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“Would never stay again even if I was paid”
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Traffic Inn
Ranked #8 of 344 Specialty Lodging in Chengdu
Reviewed March 3, 2012

besides from the location the place was teribble. They wash the dishes in the communal toilet sink and are not helpful at all. the staff there are more happy to play video game online and laugh at you when you ask for there help then anything else at all. Wont ever stay there again.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

Perfect location accessible by all means of transport. We don't speak a lick of Chinese, but we got along fine. 3 of us stayed on the "family room" with a double and single bed. Rooms very clean with large private bath, good wifi. 180 RMB, reasonable compared to other hotels and the unbeatible location. Walking distance to just about EVERYTHING!

  • Stayed: January 2012
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1  Thank Cheap-Married-Travel
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Reviewed January 17, 2012

We stayed there for two nights in a very clean (a little bit dark) double room. The very friendly staff helped us with organizing a visit at the Panda center and recommended nice places to eat (just the kind of stuff that you expect from a hostel...and that sometimes seems not to be so common in China ;-). Toilets and showers were not in the room, but also very clean (western/chinese style).
At the time of our stay the terrace of the cafe was under reconstruction. Still the cafe was open and provided typical backpacker services.
Overall, I very well recommend this place.
(I love the hilarious "backpacker characterization" that serves as sign in front of the Traffic Inn ... ;-))))

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 15, 2012

The staff are ever so friendly and very helpful. They all speak fantastic English too. The location of the hostel is spot on. It's a short walk to the centre and the bus station is right next door which is great if you're heading to Leshan or Emeishan like we did. We stayed in a twin ensuite, our room was really lovely more like a hotel than a hostel and the beds were really comfy. We booked a panda trip through the hostel too which was great value for money at 98rmb each. This included your transport there and back and your entrance ticket.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 10, 2011

i stayed here with my 13 year old son during our backpacking trip from Kuala Lumpur-Chengdu-Songpan-Chengdu- Kuala Lumpur. We stayed in room with 2 single beds, shared bathroom for RMB90 per night. They had a lovely garden cafe for breakfasts, light snacks. Our room was clean, comfy, with clean towels and bedsheets and wireless cover the entire hostel. The staff was helpful and gave us tips about our travel plans. There is a posh Thai restaurant, local eateries and banks about 10mins walk. Also walking distance to subway. The hostel also arrange Tibet permits. Definitely recommend this place.

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  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 5, 2011

Stayed for two nights. not really a hostel person, personally, but Traffic Inn Hostel in chengdu was great value for money and very clean. Stayed in a private room (fits 2) solo, for 90rmb a night. can stay in dorms for 45rmb if you prefer. The staff all speak very good english and will help you with pretty much anything from topping up your phone, to recommending restaurants, to finding best deals for flights or arranging travel permits, etc.

If on a budget (or even if not, but just want to meet friendly people and staff who are willing to give you a lot of direction on where to go around Chengdu and Sichuan), then this is a great place to stay.

Hostels, being hostels, can sometimes get a bit noisy with travellers moving around in all times of the day.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 12, 2011

I stayed here for three nights with 3 friends - we stayed in a four-dorm, then a two-dorm with a private bathroom (and two of us in a 6-dorm), then a 6-dorm on our last night. This was mostly because of our late planning and we didn't book ahead for three nights which meant we moved around a bit - but it was fine, the staff was very helpful when we weren't sure what we were doing.

I've never stayed in a hostel before but this was really nice for how much it cost. I paid about $22 USD for my three nights there. The hostel had basic rooms, clean beds/sheets. There's a common lobby area and they are nicely decorated with photos and these cool paper cut-out things giving it some charm.

The shared bathrooms were pretty clean and tidy for being shared. They also provide toilet paper, which is great.

Location is excellent, as you can walk to the metro station and the bus station is literally next door, a block or so down. There's a bus stop outside you can take to the Giant Panda Research Breeding Base, I think it was bus 109 - but it went in the most roundabout loop/route ever and it took a little over an hour to get there, when it really should have been maybe about 30 minutes or so. This was after we spent 45 minutes waiting for the bus to start up - so if your time is valuable - might be better to take a cab.

My only problem was that a cleaning lady took my personal towel that I brought with me and used it to clean the rooms with (I'm assuming), because when I found it, it was thrown over the side of a cleaning cart and had to be wrung dry. It didn't even remotely look like the hotel towels, and I really don't know how it could have gotten mixed up, which was rather annoying. Mostly because there's a sign on the door that noted rooms would only be cleaned if we asked for them to be. This was when I was in a four-dorm, so make sure to lock up all your stuff and it should be fine - I just forgot the towel but figured since we'd be back in a few hours it wouldn't make a difference - guess I was wrong. Seeing as I was paying $7 USD a night, it didn't seem like I could really complain to the staff.

Overall, great place in a good location.

Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
Thank Connie P
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Address: No.26 Desheng Road, Qingyang District, Chengdu 610041, China
Location: China > Sichuan > Chengdu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 344 Specialty Lodging in Chengdu
Price Range: $24 - $25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Traffic Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traffic Inn moved to a more central, cozier place after running the old one for six years. In this new location, we’d like to provide the best facilities with invariable superior services. All the Traffic Inners hold the motto “be candid group, be helpful guide, be local friends”, and we’d like welcoming all the travelers and backpackers to chillax in our new “home”. You hold the votes for us because we have several highlights:Highlight 1: TransportationWenshu Monastery: within 10 minutes walking. Wenshu Monastery is one of the most famous Buddhist temple in Chengdu, with more than one thousand years’ history. Around this historical spot, a Buddhist cultural pedestrian would be great attraction for most travelers.Tianfu Square is 2 metro stops awayRenmin Park is 3 bus stops awayChunxi Road is 4 bus stops awayGreen Ram Temple is 5 bus stops awayNorth Train Station is 2 metro stops awayEast Train Station is 9 metro stops awayXinnanmen Bus Station is 5 bus stops away, plus we provide free minivan every morning (7:00-7:30) to take you to Xinnanmen Bus StationHighlight 2: Local ServicesBig supermarket within 5 minutes walking (420 meter)Many banks and ATM within 5 minutes walking (260 meter)Famous 24 hours chain stores within 3 minutes walking (180 meter)Traditional prime food court within 10 minutes walking (850 meter)Traditional raw food market within 5 minutes walking (460 meter)Highlight 3: Facilities of Our HostelTraffic Inn is absolutely not a place only provide bed. We hope you feel free, comfortable, and homelike with us, we are eager to let you know us and other travelers from different countries, and we’d like to let all of our “family” members to become close friends.We have large amount of public space, including the roof terrace, relaxed music collection and atmosphere, quite sleeping room, western and eastern food options. Each of our rooms including dorm is with private shower, toilet and air-con. Free lockers provided in dorm and valuable stuff could be put in the lockers at the reception.Highlight 4: Recent FreebiesArriving free drink couponBuy two nights get one night free, will be ended on 31st Dec. 2014Free breakfast from 7:00 to 9:00, will be ended on 31st Dec. 2014Happy hour of free beers (from 20:00-21:00) on Monday, Thursday, FridayFree minivan to Xinnanmen Bus Station every morning (from 7:00-7:30)Buy drinks get free food every Saturday (from 18:00-20:00)Grilling night on a regular scheduleHighlight 5: Our ServicesFree travel info. of Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Tibet, etc.Free booking of hostels in other provincesFree WIFIFree HD movies (more than 600 movies for your choice)Free lockersFree pool tableFree table tennis (Ping Pong)Free luggage depositFree Chengdu mapFree libraryFree hair dryerFree clean linenFree electronic blanket provided in winterFree breakfastFree SKYPE international callFree 24-hours hot showerFree hot/cold drinking waterBike rental serviceScooter rental serviceLaundry serviceSichuanese Mahjong courseChinese cuisine courseHighlight 6: Trip OrganizeWE WILL HELP YOU TO JOIN OR FORM AN ITINERARY TO CUT DOWN YOUR TOUR PACKAGE PRICE TO TIBET!7 days Nepal via EBC8 days EBC & return 7 days Nepal overland 4 days Lhasa 698 CNY5 days Namtso 6 days Shigatse ★ Panda tour (98 CNY/person, Private Car)There are more than 20 pandas in Chengdu Panda Breeding Center. Those pandas don’t live in the cages, but are stocked in the mountains like their natural habitat. This price includes round trip transportation and entrance ticket.★ Yangtze River Cruise3 days and 4 days boat itinerary respectively. Definitely the lowest best deal you can find in town.★ Grand BuddhaWalk around this colossal statue from head to toe. Admire in full scale from boat view.★ Jiuzhaigou Valley & Huanglong park4 days by bus, or 3 days by plane. There are few shopping trips but you can't beat the price.★ Songpan Horse TrekIce Mountain woes horse riders with the purest of snows and clearest blue sky.★ Hailuogou GlacierThe youngest glacier in Asia, impressive as it is. Take a hot spring bath in all-nature-surroundings.★ Sichuan OperaSpit long-lasting fire, change face to green, red, and blue in a blink of eyes. Our Regulation:We only provide service to hostel-mania travelers.We only provide service to those eager to meet friends.We only provide service to those with eco-awarenessWe only provide service to those keen on best experience in ChengduP.S.: our check-in time is after 12:00 and check-out time is before 14:00, and our reception is open 24 hours all year round.We won’t emphasize our history in spite that we’ve been running for six years. We won’t emphasize our service in spite that we’ve been igniting our passion all year round. We won’t emphasize our location in spite that our new hostel locates in a marvelous block with gingko trees around. We won’t emphasize our cleanliness in spite that we treat each guest room as our home. We won’t emphasize our activities in spite that every event is full of our elaborate planning and devotion.We just want you to have true chillax in our hostel and have great fun in Chengdu.So we hope to see you soon and with you have a good journey in China. ... more   less 
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