We stayed here 3 nights and found this hostel better than a hostel, it was like a serviced hotel. You couldn't have found a better place to stay in Xian for the price, it was right in the centre near the Bell Tower so everything was in walking distance. The metro station and local bus stops were just outside.
The room was clean, spacious and comfortable which was serviced daily. The beds in China are firmer than most countries but we have stayed in some places where the beds are too soft or so worn you can feel the springs so we prefer firm to soft. The room comes with a TV (we only found one one English channel though), air-con, wifi and a huge bathroom.
Our room was located on the 5th floor which was a hike up the stairs but I think staying on Level 4 or 5 is better than the lower rooms as the corridors are carpeted. The lower floors had concrete which gave an old feeling about the place.
The music room just above the stairs from reception is a chic comfortable sitting area and the bar next door which is also connected to the hostel was like an upmarket uni bar. Clean, funky and full of atmosphere. It wasn't crowded when we went there but if it's full of locals, I imagine it would get noisy, like any bar really. We had dinner there one night and it was one of the better meals we had in China with local and western meals on offer.
The hostel provided us with free coffee/beer coupons. The free coffee is served in the small dining area in the hostel and the free beers at the bar. You can't get better than that!
The staff were friendly and helpful with information. Their English isn't the best but good enough to understand.
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