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Qingdao - YHA Old Observatory

No 21 Guanxiang Er Road, Qingdao, 266003, China

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Qingdao Hostel

Hostel Qingdao

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Welcome to our hostel

Qingdao Observatory, the first observatory in China, is home of our youth hostel, which is situated on Mt. Observatory in the heart of Qingdao, it is a hidden gem from which to explore China’s most vibrant coastal city. It overlooks the Qingdao Bay, most hostel rooms have a panoramic view over the city’s skyline. The national ground zero point for China’s altitude is located right in front of the hostel. Many historical buildings are located near the Old Observatory making it a superb location to view historical landmarks including ZhanQiao Pier, Beach No. 1, German Governor Castle, Old Town Hall, Mt. Xiaoyu Shan Park.

The rooftop is the Mamahuhu Lounge, truly it is the most beautiful spot to see the skyline while enjoy the cozy atmosphere with friends with beers or coffee., Find us on youtube:

Yes, we are pleased to announce that now we are providing heating! we are the ONLY hostel in town that guarantee our room temperature in the cold winter!


Prices are non-member prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 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.
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • TV room

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times


Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 86 (532) 8282 2626

Fax. 86 (532) 8282 2266



I was very happy there!


Avatar for Peter


Sat 19 Mar 2016

Evening cafe/pub hours for the rooftop observation deck are seasonal and not available after 4pm in late September. I had selected this location for the advertised advantages of using the evening rooftop facilities for relaxing, etc. and was disappointed. Walking back (up) to the hostel after dark can be a challenge as the paths are poorly lit.


Avatar for Keith


Tue 13 Oct 2015

very good hostel, good location (but steps) - good food and bar : 18- 20.30 hour : beer for 20 RMB in total


Avatar for MARC


Sat 14 Jun 2014

Really great hostel : the staff is really really friendly and willing to help at any moment, also the rooftop with the old observatory, the terrasse and the bar-restaurant is a really good space to spend some time (plus there's a great view on the city from the terrasse. It could have been cleaner, but it's was still comfortable. And to my opinion, the prices in the bar-restaurant were too high, but the stay there was still fine.


Avatar for Sikou


Thu 26 Sep 2013

lovely location; nice atmosphere; nice rooftop restaurant with sea views, but it was still dirty from the night before when it opened for breakfast. Pretty friendly staff. Bathroom was one floor up from dorm room. good place to meet people! Free burger on party night (Friday). in a hilltop park just above the old town; easy to get to street market for food.


Avatar for Cynthia


Sat 06 Jul 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach
  • City Centre
  • Hiking / Walking trails
  • Mountainous Area
  • Museums / Art Galleries
  • Parks / Green Area
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping area / Mall
Getting to us

Getting to us

Qingdao Liuting International Airport
Airport shuttle 702 to Shili Yiyuan  walk to a red Christian Church then follow signs
Please take the taxi to the hostel it is about 4 - 5 Km
Alternate Transport
No 21 Guan’xiang’er Road Qingdao City Shandong Province. Please visit and download our directions in PDF format Free parking in front of the hostel
Free parking in front of hostel.
Take Bus No.5 to Shili Yiyuan (Municipal Hospital) walk to a red Christian Church and then follow signs.

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