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“Avoid Room 215 at all cost” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Jiuzhai Rujia Hostel
Ranked #22 of 187 Jiuzhaigou County B&B and Inns
Malaysia
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152 reviews
142 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Avoid Room 215 at all cost”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2011

A very popular guesthouse in Jiuzhaigou, with rooms always running out.
Booked a triple-loft-room for 2 nights initially. Upon arriving, was informed that there was a standard triple room available with slightly higher price, but better room condition + TV, Room 215 to be specific. Based on trust, I didn't check the room and subsequently, having a horrible night. Room is basic, but the shower room is EXTREMELY stinky! Just imagine every time you open the toilet door, you were like staying in a room with a odor similar to one of the public toilet on the China street. Even if you shut the door, the smell though reducing but still stayed! Worst, they are running out of room for you to change, also, you arrived there late, not easy to find another room.
I check-out immediately the next day, and what make me pissed was, they were aware that room 215 is stinky! But choose not to disclose.

Set aside the horrible experience that I encountered, here are the pros & cons
Pro: location is good as it is close to Jiuzhaigou Entrance, internet/wifi is free, 24 hrs hot water.
Con: except the family room, the rest of their rooms DO NOT come with heater, the 'heat mat/pad' that they provide, a heat generating layer lay on top of the mattress, is not good enough to warm you up at night. Avoid it during cold weather then. Room is not very clean and they do not make up the room if you stay more than one night. Water pressure is not promising.

Room Tip: Avoid room 215! Check the room before payment.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Travel_freak_mas
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Trento, Italy
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17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2011

Friendly and helpful staff which speaks good english. They helped us book the bus for Chengdu.
The room was basic but had everything we needed, and was clean and confortable. The hostel provides tasty food at reasonable prices.
Good location (10-15 minutes away from the Jiuzhaigou Park entry). Good Wi Fi connection.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rigordol
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2011

Uncle Jiang and Emma were the best hosts and went out of their way to help you plan your trip with expert local knowledge.
The hostel is located off the main road which meant it was quiet, peaceful and relaxing, especially with the mountain as the backdrop.
My friends and I stayed in a triple room which was extremely clean and comfortable and the beds were king single size and surprisingly comfortable. There was a heater in the room, so I'm sure it would be fine in the colder months.
Bath towels, hand towels and hand soap were provided and bins emptied daily.
This was an above average inn/hostel - much better than some of the 3-4 star hotels I've stayed in China.
Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve is only a 10 minute walk away and there was nothing along the way that looked as nice as Uncle Jiang's to stay in.
We went to the park both days that we were here and ordered the packed lunch provided by the hostel, which was a delicious sandwich and a bottle of water for RMB20. It's the best thing to do as food is limited in the park.
Emma's English is amazing and her brother runs Emma's Kitchen in Songpan, which will be our next stop on the way to Chengdu.
I highly recommend this as the place to stay in Jiuzhaigou and would definitely come back again.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank deevc
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Melaka, Malaysia
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2011

The hospitality of Emma and the rest of the staff at Uncle Jiang is awesome. When we came down from the van, 3 of them greeted us with full of smile and know who we are straight away. After travelling for some time and the welcome we received really took away our tiredness.
The boys working there helped us carry our luggages up the 1st floor and I wanted to give him a tip but he refused. Looking shocked how come I wanted to tip him. HE was humble and smiling all the time.
The rooms were clean and huge. They have heater for the winter and mind you it’s really cold whn we were there end of March. Bathroom is nicely thought of with a place to hang your clothes, put your toiletries and really clean. The room comes with a TV and also a water kettle.
We didn’t manage to try the food as the kitchen is under renovation. They provide light lunch for you to take when you are visiting the park for a minimal fee. Of all my travels in Chengdu area and surroundings,the hospitality at Uncle Jiang is the best. Emma speaks very good English and provides good information on the park. I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank blessed21
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Additional Information about Jiuzhai Rujia Hostel

Property: Jiuzhai Rujia Hostel
Address: Peng Feng Village, Jiuzhaigou Park Entrance, Jiuzhaigou County 623400, China
Location: China > Sichuan > Jiuzhaigou County
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 187 B&Bs / Inns in Jiuzhaigou County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are Sim and Maki, Singaporean/Japanese couple, avid travellers who have run hostel in Chengdu for 7 years.We opened a Uncle Jiang's Guesthouse (Chinese Name is JiuZhai RenJia) in 2010 and run for two years. After having many traveller's support, we are now tying to re-open a new upgraded hostel in JiuZhaiGou. The new hostel called C Hostel.C Hostel have friendly English speaking staff and happy to help you out with travel arangement around this area. Hope you have a good time in JiuZhaiGou, the world of magical fairytale. ... more   less 

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