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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2016

As others have said, getting here is a bit tricky, and I wouldn't say it's ''in the heart'' of anywhere. You have to walk a lot to get to places, and if you don't speak Chinese navigating your way around can be a bit confusing. In terms of the hostel itself, the room was fine, bathrooms were fine, and yes...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2015

I wasn't impressed with this particular hostel, to be honest. After experiencing how good hostels can be in Xi'an and Chengdu, this was a bit of a let down. First, a horrible location. You have to either get a taxi or find your way through slums to a centre of town. Which could be an authentic experience in itself, though....

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Bondi, Australia
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Stayed at this hostel for 4 nights and felt like it was the real China - not the glitzy high end shopping mall city. It's down on the Yangtze River waterfront surrounded by local street markets and an almost constant movement of warehouse imports/ exports on the street by porters ferrying the goods up and down steep steps. Firstly. I...

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coventry
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Location - as others have said, slightly difficult to find. Taxi driver wasn't sure even with the map provided. We paid 20rmb for taxi from jangkou metro. The driver started at 30 so we thought it was a good deal, but prob wasn't. We weren't sure it was the right hostel as the big sign says 'travelling with hostel' however...

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Antwerpen, België
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We had a nice stay in this hostel in Downtown Chongqing. The staff is really friendly and speaks a decent amount of English, so they will be able to help you with any requests for your further travels. The communal area is nicely decorated and they have also a pooltable. You can get some Western and Chinese food. The dormroom...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Folk may tell you Chongqing is one of the most gross metropolises on the planet. Maybe something in that; yet I find this: Chongqing has bags of character in various places (where Beijing & Shanghai are sadly lacking). This hostel is a great hotpot example. Locals call it the Mountain City (it's not) and there are a lot of confusing...

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Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

In a very interesting position and in a well converted old wooden building next to the Huguang Guild Hall and beside the Yangtze. It sits below a colossal new bridge that spans the whole of central Chongqing. The food and ambience here are great, the tour services tailored to the Chinese and definitely not recommended. The trendy City area is...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Because it is a tip in the lonely planet, we definitely expected too much. One of our beds was directly under the AC. It wasn't possible to sleep there and they couldn't offer any other options. the room and floors are smelly and it wasn't really clean. the stuff was ok. the only good thing is the location.

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Beijing, China
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

The lady we spoke to was really helpful. She offered us water as soon as we sat down. She showed us several options for the Yangtze River cruise and there was no hard sell. She gave frank and honest advice. She let us leave our belongings in the store room even though we didn't stay in the hostel, and walked...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 May 2015

I don't normally take the time to write bad reviews, but I strongly feel like there are much better places to stay. I understand that bad experiences are often an anomaly, so I'll attempt to state facts and leave out subjectiveness. I arrived in Chongqing after a delayed flight. I managed to get to the hostel after the taxi driver...

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Since 2008, the hostel is run based on what backpackers need on the road and we have always been the most reviewed and ranked the 1st among the hostels in Chongqing. And we refurbished the hostel in May. We really appreciate your trust. You can still trust us because we'll do better than we have in the past. Best location for Cruises, friendly and fun atmosphere, cheap bed and room, chilli activities organized in the hostel.WHAT’S THE BEST WITH US: Reliable and Cheap Yangtze River Cruises.Chinese Domestic 3-day, 4-day trip*(Basic ferry trip,most backpackers recommend,cheap and interesting experience in China)first class: From RMB900second class: From RMB560 (bottom/top bed)third class: From RMB400 (bottom/top bed)(There are air-con, toilet/ shower in all rooms)International ships: From RMB2000*(English Tour Guide, standard room with shower, scenic spots included, meals included,luxury trip,email us to make a reservation before you come)Our staff has organized many people for this trip and have also experienced the downstream of the cruise,we would love to share the travel information with you and help you with what all we know. As you may know there are many options about YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE. You can always pay a very low price for a boat ticket, but you have to take into account that the boat may also have low service quality. On the other hand, if you take the star service boat, it will cost you a lot but the service and condition of the boat will be much better, so you will have a more enjoyable cruise experience. If you need more information, please contact with our information desk, we will offer you some tips and arrange any necessary transfers to other cities.Free travel information and convenient tours arranged in our hostel, please email us to get reliable information and ticket booking service:Budget and reliable Yangtze River Cruise Tour (HOT TOUR)Arrange the train or flight tickets for your next trip and accommodation in Yichang(After the cruise)Daily Chongqing Dazu Stone Carvings TourNight Tour of Yangtze and Jialing RiverDaily Wulong TourLeshan and Emei TourZhangjiajie TourDaily Heishan Valley TourBus and train bookingYou will be happy when you see what we have for travellers: the cheap price in downtown, comfortable and clean beds, 24 hours shower, free Internet and WIFI, free travel information, reliable ticket booking service, free Pick up from train station from 12:00 to 18:00, laundry and drying service, luggage storage, books swap, lots of English movies, free mini-cinema(really cool!!), access to Facebook, cheap beer and food, international call, free pool table, printing and fax, free walking tour on Saturday. Reliable Yangtze River-Three Gorges TripsAccommodation Information:All the Dorms are equipped with air-con, windows, security lockers, small reading lamp, clean bed. And all the private rooms with bathroom, air-con, windows, hot showers.The Best Location by the Yangtze River, We got it!5 minutes' walk to Chaotian Dock where you can go abroad,Approximate taxi fare from/to hostel (night fare 10pm-6am would be different price)City center (pinyin: Jiefangbei)Y8 (1.5km)Chongqing Wharf (600m)(5-minute's walk to the wharf (convenient to start your Yangtze cruise)North Railway Station Y20 (10km)Chongqing Railway Station Y11 (5km)Chongqing Bus Station Y10 (5km)JiangBei Airport Y60 (28km)5-minute's walk to the metro station,the bus station which contains most of the mainbus routes (train station, Ciqikou, Three Gorges Museum, People's Great Hall.10-minute's walk to ATMs, post office, Carrefour,supermarket, restaurants and StarbucksGood location with the beautiful Yangtze River view;The nearest metro station is Xiaoshizi Station;the nearest bus stationis Chaotianmen bus station.Notes to read:If you want to cancel your booking, you need contact the website.Please take your valid passport to check in and we only take cash (Chinese RMB), please prepare enough money for your room fee.Check-in time is after 2pm.You can check-in anytime,if your room is available when you arrive here.Otherwise we can store your luggage if your room is not ready and you can have a rest in our common area.Check-out time is before 12:00pm. After check out, We would like to keep your luggage until you are ready to depart.Wish you have a wonderful trip in 2014!!!!See you soon!! ... more   less 

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Address: No.80 Changbin Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400010, China
Region: China > Chongqing Region > Chongqing
Price Range: $13 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Yangtze River International Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“To walk uptown takes about 15-20 minutes and its all uphill! so have comfortable walking shoes! Be wary of most food as it's hotter than Mexico and Thailand!”
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