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Reviews of Suzhou Watertown Hostel

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

87.1% Overall Rating

109 out of 126 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/12/2013)

Aimée Felstead thinks…

"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…"

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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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87.1%

Overall Rating

109 out of 126 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Suzhou Watertown Hostel'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
80.0%
Facilities
83.2%
Cleanliness
86.4%
Staff
91.2%
Value
90.4%
Safety
87.2%
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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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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

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.

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

Ralf Evers

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

09 March 2013 Ralf would recommend this property

Liked: nice hostel

Disliked: nothing

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

Ralf Evers

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

09 March 2013 Ralf would recommend this property

Liked: nice hostel

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

30 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean, the room was spacious and the staff were lovely. They also spoke English very well. Their dog was also adorable and friendly!

Disliked: Slightly far from the Humble Administrator's garden and the Suzhou musuem-took about 30 minutes to walk.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

21 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good wifi; nice common area

Disliked: hard-as-wood-beds, staff unfriendly, common area not heated,very limted menu,

54.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

04 December 2012

Liked: pretty from the road. Staff really kind. our heater went out at night, and they brought the one that was keeping them warm. The cozies were a nice touch.

Disliked: The common areas were very grimy, even for China. Certainly wouldn't linger on the couches. Shower in bathroom drained all the way to the door, so everything was soppy. We were in the outside room and it was unbelievably gloomy. I am not sure that the experience there was worth any savings made.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

06 November 2012

Liked: The showers were very clean and pleasant. I liked the public spaces and the little garden but because it is November, it was cold to stay in the garden. The room was clean.

Disliked: The proposed menu of the hostel is not really attractive. The open windows in the public spaces during the cold weather are not so good and I was cold. The matless in the room was hard for the back.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

28 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent, peaceful site in an alley off the main street (Renmin Lu). Very clean and lots of services including lockers, washer/dryer, etc. The place has a lot of character. Excellent location, walkable to most places (if you like walking). Buses are easily accessible and go anywhere for one kuai.

Disliked: Food is pricey but reasonable hostel prices. Plenty of options outside the hostel within 5 mins walking, including a fruit market for healthy snacks.

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

Eve Purdy

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

18 October 2012 Eve would recommend this property

Liked: Hundreds of DVD's to watch and a nice area to watch them Beer only 5RMB for big bottle however it is warm

Disliked: We had flyers with 5RMB discount but they refused to give us it we tried to order from there small menu once in the evening and once for breakfast and on both occasions there was no chef so no food. Location is quite far from the centre


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