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“Great base in Chengdu, spacious rooms and a nice character” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Loft Design Hostel
Ranked #2 of 543 Chengdu B&B and Inns
Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great base in Chengdu, spacious rooms and a nice character”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013 via mobile

One of the best hostels I've stayed at, excellent rooms and a really nice atmosphere to the place. Caters well to couples and families as well as those seeking dorm rooms. Good value for money, would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sheffield
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

Nice place to stay, staff are great, good vibe to communal areas, decent rooms.

Location is good - in fact better than it looks on the map. We walked nearly everywhere from here (although we're walkers).

Only complaint: no hot showers during the day in rooms on upper floors.

Room Tip: No hot showers during the day in rooms on upper floors.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JBBre
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Panzhihua, China
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

Excellently decorated with tasteful art and whitewashed brick. The music was great and staff spoke good English. Clean and pleasant.
However we have a YHA hostel card which should get you 10% off the cost of a room. Unfortunately this was already factored into the online price which was a surprise.
Also we ordered food twice at the restaurant and twice they messed up the order both times.
In addition the two showers I had were warm but not hot.

Overall though we enjoyed our stay in this trendy hostel but the customer service could have been better.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Beijing
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2013

Date of stay: 14/02/2013 - 15/02/2013

I stayed one night there and I regret I did not stay more longer...

Unfortunately, I came very late so I didn't have time to chit-chat with other backpackers but the atmosphere looks very cool.

The decoration is great, you can chill out outside in the yard or inside in the café, the public areas are well maintained (shower, restroom, ...).

I stayed in a 6 beds dormitory (lucky me, I was the only one in this one)... It was clean and spacious and the bed was comfortable. There is a drawer with a lock for each bed (big enough to put a rucksack and valuable things).

The person who greated me was nice as well and they can arrange you some trip tours that seem correct/interesting.

Warning: you can hear other people through the walls so it can be noisy since people go back and fourth all the time (I came at 1 am myself and probably woke some people up :o)

Last but not least:
- If you take the cab to go there, don't forget to print the adress and phone number but big enough otherwise the taxi driver won't do any effort to read it
- If you don't take the cab to go there and use there map (http://www.lofthostel.com/loft/zd.asp), note that the scale used is not precise. for instance, the WOWO convenient store and Bank of China are not so close to each other as the map indicates which is very tricky.

Hope the review can help

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2013

loft的风格讨喜,房间里有油汀,冬季也暖和。可惜缺点如下:1、房间隔音效果奇差无比,隔壁房间的随意交谈在我们房里听得清清楚楚,更别提半夜三点喝酒喧闹的住客,直接把我们从睡梦中吵醒,这样连续两晚睡不好!2、连续两个晚上要洗澡无热水。3、停车不方便,门口停车会被贴条,马路对面停车每小时收费6元,第一晚就收了38元!we spent 3 nights here in a room on the 3rd floor during the Chinese New Year. The room itself appealed to me at first glance for its size, the simple-designed interior and the cozy atmosphere, and the friendly reception lady.Unfortunately it turned out to be a decision made too early and bloody stupid!
Firstly, there was no hot water when I waited and waited naked in the cold small bathroom. 15 min passed when the hot water finally arrived. The next day however, there was no hot water THOROUGHLY so that we all had to sleep without a short shower after a day's out. When we checked with the reception, we were told that the hot water on the third floor was used up.
What made us DISLIKE this place most is as follows: we could not even fall in sleep during the night!!!Why?? Can you imagine that at 3:30am you were awakened by people next door talking, drinking, laughing loudly and yelling on the phone and clapping the door from time to time? Can you imagine that it happened AGAIN just the next night?????This is a hostel for people UNABLE to sleep!I WILL NEVER NEVER COME BACK HERE any more!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ihatetheloft
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Chengdu, China
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2013

Had a wonderful time here! The western food is really really delicious and not pricy. The staff is amazing and nice! The rooms are small but cozy. Best part was the heating system, nice and comfortable, although it was freezing cold walking one floor up to use the bathroom ;-) Best part of the hostel is its interior art design. So many amazing pictures, sculptures and even a little store which sells english books and other cute gifts. Don't miss this Hostel!

Room Tip: the heating system is better than 3rd and 4th floor, and the rooms which room number is 02 and 03 wi...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Na Z
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2012

What a cool place this is. We couldn't believe our eyes at the size of the place! Out double room was as big as our flat with a kettle, sofa, shelves and three tables! The only bad thing is that the showering takes forever as there is no encased unit. You have to sit in the bath tub to avoid flooding the floor but even then it gets messy. But a least it has a bath.. for small people! The hot water is only on for limited times so early risers are punished with cold showers! Also brekkie doesn't start till nine so day trips need to begin with food somewhere else.
The Internet is patchy in the rooms but is strong down stairs, and downstairs is fabulous! A beautifully decorated quirky wee kitch land of loveliness. The staff are extremely welcoming and kind. They have cheap DIY laundry for 15y plus free option to hang your stuff outside. We went to see the pandas with their organised tour as it was actually cheaper than taking the bus and doing it ourselves.  We also went with them to the opera which we loathed, it must've been a tacky tourist show so I wouldn't recommend that. The food down stairs is good and a fair mix of western and Asian to chose from and with 20% off for residents it's cheap as well. Best thing about it though is that the beds have HEATED blankets!! I could've spent all day in there!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Loft Design Hostel
Address: No.4 Xiaotong Alley, Zhongtongren Road, Qingyang District, Chengdu 610031, China
Region: China > Sichuan > Chengdu
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 543 B&Bs / Inns in Chengdu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — The Loft Design Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 28
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