PLACE I STAYED IN XI’AN
WARRIORS YOUTH HOSTEL
Address: No. 98 Bei Ma Doa Xiang
Website: I booked with Agoda
Telephone: 86 29 8738 9911
Taxi cost from railway station: $2 – $3
Bus fare (bus 103) from station $1
Wifi: Free in rooms, excellent
Location: Great – easy walk to famous sites, and bus transport
Safety: Good, heavy lock on inside of door.
Staff: Very pleasant and helpful, spoke quite good English.
Food: None on site, but lots of cafes, street food, and little shops close by.
This is a perfect place to stay. I had a huge room with a big king bed. I was cold and the staff showed me how to control the temperature in my room. It was quiet and had a desk, tv and hot water dispenser. I was able to walk to the clock tower, and it was not a problem to use the local bus to get to the railway station to take the bus to see the Terracotta Warriors. When you arrive at the railway station you will be mobbed by touts wanting to help you to get the bus. There will be buses with #5 on them – but the yellow ones are the scam ones. Face the station, then walk to the parking lot on the right. You will see big gray/green buses with #5 – 360 on them – just get on one. Someone will come and collect the 7 yuan fare as you travel. This bus will take you to a parking lot at the warriors sight. This is where I found it difficult. I could not find any signs pointing the way. I usually follow the crowd – but most people got off the bus at the science and tech university – so there was no crowd to follow. To get to the warriors – turn your back to the street – go right, there will be a small walkway – with a parking lot across the street. Follow the walkway until you see KFC. Once you see KFC you will start to see blue Ticket signs