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Hangzhou - Hofang International YH

No.67 Dajing Alley, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou, 310002, China

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Overall Rating 72%

From 3 Reviews

Hostel rating (3)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 70%
Cleanliness 60%
Location 90%
Security 75%
Service 70%
Comfort 65%
Green rating 65%

Located in Dajing Street, nestled between two of the most famous old pedestrian streets, the hostel is decorated in a traditional Chinese style.

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Welcome to our hostel

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.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 14:00 and 23:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 18:00
  • A deposit is payable at check-in.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 1 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Limited payment options apply at hostel check-in
  • Payment methods accepted at hostel are cash only in local currency.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Distance - Less than 500 m

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning - In selected areas
  • Basic Shop
  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 14:00 to 18:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +86-571-87063299

Fax. +86-571-87096692

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Chinese Medicine Museum (At or next to the hostel)
  • Hu Xueyan's former Residence (Less than 500 m)
  • Wushan square (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



The hostel is located in the "old town" around Hofang Road with lots of little, some traditional, shops. Behind the hostel rises a park-like hill with places to relax from the bustle. the hostel itself is located in a traditional building and hosts a Café and a restaurant. I can recommend the restaurant! Good food, but much too plenty. A drawback is that very few staff speak even rudimentary English.


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Mon 19 Oct 2015

Suelo con moqueta sucia y una cucaracha en el lavabo por la mañana. Hostel de película de crímenes que te puede arruinar el viaje. La primera noche nos alojamos en una habitación con baches en el suelo y camas separadas a pesar de reservar con cama doble. Tras mucho discutir nos cambiaron a una con las características contratadas. Suelo de moqueta lleno de manchas, paredes con papel despegado y sucio y baño con cucaracha.


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José Manuel Chacón,

Mon 03 Aug 2015

Hostel muy bien ubicado cerca de una de las calles principales y a unos 20 minutos andando del lago. Los responsables muy secos pero correctos. La habitación compartida se supone que era de 6 pero desde la misma se accedía a una planta superior con dos camas por lo que realmente era de 8. Habitación y baño con MUCHA HUMEDAD lo cual implicaba que el baño estuviese siempre mojado y las sábanas húmedas.


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José Manuel Chacón,

Mon 03 Aug 2015

Had problems with itchiness from mosquito bites for whatever reason. The bed was rather hard. Otherwise a great stay.


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Sun 26 Jul 2015

staff is very nice


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Sun 03 May 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (2 to 3km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (5 to 10km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (At or next to the hostel)
  • National / State Park (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (At or next to the hostel)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (5 to 10km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (At or next to the hostel)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

From Hangzhou Airport: take shuttle bus to the main train station then either walk or take a bus or cab to the hostel; 110rmb by taxi approx from airport to the historical gate/Gulou within 35-45mins.
From West Coach Terminal take bus 102/k102 to Qingbomen Stop walk backward 15m and go across the road to the Aston Martin shop when you face the shop follow the left side . 1.3km straight down the street till the TCM(Medical Muesum with a big white wall on the right side under the first word you will find a lane called da jing xiang.we are in NO. 67 on the right side. From South Coach Terminal take bus 808/k808 to Gulou.After get off the bus go back to the crossing and go across the road you will find an ancient gate just go across and follow the left side you will find us on the left side after 4 mins walking. we are on the left side. From the North Coach Terminal take bus K188/188 to kai yuan lu . And then change 189/195/308/8 to Gulou.
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Take line 1 to Ding An Road Exit D walk along Hou Shi Street until Da Jing Street.
Alternate Transport
We're in the historical pedestrian area close to everything - shops supermarkets restaurants pharmacy cafe; 15mins walk to the lake park and 25mins to Hangzhou Railway Station. Bus stops nearby connect main attractions of places cinemas live shows temples. Sites nearby: Wushan Square; Public Bicycle free occupying; McDonalds; Bank Of China; China Post Intime Shopping Mall; Food Stalls Street We are in the pedestrian area So you have to park your cars near Gulou or there is a underfloor parking under the Church.There usually charge about 30 yuan RMB for one night.
From Main Rail Station/Hangzhou Zhan: 1.7 kilometers from the hostel walk 25~30 mins to Gulou and then to the hostel; Take bus 7/K7 2 stops to the stop of Mid Zhonghe Road/Zhonghe Lukou 30m further more cross the road walk 800m straight down the pedestrian street till a T juncture where there is a Home Inn after McDonalds turn right 100m further more to No.67 at your left side; 11rmb by taxi from the station to Gulou. From South Rail Station: take bus 301/k301 20 stops to Gulou stop 30m further more cross the road you will find an ancient gate called gulou on the left then go across it follow the left side dajing lane 67 is on the left . 65-75rmb by taxi from the station to Gulou within 35-40mins.

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