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Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here at the end of July for two nights, it was nice but I wouldn't suggest any longer for your stay. The hostel itself was in an ideal location inside the walls, it was equipped with wifi, a tv, comfy couches and a cute courtyard. It was very 'authentically' Chinese and the staff were all helpful and generally friendly.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed June 18, 2016

We stayed in a private kang ('double' bed room - bed stretches length of wall) for 2 nights. Pros: - The building is very cool, and very different to any other hostel I've stayed in. Loved the look of the place and the style of bed - Excellent location, allows you to properly explore Pingyao - Cheap beer - had... More 

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Initially taken aback by the bed spanning a room and that would have to support three of us, we really enjoyed this hostel. The building itself is historic and quite a site, is in a decent location, the showers were hot, the wifi fast, the breakfast and dinner good and affordable, and most importantly the staff were friendly and helpful.... More 

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Norwalk, CT
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Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is not luxurious (budget) but it has everything you'd need (clean room, bed, showers, and free wifi). Note that the showers are downstairs. The location is perfect if you are looking to stay in the ancient city and near the hustle and bustle. Bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. They offer free pickup so make... More 

Thank kal818
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed October 30, 2015

With Yamen hostel you definitely get what you pay for. The location was amazing, the courtyard was really cool, and staff were friendly. The issue with the hostel was the building itself and the beds. The building is extremely old and a bit run down, the toilets/showers could definitely use a bit of a refurb and the bed mattresses were... More 

Thank Mj184
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Reviewed October 29, 2015

This is a hostel with a great location. It's right the city center. We booked a private room and we had our own bathroom. The room was old, but it was clean and nice. The whole hostel is settled in the traditional style which is really nice. The staff speaks English very well so we didn't have any problems with... More 

Thank niksipiksi
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Reviewed September 16, 2015

Considering the hostel is quite cheep, the quality of the rooms correlates. However, the common area is cool and relaxing and the best part is that you feel the hostel could be an attraction by itself because the buildings that it's placed in are ancient and super cool! And the location is just perfect!

Thank Maja Z
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Reviewed September 11, 2015

Well located. Social hostel. Staff extremely friendly and welcoming great social chill out areas with games and activities for your use. Good courtyard area. Dorm room a lit drab but clean. Gets noisy in the morning due to street sellers and windows of our dorm did not drown out the sound. Would definitely stay here again.

Thank L0veablePresh
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

I stayed in the 7-dorm room on the upper level, so maybe private rooms are better. The price was so cheap, so i was not exoecting much, bud the bed was hard, facing the noisiest street in pingyao, i could even hear the conversation from the room next to ours and the bathroom was old and in the ground floor... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Nice place especially for the common room in which there is free pool and baby foot. The courtyard (toilets and shower included) are a little bit in a rundown. 1 on 2 staff person is very nice and helpful. The dorms are nice but just beside a very busy street (from 5h30) so plan having earplugs. Overall it is very... More 

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Additional Information about Yamen Hostel

Address: No.69 Yamen street, Pingyao County 031100, China
Location: China > Shanxi > Pingyao County
Hotel Class:1 star — Yamen Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Stay ensuite not in a shared bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles susiecampbell, Mar 29, 2014 | Read review
“opt for the private facilities worth the investment”
 of 5 bubbles Letramm, Sep 4, 2013 | Read review
“In winter get well dressed as heating is not readily available”
 of 5 bubbles Superded, Aug 21, 2013 | Read review
“Lots of guesthouses like this in Pingyao but a lot cleaner and with nicer courtyard areas, not many on the internet but they are here for less money than the Yamen!!”
 of 5 bubbles TravellingMJ, Oct 19, 2012 | Read review
“We booked a deluxe twin private ensuite. Big and confy for two! More expensive on friday and saturday night.”
 of 5 bubbles iciPompom, Sep 17, 2012 | Read review
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