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Reviews of Joya International Youth Hostel

Hostel | 21-1 Daxinqiao Lane, Pingjiang District, Suzhou, China 215005

80.5% Overall Rating

13 out of 17 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (17/09/2012)

"I liked the hostel because it is based in the heart of the old town, there are locals living right next door and the main river/shopping street is right next door. If you want to experience true Chinese cultue, stay…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

7:00 AM - 2:00 AM

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80.5%

Overall Rating

13 out of 17 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Joya International Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
85.9%
Location
87.1%
Facilities
75.3%
Cleanliness
70.6%
Staff
88.2%
Value
76.5%
Safety
80.0%
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65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

SITTIPORN MUANGKOOM

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

30 October 2012 SITTIPORN would recommend this property

Liked: good location

Disliked: SITTIPORN left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 September 2012

Liked: I liked the hostel because it is based in the heart of the old town, there are locals living right next door and the main river/shopping street is right next door. If you want to experience true Chinese cultue, stay here!

Disliked: I found it a little confusing to find but once I knew where it was it was brilliant. Do not stay here if you are looking for luxury, you will not find it.

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

Supat Watthanakuljarus

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

04 July 2012 Supat would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: toilets & bathrooms. Always need to ask for toilet paper. Garden is always full of cloth hanging to dry as well in the toilet. There is no shelf in the bathroom. No hanger in the toilet.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice location in the old town of Suzhou + quiet environment.

Disliked: Not very much showers/ washing facilities.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

22 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a cool old style courtyard that was neat, with a good location

Disliked: We got shoved in this nasty two bed dorm that's only window opens onto the showers and there was mold all over the walls.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

11 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked the character of the building and its location in the canal area.

Disliked: The locker under my bed already had a closed lock on it so I couldn't actually lock my stuff up. The rooms also aren't very insulated and you have to walk outside to get to the bathrooms, so it could be quite cold in the winter.

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

Žan Anderle

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 October 2011 Žan would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, beside the canals in lovely area, great staff, excellent atmosphere, everything was great. Would come here again!

Disliked: The internet is extra slow (the hostel should probably do something about it). Basically you can't use the internet between 8 and 11pm, because it is so slow...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice backbaker, friendly atmosphere juste near the center

Disliked: Nothing

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

03 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Tradiotionell Chinese Buidling, nice Staff and o.k. beds. Many chinese went on changing the hostel but didn't know why. it is just CHARMING! and quiet. Only bad thing: you're just allowed to stay out 'til 12pm.

Disliked: just allowed to stay out 'til 12 pm.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

08 June 2010

Liked: Many sights in downtown Suzhou were within walking distance.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

22 April 2010

Liked: Room: look like storeroom !!Cleaness: In room is OK, but shower room should be improvedLocation: very good

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

08 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The property was basic but was in a perfect location and I really felt part of the local area. The staff were very helpful.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Patrick Tiltmann

02 January 2009

Liked: the staff is very nice-pefect. the location is to difficult tofind. very far from the trainstation,but in a nice area. by the canal. 15 minutes to walk to the shoppingarea. the room wasnt so clean,behind my beth, full peaces of dirty. not very nice. my room withoit bathroom was boring and in december the way to the toiletts very very colod. and in the bathroom, the flour hasnt a door, its ice-cold there and i am somebody i take sometimes thirts in the autum or winter ;-).

Disliked: Patrick left no negative feedback.

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

FRANCOIS GAU

05 June 2008 FRANCOIS would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly, excellent location, calm and quiet but near all acomodations. The hostel is a very lovely place. Just perfect.

Disliked: FRANCOIS left no negative feedback.

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

Alistair Larkin

03 May 2008 Alistair would recommend this property

Liked: The history and character of the hostel itself was epic. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful at all times. It is in a great location right in the centre of Suzhou.

Disliked: Alistair left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

14 March 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were super nice, even though several of them spoke very little or no English. Modern bathrooms in the private rooms were great (when the water was hot). The location is a fabulous old huting on a typical canal. The self-service kitchen was handy when I didn't want to eat out.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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