Koala International Youth Hostel, Huangshan

Tunxi District
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Fine hostel

Room was spacious, bed soft and all was clean. Restaurant simple, cheap, nice food.


One of the most enjoyable places I ever styayed in

We are a couple aged over 60 and stayed at the "Koala" hostel in Huangshan city for 5 days end-April 2012. This was one of the most enjoyable places I have stayed in (compared to other places in the USA, Europe and China). Note that it is no longer called "Koala", because the owners split up: the Huangshan Old Street Hostel is the original one, owned and managed by one of the founders. That is the one we stayed in, not the new one that is now called "Koala". The first good thing about the Huangshan Old Street Hostel was the confirmation of our booking. We booked by internet three months in-advance and were surprised to get such an informative and friendly confirmation in perfect English (including excellent instructions how to get there). Getting there was an experience: we decided that instead of flying from Shanghai (too expensive) or going by train (too slow) we would go by public bus. Big advantages were that it was comfortable, cheap and you get to see 500 kilometers of changing countryside. Disadvantage: the bus did not take us to Huangshan bus station, but dropped all the passengers off at the city outskirts. Thanks to help from the locals and my own ability to speak a bit of Mandarin Chinese, we quickly got a taxi to take us the short ride to Old Street. Old Street (Lao Jie) is magic! We suddenly found ourselves taken back two hundred years or more, with a two minute walk to easily find the Old Street Youth hostel. The hostel reception staff were very friendly and spoke excellent English. The atmosphere is really cute, like an ideal typical old style youth hostel. We stayed in the biggest and best room, top floor, spacious, clean and comfortable with a four-poster bed and en-suite toilet and shower. Very good value-for money. The public lounge has comfortable sofas, wonderful background music and an excellent bar. Next to the lounge there's also a lovely balcony overlooking the old street where we had breakfast. In the evenings the flow of hot water in the shower was uneven, and when we complained they allowed us to use the shower in a different room and the boss personally came to check the problem. The most important thing: wonderful attentive staff who gave us excellent tips how and when to tour Huangshan mountain and four fascinating old towns nearby. Conclusion: highly recommended.


Clean, safe, small -- everything we needed

We were satisfied with the service -- helpful staff, small, but clean rooms. Location is good -- 10 minutes walk from Bund and a metro station.


Great place!

The hostel is very close to the station (Train and Bus). Friendly, helpful staff. I would stay there again. Only negative point is dorm doors security. Do not leave anything valuable in the room!


The BEST hostel I have stayed in so far. Very clean, nice little cafe/resturant with cheap food (also provides hot water for noodles, etc). TV viewing room upstairs. Rooms are spacious and clean with private bathrooms. Washing machine as well. The only issue we had was climbing up into our bunks after a long day climbing the mountains - it was our own fault though!


This is an absolutly charming hostel, the best I have stayed in so far. The staff are so friendly I gained a new family in China. The rooms are clean and the decor is very nice. It's all designed by the owner. This place is highly recommended if you pass by the Huangshan area. (It has nice scenery, by the way.)



Yongle hostel is right at train station and Huangshan mountain buses stop is in front of the hostel and easy to find it.
The manager can speak some English and offer tour information.You will stay feel like your own house, comtable friendly.The price is lowest in the area.
There are some standard rooms with bathroom inside and some dorm beds in the hostel.The room is clean and offer 24h hot water ,air-condidtion , Tv .The owner can booking return ticket and so on.

Location and Contact




Address: 58 Beihai Road, Tunxi District, Huangshan, Anhui Province, China

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Website Koala International Youth Hostel Huangshan (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: 852 559 2114522
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller



Luggage Storage



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Air Conditioning


Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk


Evening Entertainment



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers


Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table

Walking Tours

Credit Card Payments

Checkout: 13:00 (1 PM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Reception Hours: 24 Hours


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