Hofang Youth Hostel is located in Dajing Street, nestled between two of the most famous old pedestrian streets, and one restaurant-street, in Hangzhou. The area used to be the imperial center of the Latter Song (Nan Song) Dynasty, and the street where the hostel is (where much of the history and culture remain) is also the one that is full of restored old buildings, with lots of character, identifying it with the traditional Yangtze Delta.
The hostel is only a couple of hundred meters from any of these tourist attractions: The Historical Gate, The Traditional Chinese Medical Museum, Hu Xueyan’s Residence, the Pedestrian Hefang & Imperial Streets. A short 5-minute walk will take you to either Wushan Square or Intime Shopping Mall from the hostel, and it takes 15 minutes by foot to West Lake. The hostel is about 1.7 kilometers from the main (central) Hangzhou railway station - an 11 yuan taxi fare. There are lots of buses nearby to places of attraction, shops and etc. – it’s an extremely conveniently place to hang out!

The hostel has a courtyard in the central area, as well as a paved outdoor patio, with white walls, a traditional roof with Chinese tiles, and a pomelo tree. There are Chinese loft rooms, with exposed wooden beams, private and shared dorm rooms available to guests - who often keep returning from all over the world! We have a cozy café / bar inside, offering both Asian & Western food and drinks.

FREE WiFi is available in the cafe / bar, the shared dorms, and also in the communal area - where there is a mini pool table for relaxing and meeting fellow guests. Private rooms have both FREE internet access, with a cable. Facilities of the hostel include security keycard, heater / Air Conditioner, complimentary use of a towel, slippers, and both shared & private hot showers accessible 24 hours per day. Free luggage storage is provided at the reception. Barbecue facilities and laundry service with extra charges are also available.

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We look forward to welcoming you here - your Hangzhou Holiday Home, HOFANG Hostel!
Hope you have a good time here., 1. Your booking is to be confirmed by email from us, including directions and contact details, after noticing.
2. Let us know prior to your coming, if you are not able to be here before 6pm, otherwise your booking might be cancelled.
3. Ask a receipt from the driver, if you come here by taxi, in case stuff left inside.
4. We keep cats in the hostel, allergic people be warned.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Sightseeing

Green rating



the location is great and it is relaxing. But the dormitory is next to a restaurant. It is very, VERY noisy at night.


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Lai ching Margaret,

Mon 05 May 2014

Stayed there for one night. Check in staffs were very friendly and even chatted a bit with us. The whole check in process was quite fast and efficient. Staffs were very helpful as well, when we checked out, it was raining, they provided us raincoats and one of the staffs even shelter us all the way to the main road and helped us to hail the taxi. We really appreciate it! Our 4-person bedroom was located in level 3. I pretty much enjoyed the way to get there. Basically between level 2 and level 3 there was an outdoor staircase, so we got to enjoy the outdoor view while going to our room. Room wise, it was the cleanest room we stayed in China. Can't ask for more. Location wise, it is located in the pedestrian area where no car can go in. You may stop at the drum tower (Gulou) and walk here within 3 minutes. Very unique location as you have to walk past the gate (ancient city gate). Inside it is basically a shopping street. Very nice atmosphere


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Fri 10 May 2013