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"Hq Hostel is very cool, and that is without even mentioning the best hospitality ever. We contacted them through their website to which they replied immediately to our email enquiry. We were happy to book with them for 4 nights in Xi'an
After the hectic train ride from Beijing, all burdens dissipated when met at the station and taken to the hostel which is perfectly located in the centre of town. The owners are a kiwi and a chinese and have both travelled all over the world. To say they took helpfulness to a new level is an understatement. The place is clean and new but very cozy. When we were not out visiting some of Xi'ans amazing cultural sites, most of the time we hung out in the DvD dungeon watching movies or listening to wicked beats. Hq have tonnes of Dvds, happening tunes and a comfy, feet up type of setup. The duvets are big and warm, there is plenty of room, and overall the place feels like if you were going to stay at a mates place in a different city. The inhouse slogan which states "project positive vibes and they will come back to you", suits the place like a snug mitten. We seemed to be covered in a warm glow
At 50rmb for a bunk/night in either a 6 bunk or 8 bunk dorm you cant go too wrong ( they also have a spacious and comfortable doubleroom which goes for 140 rmb/night). The breakfast is all good which includes 2 eggs,toast,cereal,yougurt and coffee/tea available if you let them know the day before, and who can complain about 15 rmb to start the day right. Hq, which stands for "headquarters of the Terra Cotta Army" also offer fruit, yougurt,noodles, drinks, beer,coffee, chips,cakes,etc all at very reasonable prices (fruit 2rmb/piece, beer 7rmb for Qingdao,noodles 5rmb, etc.
The shower is unreal, with 24 hour hot water, washing machine, safe lock-up, an excellent selection of books and magazines for you to read, free tea, and anything else you would like they can probably get for you. They give "crash chinese" lessons for free, to help with the basics, and saved us a heap of money in souviner shopping thanks to their advice about the art of negotiation. They also offer guides if you require or are just as happy to point you in the right direction if you want to be adventurous. They helped us organize ourselves to see some of the cultural hotspots, and also sorted out our return train tickets to Beijing. I am told they can help with trips to the Yangtze river and flight tickets all over China aswell.
I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is visiting Xi'an. It offers a perfect location in Xi'an while the owners really enjoy meeting new people and helping travellers to get the best possible experience of Xi'an, and China. The east meets west management style truley offers the best of both worlds. Definately recommend this place to anyone! "