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Hostel | 2#, 3#Building, No18, TaishanRoad, Economics&TechnologyDvlpmtZone, Yantai, China 264006

60.8% Overall Rating

8 out of 17 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/07/2014)

"It was quiet, good value for money, towels & toiletries were provided in the dorm."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 0.81

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60.8%

Overall Rating

8 out of 17 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Yantai International Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
49.4%
Location
56.5%
Facilities
48.2%
Cleanliness
71.8%
Staff
58.8%
Value
68.2%
Safety
72.9%
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68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

09 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was quiet, good value for money, towels & toiletries were provided in the dorm.

Disliked: Although convenient for the beach it was a long way from the museum & parks I wanted to visit.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

30 May 2014

Liked: Clean bed sheets

Disliked: Horrible place!

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2013

Liked: The outside of the building looks a little old/dirty, but the inside is not bad. The location close to the beach is great! I recommend this if you just want to go to the beach

Disliked: The restaurant inside the hostel was not open at the time of my stay.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

24 July 2012

Liked: it is near the beach, if u really want to spend time on the beach, u can go there.

Disliked: it is far far away from city center, it takes about 1 hour by bus. beside, the google map provided is not reliable, that will take u to the other side of the city. the staff even don't know how much should i pay when i check out. there should have better choice to stay in yantai.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 August 2011

Liked: It is near the beach

Disliked: A little gloomy.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Henry Pike

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

08 August 2011

Liked: Good value for money, near the beach

Disliked: Little English spoken, little atmosphere (no bar, no TV room...), no wi-fi

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

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

10 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, near to the best beach in Yantai, plenty of good restaurants nearby in kaifaqu, and easy bus access into town. Very clean, and safe lockers in each room. Western style toilets.

Disliked: too short stay this time ...

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

Trevor Ingram

Alone

City break

04 October 2010 Trevor would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean, cheap and near the beaach

Disliked: It is NOT a hostel

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Silvia van Steensel

11 August 2009

Liked: There are so many things wrong with this place I hardly know where to begin. If I may quote from the website: "Yantai International Youth Hotel provides tourists from all over the world high-quality and unique service."First of all next to no English is spoken. Now I don't have a problem with this per se, we are in China after all. However, I do have an issue with the place basking under the Hostelling International slogan. This is not an "international" hostel. There wasn't a word of English posted anywhere on all of their information boards. Nothing. Because they couldn't communicate with us they basically just ignored us after we'd checked in. While we're on the subject of check-in they didn't know how much we had to pay and didn't have any visibility that in fact we'd paid a deposit online. How is this possible? They also have no concept of the 'little things' that anybody who knows anything about running a hostel would be on top of. Change behind the counter? NO. Toilet roll in your room? NO. Clean the room every day, empty bins etc? NO. On the morning they did come into clean they were banging on the door at nine in the morning. Moronic. Atmosphere? Zero. No music, no place for people to gather and hang out. The place had all the charm of a funeral parlour. "E-library" it exclaims on the website. One run down computer. No WI-FI. The website talks of an onsite 'supermarket.' What a hoot. This is a locked glass room no larger than a cupboard that houses various buddha statues and high priced that nobody is interested in. The biggest laugh of all was the "self laundry." This consisted of an empty rooom and a couple of sinks as if the 'self' part somehow alluded that you may contain powers that can magic up a washing machine from out of nowhere. In their defence the room was cleanish upon arrival but again it was just glossed over in a half assed way. Looking under the beds showed cigarette butts, litter, dead insects and all sorts of other untold horrors. It's actually incredible how you can get so many things wrong on so many different levels. It's not rocket science, just plain common sense. With all of these things needing addressing it's doubly annoying that the staff (of which there are many) spend most of the say milling around picking their noses. An overhaul in management would give this hostel the kick up the ass it needs to start attracting an "international" crowd and put a little pride into what they do The best thing about the hostel, strangely enough, was the location which has such a poor rating on hostelbookers.com. If you want to be in central Yantai then ok it's not good. But if you want to spend time at the wonderful beach nearby it's perfect.

Disliked: Silvia left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Paul Carr

18 May 2009 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: The room they put me in was lovely. Very clean. TV, bed, kitchen, nice shower. Only downside was the location was quite far from the city centre. Maybe 30 RMB by taxi. Still, I would stay there again.

Disliked: Paul left no negative feedback.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 20%

Customer review

31 January 2009

Liked: Clean and near the sea. (But far from every other places, like railway station)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

16 August 2006 would recommend this property

Liked: It's clean, hot water provided

Disliked: left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

13 August 2006 would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms are big with plenty of spasce between dorm beds.Washing machine available and adequate hanging space for clothes to dry.

Disliked: left no negative feedback.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

27 July 2006

Liked: clean room

Disliked: left no negative feedback.


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