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Ancient Town Youth Hostel
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Stayed 3 nights in september 2013. Helpfull english speaking staff. Perfect location and friendly atmosphere. I had the one day tour to Xidi and Hongcun and that was great (210 rmb). They can as well organize shuttle bus to the mountain (22 rmb). I have to admit that the place could be cleaner, but if I had to come back to Huangshan City, I would come back to this hostel.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Lovely old street good for evening stralls after busy days travelling. The hostel has a great location and a lot of usefull information about the surrondings. Their tours are done with private travel agents so you might get in a middle of a bus with 50 chinese tourist going for the mountain with no english speaking guide. So better just ask help with transportation. Rooms are quite nice and clean and theres a good vibe in the hotel. Staff is nice altough some members are too nervous (once they woke us up at 5 am when we had booked a tour with meeting time 6h30... Try to avoid those).

Stayed: July 2013
Thank Joao A
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

The location of the hotel near the Old Street is excellent. We stored our suitcase in the hotel before heading up the mountain. Mr Gu from the hotel was very helpful by providing a copy of his hand-drawn map of the mountain and told us how we should spend our two and half days up there. Walking sticks were also lent to us for free. He also recommended the excellent wonton restaurant two doors down where locals eat. When we returned for our one-night stay, we planned to visit Hong Village and Nan Ping for the ancient Hui-style houses. Parts of "Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon" was shot in Nan Ping. Again Mr Gu made suggestions as to which one we should visit and which ones can be skipped.

My room has a damp, musty smell. To top off that, the stinky smell from the stinky tofu (a local delicacy) stand a few doors down wafted in through the bathroom window which is permanently left open. Also this is a no-nothing (one notch below no-frill) hotel as soap is not even provided. Shampoo and body wash packets can be purchased at the front desk for 50 cents. I wonder why they aren't provided for free given I was spending 130 yuan a night.

Would I come back? No. But others can certainly use Mr Gu's knowledge. Mind that he works the night shift between 10pm and 8:30 in the morning and he sure loves company.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Jian J
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

We stayed three friends in this hostel for two nights. The location of the hostal is pretty good, in a nice part of the city and 5min by cab from the bus station. The strenghts of this place are nice dorms and good international ambiance. The weak points are poor front desk asistance (rude & incompetent) and TERRIBLE bathrooms, there are two bathrooms (chinese) for the entire hostel and it seems nobody takes care of them. The bar/restaurant schedule is also ridiculous giving lunch till 12pm and dinner till 7.30pm. If you want to stay one night, the place is ok but for a longer period you may not be able to get along with this inconvenients.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

We (a young couple) spend two nights here, using it as base camp to visit the yellow mountian (must see). we had a double room.
Hotel: staff is really helpfull in planning your trip to the mountain and speak good english. They have ponchos, water, food, walking sticks (free) available. We arrived at night which was no problem. The hotel has several 'chill' areas to hang out, which is nice. Two internet computer available
Room: clean, warm water, good shower, good bed, good value (if not in peak season)
Neigboorhood: many restaurants for diner. Some good coffee places for great coffee and breakfast/lunch. Lots of souvenirs shops with actually pretty nice stuff.
Improve points: beer is expensive, not all rooms of same quality.

Yellow mountain itself is touristic but views / sceneries are worth it!! In addition, they build stairs everywhere so easily accessible

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
Thank Willem R
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

I enjoyed staying in this hotel, not just because it was cheap but the staff was very helpful and the most important thing is they can speak English :)
You can arrange a tour or transportation from here, even a package food to bring to the mountain! :D
I stayed in single room which is decent, need to clean the floor as I found an unpleasant smell from the small can near my bed (I don't know if it was food or insecticide)
The bathroom is clean but the window can't be closed.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

We had a great stay at this small hostel in the center of Huangshan Old Town. The rooms were absolutely clean, all other guests were very nice and the staff very helpful for planning a hiking trip or organizing a bus to Shanghai. The night doorman even opened the bar especially for us, in the middle of the night :-)

We can definitely recommend this place and would certainly stay there again, if coming back to Huangshan!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: No.11 Third Road, Tunxi District, Huangshan 245000, China
Location: China > Anhui > Huangshan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Huangshan
Price Range: $10 - $31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ancient Town Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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