Chengdu Mix Hostel Backpackers
About Chengdu Mix Hostel Backpackers
#23 Xing Hui Xi Lu Rd.
Chengdu, China 610081
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All the en-suite rooms listed here are in 'Mix Hostel 2 - Lazy Bones Hostel' (refer to the 'Hostel Photo 10') which is only 2 bus stops south of 'Mix Hostel'. You get free transfer from Mix Hostel to Lazy Bones Hostel if you don't know how to get to our new place. You can still participate into our free activities such like biking tour, countryside walking tour etc. Looking forward to seeing you ^^
Thanks a lot for your attention to Mix hostel, for better understanding about our hostel, please read the content below. Thank you ^^
----------CHEAP TOURS TO TIBET----------
* Tibet - (per person cost with group of 4)
Lhasa 4 days: 590 RMB
Lhasa-EBC-Nepal 7 days: 2395 RMB
Lhasa-EBC-Lhasa 8 days: 2235 RMB
Lhasa-Nepal 7 days: 1855 RMB
Lhasa-Shigatse 6 days: 1345 RMB
* Tailor made Tibet travel itinerary also possible!
* The cost could be cheaper if more people to join.
----------PANDA VOLUNTEER TRIP----------
We can arrange the Panda Volunteer Trip for one day, two days or six days for an extensive experience with pandas!
----------FREE 'WELCOME COFFEE'----------
We stop to offer the complimentary breakfast from 1st of April, but every one will get a free cup of 'welcome coffee' instead. Welcome to enjoy it.
------FREE AIRPORT & TRAIN STATION PICK-UP------
* Free Airport pick-up (Minimum 4ppl - Maximum 5ppl for a car, if the number of people exceeds 5, you need to pay 50 RMB to hire an extra car)
* Free pick-up from north railway station always for free!
Very few hostels in China that their computer can access facebook, now you can get back to your facebook and share your travel with your family and friends again!
----------FREE SERVICE ----------
* FREE internet and wifi
* FREE Pick-up (Pls read the Airport pick-up term above)
* FREE 24 hours hot shower
* FREE luggage storage
* FREE DVDs to borrow (hundreds of DVDs)
* FREE games to borrow
* FREE books to borrow from library (including guidebooks)
* FREE (no commission) air ticket booking
* FREE travel info
* Tibet permit and budget tours
* Book train, flight and discount Sichuan opera ticket
* Visit Panda base (we can arrange you to hold panda if you would like)
* Discount Yangtze River ticket and cheap tours
* Songpan Horse Trekking tour
* Hire car to Leshan Giant Buddha
All types of room here are without air-con, you can always upgrade to air-con one when you arrived.
---------- Brief introduction about Mix Hostel----------
Hi everybody, this is Mix, say hello from the Panda city Chengdu, welcome to visit my city and my hostel.
Just like you guys, travel is my favorite thing to do in my life, I've traveled a lot in and out China, the experience I gained from my travels became very helpful later in running my hostel as I can 'physically' understand what we travelers really need when we are on the road.
I UNDERSTAND the price is a important factor for the travelers who spend years on road, so we provide the cheapest bed in downtown Chengdu among all the other hostels.
I UNDERSTAND the location must be taken into consideration as we don't want to stay in middle of nowhere. Hostel is not only located in downtown center, but also 5 minutes walk to city's oldest and biggest temple 'Wenshu monastery' and its attached 'historical preserved area', the local restaurants (including vegetarian restaurants), tea houses, souvenirs stores can be easily found in back-street of this area.
* FRIENDLY STAFF
I UNDERSTAND the staff is crucial for a backpacker's hostel, this is the main reason that we abandon budget hotels which are usually 'cold' and 'unfriendly'. Our staff is trained to treat our guests not as business customer but friend.
* COMMON AREA
I UNDERSTAND the communal space is very important for backpackers, because to meet other travelers and to share the travel information are joyful and helpful things to do in a backpacker's place. Hostel not only provides many spaces for traveler's to chill out, but also serves cheap cold beers and other drinks all day long.
* FREE INTERNET + WIFI
I UNDERSTAND now all the backpackers use internet to keep in touch with their families and friends, and I also understand that more and more travelers are traveling with their laptop, so we have wifi also. Most of all, it's all 'FREE'!
* COZY NEST FOR 'LAZY' BACKPACKERS
I UNDERSTAND backpackers are not normal tourists, we enjoy life more than just jumping from one place to another. Hostel therefore creates a family atmosphere with all the facilities such like 'dinning room', 'DVD room', 'Library', 'chill-out garden', 'games'. You'll feel more like staying in a family than a 'hostel'. Hostel's kitchen serves both western style breakfast and local food from 7:00-22:30.
* CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
I UNDERSTAND the cultural exchange is a bonus for travelers, so we gather all the travelers together by our weekly held activities such like 'Dumpling Party', 'BBQ Party' and so on...
* CLOSE-BY THE MAJOR BUS ROUTE
I UNDERSTAND in a big city but without metro system (good news, the first line of Chengdu's Metro will start next year, we are just close to one of the stations), to always get around with taxi would be out of our budget, so I located my hostel near city's major bus routes which means by taking public buses near hostel can take you to most of interesting places in town, and It's only 2 RMB!
I UNDERSTAND in dorm room, we sometimes feel unsafe to leave our belongings, so we provide every bed a safe-box, you can use your own lock or rent a lock from reception.
* 24-HOUR HOT SHOWER/WATER & NO CURFEW
I UNDERSTAND the 24-hour hot-shower and No-curfew are convenient factors for backpackers, because we don't know when we would come back to hostel when we are having a wonderful night life in city.
* INFORMATION DESK
I UNDERSTAND because of the language barrier, foreign backpackers sometimes struggle in making travel plan in terms of booking tickets, making decision on where to go (China is too big...), getting permit to some restricted area etc, hostel set up an information-desk to help you solve those problems.
* BACKPACKER FRIENDLY
I UNDERSTAND it will be always correct to think and consider all the things in backpacker's way...
So, I'd like to invite all of my fellow travelers come to Chengdu and enjoy a special stay in Chengdu Mix Hostel.
With my best regards,
24 hour reception
Airport Pick Up
Breakfast Not Included
Travel Desk/Travel Info
Web access in lobby
WiFi in lobby
WiFi in room
No matter you come to Mix Hostel by bus, Taxi or even walking, bring a direction map of Mix Hostel would be always handy to show to taxi drivers or even ask the local people. Download the map from the following address:
www (dot) mixhostel (dot) com (slash) howtofind_eng.htm
You can also get Mix Hostel's brochures and flyers from most of major popular hostels throughout China.
[ IF YOU COME TO CHENGDU BY TRAIN ]
We provide the train station pickup for free, please tell us your train number and departure time before you head to Chengdu.
P.s: We only pick up our guests from "North Railway Station". However there are very few trains from south China will arrive in "South Railway Station", if you are happened to be on those trains, you can take bus No.16 near "South Railway Station" , it goes from "South Railway Station" to "North Railway Station" , you should get off at 'Bei Da Jie' stop. You'll see a huge super market-"TRUST MART" to your opposite and a bridge (This bridge is called "Bei Men Da Qiao") closeby, cross it and walk down off that bridge then walking follow the ' Xing Hui Road West ' , our hostel is located at almost the end of the " Xing Hui Road West ".
Taxi is orderly waiting passengers in parking lot in central square out of Railway Station, usually 8 RMB-10 RMB to our hostel (daytime). As the Taxi drivers in Chengdu hardly speak any English, you better show them the direction map of Mix Hostel.
P.s: Because our hostel is not too far from Train Station, sometimes some bad drivers might refuse to carry you as it is too cheap. If you have any trouble under such circumstance, call us for assistance.
[COMING BY BUS FROM "NORTH RAILWAY STATION"]
It's easy to come to our hostel by bus as well, and it costs only 2 RMB (Prepare the small money!). When you walk out of the exit of railway station, you'll immediately find a sign guiding you to the public bus terminal in central square. The terminal is actually to your right about 200m off the central square. You'll find bus No. on platform. Both bus No.16 and No.55 can take you to our hostel.
By bus No.16:
( Railway Station Public Bus Terminal ) - North Ren Min Bei Lu section 2 ( stop-1 ) - South Ren Min Bei Lu section 2 ( stop-2 ) - Ren Min Bei Lu section 1 ( stop-3 ) - South Ren Min Bei Lu section 1( stop-4, get off here! It's before Wanfu Qiao Bridge. ) ---> City Center.
By bus No.55
( Railway Station Public Bus Terminal ) - North Ren Min Bei Lu section 2 ( stop-1 ) - Ren Min Bei Lu ( stop-2 ) - Ren Min Bei Lu section 1 ( stop-3 ) - South Ren Min Bei Lu section 1 ( stop-4, get off here, it's before a bridge. ) ---> City Center.
P.s: The bus stop for both bus No.16 and No.55 located before "Wan Fu Qiao Bridge", just in case you missed this stop you should have crossed this bridge and seen a river.
Once you get off, you'll see a rocket model located in front of a big hotel at the street opposite to bus stop. Please look for it carefully, because it may be out of your eyesight due to the densely growing trees in summer. Our hostel is about 200m inside the street " Xing Hui Road WEST " aside the Rocket Model off the "Ren Min Bei Lu".
[ IF YOU COME TO CHENGDU BY PLANE ]
Option-1 ( Budget! )
When you walk out of the Airport lobby, you'll immediately see Taxi and Shuttle Bus No.303 waiting for passengers. Ignore them, walk to your right (It is east direction if you face to Airport car parking lot) until you reached the flyover ( also the end of the lobby ). Then turn left, walk along under the flyover for about 100m, you'll find the Bus No.300 in a parking lot to our right near a garden.
No.300 goes from Airport to 'North Railway Station'. To get to our hostel you need to get off at "Ren Min Bei Lu section 2", 2 stops before North Railway Station, it costs 7 RMB. Then you need to walk back towards city center direction, on the way to our hostel you'll meet the Metro construction site at the intersection of "First Ring Road" and "Ren Min Bei Lu", keep walking along the "Ren Min Bei Lu" you'll pass "TIBET HOTEL", a big 4-star hotel situated at another side of 'Ren Min Bei Lu', for another 5 minutes-walk you'll find the Rocket Model in front of a big hotel. Our hostel is about 200m inside the street ' Xing Hui Road WEST ' aside the Rocket Model off the "Ren Min Bei Lu". ( For this option you need to walk roughly 15-20 minutes.)
Option-2 ( Cheaper than taking Taxi )
Walk out of the Airport lobby, you'll find Airport shuttle bus No.303 immediately, bus ticket costs 10 RMB and it brings you to the city center near "Min Shan Hotel", one of the 5-star hotels in Chengdu ( ALSO THE LAST STOP FOR AIRPORT SHUTTLE BUS ). Sometimes the shuttle bus drop you right at the entrance of hotel, otherwise several hundreds meters away from it. If you were dropped at the entrance of "Min Shan Hotel", you can find Bus No.16 on "Ren Min Nan Lu" where "Min Shan Hotel" located, it's the main road across the city from north to south. Get off at "Bei Da Jie" Stop for 2 RMB bus fare, you'll see a huge supermarket (TRUST MART) to your opposite and a bridge closeby ( The bridge is called "Bei Men Da Qiao"), cross it and walk down off that bridge then walk follow the " Xing Hui Road West ", our hostel is at almost the end of this street, about 200m to the "Ren Min Bei Lu".
Or, After Airport shuttle dropped you whatever at entrance of "Min Shan Hotel" or somewhere near "Min Shan Hotel", just simply catch a Taxi, which costs about 12-15 RMB to our hostel (daytime).
P.s: There are two TAXI DRIVER SHIFT TIME in Chengdu, one is around 12:00pm and another is around 18:00pm, during this shift-time you can almost impossible to catch any taxi. So try to avoid it.
Option-3 ( Easy and Fast )
Non-profitabe service. We help you to contact a van to pick you up from Airport, which costs 60 RMB ( The average price in Chengdu, cheaper than Taxi and hassle-free, you can check the price before ordering this service ), It's perfectly to be shared with maximum 4 people. Please inform us the flight information detailedly in advance.
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