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Suzhou - Water Town YH

27 Da Shi Tou Xiang (Lane), Ren Min Road, Suzhou, 215000, China

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Overall Rating 50%

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Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 80%
Cleanliness 20%
Location 80%
Security 20%
Service 80%
Comfort 20%
Green rating 60%

Book your stay at Suzhou - Water Town YH in Suzhou

  • Private
    From €25.65
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Suzhou Hostel

Hostel Suzhou

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

We are conveniently located in the heart of SuZhou in a traditional Suzhou block-house with all the modern conveniences. p:0512-65218885, We are conveniently located in the heart of SuZhou in a traditional Suzhou block-house with all the modern conveniences,close to Public transfers,Shopping center(Guanqian walk St), Bar street and the downtown.

Our professionally trained staff are extremely friendly and helpful, in the hope of making your stay a wonderful and pleasing experience with the comfort of being right at your own home.

As a developing youth hostel, we always keep perfecting our facilities and our service. After four years improve, now we are confidence to welcome our guest all around the world to satisfied your needs.

free welcome drink
free TV/DVD hire
free linen and Towel
free hair drier
free adaptor
free luggage storage
free Security Lockers,
24-hour inrernet access (including wireless)
24-hour staff and security access
Tips 1:
From Shanghai to Suzhou and Watertown Hostel

Shanghai airport: There are two airports in Shanghai (Pudong airport and Hongqiao airport), both of the airports have the shuttle bus to reach our hostel directly.Stop in Suzhou: Shanghai Eastern Airline Ticket Office, Ganjiang Road (干将路上海东方航空公司售票楼).After you arrived the stop you can walk through the Ximei Lane (西美巷) and take around 5 minute you can get our hostel. Shuttle bus from Hongqiao airport take 2 hours to reach Suzhou and from Pudong will takes 3 hours.

By Train : There are 3 train stations in Shanghai (Shanghai Station上海站, Hongqiao Station上海虹桥, Shanghai South Station上海南站).you can find a lot of trains from Hongqiao and Shanghai station to Suzhou, only 30 mins you can arrive in Suzhou station(苏州站)and take bus No. 1/No.101/No.102 to the Yinmaqiao stop(饮马桥站) to find our hostel. If you take the train take you to the Suzhou North Train Station(苏州北站), then you need take Bus No.80 to Suzhou station first and then to Yinma bridge stop(饮马桥站).

By Bus: You can easily find the bus from Shanghai to Suzhou at the Hengfenglu Bus Station(恒丰路站) in Shanghai,Shanghai Metro Line1 Hanzhonglu Station. It’s will take approximately 1.5 hours to reach Suzhou North Bus Station. And the bus station is just located next to the Train staion, you also can take bus No. 1/No.101/No.102 to the Yinma bridge stop(饮马桥站) to get our hostel.

Tips 2:

Please Somking only out-air in the hostel
Please Check-out before 12:00am
Please remember to bring passport with you when you come here.
Please inform us your new arrival time by phone if you arrive later than the scheduled time on your booking, or else your booking would be cancelled automatically.
Please inform us in advance if there is sth.changed in your booking such as date change or cancell,via mail or phone.
If you will book several beds in the dormitory for one time,we are sorry that we cannot promise you will be arranged together in the same room and maybe the room is mixed,thanks for your understanding in dvance!

Come to Suzhou, and live in a restored Suzhou water town house.
We have been very honoured to be recommended by 'Lonely Planet' even though our hostel had been opened for a very short 2 years.
fully Air-conditioned and Reading Light in Room,
BBQ Area,
Lounge with Library,
International telephone,
Classical Outdoor Terraced Area,
self-catering kitchen,
Western & Chinese Breakfast,
Tourism information support.

The bar is just located opposite of the reception, is a handsome free style bar, you can get various choice of drinks and order some simple western food as well. Play billiards, table games or just chat with friends around the world. What’s more you can decide what music you want when you in the bar, relaxing and refresh your self with a Gin and tonic or a Ice lemon tea .

The Lounge is just located in our lovely courtyard, with glass ceiling and wall, bright and quite. We have hundreds classic books and DVD in both Chinese and English in the lounge, you can select whatever you like to enjoy a lazy afternoon or night in our peaceful lounge. Also here is a nice place to meet new friends and to discuss the itinerary.

We offer a washing machine and a drying machine near to our public show room, easy to clean and dry your cloths during your travel.

Cycling is one of the best way to travel in Suzhou, and we are just located in the center of the old town,very convenience to reach everywhere by bike. The hostel have Giant bicycles for rent, also provide nice hand drawing map to guide you in a classic ride way.

We provide public computers and also free WIFI to access the internet.

Tourism information
Want to know how to avoid crowded tourist and find out the pure Suzhou? Want to know where can find the delicious local food? Want to know the best way to watch the local famous Kunqu Opera? Anything you want to know during your travel just come over to our reception, our well trained staff will more than happy to make your tour special.

We are SuZhou's most ideally located budget accommodation centre!

WaterTown hostel is in the former residence of ShenFu (Sanbai), a Qing dynasty composer. His 'Six Chapters of A Floating Life' depicts the easy-going life in Suzhou. It is known for its 'outstanding architectural merit' with its pine floors, high ceilings,virescence and fish pond. Guests are offered an environment that is peaceful and appealing. Visit WaterTown YH and ensure a hostel experience in SuZhou that you won't forget!


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Children under the age of qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • Limited payment options apply at hostel check-in
  • Payment methods accepted at hostel are cash only in local currency.
  • Only parties of mixed sex may be accommodated in mixed (co-ed) dorms.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • TV room


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

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
  • Conference Facilities
  • Currency Exchange
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times


Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +86 512-6521 8885

Fax. 18914068885



Staff told me they hadn't received my HiHostels booking and there was no single room,they put me in a shared one, dirty and without closet or security. Didn't provide free towels and I had to buy one from them (used and a bit dirty...). Besides they told me they couldn't discount the deposit so I had to pay the full fee, and I haven't found how to claim it to Hihostels. I won't book through HH again.


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Juan Luis,

Thu 05 May 2016

just so so


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Sat 25 Apr 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • City Centre
  • Museums / Art Galleries
  • Nightlife
  • Parks / Green Area
  • Restaurants
  • River / Harbour / Lake
  • Shopping area / Mall
  • Swimming pool
Getting to us

Getting to us

From Shanghai Pudong/Hongqiao Airports to Suzhou: No matter which airport you arrive at in Shanghai just take the shuttle bus to Suzhou it will stop at TONGGUANFANG(one block east of the hostel) or CHINA EASTERN OFFICEER at GANJIANG ROAD(Walk to hostel at XIMEIXIANG). From Suzhou by Shuttle bus to Shanghai Pudong/Hongqiao Airports: Go to Tongguanfang (one block east of the hostel) Times: 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:40 10:20 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 16:30 Distance:2H20M(HONGQIAO) 3H50M(PUDONG) Price 82RMB.
Local Bus From the Railway and North Bus stations take (south-bound) buses 1 101 102 or 103 to the bus stop “yinmaqiao” for 1 or 2 RMB. From the South Bus Station take (north-bound) buses 101 or 103 to the bus stop “yinmaqiao” for 1 or 2 RMB. When you are at the station in Suzhou pls show our hostel's chinese address to the workers of the shuttle bus she/he will show you the direction if they don't know just show it to the local people they will point you in the right direction. It is not far from the station to our hostel just 5 min walk to us.
Renmin Bridge.take buses 1 101 102 or 103 to the bus stop “yinmaqiao” for 1 or 2 RMB. Taxi:10RMB
Under construction...(2010)
Alternate Transport
We are conveniently located in the heart of SuZhou. Find Suzhou Public Security Bureau on the trunk road(RenMin Rd.) and find us. park on the road (free)
From the Railway take (south-bound) buses 1 101 102 or 103 to the bus stop “yinmaqiao” for 1 or 2 RMB. Taxi:10RMB

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