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“Excellent hostel at a central location in Huangshan”

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Old Street Youth Hostel
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Stayed in this hostel for 2D1N with my wife the night before we hike Huangshan mountain. My experience can be summarized as below:

What's impressive:
- Hostel located at the historic place right on the busy Old Street in Huangshan. It serves as a good base before exploring Huangshan mountain.
- Plenty of food options nearby hostel just along the Old Street.
- Complimentary WiFi coverage throughout the hostel.
- Hostel has a good common area embedded with the restaurant / cafe / bar on the 1st floor that comes with a pool table, foosball, darts and live band playing on selected days to entertain the patrons.

What to expect:
- The hostel shares the front lobby with a tea shop, hence no common area at the lobby for the guests.
- In-room toilet is small but adequate, no toiletries. So bring your own!

What can be improved:
- The walls are relatively thin and you can pretty much hear doors slamming shut and people talking outside or next door if the voices are raised.
- Walkways to the rooms are pretty dark. Would be good if can be brightened.

Final Verdict:
- One of the best hostel I've stayed in while traveling in China. Cheap, clean and efficient. Value for money.
- Value for money, strategic location to be used as a based to roam around Huangshan.
- Will reconsider this hostel if I happen to revisit Huangshan in the future for its convenience.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing place right in center of old town, I arrived very late so didn't get to see much of old town. This hostel is nice and clean and well worth the price. I took a bed in four bed room and would recommend that. Their bar was also amazing, although it was almost empty the time I went but can be a very nice hangout place, it had a pool table, a swing on the terrace. There was bit of construction going around but that didn't bother me. I wish I could spend more time here, will try to be back.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

This great little hostel is situated above a tea shop in Tunxi's Old Street. A great base before the hike up Huangshan, the hostel is fairly easy to find, and you can catch a bus to Old Street for a couple of yuan from Huangshan Bei (North) train station (30 minutes away). A friend and I stayed in a private deluxe double room which was massive, super clean and had lovely views over Tunxi for under US$30 a night. The staff at the hostel were very friendly and although English was a bit of a struggle at times, there was always the utmost effort to help. An early morning bus to the base of Huangshan can be booked through the hostel or you can easily get to Hunagshan train station to catch a bus to the mountain later on in the day. We stayed a night at the top of Huangshan and the hostel looked after our luggage overnight so we were able to take just a small backpack with us. They even organised a packed breakfast for us to take up the mountain. The hostel has a bar and a restaurant which had the potential for having a great atmosphere, but with so many great restaurants in and around Old Street, evenings out were a much better option. The hostel also offers bikes for hire and if you get the chance to hire a bike for a couple of hours, it's such a lovely ride down the river on a sunny afternoon. The only downer for this place is that the walls are ridiculously thin so it was very noisy through the night with doors of other rooms slamming shut, not ideal when you're planning to get up at the crack of dawn. Still a great place to stay and would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

An excellent place to stay, and cheap as well. The historic building with its interior courtyard is amazing, almost like a museum. The rooms are very cozy and charming (although they did get a bit chilly at night), The staff is also very friendly. We had both their breakfast and dinner, both excellent.

So basically, this place is amazing, no complaints at all!

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank teturtia
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Like in most Hostels in China, the service here is very good: we were served by a young, very smart girl who spoke excellent English. She was eager to answer all our questions and help us in every way she could. She explained us how to get to the Hongcun and Xidi villages and even wrote us in Chinese what we could show to the bus drivers.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Old Street Youth Hostel

Address: No.266-2 Yi Ancient Street, Tunxi District, Huangshan 245099, China
Region: China > Anhui > Huangshan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 35 Speciality Lodging in Huangshan
Price Range: ₹ 647 - ₹ 1,303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Old Street Youth Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hostel is located in the center of the city, right on the 500-year-old Old Street, a great tourist attraction site in Huangshan City. Old Street is the center of bus networks making it easy to travel all around the city.Helpful Staff & good location make your stay at Huangshan joyful. ... more   less 
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