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Reviews of Mingtown Suzhou Youth Hostel

Hostel | 28 Pingjiang Rd., Suzhou, China 215005

76.5% Overall Rating

162 out of 177 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/07/2014)

"The location. They supplied toilet paper and soap as well. They also came with locks for the lockers"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Please ensure to inform us of your arrival time by phone if you will arrive later than the arrival time on your booking, or else your booking will be CANCELLED automatically.

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76.5%

Overall Rating

162 out of 177 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Mingtown Suzhou Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
76.8%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
68.0%
Cleanliness
74.4%
Staff
65.6%
Value
79.2%
Safety
79.2%
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71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location. They supplied toilet paper and soap as well. They also came with locks for the lockers

Disliked: They didn't make up the bed for you. No English maps of Suzhou available.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff. Very good location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

niek Slijkerman

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

01 February 2014 niek would recommend this property

Liked: Location, is perfect. Great atmosphere in the lithe street in front and close the some big tourist highlights.

Disliked: There is no real communal space to have a drink and talk with friends after a day walking around. This could be a perfect addition to an already nice hostel.

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

Lisbeth Overheu

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

07 September 2013 Lisbeth would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and very helpful staff.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

16 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms and common spaces are clean.

Disliked: Toilets and showers could be cleaned more often.

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

Shu-An Liu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 April 2013 Shu-An would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and it was cool to stay in one of the old houses next to a canal. The staff at the frontdesk was nice and helpful.

Disliked: Wifi only in the lobby and no common room.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

07 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The authentic atmosphere was great, with its location in the heart of historic Suzhou, its vernacular architecture and its proximity to so much of interest.

Disliked: It would helpful to have some clear information printednornon signs, indicating how to get to the main attractions - bus numbers and routes, what buses cost, alternative transport etc.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

08 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The decor was excellent and made the place really special. The room initially appeared to be chilly but at night the duvet was very warm. The shower was hot. The hostel is nearby to lots of cafes, bars, shops, and tourist attractions. Easy to find.

Disliked: The staff we met were not unfriendly but not friendly either.

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

wai kuen cheung

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa

29 October 2012 wai kuen would recommend this property

Liked: the location is good

Disliked: the staff can be more friendly and familiar about the places

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice guys in our room

Disliked: bathroom

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

Katie O'Brien

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

04 October 2012 Katie would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. Super friendly bar/restaurant staff. Not so-friendly front desk staff.

Disliked: Don't look under your bed.

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

Scott Draper

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

19 August 2012 Scott would recommend this property

Liked: Easy and relaxed place. Everything you need with no fuss or drama. Rooms were plenty clean and air con worked a dream.

Disliked: More bathrooms would be useful as they are shared between the dorms. Bigger lockers would be useful for backpackers.

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

Matthew Burfitt

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 August 2012

Liked: The building has an old rustic charm, our 6 bed dorm was good, lockers and individual reading lamps.

Disliked: Staff were unhelpful and uninterested, didn't do anything about blown light globe, full bins in the toilet and locker keys (when they said they would). All 3 computers were broken. Kitchen is pretty dirty and basic. All in all, pretty average hostel.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

04 August 2012

Liked: Great location. Clean. Don't stay here on account of the completely incompetent front desk stop. They weren't rude they just do not seem to care at all.

Disliked: Front desk staff are terrible. They almost refused to give and information on how to get to places by bus. They lost my passport after checking me in (and found it only after I insisted they had it), the morning guy took 15 min to return my deposit insisting the paperwork was in order. Don't stay here despite the pluses.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife

29 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: -

Disliked: Staff made jokes with calling me "Harry Potter" I checked in at the afternoon, went to the city and came back at 4 am, when I had to realize my bed was occupied!!!! the night watchman couldn't speek english, he had to call another staff with my mobile, cause the phone didn't work. It took till 5 am till I got to sleep in a alternative bed.

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

valerie chapt

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

15 July 2012 valerie would recommend this property

Liked: Very good value ! Good location, good and helpful staff !

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 July 2012

Liked: price.

Disliked: Even outsiders used our dormitory room as a shortcut from the garden to the toilet thru a large window, everyone can enter without a key. Some staffs are reluctant and rude. When asked how to get some place, they respond "take a taxi" The nearby cafe is used as a only common room, but you have to order a little expensive drink to stay inside.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location within walking distance of most gardens and very close to a bus stop if you don't want to walk.

Disliked: The internet was broken during my entire stay. Staff said that this was normal. Also, not really a great atmosphere for solo travelers... not really a central common area to meet people.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

28 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Property was acceptable but nothing more

Disliked: Toilets and showers don't really give you a clean feeling. Wi-fi didn't work at all.

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

David Baker

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 June 2012

Liked: The location couldn't have been better

Disliked: The staff weren't from Suzhou, and didn't know anything about the city nor its transit system

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

Marleen Dobrounik

With friends / other travellers

City break

25 June 2012 Marleen would recommend this property

Liked: sehr stylisch, gute lage,

Disliked: personal gestresst, zimmer neben waschmaschine bekommen

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

Thomas Fischer

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2012 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: nice building in a traditional style along a lovely canal, really good place to stay in Suzhou.

Disliked: Thomas left no negative feedback.

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

Chung Wah Chow

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

16 June 2012 Chung Wah would recommend this property

Liked: The location is good as it's right in the historial area of Suzhou. In general it's clean.

Disliked: There's no wifi/internet in the rooms. Also, the sound-proof is poor. I was waken up by the moans and groans of a couple making love in the room adjacent to mine!

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

keira kilfeather

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 June 2012

Liked: Great location in the old town with a beautiful market right outside the door along the canal in the evenings.

Disliked: Honestly I'm not a flashpacker but I expect staff to be helpful and genuinely interested in you enjoying your stay in their town as well as hostel. Staff were rude, short with me and unhelpful, they were almost reluctant to tell me what bus to get to go get the train. I had to move room 3times because air con wasn't working and holes in the door letting mosquitos in, and doing this with unhelpful staff wad extremely difficult and stressful.

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

Hristina Safronova

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 June 2012 Hristina would recommend this property

Liked: lovely place - on the best street in suzhou !

Disliked: Hristina left no negative feedback.


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