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Reviews of Sam's Guesthouse

Guesthouse | No.130 Shanxijie, Chengdu, China 610021

77.4% Overall Rating

48 out of 60 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/10/2012)

Richard H Stracey thinks…

"The location is about as central as one could get, 10 min walk from Tianfu Sq. and just off RenminNanLu (the main street). It is very quiet,,,too quiet, I had problems waking up in the morning! The…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 11.35
  • Breakfast USD 1.30

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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77.4%

Overall Rating

48 out of 60 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Sam's Guesthouse'

Atmosphere
71.2%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
69.6%
Cleanliness
68.0%
Staff
83.2%
Value
76.0%
Safety
81.6%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

JEAN DANIEL BERNARD

As a family with children

Family Holiday

19 July 2013 JEAN DANIEL would recommend this property

Liked: People are very friendly and helpfull

Disliked: the smell in the bathroom

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Richard H Stracey

Alone

Visiting friends or family

30 October 2012 Richard H would recommend this property

Liked: The location is about as central as one could get, 10 min walk from Tianfu Sq. and just off RenminNanLu (the main street). It is very quiet,,,too quiet, I had problems waking up in the morning! The staff all speak good English and are very helpful. Plenty of "old world" atmosphere.

Disliked: Nothing.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Maxim Kazakov

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

16 October 2012 Maxim would recommend this property

Liked: Guesthouse in the traditional Chinese style. Quiet and cozy. Very convenient location! The staff is very helpful, friendly and always willing to help!

Disliked: Maxim left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

21 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice environment, friendly and helpful staff. We also like the Traditional Chinese body massage which was offer by the Sam guest house. Love the spacious room as well!~

Disliked: It not that we dislike but just to suggest maybe the room and the toilet can be renovated or refurnish as its an old building. Especially the toilet.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 August 2011

Liked: location

Disliked: staff, services, the hostel apparently has no common area or other facilities, all is located in nearby chinese hotel

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Value for money, nice environment, friendly staff

Disliked: None

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Romantic getaway

24 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Superb, very friendly staff offer great advice on tours. Excellent central location.

Disliked: Bathroom could have done with a bit of maintenance

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

09 October 2010

Liked: Nice location.

Disliked: We booked a double room on two seperate occasions and when we arrived at the hostel we were told that they had no rooms for us. We were put in the hotel next door on the first occasion which was OK but cost us extra money. The second time they managed to find us a twin room however it had obviosuly not been cleaned since the last guests as there was still excriment in the toilet. We complained that this was simply not acceptable and we were again put in the hotel next door. The staff are friendly but organisation is lacking.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful staff and good Panda Tour.Lovely garden.BUT very old rooms, not wireless in the room

Disliked: very old rooms, not wireless in the room

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

21 June 2010

Liked: proximity to city centre

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

David Banks

01 June 2010 David would recommend this property

Liked: The staff greeted me by name and were extremely friendly and helpful. The location is excellent - right in downtown Chengdu but the rooms were very quiet.

Disliked: David left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

14 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jeremy Hayes

26 October 2009 Jeremy would recommend this property

Liked: Really enjoyed my stay at Sam's, the staff were excellent, really helpful and speak very good english, rooms were tidy and the hotel itself is very nice, quiet with a tea garden to relax in, location is good too. Booked 2 further nights later on and would definately use again.

Disliked: Jeremy left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

30 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good value for money

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Charriere Mirielle

24 July 2009 Charriere would recommend this property

Liked: very nice ancient building, very helpful and friendly staff, great bathroom

Disliked: Charriere left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Christopher Aston

20 July 2009 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: We got to a small room because they didnt have ours available, but we paid a lo less so that was fine! staff are really really friendly, possibly the friendliest and most helpful weve encountered in our 6months of travelling! locations pretty good, when the metro does finallly open, it will be an excellent location as it is just down the road!They arranged our tour to the panda research base, possibly one of the best value for money tours we've done. they sold us the 'gold panda card' for Y10 which gets you free entry to loads of places, and it also means you dont have to pay Y58 for the panda base. We got about 3hrs there to walk around as we wanted - was a great day out!!Free internet was great, would highly recommend this place!

Disliked: Christopher left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

melissa TRESSE

07 May 2009 melissa would recommend this property

Liked: nice place to stay in chengdu, large rooms for the price! chineese atmosphere!

Disliked: melissa left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Andrew Heffernan

30 April 2009 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome Location, Rooms are actually in a 2 star hotel (which is adjacent to Sam's service desk) all in all a pretty sweet deal

Disliked: Andrew left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

25 October 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the staff are really helpful, especially organising and advising on onward travel

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

26 September 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location in the very centre of Chengdu (at the same time the Shaanxi Jie is a very quiet street). The staff speaks good English and is very helpful and competent. The rooms are very big. The garden in the courtyard is a very nice place to chat.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Erika Bosch

02 June 2008 Erika would recommend this property

Liked: It's a old chinese building with a lot of character, ideally located, with a nice garden and very friendly staff, speaking perfect English

Disliked: Erika left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

12 May 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: we have had not just a bedroom, also a living room with hot water for tea :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Holly-ann Martin

01 April 2008 Holly-ann would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were very helpful, nothing was to much trouble.

Disliked: Holly-ann left no negative feedback.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

22 March 2008

Liked: The staff were helpful but there was only a tea house so nowhere to eat or meet other travellers

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

23 December 2007

Liked: The staff were helpful and it was useful to be able to book panda tours etc. No real places to socialise with other travellers and rooms very cold in winter and dated.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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