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Westlake Youth Hostel
Ranked #28 of 163 Specialty Lodging in Hangzhou
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4 reviews
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“Had a great stay here”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Stayed for a couple of nights. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Rented bicycles which I thoroughly recommend. Nice and clean room with basic A/C. The food was average and a little pricey but convenient as the menu has dishes listed in English. Would stay here again. Was just what I needed from my stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Dunedin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights and was a great stay. The room was comfortable and clean with air-con, very nice outdoor area, good inside area too. They offer good food at cheap prices also. Staff speak English and were very friendly and very helpful. Good location to experience the lake, although a bit further to town and not so many good eating places around. Near impossible to get a taxi so relied a lot on the black taxis outside and generally got a pretty reasonable price. If you can't speak the language then the staff will be able to sort out transport for you.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Safety Harbor, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2012

Good location (except when it comes to taxis), lovely courtyard and a fine staff! We had a double room that was a bit worn, but comfortable. No problems with the AC and plenty of hot water...but also plenty of mold in the bathroom. This may be "the norm" for China? The room was spacious and quiet. If you can, bring your own towel(s), soap and toilet paper as these were lacking or nonexistent. On a positive note, Frank at the front desk was helpful and outgoing. He assisted us with a private driver to get to a restaurant (Panchos -- very good Mexican if you have had too much Chinese food!) that was a little 'out of the way.' Which brings to mind...the hostel food is wonderful -- the big breakfasts are worth every yuan! Good pizzas, coffee and sandwiches, as well. They kept their stock of beer and bottled water full at all times, too. The gathering room/lobby had plenty of room to relax and lots of character. Taxi drivers did not seem to know where the hostel was located so we had to help them out. Any way you slice it, it's difficult to get a taxi at all in Hangzhou! All in all it was a good stay. We loved the easy access to pretty parts of the West Lake, bike rentals, the pagoda and the causeway.

Room Tip: Stay on the backside when school is out...stay on the front side when school is in!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

We stayed there for only one night (unfortunately) on our trip around the world and felt at home from the first moment. Extremely helpful and nice people there. You feel like at home. Perfect Place. Westlake is great - stay longer!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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vancouver
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122 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2012

Pros: Nice hang out area with foosball table, TV and couch area. Awesome white dog that hangs out there. She's really cute. There's a guy named Steve who works there who is soooo helpful and informative. Breakfast (not included) was delicious and decently priced.

Cons: Rooms on lower floor are small and slightly dingy compared to rooms on the second floor which are pricier. The food served at dinner was horrible. Location is kinda out of the way from restaurants. Beds are super hard.

Tip: The first room on the first floor got wifi but I don't think the rooms up top can get it.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

1 bus stop away from pagoda leifeng and 2 bus stops from su dong bo causeway. Very good local cook within hostel. We had sweet and sour prawn, mapo tofu and vege with rice. Yuan 55 for big portion. A friendly dog named sunny with friendly front desk. Look for xiao zhang whom he could not be more helpful. I booked with him over direct email.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Petaling Jaya
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33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2011

We stayed at the Westlake Youth Hostel for two nights in the double room. It was an attic style kind of room with a tv, wifi access and clean toilet. Overall, the condition of the room was quite good. The staff were quite friendly and they tried their best to help us when we asked for directions and etc. But for the two days I was there, I only met one staff who was able to communicate in English. It wasn;t a problem to me as I can converse in Chinese, but for those who can't, it might be a problem. It was quite a pleasant stay with only some slight disturbance when some of the other occupants of the hostel got too excited when they were talking to their friends. Most of the occupants of the hostel seem to be local students. One thing to note is that from the hotel to the busier part of the city where you can find everything, you have to walk for more than 45 minutes? It shouldn't be a problem if you know how to take the bus or taxi. Apart from that, no complains.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Westlake Youth Hostel
Address: No.62-3 Nanshan Road, Hangzhou 310007, China
Location: China > Zhejiang > Hangzhou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #28 of 163 Specialty Lodging in Hangzhou
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Hotel Class:2 star — Westlake Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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