I spent 2 nights in this hostel during the Ice Festival. I stayed there with 2 friends, so we had a 3-bed room with bathroom. I'm really happy we had our own bathroom because the common one seemed really dirty and smelled really bad. The service was ok; they could smile more, that wouldn't hurt. I appreciated the good heating, even though it was actually a bit overheated, but that's not something to complain about when it's -20°C outside.
Our bathroom was nice, although the hot water had little issues sometimes. The beds were comfortable - I like the really hard Chinese beds. The rooms could use some more light at night, it kind of felt like being in a strip club.
The location is really good, in the centre of town, and pretty easy to find. The hostel doesn't provide breakfast but there are lots of little shops and restaurants around it where you can get good Chinese snacks - huge bags of peanuts and popcorns for 10kuai, sweet " bread " kind of things for 1kuai. You can also buy Russian chocolate at the hostel.
Overall, it's a good hostel to stay in if you are a student and have little money to spend.
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