Chinese couple's house. Historical building Living with Chinese residents.Tea with host for dinner. Only one person at a time.
Awesome and homey place. Lei is super cool and will make sure you're super comfortable. His whole family seems really nice even though I wasn't much around them since I was out and about all day. You get your own half bath too which is always nice! Thanks Lei!
Lei went out of his way to help me in Hangzhou and the place worked well for my solo traveling purposes. Without any sense of pressure I was invited to share a meal and help make dumplings with Lei and his girlfriend. Lei's mom was also around the house sometimes - she is also really friendly and helpful. Small, simple room and nice family experience.
My time with Lei was superb!
You get a nice, clean and pretty spacious room, the lovely house is located directly in the city center, just a short walk from the West Lake.
Lei's English is not the very best (be prepared of that) but modern applications and help from friends make communicating easy and one can be sure that he and his wonderful family will try everything to make your stay as enjoyable, easy and welcoming as possible.
Kind as they are, Lei and his friend took me out for dinner or his mom prepared some tasty dishes. I loved their home style recipes for red bays even though I still don't know which fruit exactly that is!
Also, they helped me to buy some of Hangzhous famous scissors and Lei sorted out some other places to buy silk and tea. I really had so many concerns but the whole family has such a friendly and sympathetic attitude!
I hope to return someday when we will be able to talk some more.. and drink tea or beer and share our stories!
Very friendly and kindly! Treat me as a part of family! I really enjoy the time in your house!