I only stayed here one night for a stop over so my review is based on this.
This hostel worked and was not bad, bad as usual with most Chinese hostels and Chinese tourists, they do not understand customer service/hospitality.
The main thing that I do not understand about a hostel calling itself an international hostel, is how often in China these places only speak Mandarin, and this place is a perfect example of this. Only Mandarin is spoken here with a few words of English.
The thing that gives this hostel 2 stars instead of 3, which I would give a place I stayed just for a stopover, aside from the only Mandarin speaking, is the guests. While the type of guests can't be controlled, working on having the guests keep it down after a certain time of night is needed. I had guests come in my dorm at 12 at night, when I was trying to get to sleep. They turned on the lights and were very loud. I had to press them many times that it is late, I ave to be up early, thus I want to sleep. Most hostels outside of China or the good Chinese ones have a policy of keeping it down or going to the common room after 10 or 11 at night. After getting the main guests to keep it quiet, 2 guys took a shower and were incredibly loud there too. Granted throughout all this, I had ear plugs and a facemask.
Internet was also very bad. I constantly had trouble with any website and yes, I do have a vpn, thus I'm aware of the issues having to do with that. This is the other reason for 2 stars.
The rooms were fairly clean and offer lockers. I was happy with this
Also, the location is not great. It didn't seem to bad though at the hostel. There was a pool table and they offered food, but I can't comment on this since I just wanted a place to sleep and relax.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Time doesn't matter, we will always be on the road as long there is light. HuangShan Catcher of Light Youth Hostel is located in No.73 Fushang Road, Tunxi District, Huangshan City, near the Huangshan Shoukang Hospital. The hostel is located in a small courtyard in Huangshan City with an elegant and quiet environment. The hostel is 1000 meters from the railway station, about 15 minutes walk ... more less
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