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Suzhou Mingtown Suzhou Youth Hostel

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived at 3:00pm, the staff had already given away our room. They claimed that we told them we were arriving at 1:00pm. The booking.com policy for this hotel states they can only give away the room after 6:00pm. Instead of apologizing and making up for the mistake, the staff tried to convince us that the bed in the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Pros: Right on Pingjiang Road, which is a famous and beautiful old street with a river, lots of great shops and no cars, very authentic looking. We stayed in one of their private rooms. Cons: Mold on the roof (a lot of it) Dingy, tiny room with about 3 small lights, felt like we were camping with torches. No hot... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Cleanliness is ok for hostel in China, though the hot water has limited time and water is chilly in cold weather. Staff is helpful in giving information. Near to bus station and metro, about 30min walk to Humble Administrator's Garden and Suzhou Museum. Easily find food and drinks as it is located in the famous Pingjiang Road. Nice setting in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

First star is given to the fun and friendly staff. The second star goes to the great location of the hostel. The third star is for the public living room. The hostel is not bad in general but still have room for improvements. We stayed at girls dormitory for six this time. The room feels gloomy probably because there was... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

I recently spent two nights at the hostel. Yes, location is amazing - a 10 min walk from Xiangmen subway station (line 1). Even in a private single room, price was affordable and my stay was pretty comfortable. Near the main touristic attractions and staff speak English. They also serve food and drinks. Downside - WiFi in the room was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

It is located in the main canal and just 15min walk from the main attraction of Suzhou (Classical Gardens). It is also 10min walk away from a shopping district with plenty of restaurants and bars. The hostel is very Chinese style, simple but clean. The rooms are in a separate building from the reception (main building), so you will have... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We had a nice stay at Mingtown in Suzhou. Here are the positives / negatives: Positives: - Great location right in the old town - Good wifi - Restaurant with bacon and eggs! - Nice cafe downstairs with reasonably priced food Negatives: - no soap or shampoo provided in private rooms - Room was very small and cramped - Had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We stayed at Mingtown Hostel for 2 nights and it was an OK stay overall on the basis of the hostel alone. Location wise however, you are inside the historic part of the old city, right next to the water lane with many shops, restaurants and tea places around and it gets even more lively at night. The hostel also... More 

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Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

It's a very nice place to stay with good clean rooms. There's only 2 showers and 2 toilets on the first floor, which isn't that convenient if there's too many guests... Location is great, pretty close to the metro station, and on the pretty street in Suzhou.

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Suzhou was our last city in China and we were not disappointed by our hostel. The place is absolutely beautiful, in an old typical Chinese house, next to the canal. The staff speaks English and is very helpful. The room was lovely with air-conditioning, which is an absolute necessity in Suzhou during the summer. We preferred to book a room... More 

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Additional Information about Suzhou Mingtown Suzhou Youth Hostel

Address: NO. 28 Pingjiang Road, Suzhou 215434, China
Location: China > Jiangsu > Suzhou
Price Range: $17 - $41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 31
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