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Athens, Greece
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Just in a few words. Don't have high expectations from this hostel. It's a very Chinese place, full of Chinese backpackers, not so friendly and helpful staff to the foreigners and with a cold atmosphere, too. Several people were drinking beers with the guy from the hostel until late at night and nobody cared if someone was sleeping. The bathroom... More 

Thank IridiumVerde
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

A very pleasant place, busy with many chinese travellers. The staff speak bafflingly little English for people employed to speak to foreigners but overall the vibe was good. Very comfortable beds, had a great nights sleep. Would recommend.

1 Thank JamesCitizen
San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

My husband and I (late 20s, experienced backpackers) stayed at this hostel in October 2013 for two separate nights while we were transiting through Urumqi during a two-week trip to Xinjiang. Pros: -The girl working the front desk was both friendly and helpful. (Some people seem to have indicated the opposite, I will note that this could be dependent on... More 

1 Thank KD A
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is a regular youth hostel. It has very simple rooms and a simple but inviting common area. The beds are rock hard, but that just seems to be an overall Xinjiang standard, so nothing to be surprised about. But what we did mind a lot were the toilets and bathroom. The smell was really terrible and having one smelly... More 

Thank kraemmar
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Avoid this place if you can. Staff are rude and useless. They don't have the most basic knowledge of Urumuqi or common tourist needs. In summers the Army occupies the school behind the hostel, be ready to be woken at 4am by PLA marching songs and yelling. Filthy toilets, grungy beds and a hostile atmosphere make it a place to... More 

Thank Rob B
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Our dorm room's lock was broken, and the bathroom door was rotting and wouldn't close properly. Staff seem to resent foreigners. The fridge ran out of beer at 5pm and they said they didn't have any more. After getting beer from a local shop I later saw one of the staff go into a room and bring back beers for... More 

1 Thank Stubie6
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The hostel is a good place to just get a nights rest. The room was painted like a little kids room. The room was run down as much of the hostel was. The main room was very smoky so we did not stay in that area. ( I know it's China) still I don't smoke. The hostel was near the... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Somewhat gruff staff, with mostly a challenged command of English. decent enough beds. No lockers in the dorms. Good, somewhat grotty showers. Pleasant enough common area, no breakfast served. Hot water available.

Thank MastaBaba
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164 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We arrived at 9.30am (Beijing time) from an overnight bus from Almaty and were provided with a double room with attached bath for 110Y. We were greeted welcomely by a young man, who used a translation program on his computer to communicate with us. They needed us to wait for a few minutes as they cleaned the room up, but... More 

Thank suttonase
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

The rooms are fine, though the mattresses are about half an inch of fabric through which you can feel the wood frame. The staff are just terrible, and rude, and clearly would rather not deal with guests. They are unhelpful and unable to provide even the most basic tourist information. Worst of all the hostels I've stayed at in xinjiang.

2 Thank lalha
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Additional Information about Maitian International Youth Hostel

Address: No.726 Youhao South Road, Urumqi 830000, China
Location: China > Xinjiang Uygur > Urumqi
Price Range: $14 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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