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  • Excellent19%
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  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
  • 2 Aug 2016
    “Pretty basic, but no problems ”
  • 18 Jun 2016
    “Very cool looking building...”
No.69 Yamen street, Pingyao County 031100 China See on map
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here at the end of July for two nights, it was nice but I wouldn't suggest any longer for your stay. The hostel itself was in an ideal location inside the walls, it was equipped with wifi, a tv, comfy couches and a cute...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2016

We stayed in a private kang ('double' bed room - bed stretches length of wall) for 2 nights. Pros: - The building is very cool, and very different to any other hostel I've stayed in. Loved the look of the place and the style of...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2016

Initially taken aback by the bed spanning a room and that would have to support three of us, we really enjoyed this hostel. The building itself is historic and quite a site, is in a decent location, the showers were hot, the wifi fast, the...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

This hostel is not luxurious (budget) but it has everything you'd need (clean room, bed, showers, and free wifi). Note that the showers are downstairs. The location is perfect if you are looking to stay in the ancient city and near the hustle and bustle....More

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Reviewed 30 October 2015

With Yamen hostel you definitely get what you pay for. The location was amazing, the courtyard was really cool, and staff were friendly. The issue with the hostel was the building itself and the beds. The building is extremely old and a bit run down,...More

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"Stay ensuite not in a shared bathroom"
29 Mar 2014
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"opt for the private facilities worth the investment"
4 Sep 2013
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"In winter get well dressed as heating is not readily available"
21 Aug 2013
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"Lots of guesthouses like this in Pingyao but a lot cleaner and with nicer courtyard areas, not many on the..."
19 Oct 2012
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