Qingdao Old Observatory Youth Hostel (HiHostel)
A Hidden Gem From Which to Explore China's Most Vibrant Coastal City!
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!
The only offically qualified YHA / hihostel member in Qingdao.
Top Rated Hostel 2008, 2009, by Hostelworld.com
'one of the best', 'fabulous', 'unbeatable view' Lonely Planet China '10
Our youth hostel is located in the renovated Qingdao Observatory, originally built by German colonial settlers in 1904. It was the first modern observatory
to be built in China. We are situated next to Observatory Park in the heart of old Qingdao, overlooking Qingdao Bay with splendid views of the sea and the metro skyline. Many heritage buildings and historical attractions lie close to our hostel, making our location the perfect place to discover Qingdao.
The best spot to see the skyline is from the Mamahuhu Lounge, located on our rooftop. With its laid-back and friendly atmosphere, this is where our guests mingle and unwind with travellers from all over the world. Local specialties as well as authentic Western food are available at very reasonable prices. Don't forget to try our delicious coffee -- try a cup of our 'Long Black'!
Nearby shopping destinations include both shops and department stores along Zhongshan Road, as well as Qingdao's largest open market, all a five-minute walk from the hostel.
We have installed the latest security technology in our hostel, including IC card locks on all rooms, and free individual lockers in the group dorm rooms. We have staff on desk 24 hours a day, and police routinely patrol
the surrounding area. Guests will feel very safe and secure staying with us!
*Reception desk open 24/7, with warm, friendly staff who speak English and Chinese Concierge service to make your stay in Qingdao hassle-free
*Major international credit cards accepted (Visa, Mastercard, etc.)
*Free satellite TV offering BBC World News, Hollywood films in English, and sports channels including European soccer and ESPN
*IDD/DDD phones ; incoming phone calls accepted in private rooms
*Free high-speed WiFi on the ground floor; 3 computers for guest use
'Mini-Mart' selling snacks, beverages, toiletries and other essentials
*Self-service washer and dryer
*Self-service common-use kitchen
*Newly-renovated, clean and private shower rooms with hot water 24 hours a day
*Western-style toilets in rooms
*Unsurpassed security for rooms, lockers, showers and hostel grounds
*Indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge and cafe with great food and unparalleled views; perfect for suntanning
*Hilltop park next door for relaxation and sports
*Cozy, warm atmosphere makes it easy to meet other guests
We are located inside of a hill-top park that is hidden in Qingdao old town central and overlooking the whole city skyline, for travellers, it could be hard to find us for the first time, however, please find the taxi card on our website with clear directions (in pdf format) www.hostelqingdao.com. Most of Qingdao's tourist attractions are in walking distance from the hostel
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Air Conditioning
- Airport transfers
- Bicycle parking
- Cable TV
- Card phones
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Fax Service
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Jobs Board
- Key Card Access
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Mini Supermarket
- No Curfew
- Outdoor Terrace
- Postal Service
- Reading Light
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Vending Machines
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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YHA Old Observatory is 40KM (25 Miles) away from Qingdao International Airport, about 2.5 KM (1.6 Miles) from Qingdao Railway Station.
We are located in Guanxiang Shan Park, which is opposite to the Municipal Hospital of Qingdao.
From the airport: take airport shuttle Line 2, and get off at the Maniciple Hospital (Shili Yiyuan),
from the Railway Station: Take Bus No. 2 or 5, and get off at the Maniciple Hospital.
The landmark sites Zhanqiao, German Governor Castle, Old Town Hall, Mt. Xiaoyu Shan Park, No.1 City Beach as well as Qingdao Railway Station are all within 3 Km, many of these heritage sites can be reached within 10 minutes pleasant walk.