We just came back from China and although Chengdu is really a great city, our stay at the Jinli Hotel (it's not a hostel!) was just one big disappointment. On the outside it looks like a nice authentic courtyard hotel, but in the rooms itself you'll just find cheap, fake wooden furniture, which seems to be rather old and/or broken. This would not have been a problem for us, but the fact that we had to change rooms 2 (TWO!) times, as the rooms were so extremely damp and moldy definitely was! The first room had a lot of mold - esp. in the bathroom- and when we mentioned this at the reception, the receptionist offered us another room, which we happily accepted. However, this room was also very damp, but we thought some fresh air might solve the problem. Wishful thinking! After spending the day in Chengdu and looking forward to a good night's sleep, we found out that the situation had not improved and that even the sheets were moldy and damp. Trying to get some sleep was almost impossible, as inhaling the air simply caused a burning feeling in your throat! I went back to the reception desk, but the girl didn't speak a word of English. The next morning we spoke to one of her colleagues on the phone and we immediately got another room... which was a bit moldy as well, but by far not as bad as the other rooms. Although the hotel is located in a nice area (Jinli old street -nice but very touristy- , Tibetan quarter) I am sure one can easily find better places to stay in Chengdu.
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