We booked the YHA hostel next door but for some reason it was closed in April 2014, so Mr. Hu ended up recruiting us to stay in his budget hotel. The hotel is decent enough...although stay on the side facing the courtyard as the other side is noisy.
We ended up eating in the restaurant many times (decent food at decent prices), doing laundry, and booking bus tickets through Mr. Hu. We found that Mr. Hu is all about the transaction and will try to sell his services every chance he gets. I didn't get the sense that he was friendly...he's simply running a business and he is not so helpful if one has a question that he cannot profit from.
What also bothered me was that we heard him charging others less for their rooms even without haggling, and what we paid was above what is charged online...not a big difference but leaves a bad taste in my mouth nevertheless.
If the hostel next door reopens, that would likely be a better option, but if not, this may be one of a very few english speaking budget options in Tangkou.More
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