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Westlake Youth Hostel
Ranked #29 of 163 Speciality Lodging in Hangzhou
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Very near Xihu”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

The hostel is located very near Xihu and Lei Feng Pagoda and the receptionists are polite and helpful.
But this hostel is located in a narrow lane off Nanshan Road which is quite difficult to find and there are no restaurants nearby and it is quite far from town. Wifi is weak in the room and only strong at the lobby. The hostel is a little old but room is clean and comfortable. Bike rental is available at RMB20 for 6 hours. No toiletries are provided and it is quite noisy because it is located in between two schools.
Overall, I would recommend this hostel because of its location near Xihu and reasonable price.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

I booked the 6 bed dorm room. The room was quite small for 6 persons, and the door was broken. The bathroom is inside the room, that's a plus, but it was not very clean. However, the lobby is really cozy. You can use the WiFi (which only available in the lobby), watch movies, sit on sofa, and play the guitar. There was a foosball table but it was broken at that time. If you want to order some food, the fried rice is really nice, but it's quite expensive. The good thing about this hostel is the location. It's really close to west lake and Leifeng Pagoda.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014

The rooms were quiet as well as clean and the staff friendly with plenty of ideas for sightseeing. The location is not only close to the westlake but also next to a bus stop which takes people directly to the train station, the Six Harmonies Pagoda and the Lingyin temple and Buddha carvings. Just ask the staff to write down the bus number and the destination. By the way, the breakfast is delicious for its price but not very convenient if you want to start your day early since they usually did not serve before 8:30. Still, I will come back someday - hopefully!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

located on a narrow lane near to the main road around westlake. Not so easy to find on the first. 3 minutes walking distance to westlake. Nice receptionist, we check in at around 12 midnight, staff are quite attentive as they already prepared the room and only ask for registration on the next morning. We enjoy the stay over there. However,there is not much restaurants nearby. will recommend this hostel if you are looking for a quite place to rest and relax

  • Stayed December 2013
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Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

Pro : Close proximity to West Lake and Leifeng Pagoda, a locker for each person to keep personal stuff, free wifi on lobby(but slow), bright room with enough sun exposure, friendly housekeeper

Cons:
-Dirty bedroom
-No shower kit provided
-Poor & old shower room (and remember to bring extra towels in case your towel drop onto the wet floor)
-Sponge bed matress (not suitable for someone with back pain)
- Shared room for cheap price (be sure to get the private room, I'd rather pay more for privacy)
- Completely different as shown on internet, please do not expect much.
- Only young front desk staff
- Dishonesty:
We were told by the staff there was a key deposit of 100RMB on our first day checked in the room. However we forgot about the refund and the staff never bother to remind us as we left. We never get back the refund and I believe there are many forgetful people like us.
A reminder to anyone visiting here.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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York, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

I stayed at this hostel with a couple of friends last Summer on an all-too-brief visit to Hangzhou. The hostel is quite difficult to spot from the road, but it's not too difficult to find. The downstairs is a lovely and relaxed lounge, with spirits kept high by the beautiful pair of dogs. Our dorm room was very comfortable and quiet, with excellent wifi. The service was very helpful and friendly (excellent English spoken by all the staff). The service was let down by how slow the drinks service was - I ordered a cup of tea in the morning and it took at least five minutes to reach me. We didn't try the food they served, it seemed overpriced; the West Lake is surrounded by excellent restaurants, so I would recommend simply exploring for a bit!

The single best thing about this hostel is the location - just a short walk from the West Lake itself, and some of the most beautiful views you will ever find. Hangzhou is among my favourite places in the world, and on my inevitable return visit I would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Location - Quite hard to find the location.
Hostel - Nice, clean, well design
Infrastructure - Wifi strong at lobby, selling titbits and beverage
Room - clean, comfortable
Services - polite, service with smile and helpful
Add on : the hotel locate very near Xihu and Lei Feng Ta, but no restaurant and place for shopping nearby this hotel. My suggest is plan one day in this hotel for the date u visiting Xihu, for others u wish to shopping for food hunting, find other hostel. But hotel is very clean, good and helpful.

Room Tip: For family, I suggest to book few rooms.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Stefan L
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Property: Westlake Youth Hostel
Address: No.62-3 Nanshan Road, Hangzhou 310007, China
Region: China > Zhejiang > Hangzhou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #29 of 163 Speciality Lodging in Hangzhou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Westlake Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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