Hotel No.67 Da Jin Xiang, Shangcheng, 310000 Hangzhou, China Published on: 10-09-2016
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Why Hangzhou Hofang International Youth Hostel is special ?
Restaurant, Internet Access, Laundry, Airport Pick Up, Bicycle Hire, Linen Included, Credit Cards Accepted, Bar, Towels, Security Lockers, Luggage Storage, Telephone/Fax Facilities, 24 hour reception, Travel Desk/Travel Info, Key Card Access, Bike Parking, Free Carpark, Breakfast Not Included, Nightclub, 24 Hour Check In, Air Conditioning
No.67 Da Jin Xiang, Shangcheng, 310000 Hangzhou, China
Room/cleanliness: We stayed in a double room situated in a small courtyard. It was one of the cleanest hotels we stayed in China. Staff: spoke good English and were very helpful. Internet: bad connection Location: very close to Hefang Old Street. Lots of eateries and souvenir stands all over. ~1,5 km from the main train station. Other: - Credit cards not accepted. + Directions on how to arrive to the hostel (received by email after making the booking) were very helpful. + Check out their daily specials in their bar/café, like 2 beers for 1 on Tuesdays etc. Stayed December 2015, traveled as a couple
A very good Hostel I stayed at for a weekend. After going through a series of hostels around the world, I have developed a set of expectations, which in my opinion represent a truly great hostel. Hofang Youth Hostel was almost all of them. The staff were mostly friendly and many spoke very good English. They were able to provide recommendations on what to visit, help organize things, give tips and so on. Not everybody seemed to showed a lot of emotions or general compassion towards guests, however that is probably more of a Chinese thing than something wrong with the hostel. Restaurant staff was fun and relaxed as well. From that point, the Cafe. The menu is translated and with pictures. Not too expansive and generally tastes good. There is a great offer on beers, including some good German/ Belgium ones. Everything tasted good and in addition to that, hostel guests got a 20% discount on everything, which was simply put nice. The general Ambience was pleasant and consisted of paintings on walls. A general cozy feeling about the place was present, however here comes the one point the hostel is missing. A truly shared space, where people would be encouraged to communicate with each other. A camp fire of sorts. There is a general lobby and the cafe, however they were not quite perfect for the purpose above. Not a complaint, however still something to consider if you are looking for a typical hostel feeling of "lets get to know each other". Lastly, I stayed in a private room, which was very nice, clean and generally pleasant. All in all, a nice hostel in China. Not the best I have ever been too, but something I would recommend for a Hangzhou visitor.