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Bell Tower Youth Hostel
Ranked #43 of 308 Specialty Lodging in Xi'an
Reviewed June 21, 2008

Back from our second trip to Xian.

Based on positive reviews we booked the Bell Tower Youth Hostel in Xian.

We were a group of 5 people....4 of us being senior citizens..

The rooms are neat & comfortable....however there are no elevators...we were allocated rooms on the 5 floor....& it was certainly no fun lugging all our luggage up..& down..

The entrance to the hotel is blocked.........well almost......... by construction of a metro station nearby, hence it took us & a couple of friendly Chinese youngsters quite some time & a few phone calls to figure out the same.

Besides this, the receptionist, while checking in warned us that the metro construction work is going on/ goes on 24 hrs bang outside the room windows...but then they gave us a small discount plus a complimentary coffee each for the "inconvenience caused.." Of course the receptionist conveniently forgot to mention this at the time of booking over email & reconfirmation over phone.

The rooms were clean & good value for money, but the bathroom doors in both our rooms didnt work..

The staff is friendly, nice & cheerful & speak good english.

The lounge is great.... especially more so in the evenings.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 30, 2008

My husband and I stayed here during our 3 day visit to Xian in 2008.

The hostel is located just opposite Xian's bell tower. Ask for a room with a view (you may have to pay extra). Catch one of many buses to the bell tower (from the train station) and a quick 2 minute walk will get you to the hostel door. Bus number 611, 603, 610. There are more but I forget. Bus tickets are 1 yuan each.

The rooms are basic, quite spacious and clean. There are towels (but probably better to use your own as they are a bit small and tatty). There is air conditioning and a TV as well.

The staff are really friendly and speak fluent English and are really helpful with info on getting to the terracotta warriors and train tickets to beijing etc etc.

The hostel has a bar which is open until late and a restaurant - we didnt eat here though. There is washing facilities. Wireless internet is available. Apparently it is only available in the bar but we got reception in our room on the 4th floor which was great.

The place isnt that quiet with lots of construction going on around the hostel and the traffic on the main road.

But overall great location and easy to get to from the train station.

Stayed: May 2008
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Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2016, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 2, 2016
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  • Stayed: November 2016, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 12, 2016
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Room Tip: せっかくだから鐘楼が見える部屋というリクエストを出してみては?
  • Stayed: November 2016, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 22, 2016
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Room Tip: 직원들에게 무언갈 물어보면 지도와 함께 자세히 알려줍니다. 에어컨은 안나와요
  • Stayed: September 2016, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 24, 2016
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  • Stayed: April 2016, traveled as a couple
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Address: No.1 North Street, Beilin District, Xi'an 710003, China
Location: China > Shaanxi > Xi'an
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 308 Specialty Lodging in Xi'an
Price Range: $29 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bell Tower Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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