Shuyuan International Party Hostel
Shuyuan is Xi’an’s original backpackers’ hostel, and though often imitated we’re never duplicated.
We’re perfectly located in the heart of the flourishing cultural and shopping district. The location is definitely the best in Xi’an, as it's so central and easy to find everything; you truly are in the heart of Xi’an culture.
The hostel itself is a rare, preserved traditional Chinese courtyard house, an original and not a recently rebuilt imitation building.
All of our staff speak English and will do their best to make your stay in Xi’an as comfortable and accommodating as possible.
We offer budget tours to local tourist sites including the Terracotta Warriors and the panda conservation centre, along with flights, trains and permits to Tibet. We can also arrange tickets to a Tang Dynasty dancing and singing show and the cheapest Yangtze River cruise tour around. Ask us about our car services!
Here at Shuyuan we try our best to make your experience in Xi’an as memorable as possible. From the free welcome coffee or tea from a real barista to our free nightly beer, we take every opportunity to make you feel welcome and relaxed.
Every Friday night we hold a free dumpling-making party, a perfect opportunity to get to know new friends and Xi’an's culinary traditions. We also have a Wednesday night BBQ dinner. Mixing Western and Chinese style, it's a candlelit affair with music and plenty of fun. And—as always—we have free 24-hour Wi-Fi.
We also have one of Xi’an's most popular bars in-house. Park Qin bar is a place where locals and travellers mix, laugh, and enjoy the evenings. Newly renovated, it’s been featured in the local ex-pat magazine and has gained recognition as one of Xi’an's premier bars.
We provide many free services, including free train station pick-up (6.30am-9am; inform us in advance), a library of English books and guidebooks, luggage storage, domestic and international plane ticket booking, travel info, hot showers, local area maps, delivery and a DVD room with a wide selection of subtitled movies. Not to mention our free billiards, dart board, guitar and table tennis!
We also feature laundry facilities, a bike-hire service, airport pick-up and transfer, live sports matches and news, international IP calling cards and an onward booking service for other popular hostels throughout China. Here you can exchange books (2 for 1) and burn DVDs and CDs or send a fax.
We serve a western-style breakfast with black coffee, cappuccino, latte or espresso.
We’re only a few minutes’ walk from the vibrant shopping district and the Muslim Quarter. Walking up and down the main road, you’ll find everything from high-class dining to local restaurants, enough to provide for all tastes and budgets. Behind our hostel is Defu Lane which has over 30 cafés, bars and tea houses.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Air Conditioning
- Airport transfers
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Breakfast not included
- Cable TV
- Card phones
- Common Room
- Fax Service
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Internet Access
- Key Card Access
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Pool Table
- Reading Light
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
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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From The Train Station:
Take bus 603, and get off at Inside South-Gate stop, keep walking 20 meters west (to the right ) on the alley just inside the city wall. you will find us easily.
Alternately, take bus 608 (100 meters right to the train station exit ) and get off at ouside South-Gate stop, walking back for about 50 meters pass throught the south gate and turn left.
We offer a free pick-up service in the morning at train station, please do let us know your arrival info in advance.
From The Airport:
Take shuttle bus at airport and get off at Bell Tower stop in Xi'an, then transfer bus 603 on South Street and get off at inside south gate stop.
We have airport pick-up service, please inform us if you need by sending us email or calling us after booking your room. It cost 150RMB for less than 4 people.
The city wall is facing our hostel. Were located near South shopping street, the local art market, an ATM, the Bank of China and Wal-Mart. Theres a hospital 1km away, the Muslim quarter is 1.5km away, the Silk Street Market is 2.5km away, Shaanxi History Museum is 3.5km away and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is only 4km from here.