The Old Observatory Youth Hostel is located in the heart of Qingdao's German old town district, most of the old town heritage sites and attractions are in walking distance. The famous Qingdao beaches can be seen from the hostel, and only takes about 15 mins pleasant walk through the old town alleys, or can be reached easily by bus. Our youth hostel is located in the renovated Qingdao Observatory, originally built by German colonial settlers in 1904, offering splendid views over the bay area and metro skyline.
The management is also travelers who traveled around the world for many years, we converted this amazing heritage site to an ideal establishment for you to discover real Qingdao.
We are the ONLY hostel provides central heating in Qingdao, we guarantee that your room temperature is 20℃ (68℉) and above. We make sure take that you stay in warm in the cold winter.
We organize free dinner party for all house guests on every Friday and Saturday night, with free food for all house guests, and unbeatable Tsingtao Beer deal: 20 yuan for freeflow of Tstingtao Beer. It is the perfect time to meet with other travelers and share your travel stories.
The best spot to see the skyline is from the Mamahuhu Lounge, located on our rooftop. With its laid-back and friendly atmosphere, this is where our guests mingle and unwind with travelers from all over the world. Local specialties as well as authentic Western food are available at very reasonable prices. Don't forget to try our delicious coffee -- try a cup of our 'Long Black'!
We have a beautiful park setting in Observatory Park, which is a lovely hill about 70 meters above the sea, taxi could reach to the observatory building directly, or you could take one of the many staircases and walk to the old town in only 3 mins, just consult with our friendly receptionists upon your arrival, you will find that the majority of old town attractions that are listed in your Lonely Planet guide are so close to walk to. Nearby shopping destinations include both shops and department stores along Zhongshan Road, as well as Qingdao's largest open market for seafood, all a five-minute walk from the hostel.
We have installed the latest security technology in our hostel, including IC card locks on all rooms, and free individual lockers in the group dorm rooms. We have staff on desk 24 hours a day, and police routinely patrol
the surrounding area. Guests will feel very safe and secure staying with us!
*Reception desk open 24/7, with warm, friendly staff who speak English and Chinese Concierge service to make your stay in Qingdao hassle-free
*Major international credit cards accepted (Visa, Mastercard, etc.)
*Free satellite TV offering BBC World News, movie channels
*Skype facility, free of charge
*Free high-speed WiFi covering the whole building; free computers in the lobby
*'Mini-Mart' selling snacks, beverages, toiletries and other essentials
*European standard cloth washer and dryer
*Newly-renovated, clean and private shower rooms with hot water 24 hours a day
*All western-style toilets
*Unsurpassed security for rooms, lockers, showers and hostel grounds
*Indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge and cafe with great food and unparalleled views; perfect for suntanning
*Hilltop park next door for relaxation and sports
*Cozy, warm atmosphere makes it easy to meet other guests
The Hostel has been re-renovated in 2011, it is an incredible hostel in the historical building Old Observatory. We provide services and facilities including: kitchen, common room, laundry, satellite TV (BBC + Movie), internet access, IDD + fax, railway and airport pickup (with appointment).
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My Daughter and I had a fantastic stay, we were well looked after by friendly and very helpful staff. The roof top bar is brilliant any time of day serving good food, hot & cold beverages, beer, cocktails etc.
The hostel is in an excellent location for access to the city and the buses if you wish to explore further afield.
Over all this hostel is better than many hotels I have stayed in and much better value. I would recommend it to any one of any age and will certainly return.
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