Han Tang Inn International Youth Hostel is only 2 minutes walking distance to the Bell Tower and the Drum Tower, which are the center of Xi’An. There are direct buses to the railway station, to the airport, to many tourist attractions, and its only 2 minutes walking distance to the Bank of China (where you’ll need to go to change money), the post office (to send postcards) and the PSB (tourist police, for any visa issues), making it the perfect location for travelers!
The hostel is surrounded by busy streets, full of places for shopping, eating and going out. Nearby is the Muslim Quarter, which is famous for local food. Just nearby the Muslim food street is a street full of all different kinds of bars and nightclubs, with enough night life to satisfy anyone. There’s even a McDonald’s near the drum tower if you’re desperate.
Facilities available at Han Tang Inn include:
- Travel office with English-speaking staff
- Dining room with Western food
- Laundry service
- Luggage storage free of charge
- Bicycle rental
You can also book tours from the hostel to great places in/around Xi’an, like:
- Terracotta warriors tour
- Mt. Huashan Tour
- Panda breeding and research centre tour
- Han Tang Dynasty tour
- Tibet budget tour
- Yangtze Three Gorges tour
- China Tang Dynasty singing and dancing show
The Hang Tan Inn has double rooms, triple rooms and group dorms! You can watch movies or talk and relax in the bar. The hostel also has its own internet bar! The doors of the hostel close at midnight, but if you ring the bell, they will open the door, so you can get in 24 hours. Check out time is 12:00 noon.
Every Friday night in the Traveller’s Cafe there’s a dumpling party, where staff and guests get together and make delicious jiaozi, or pork dumplings, which are then cooked and eaten. The restaurant has a delicious range of well-priced food and drinks including some pretty spectacular seafood. There’s also a pool table in the bar where you can play pool while downing a colorful array of liquor shots.
There’s even a mini golf course and ping pong table on the rooftop! The rooms are clean and well-furnished although, typically for China, the beds can be a bit hard.
Rooms and rates at Hang Tang Inn
The cheapest rooms are the dormitories, each of which has six beds at around USD$11 per night.
There’s also a range of private rooms starting with the Deluxe 4-bed room with ensuite for USD$12.50 per person per night (shared), the Deluxe Triple with ensuite at USD$15.70 per person per night, or the Private Twin room with ensuite for USD$22.00 per person per night.
How to find the Hang Tan Inn
From the Xi’an train station, take public bus No 603, get off at the 3rd stop (Xi HuaMen) and go over to the other side through the undergrand tunnel. Take the first road, ShangPu Lu, along on the left side. Go straight and take the second lane to Nan Chang Xiang. Turn left after 200 meters and you will find Hang Tan Inn!
If you’re coming from Xi’an airport, take the airport shuttle bus to the city centre and get off at the Bell Tower. Take the underground tunnel out of Xi Yi Lu to the north, then turn right and go straight. Cross the road and turn left at Shang Pu Lu. Take the first lane on the right side (Nan Chang Xiang) for 200 meters and you will find Hang Tang Inn.
Airport pickup is also available at around USD$25 per person.
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