Typha International Hostel




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Typha International Hostel is an international hostel in Jianshui. As the hostel carries the YHA brand, guests with the YHA membership will be able to get discounted room rates. Free Wi-Fi with strong reception is provided. The general cleanliness, service standards, and facilities of the hostel are great, and will meet the exceptions of any traveler. Hostel staff speak perfect English and are extremely friendly to the guests.

The Location

The hostel is located within Jianshui Old City, which is conveniently located near all the other attractions around Jianshui. However, the hostel is located outside of walking distance from both the main bus stations and the train stations, so guests will have to catch a local bus or taxi to reach the hostel. There are also various shuttle buses, which can take guests to nearby attractions such as Tuan Shan or Double Dragon Bridge.

It is worth noting that there are not many food options nearby the hostel, aside from a couple of Chinese restaurants. At night, most of these stores are closed, so guests will have to walk up to a kilometer to the busier streets in order to find food.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Hostel rooms are clean and spacious. Lockers are provided, but you need to bring your own lock. The beds are huge and comfortable, with curtains for privacy. Each bed is also equipped with individual power sockets.

There is only one communal bathroom with numerous cubicles; each cubicle is clean and equipped with hot showers. Toilets come in both Western and squat versions to suit different preferences. There is also one hair dryer and free sandals provided for guests. However, shower gel and shampoo are not provided.

Common Spaces

There is one large living room with sofas and coffee tables. Guest also have free access to tea-making stations, guitars, and magazines. There is also a dining table, but the hostel does not provide any cooked meals, so guests will have to eat out. The hostel staff also organises short trips to attractions around the area on their off days, and guests are welcome to join them.


In conclusion, Typha International Hostel is a great hostel choice for guests staying in Jianshui Old Town. The hostel carries the YHA brand proudly, and the service standards are in line with what guests will find in other YHA hostels all over the world.
by C.Willy
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
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89 Ruyi Lane, Lin An Road, Jianshui, China
23.611356, 102.823394 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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