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Traffic Inn
Ranked #8 of 341 Specialty Lodging in Chengdu
Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

This hostel was very nice. We had a two bed room. The shared bathroom was very clean. The staff is really nice and helps you whenever you have a problem. The bus station is right next to the hostel which is really convenient. The food in the hostel is quite nice too. But if you want to have the sichuan experience you should eat hot pot. There is a nice restaurant, just around the corner. It's called yuilin chuanchuan xian.
From chengdu we recommend a trip to jiuzhaigou and huanglong. It takes around ten hours to get there but both parks are really amazing!!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

When walking into hostels,staff with good attitude always means they really put emphasis almost on everything and care about what you need.Traffic Inn is just one of the hostels.
They re-decorate some floors inside Traffic Hotel so the qualities are unbeatable.The room is small but enough for the numbers of beds.The staff cleans the room up every day and every bed,even though you gonna stay for a couple of days.Most importantly,there are always staff on reception,and they're really helpful with smiles.I think that's what I feel like home when staying.Would love to stay here again!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Stayed on various occasions during July and I can safely say that this place ticks all the boxes extremely well. The staff are young and friendly and could teach the staff of some international hotel chains a lot about customer service!! The food was good value and the rooms, especially those in the adjoining hotel rather than the Hostel, where all spotlessly clean and excellent value for money.

Room Tip: Ask at the Hostel for a room in the Hotel!
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

I had lower expectation of the room condition because of the low price I paid. I booked a standard double room but they upgraded me free-of-charge to a triple room (with 1 queen-size bed and 1 single bed) upon check-in as no double room was available. I was surprised by the comfortable condition of the room/bathroom. The room is very clean and aircon was in good working order. The hot shower was adequate for me and the usual toiltries were provided too. I did not eat at the hotel but the reception provided me with a map and some tips on where to go for food. The hotel is situated within walking distance to Chengdu University and there's a row of eateries right beside the University. The hotel is also conveniently situated right beside Xinnanmen Bus Station so it was very easy for me to take a bus to my next destination in early morning. It is also quite near to walk to Minshan Hotel which is the alighting/boarding point for the RM10 airport shuttle. The only down side was that i was unable to access Wifi from my room, it was only accessible at Reception area and 2nd floor. I will recommend anyone to stay here for convenience and the affordable price.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed at Traffic Inn for two nights in July 2013. Large, clean room with good shower and air-con. Wifi did not work in our room. Very helpful, friendly staff who gave out information without trying to sell you their tours. Breakfast available but not included. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights and enjoyed our stay. We found the staff to be really helpful and most spoke good English.

Our room was clean and spacious and the en-suite provided a good shower. It showed some signs of wear and tear, but was reasonable for the money. The walls are a bit thin, so hope you don't get too many school parties shouting down the corridors!

We had a bit of an issue over the WiFi as their website boasts 'free WiFi in all areas', yet our first room could hardly connect and when it did, it was seriously slow. We spoke to reception and to be fair, they came to the room and soon moved us to another room with a good signal. Looking at the layout, I can see that one corridor is shielded from the router, so specify you need good WiFi on booking.

The location is quite central to walk to the city sights, and they run a reasonable trip to the Pandas - just 108 CNY which includes park entry giving you 3 hours in the park - back by lunchtime.

We ate at the hostel twice as it was easier than walking to anything local. The food was okay, but a bit basic and a bit greasy eating in a canteen style common-room. Okay for 'something to eat' but nothing more. Large Tsingtau beer good at 10 CNY from reception.

The hostel arranged an airport transfer for 80 CNY (total) which was prompt and similar to a regular taxi. We did discover an airport shuttle bus that stops at a hotel about 15 minutes walk away and that was just 10 CNY each. (bus 303 to Minshan Hotel).

Finally, it is a bit hard to find, so get to the Xinnanmen bus station, as you look at the station from the river, go through the security entrance to the right of the station, then follow around to the left. The reception is at the end.

We have stayed in many hotels/hostels in China and find this to be good value for money.
I would recommend it to others ...

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this hostel for 3 nights in a double ensuite room. It was clean, comfortable beds. Kettle in room. Complimentary toiletries, towels and slippers. The staff were really friendly and helpful, even managed to screen the wimbledon final for us :-) We ate at the hostel and tried various dishes. The Chinese food we found to be greasy and not very nice but you can't fault their pizza and fries!! There is a lovely Chinese restaurant next door which we tried.

We did their organised tour to see the pandas which just covered the entrance fee and transport but is was worth it to save the hassle of making your own transport arrangements however I did feel a little rushed.

The best thing about the hostel was location, right next to the bus station so onward journeys are really easy to organise. The staff are happy to help you with this.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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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 341 Specialty Lodging in Chengdu
Price Range: $25 - $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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