Qingdao Old Observatory Youth Hostel

No.21 Quanxiang Second Road, Qingdao, Shandong, 266003, China | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Qingdao

Guest Entry #2.2: Beach and Beers

A travel blog entry by baconcutter on Aug 23, 2013

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If you didn't read part one, click here.

Following the beer festival, Ray's Danish friend Fredrick emerged from the jungles of Myanmar and joins us at the hostel!

Riddle me this: What do you get when you combine 30 degree weather, coastal shoreline, and millions of Chinese that can't swim? We went to find out! Note: …

Guest Entry #2.1: Welcome to China Jay

A travel blog entry by baconcutter on Aug 23, 2013

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Hi All! This is Jay (Ray's elder statesman friend and travel buddy!). Ray asked me to write a guest blog entry about our short four day trip to Qingdao. After six months in China, maybe he thought he was a little too jaded to write, or maybe he thought my fresh (ie. naive) perspective would be insightful! In any case, let me just start by saying …

O ensopado de documentos / An ocean from the sky

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Tinham anunciado chuva. Não sabia com que credibilidade. E, além disto, esta mesma credibilidade desvanecia-se à medida que a temperatura aumentava e o sol ganhava intensidade. Longe de chover, sempre pensei. Mas, de um momento para o outro, cai o dilúvio do ano juntamente com um espectáculo de faíscas celestes! Uma trov...

Qingdao, Shandong, China joaopisco
The Ticket office

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Cheguei óptimo a Qingdao. Mas, para já, isto tem pouco interesse. Sim, porque, à chegada a uma cidade, é sempre tempo de preparar os próximos voos. Neste caso, comprar um bilhete para fora da cidade para prosseguir em direcção a Shanghai. Vale a pena condensar num simples ataque de nervos (leia-se post dedicado para o ef...

Qingdao, Shandong, China joaopisco
In Qingdao for Tsingtao

I took my first flight of the trip (aside from getting here) from Shanghai to Qingdao on Sunday, as the price was actually less than a train ticket. The layout of the coastline makes the distance the train has to go much further (20 hours) than the flight (1 hour). Upon arrival, however, I learned that the airport bus I was hoping to take into t...

Qingdao, Shandong, China greghinch

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This hostel, located in the Shinan District area of Qingdao, is near Laoshan Scenic Area, Tsingtao Brewery Co. Ltd., and Small Qingdao Island.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsQingdao Old Observatory Youth Hostel

    Reviewed by patickdb


    Reviewed Dec 10, 2012
    by (1 review) , United States Flag of United States

    and they have a cool white dog there all the time. its located on top of a hill thats kinda far away from the bars and nightlife but thats the only problem. was clean and nice.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by swensnews

    Great time

    Reviewed May 30, 2011
    by (1 review) , Germany Flag of Germany

    Really nice people, extraordinary location and a big coincidence from Beijing. If I came to Qingdao again, I would definitely stay here!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Qingdao Old Observatory Youth Hostel

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent