!).

The staff aren't hugely helpful or friendly. We asked for a local market to buy fruit and they directed us to a seafood centre (?!). Eventually we found loads of cheap fruit near the bird market. It seems they can only offer information on the tours they have available, not much else.

On a positive note, the dorm rooms were very clean and comfortable with individual lights and an en suit bathroom.
A good location too.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Trieste, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Really high-level hostel, above european standards for cleanliness and confort. Big single beds pretty confortable, amazing common room where to meet guys from all across the world.
Also enjoyable are the little trips organized by the staff, the Terracotta Warriors one is amazing and very valuable for the quality/price rate

Room Tip: tried only private room with 3 beds, but it works well
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 106 B&Bs / Inns in Xi'an
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