The whole hostel had a great look and feel, and is perfect for travellers who want to really explore the national park due to the location. I was there during the quiet season (winter), so unfortunately the bar/cafe in the common area wasn't open, but it looks like it would be a cool place to hang throughout the rest of the year. The rooms are all from level three upwards and there's no elevator, but once you've climbed kilometres worth of steps in the park it seems like nothing. Fellow guests were awesome and we did some travelling together. The staff were very helpful and nice, providing maps and advice. Some spoke English well, so this was also helpful. Sometimes there was the most beautiful and friendly Golden Retriever in the reception area. S/he was very cute.
The room was spacious and very clean. The beds were a bit squeaky and the mattresses were VERY hard, although you could probably ask for extra bedding to make it softer. I hear firm mattresses are good for your back anyway.The hostel is slightly out of the busy part of the town, but located extremely close to one of the park entrances, about a 2 minute walk. It's also about a 10 minute walk from the bus stop which connects to the other park entrance, Zhangjiajie city/airport and other tourist places. Would stay again.