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Reviews of Suzhou Watertown Hostel

Hostel | #27 dashitou alley, jiangsu, Suzhou, China 215002

85.3% Overall Rating

118 out of 137 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/08/2014)

"It has nice, traditional Chinese garden inside the building and it's beautiful. spacious common room area. Quite safe location as there is a police station very close to the hostel."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Wake-up calls
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 2.43

What's Included

  • Airport Pickup
  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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85.3%

Overall Rating

118 out of 137 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Suzhou Watertown Hostel'

Atmosphere
90.4%
Location
84.8%
Facilities
78.4%
Cleanliness
80.0%
Staff
88.8%
Value
88.0%
Safety
86.4%
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77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It has nice, traditional Chinese garden inside the building and it's beautiful. spacious common room area. Quite safe location as there is a police station very close to the hostel.

Disliked: 6 dorm where I stayed is on the 1st floor and there was noise in the night as some travelers stayed in the common room or keep talking while they are passing by. There were so many vinegar flies on the wall of shower room. Many Mosquitoes in the room as well. I liked the building and the location but it could be much cleaner than this.

100.0%
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Sophie Waters

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 July 2014 Sophie would recommend this property

Liked: Such a homely hostel - they have a comfortable and welcoming common room area with sofas, desks, computers, little pillowed alcoves where you can sit and watch one of their 200+ films on their tvs. They have little things like the recyclable and non recyclable rubbish, and the pond with red Chinese carp. The manager spent 3 hours making us all burgers from scratch on the second night and the staff in general very friendly and very helpful.

Disliked: They do have a fully functioning kitchen but their food menu was very limited. Also in a 6 bed dorm 2 of the beds were a little dark at night as the light didn't extend past the lockers - perhaps another light on the other side would remedy that.

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

Lena Bodner

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

03 July 2014 Lena would recommend this property

Liked: The common areas are awesome!

Disliked: There’s places with better locations for a similar price! Don’t stay here in summer as there are loooooads of mosquitos and nowhere to hide, not even mosquito repellent helped. Also, almost every time you need to use the bathroom, you need to fetch some toilet paper from the reception first.

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

Eve Wolfs

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

29 June 2014 Eve would recommend this property

Liked: Interior design and useful info

Disliked: No laundry room

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

21 June 2014

Liked: Near the bus stop for major sites.

Disliked: Very damp in the room. Not that close to major sites.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good bolt hole for easy access to local sights by bus. Silent nights. Local street foods and corner shops etc. Beer cheaper than shop! Large communal loung area... just bring the modo spray. Toilets very clean... loads of hot shower water. Writing this whilst still at hostel... very happy.

Disliked: The fish need feeding... and their dog needs a good wash.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A great hostel! Friendly staff, nice location and relatively cheap.

Disliked: N/A

94.3%
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Joyce Zhang

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 May 2014 Joyce would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful little hostel. Beds were clean. Pretty good wifi.

Disliked: Mosquitos

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

29 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, central for different sights Character

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Aimée Felstead

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 December 2013 Aimée would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff with a family run feel. The reading room and common area are great. even has dvd and tv facilities. The courtyard is beautiful. Excellent laundry facilities. The rooms are very comfortable and the little things that have been considered like shelves and hooks makes dorm life more convenient.

Disliked: Aimée left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

11 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were really friendly and helpful. They provided tons of information on what to do there and how to get to places of attractions.

Disliked: There were flying insects in the toilet despite it being winter.

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

03 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cute courtyard hostel, and very quiet and cosy.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

23 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: My fiancé and I got a private double room and it was extremely lovely after spending a month of sleeping in dorms while backpacking around. The location was great and it was super easy to get around once we figured out how to use the busses. The staff was awesome and always had a smile on their faces. They also had a really cool library that was very relaxing. They also had a cute little fish pond and a lovely dog that was super friendly!

Disliked: The showers were kind of gross and you had to walk down the stairs and through the courtyard to get to them which wasn't very fun considering it was very cold out. We also didn't like the fact that they didn't keep toilet paper in the bathroom so you had to keep asking for it which kind of got annoying but wasn't the end of the world. Words to the wise...there weren't a ton of restaurants with English menus close by but the Little Sheep hot pot restaurant was delicious.

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

Ramona Marzloff

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 November 2013 Ramona would recommend this property

Liked: Very stable wifi, adorable public area and tv-room. Electric blankets available, I think, for free, plenty of shelves to store personal items so you can even reach them from the upper bed

Disliked: Rooms could need a renovation, they seem dirtier, than they actually are. Some cushions in the siting area might need a wash. But you can see that these are the kind of complaints you only have when everything else is pretty good. What really bothered me was a little lax attitude when it comes to locking dorm doors (which I guess is not the hostels fault) or making sure that the dorm window which is easily accessible canot just be pushed open (ok, that is the hostels fault).

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Claes Lygrell

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 November 2013 Claes would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice and helpful staff.

Disliked: None.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

31 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice common rooms, great atmosphere in the patio.

Disliked: Very uncomfortable chinese-ultrathin-matresses

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff team at the front desk was very nice, helpful and always ready to help. The bathrooms were spotless and the location wasn't so bad. Suzhou has so many different spots to visit, it was right in the middle of all of them!

Disliked: Nothing

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

Kody Moleschi

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 July 2013 Kody would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was incredibly helpful, showing me how to navigate the city. Rooms and bathrooms were very clean and well kept. The beer here was reasonably priced as well!

Disliked: The common are was very small, offering little seating. Had no problems with Watertown!

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

Andrea Schimpf

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 July 2013 Andrea would recommend this property

Liked: THe Hostel looks really nice. There is a lovely backyard, a lot of books to read, a lot of movies to watch in the little corners for movies ( place for 2 ppl). The people working there are really nice!!! They helped us to plan our stay at Suzhou and to get our tickets to Hangzhou ( although the couldn't get them for us they tried their best to make it easy for us!!! Furthermore there is a really cute and not dangerous dog, everybody loved :). It was really clean, with nice bathrooms ( I only know for the shared bathrooms). If You want to stay in Suzhou, go to this Hostel!! You'll love it!!!!

Disliked: nothing

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

virginia cartiel

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

15 July 2013 virginia would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel, great facilities. Staff very helpful. One of the best hostels i have been to

Disliked: The girl that owns it, not nice at all

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

07 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good athmosphere, clean and cheap

Disliked: Not well located

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to airport bus from shanghai . Easy to access to the train station in Suzhou . But bit far from central.

Disliked: Some staffs are not friendly ... Rooms and toilet are not separated girls and boys. Towel is not included facility .

100.0%
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Paul Obrien

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break

02 June 2013 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: Staff and big room

Disliked: Nothing

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

Katherine Havard

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

02 April 2013 Katherine would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were helpfu land friendly and they make some awesome breakfast sandwiches! Also the best lattes in town! The whole place was nicely decorated, in quite a quaint, homely fashion. They have a lovely cosy place to watch movies. I'd definetely recommend staying here.

Disliked: One of the rooms was slightly damp, although possibly just because it hadn't been used much over the winter.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

21 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere is just awesome, the whole place a hidden gem in the backalleys of Suzhou.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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