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Suzhou

Suzhou (苏州) is a city of about 6 million people on the banks of Taihu Lake near the lower reaches of the Yangtze in Jiangsu Province that was settled in 509 BC. The city has been famous for over the last thousand years of Chinese history because of its amazing silk. It was also a major commercial centre due to its location near the Grand Canal.

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Mingtown Suzhou International Youth Hostel

Mingtown Suzhou International Youth Hostel

Overall it was a great experience for both of us. Location is great as it is very near to the main attractions. However, the room that we stayed in, the bathroom clogged on the first night and it was a bit disgusting. But after complaining to the reception, we managed to get it fixed almost immediately. ... more

Overall
4
Suzhou Watertown Hostel

Suzhou Watertown Hostel

Great hostel in fantastic city, staff very helpful but need a little more practice with there English but they try very hard, located in quite lane with security coded gate, good wi fi connection and free internet for first 30 minutes on hostels own computers but they do not time you, they have free DVD's to use plus DVD players also free in lounge ... more

Overall
5
Ming Han Tang International Youth Hostel

Ming Han Tang International Youth Hostel

The hostel is located right next to a touristy stretch of canal with shops, restaurants, and a place to catch a boat. The in-room wifi was a bit unreliable, but the coffeehouse was a very nice place to sit. Our room was arranged around a very nice outdoor courtyard. The bathroom was a bit leaky and cramped. ... more

Overall
4

Suzhou Discussions

  • Boat from Suzhou to Hangzhou
    All of the guides list an option of traveling between Suzhou and Hangzhou by overnight boat. Is this trip worth it or should I save 10 hours and take a train instead? I'm willing to do it if a) the views are pretty and b) the boats are comfortable and safe. Being that China's waterways have become heavily ...

  • Best city near Shanghai
    Other than Hangzhou and Suzhou... best city just to walk around, hit bars and parks... Nanjing or Heifei? ...

  • Two-week trip to Shanghai
    Hi, three of my friends and I are planning a trip to Shanghai in late March and we're wondering if there places that we should definitely go apart from the 'must-see' tourist spots like the Pearl Tower etc. We've planned 3 day trip down to Hangzhou and Suzhou based on a fantastic guide we found online - - snip ...

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Suzhou Watertown Hostel
81 %

Suzhou Watertown Hostel

#27 DaShiTou Lane,RenMin Road (Map) - Hostel
People who are not used to stay in clamp room should not try this hotel !As someone put it, this is a piece of art . You must be able to appreciate it or you will have a lot of worry.
Mingtown Suzhou International Youth Hostel
80 %

Mingtown Suzhou International Youth Hostel

No.28 Pingjiang Road (Map) - Hostel
Overall it was a great experience for both of us. Location is great as it is very near to the main attractions.
Hi Inn New Guanqian Branch
75 %

Hi Inn New Guanqian Branch

Alley Jiyou 58 Pingjiang District (Map) - Hostel
Taohuawoo Youth Hostel
74 %

Taohuawoo Youth Hostel

No.158,Taohuawu Street (Map) - Hostel
Ming Han Tang International Youth Hostel
74 %

Ming Han Tang International Youth Hostel

Guangji RD, Xiatang 61 (Map) - Hostel
The hostel is located right next to a touristy stretch of canal with shops, restaurants, and a place to catch a boat.
Hi Inn GuanQian
73 %

Hi Inn GuanQian

No.22 YinGuoXiang (Map) - Hostel
Suzhou Joya International Youth Hostel
70 %

Suzhou Joya International Youth Hostel

Daxinqiao Lane 21-1 Pingjiang District (Map) - Hostel
This was my first stay at a hostel so I really have nothing to compare it to, but I really liked it! We got a room with two beds. The beds were nice and the blankets good and warm.
Suzhou Water Front International Youth Hostel

Suzhou Water Front International Youth Hostel

No. 3 Nan Pi Lane, Shi Quan Street (Map) - Hostel