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Shuyuan International Party Hostel

Really nice hostel located in central Xi'an. I especially enjoyed there arranged tour to the Terra Cotta Warriors.

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About Shuyuan International Party Hostel

Shuyuan is Xi’an’s original backpackers’ hostel, and though often imitated we’re never duplicated.

We’re perfectly located in the heart of the flourishing cultural and shopping district. The location is definitely the best in Xi’an, as it's so central and easy to find everything; you truly are in the heart of Xi’an culture.

The hostel itself is a rare, preserved traditional Chinese courtyard house, an original and not a recently rebuilt imitation building.

We have several outdoor and indoor seating areas with a very relaxing atmosphere, including our chill-out garden plus a popular café, free Wi-Fi, very friendly staff, a great atmosphere and lots of travellers.

All of our staff speak English and will do their best to make your stay in Xi’an as comfortable and accommodating as possible.

In that same spirit we also offer a full host of tours and guides to Xi’an's most famous sites. If it is off the beaten track you are looking for than we can help you there, too; many of our staff are travellers themselves and know what it is travellers are looking for when they come to a new place!

We offer budget tours to local tourist sites including the Terracotta Warriors and the panda conservation centre, along with flights, trains and permits to Tibet. We can also arrange tickets to a Tang Dynasty dancing and singing show and the cheapest Yangtze River cruise tour around. Ask us about our car services!

Here at Shuyuan we try our best to make your experience in Xi’an as memorable as possible. The free welcome coffee or tea, we take every opportunity to make you feel welcome and relaxed.

Every Friday night we hold a free dumpling-making party, a perfect opportunity to get to know new friends and Xi’an's culinary traditions.. Mixing Western and Chinese style, it's a candlelit affair with music and plenty of fun. And—as always—we have free 24-hours Wi-Fi.

We also have one of Xi’an's most popular bars in-house. Park Qin bar is a place where locals and travellers mix, laugh, and enjoy the evenings. Newly renovated, it’s been featured in the local ex-pat magazine and has gained recognition as one of Xi’an's premier bars.

We provide many free services, including free train station pick-up (6.30am-9am; inform us in advance), a library of English books and guidebooks, luggage storage, domestic and international plane ticket booking, travel info, hot showers, local area maps, delivery and a DVD room with a wide selection of subtitled movies. Not to mention our free billiards, dart board, guitar and table tennis!

We also feature laundry facilities, a bike-hire service, airport pick-up and transfer, live sports matches and news, international IP calling cards and an onward booking service for other popular hostels throughout China. Here you can exchange books (2 for 1) and burn DVDs and CDs or send a fax.

We serve a western-style breakfast with black coffee, cappuccino, latte or espresso.

We’re only a few minutes’ walk from the vibrant shopping district and the Muslim Quarter. Walking up and down the main road, you’ll find everything from high-class dining to local restaurants, enough to provide for all tastes and budgets. Behind our hostel is Defu Lane which has over 30 cafés, bars and tea houses.

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Really nice hostel located in central Xi'an. I especially enjoyed there arranged tour to the Terra Cotta Warriors.

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4
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
5

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This was the noisiest hostel i have ever stayed at! The walls and windows were very thin and you could here people at the bar and cafe until 1.30pm even though it says silent after 11pm.

Also there are not many tolilets (one per 32 people) and only one of the toilets in the whole place is western.

However the place is very clean and the food in the cafe was very nice (good choice, nice food and cheap). Staff are friendly and helpful and atmosphere is safe and inviting.

If you can sleep through a party or you have a good pair of ear plugs it's a budget choice!

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2
Location
3
Cleanliness
4
Value
2
Facilities
2
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3

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Really great stay !
All the staff is really friendly and helpful !
Everything was clean and food was excellent (after 4 months in China, I really enjoyed to get a western breakfast ! )

we definitely recommend this hostel!

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
5

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Stayed 4 nights here, enjoyed it. One of the best hostels I've ever been to. Friendly staff, nice cafe, nice bar, free breakfast coffee and free beer in the evening. walls maybe too thin, kinda noisy when I tried to sleep. (or maybe people just talk too loud). So sad we missed the dumpling party, would be better if arranged twice a week. Overall, recommended.

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5
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
5
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5

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Great food at the hostels cafe, vibrant bar..

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

good

Overall
5
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I loved this hostal, very nice place...
and the restaurant... everything was great!

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

We stayed in one of the budget dorms in the basement, which was ok but a little damp smelling and dusty. If we were to stay again, we would ask for one of the rooms upstairs as these seemed to be a little better, although they were more expensive (approx. 10yuan more per person, per night).

Some of the staff were really, really helpful and nice, but some were not so attentive. I think it is pot luck whether you get good service, depending on which member of staff you ask, but you soon learn who is helpful so it's not so bad. The food in the restaurant is very expensive. You obviously don't need to eat in the hostel though, and there were many more lovely and very cheap restaurants within walking distance, and street food vendors in the Muslim quarter, also within walking distance, so it does not have to cost much at all to stay here.

This is a fantastic place to meet other like-minded travelers. I can only speak from my personal experience, but for 2 of our 3 nights we went out for a meal with big groups of 8-10 people because the communal areas made it so easy to talk to and get to know other people; this is what I liked most about this place.

I would stay again to save money on accommodation and to meet other people.

Overall
3
Location
4
Cleanliness
3
Value
4
Facilities
3
Service
2

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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 89% for this property is based on ratings provided by 162 guests.

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