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Xian Travelling With Hostel
Ranked #31 of 2,646 Hotels in Xi'an
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Initially booked for 2 nights but ended up staying for 4. We had a twin bed private room. Basic but clean and tastefully done. Very comfortable bed.

Staff was incredibly accomodating and was very helpful with bookings and directions.

Would have given 5 stars except for the Internet access which tend to be crawling at times.

Nevertheless.. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

The bar and terrace have a nice vibe, the bedding was clean and comfy, small lockers were provided, and the food was nice if a little overpriced. The staff spoke good English and were helpful if not friendly. The location is very close to the metro, though it is outside of the city walls.

However, the food could be a bit cheaper and better catered to vegetarians. The location is a bit out of town, so you need to catch a metro to see the big sights like The Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Muslim Quarter, etc.

Is is also pretty hard to find. It's in a large grey towerblock with a small light-up sign halfway up saying "Green Forest" on the Northern side. The entrance is next to the 'Giant' Bicycle shop, and there is another hotel on the lower floors too.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Green Forest hostels do provide you what you want for a nice ravel. Decent rooms, clean facilities and a good public space.
No matter if you're in Guilin, Yangshuo, Nanning, Chongqing or even Xian, Green Forest has established it's brand and I hope there will be more of those lovely hostels, ran by people who really know how to do, great job guys!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

This hotel has large rooms and all the pros of a budget hotel. It's really close to the subway. Exit C at An Yu something station on line 2 (just after the line 1 interchange). It's great to stay here and be out of the hustle and bustle but still close by subway.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

Our stay was just perfect. We can't say anything negative about this hostel. The rooms were nice and clean with a stylish design. The beds were comfy and we loved the rain shower. The staff spoke English very well. They were helpful and friendly. We especially liked the bar with its modern and tasteful design. Highly recommended.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
3  Thank Ms_EB_2013
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Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

This place is in a great location, the staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean and if you stay in the double rooms it's like being in a 3/4 hotel.

The only things I would criticise is the food taking sooo long there really is no excuse for meals to take 40 mins plus every time. They say it's because there is only 1 cook well I could still cook meals for many more people in less time so maybe they need more staff or they need a better cook.

Also just to mention this is very much a hostel and if you are near the dorms you can guarantee to be woken up by very noisy guest on the weekend. This place does need to implement an extra fee of you are caught disturbing other guests by shouting after midnight.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Great hostel - couple mins from metro station; 5 mins from Xian wall; 10 mins from edge of Muslim district with lively street food stalls; 15 min walk to train station for 306 bus to see Warriors (only Y7) and 20 minute walk along to huge Daming park. Handy food place first left coming out of hostel (white tables outside). We had noodles, veg small plates and beer for £3 for 2.

Great bar with roof terrace overlooking busy street and city wall. Had breakfast here a couple times and a relief from the heat to chill with a beer or coffee at end of wandering. Lovely postcards and souvenirs well priced.

Staff were a delight - couldn't have been more helpful - phoned next hotel ahead for us and sorted taxi for airport.

Xian .... We loved street food from south to north wall on west side - had great dinner on the hoof here picking one thing from one stall, eating and walking to another. Often not sure what we were eating it was a great taste adventure. (No bad after effects.) Liked the shared table vibe - eating noodles n fresh garlic with a bowl of starchy water with locals - under £1 for lunch.

Lost several frustrating hours running all over town trying to hire bikes to eventually be told the system not up and running yet. They're not big on maps and metro maps don't show English (until down by trains) so iPhone map a godsend.

Wee issue - had to stand by door to get wifi in room ... or go to bar - not such a trial ;-)

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Xian Travelling With Hostel

Address: 4F, No.9 Beiguan Zhengjie | Beside the parking lot and river, Xi'an 610000, China (Formerly Xi'an Green Forest Hotel)
Region: China > Shaanxi > Xi'an
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Xi'an
Price Range: £14 - £17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Xian Travelling With Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located beside the park and the river, social facilities like metro station, swimming poor, cinema, shopping mall, local food area are all walking distance from Chengdu Buttonwood Youth Hostel. 20 minutes walk to IFS, Taikoo Li, Chunxi Road, Wenshu Monastery. Meanwhile, hostel provide you with free washing machine, free wifi, free Microwave to use, free pool table, free travel consulting. Moreover, hostel arranges car service, tour service and bus, train, flight ticket booking service. Chengdu Button Wood Youth Hostel provides you with free Lonely Planet to use and copy, train, bus and flight tickets booking, professional travel services in Chengdu, Sichuan & Tibet like Panda tour, Sichuan Opera, Lehsna and Mt. Mei tour, Mt. Qingcheng and Dujiangyan Irrigation Project Tour, Jiuzhuanggou and Huanglong tour, Songpan Horse trekking, etc, and relaxed atmosphere in a spacious bar. Located beside the park and the river, social facilities like metro station, swimming poor, cinema, shopping mall, local food area are all walking distance from Hostel ... more   less 
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