To start off, I'll say something nice. It was very, very clean. That's about the only nice thing I can say I'm afraid.
You have to walk across an open courtyard to get to the showers, not so much fun in winter.
Front desk huffed and puffed anytime anything was asked for (including extra blankets which are advertised on the board)
There was no chef for the first few days we stayed, which would be understandable because it was Chinese New Year (little ridiculous in the service industry, but understandable nonetheless). However, front desk insisted on having a board with the menu on it, and times for breakfast on full display with no suggestion that it wasn't currently available. When the chef did come back, the food was very slow to arrive, 45 minutes one morning, almost half an nour the next. The offerings were inconsistent too, one day we got two slices of toast with the meal, the next only one, for example.
I had to wait nearly 20 minutes to check out as they wanted to 'check my room', but didn't appear to have anyone free to do this.
Also, various day trips were advertised at front desk, but the staff had no helpful knowledge of any of them.
This place was cheap, but there are other cheap places and in future I'd rather pay a bit more and stay somewhere else. Very disappointing as I've always enjoyed the accommodation provided by other youth hostels in China. On a side note, Nanjing itself was brilliant and well worth a visit (just don't stay here!)
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