Spirit Hotel


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After being unemployed for a long time, Feisha Shi finally found a new job – the front desk manager at the oldest hotel in the universe.

This hotel has a fallen angel, vampire, werewolf, faerie, dwarf, titan, invisible person… just no humans.

This hotel serves customers who are fallen angels, vampires, werewolves, faeries, dwarves, titans, invisible people… still no humans.

This hotel’s name?

Noah’s Ark.

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You Ling Jiu Dian
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New devils_dont_fly rated it
July 28, 2021
Status: --
Okay I just realised I hadn't written a review for this one which is such a shame cause I need to tell more people how awesome this novel is!!!!!

First of all, this is a really really funny novel. Like for real. I almost got a stomachache from laughing.

The best thing about this novel is the MC. He is absolutely hilarious and also really clever. He is one teeny tiny human in an establishment that is filled with fantastical creatures and at first it seems like he is the weakest, but... more>> guess who can solve problems most efficiently? Right it's our 'weak' MC. I absolutely love him. I am such a sucker for such MCs. He is really shrewd and smart.

ML is well, 'cold' type but but but he has a really good reason for why he is the way he is. I really liked him.

MC (straight boy initially) falls in love first and tries to woo the ML which is a nice change cause mostly it's ML falling in love first. Their interactions are so sweet I loved it.

One thing I don't like about the novel are that sometimes the side characters are kinda inconsiderate to the MC. Like I get it maybe for the humor but whew they are kinda mean friends (this is more in the first half of the novel).

Also I must praise the concept of the novel itself, it's really interesting. The execution of the plot is also brilliant.

So all in all, you should read it if you are looking for something funny and light. <<less
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New Stella Crimson rated it
July 11, 2021
Status: Completed
The novel is quite good. It's story plot is amazing. The characters are also interesting. And of course, MC is really playful and shameless. His journey of life after becoming a hotel employee is filled with supernatural stuff and naturally dangerous but is the best, especially when he realizes his love towards the ML. His friendship with other characters is nice and he even knows how to support them when in need, and they also help the MC in their own way .

Thank You for the translation.
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Chi rated it
September 3, 2017
Status: c23
Even if one isn't that fan of yaoi, one should give it a chance for it's gold comedy!

The everyday life at work never was this fun lol

A quote of the characters about the mc

No wonder God was so adamant to keep humans’ continued participation in Noah’s Ark despite their fragility and ignorance of the nine worlds. He never understood before, but now he did:

Because humans have this shameless, sly son of a bit*h called Feisha Shi.

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Erlevien rated it
July 8, 2017
Status: c9
This is really great!

The MC is really interesting and not a pushover

I really hope that he will get into a relationship with someone soon, only seeing the other gay couple loitering around him makes me frustrated xD

I hope the translator won't ever drop this novel! X)
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curryninja rated it
November 2, 2017
Status: c85
The MC is so funny lol. The MC can do both tsukkomi and boke well that he can just talk to himself xD... The MC's romance with a certain someone is slow at first but so cute haha. It takes time for ML to notice he's fallen (pun intended) but slowly he does and starts protecting the only human in the hotel (he already did protect him unconsciously while not realizing he likes him) ; is just really cute. The other characters esp Gin and that fairie is quite selfish... more>> but it makes the story funnier. The MC is basically a matchmaker/communicational tool/idea brainstorming bank for these people. And they will ask him for help to solve problems cuz he is quite smart. This has a slice of life feel with it but with a fantasy setting.

Recommended to people who want to read something fun, hilarious and relaxing, also (the translator's notes are informative and great for people who want to learn more) I think the humor is subtle at some point and does't translate well, I went ahead to listen to the audiobook and found it really funny in its original language. <<less
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sakatakin rated it
July 26, 2017
Status: c17
No other word than amazing!

The story's funny, the characters are great, and the MC is really shameless, and loves money (even though the opposite happens to him). Even though there's still no romance for the MC, but everything else makes it up. And the translator is amazing as well, he/she translates the jokes so that we can understand it as well. One of the best yaoi novels I've read!
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idlehands rated it
September 28, 2019
Status: Completed
I have to start this a bit differently than usual, it really is a decent story if you can turn off your brain, as long as you don't think about it, you'll likely enjoy it a lot, I too had fun when I managed to keep my brain uninvolved, but I'm not someone who can keep this up for long, no matter the genre, I expect utmost consistency and logic.

Still, I can heavily criticise a work of art while liking it to some extent, these two things are not mutually... more>> exclusive, that's why I gave it three stars instead of one.

Let's start with the negative aspects

  • Straight MC is now gay
It's yet another story that tells you, repeatedly, that the MC is straight, only to turn him gay in the span of 40 or so chapters, the first conversation with his co-workers is about his sexuality, just to establish who is and isn't into men, and who has to change to liking men for the story to continue.

This is one of my biggest pet peeves, it doesn't make their relationship more romantic, more special, or god knows what the author thought it would do, it's nothing but bad writing.

  • Everyone is gay
The feared "you are either gay or indifferent" cliche that is so prevalent in Yaoi, maybe this is a personal problem, others might not be annoyed by it, for me it causes the intense need to drop the novel. It's uninspired and takes away from the main couple, there's nothing special about their relationship when everyone around them is gay as well.

  • Questionable consent #1

The use of aphrodisiacs made me nauseous, the first incidence already showed how messed up it was, from broken relationships to broken pride and loss of dignity, everyone was enraged then they themselves use it on someone to force them into a sexual encounter. It was fine when they agreed on it being wrong, why was this changed only a couple of chapters later? This is either a consistency problem, or hypocrisy, both doesn't add to the story's quality.


  • Questionable consent #2
There's the general consensus that forcing someone into a romantic relationship is completely okay, even when one of them, or both of the people in question, disagree with it.

We find different reasons in the story, some times it's to make someone's scheme work out (let's throw these people under the bus to annoy xy), sometimes it's "because staying single is boring"... yes, this was indeed used to justify it.

Most of the relationships in this story seem very unnatural thanks to being started under pressure, or "with the help" of other characters, all apart from one are based on someone else's decision to make them a couple, it's the laziest way I've ever seen to built relationships.

  • A Yaoi way of having gay sex
I always wonder why authors who write about gay s*x seem to have no idea how it works, immense pain and injuries are treated like there's no other way, you have to endure it in the name of love. an*l s*x isn't painful or bloody, not when done right, like it should be when love is involved, it's not hard to research so my patience for this has run out a long time ago.

  • No logic whatsoever
The whole novel is filled with plot-furthering inconsistencies and instances of plot armour for the MC, the following examples are all spoilers, for those of you who don't want to read them, just know that this story is very inconsistent with its own rules, the author either forgets what she already established, or bends the existing conditions to make her current ideas work.

One Spoiler free example:

The money he earns can't be taken to the human world, but he can bring whatever possessions he has, like inventions that don't exist in our world, even gold coins can be brought back - except for his salary. Why is his hard earned money taboo but money he got from elsewhere and inventions from other realms, which could cause lots of trouble in the human world, are fine? I fail to see what the author was trying to do here, it makes no sense no matter how I look at it.

Spoiler heavy examples:


Metatron's floor can only be reached by those who... well, that's not quite clear because it changes several times in the story, even him blocking someone from entering is suddenly possible. Metatron is a guest, he has no power over the hotel except for when it's convenient for the plot.

Feisha stated several times that he never dated - until the story called for it -then he did. It seems his ex-girlfriend only exists when it's good for the plot, when she has to be compared to Isefel, or when she's popping out of nowhere to ridicule Feisha, because she never actually liked him, she became his girlfriend - for reasons. Of course, he never really loved her either, his one true love is Isefel, which is understandable considering that Feisha is a straight man who never showed any interest in other man before meeting him and keeps drooling whenever he sees a pair of breasts.

It's stated early on that the hotel can stop on earth only once per year, to get a new employee, yet thanks to a very convenient space rift, they can dock earlier and even come back a few days later by bending the rules further, giving our MC the chance to get back together with his lover.


  • Off-screen ending
Most of the ending happens off screen, everything is resolved, everyone's happy, the reader will never know how and why. You can get a bit of information from the extras - an absolute no-go. We, as readers, should never be forced to read extras to understand the main story, that's why they are extras, call me captious but I can't let this slide.

  • Nicely wrapped shota
Comedy is a very creative and wide genre, I love the occasional black joke or questionable moments turned into humorous situations, however:

I personally draw the line when it comes to shota/paedophilia, the first time it came up was quite funny, then it turned creepy very quickly. It doesn't matter that the person who's body turned into a child's is actually an adult, as soon as s*x is involved, it's nothing but shotacon, that's the typical way to get away with it, the character looks like a child but is of legal age.

It's despicable, I really want to know why on earth the author thought that it's even remotely okay as soon as it left the realm of comedy.

Not everything can be pardoned by saying "it's comedy", I fail to see what exactly she was trying to make fun of by turning an adult into a child and let him have s*x with an adult. There were a lot of moments that fall into this category, plainly messed up, nothing else.

Now, the positive aspects of the story

  • (Some of) the jokes, they are a hit or miss, I laughed out loud several times, of course that might be different for other people so don't quote me on that.
  • The MC isn't a clueless pure shou but a scheming, clever, shameless, and brave person with a sharp tongue, he gets himself into trouble but (usually) manages to get out without help, I really wish more BL MCs would be like him.
I'm unsure if I should include the side characters, while they were all complex and interesting enough, the author reduced them to one or two characteristics for most of the story, they have nuances, the author just doesn't utilise them well enough, it makes everyone seem unnecessarily one-dimensional. Regardless, their interactions are fun, it's a nice mix, so I'll keep it here.

To sum it up, if you can let go of logical thinking, aren't dead set on everything being well-thought out, overlook questionable consent and shota, then try it, it's funny, fluffy, overly dramatic, with lots of nonsense that'll keep you entertained for hours. <<less
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lyn rated it
November 13, 2017
Status: c33
I read this because of the almost all 5 stars review. I thought I am going to like it. But, I think I have too high expectation about this novel.

So far, the story is sort of a slice of life, where nothing really is going on in the story. The world building and the flow of the story could have been done so much better. Everything in this novel just jumps all over the place that I don't even understand what's going on anymore. I read the reviews that this... more>> is very funny... but I don't even laugh when I read this. Maybe it's just me, but I do think the humour is not relatable and the reference is just so hard to understand that I don't even know it is supposed to be funny. I don't know it is because of the author writing style or the missing nuance in the translation. What I feel is that it is a difficult reading, compared to other novels I have read (and I read a lot). Plus the characters are so unlikeable. <<less
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Gluttony rated it
November 28, 2017
Status: c34
I’ve never met such a shameless MC in my life.... so naturally he’s now one of my favourite characters. The characters are all so well developed and unique and I’m dying for the romance to unfold. Right now it’s pretty much nonstop, hilarious drama with sudden doses of feels which makes for an engaging and fun read.
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alexfilia rated it
August 11, 2017
Status: c17
The MC gets choosen as a human representative for the oldest hotel in the world!... the MC is shameless and at first struggles to accept his new reality - living with a bunch of supernatural creatures stronger than himshelf and no women for a year! :D
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BillionJellyfish rated it
March 28, 2019
Status: c110
This is one of the most hilarious and comedic novel I've ever read!

The MC is an absolute King when it comes down to verbal retorts and insults. I've read about op MCs, naïve MCs, determined MCs, evil MCs, etc., but this is the first time I've ever read about a savage MC. Almost every comment the MC makes burn like Hell.

Detailed summary:

The MC (Feisha) is a poor adult who's only working experience is as a front desk manager for a hotel. After quitting his front desk manager position, the MC... more>> goes job hunting and receives an ad for a front desk position at a hotel. After arriving at the Noah's Ark Hotel, the oldest hotel in the universe, the MC is forcefully contracted as the newest front desk manager for 1 year. Not only is the MC the front desk manager of the hotel, but is also the human representative of his race. After a series of unfortunate events, the MC successfully becomes the mediator and matchmaker of several gay couples before falling in love with the CEO of Noah's Ark Hotel (ML).

Romantic development:

The ML is a fallen angel who has sinned. Because of this, the ML is stuck in Noah's Ark Hotel until he can find redemption. The ML is the stereotypical CEO: cold beauty, facial paralysis, reticent, monotonous, etc. In contrast, the MC is a gossip monger, prankster, and a god at verbal retorts. After the MC realized his feelings for the ML, the MC boldly flirts with the ML till the ML caves in. The MC goes through an emotional series of twists and turns before finally getting together with the ML and like that, they live happily ever after. Suffice to say, the ending is a happy one. Besides the main couple, there are also many gay side couples for readers to ship left and right for amusement. After the novel, there are many extras depicting the MC and ML's honeymoon vacation and more~


I enjoyed the novel very much, especially all the antics the MC gets up to. Every side character is fleshed out with distinct personalities, so it's easy to remember who's who. I absolutely love the MC of this novel as well as the sweet moments between the MC and ML. The novel is written and translated so well that I was absorbed into the story and wish there was more. I will definitely reread this novel again because it's that good, so needless to say, I highly recommend this novel! <<less
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Mi17 rated it
December 4, 2017
Status: c36
The thing about Spirit Hotel is that it's a farce and everyone is the straight man to Feisha Shi, our MC. It's also a bit absurd and a lot punny which is right up my alley for comedy. I have to give props to the translator for the wonderful job he/she/they are doing in getting across the puns and giving actually helpful and interesting translation notes at the end.

Read this for the ridiculous situations the characters get themselves into and their hilarious solutions to them. Read this for the off... more>> the wall character interactions and their slightly less sane relationships with each other. Maybe don't read this for the romance because that's coming slower than drip coffee on the mornings that you forget to set your coffee maker.

Anyway, the humor may not be for everyone because farce + absurd + punny will definitely not be everyone's cup of tea, but if you like any one of those things then go for it and if you don't but you're hoping the romance will help you out then don't do it. <<less
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Honey B
Honey B rated it
June 6, 2019
Status: Completed
Shameless!! This story's MC was perfectly shameless and I loved every minute of it. He's not the OP black-bellied kind of shameless, but the shoot his mouth off then hides behind someone who can protect him shameless. Yes, he's kind of a weasel, yet its hilarious! And his antics and interactions with the other crazy characters makes up for the ML's lack of personality. Trust me, the MC has enough personality to carry that relationship!!

Side note: awesome translation!
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January 31, 2018
Status: --
Spirit hotel will either be a hit or miss for you.

Mainly with the scheming, cunning protagonist.
"Scheming" as in, it can get really f*cking cringey to read.

I personally found it horrendous and couldn't bear to read on what this shameless protagonist intended to plan. It's just too s*upid for me to handle.
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Tazberry rated it
April 24, 2020
Status: Completed
By far the funniest novel I've read so far. Had me on the floor every chapter, at least until the translator changed, then it became more toned down and more of a story with a hint of humor. The writing is fairly good, it kept my attention and I didn't feel lost at any point. The characters are interesting and always have something going on to keep the story going. I was actually questioning if the MC would get a love interest until I finally got into the later chapters... more>> and I realized, "Oh, he actually does!" It's a good read without a "deep" plot. Stuff happens and it's fun to read about, after time passes I think I would definitely enjoy re-reading this. <<less
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jl050503 rated it
November 12, 2018
Status: Completed
I've read the translation, raws, everything, and I can tell you, that if you like shameless protagonists who act before they think, it's perfect for you!

... more>>

The emotional melodrama is real! But all the couples are lovely and happy by the end, making me very satisfied~ I could just feel the tension and emotions from the characters just from the writing. I think this author is too OP... Anyways, there are some issues and major plot twists, but all in all, it's a happy ending! P.S.-There is a traitor that one wouldn't have expected at all! That's all I'll tell you!


I enjoyed it, and hopefully, you will too!

There were a lot more special extras than I anticipated, but they were all really great! And the raws aren't that hard to decipher either, it makes a lot of sense, just the name changes and grammar are weird. I really suggest for you to try out this humorous tale! <<less
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jtrichard rated it
September 20, 2020
Status: Completed
Edit: I can't believe someone said this is a rip off of MDZS like... LMAO HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

It's written in 2009, years before MDZS probably even an embryo in the author mind.

Oh God, I still can't stop laughing.

... more>> .


It's a hit and miss.

I came in expecting nothing, and I fall in love with the MC and his non stop loving in gossiping (or in the words of Indonesian: Ghibah)

Really, you'll either love this novel or you'll hate it. The MC is a weakass human that loves to shoves his nose into everything that's calling his gossip soul, and treated everything with a humor filter in his head. He's shameless to the bone, for example he's scared of someone so he didn't say much, but when his boyfriend come in, he started to anger/insult that person while of course hiding behind his boyfriend back. Lmao.

The world building isn't done much, so is the plot, but considering the MC isn't really revolving around the world issues (he's just a hotel guest manager), it's okayish.

So really, it's a hit and miss for you if you want it.


On another note: it's the only thing translated by EXR that's clicking with me as I'm also having bad experience reading their translation (probably the novel/author but my head hurts for a day after deciphering one of their translated novel, lmao)

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August 23, 2020
Status: c123
There’s nothing to say about this one except that it’s bland. To me there just wasn’t any particularly good parts or bad parts about this one. The beginning was a little intriguing and there are many lightly funny parts throughout the story but that’s about it.
The romance is super slow and isn’t even mentioned a lot. The vampire dude probably has more scenes with his bf than the main cp. The ML is your typical aloof guy and the MC is super expressive and naive.
To be honest I... more>> had to skim through the whole story when I got to the middle just because it was that boring. If you’re here for a good interesting read then look somewhere else. <<less
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amruta rated it
January 29, 2020
Status: Completed
3.5 stars

A good story with a cheeky MC and an OP stoic ML. The world building is good and so are the characters. Unfortunately, there are a lot of loose ends. Conflicts are mentioned and then no resolution is shown. So what was the point? If this story was warped up better, would have given a 4.5 stars rating. But there are too many unanswered questions.
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Efu-sama rated it
November 1, 2019
Status: Completed

sure enough the tag is a bit wrong, this is not a tad bit horror at all LOL. It's a pure 24k comedy! Really, I read this because I want some Thrill after I got bored reading another novel. Aaaand the result I got is completely the same, the Thrill I got from laughing and rolling so much at the dead of the night LOL.

Basically, it's a story about a normal modern human who's unlucky enough to got dragged onto the world of supernatural. He needs to become a supernatural... more>> hotel staff for a year whether he wanted or not. Thus he meets another supernatural being, have an adventure, watch the real life drama between colleague, become a matchmaker, and eventually the victim of matchmaker instead.

It's not about weak MC or OP ML. Not at all! The MC honestly speaking is truly weak. But how could a normal human (a normal modern office worker human who barely work out at that) be stronger than any supernatural being? Of course he's the weakest of them all LOL! But instead of the story become the damsel in distress or knight saving the princess style, it become the adventure of the white rabbit in a wild jungle LOL, the MC is weak but he rely on his communication ability, the power of con man, the power of a slippery tongue hotel manager, to actually survive and (somehow) make friends with other creature LOL.

lastly I need to remind that it's a pure comedy. There are romance, ugh but maybe it's the type of romcom. SO, DEFINITELY WORTH TRYING FOR! <<less
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pinkumilkuu rated it
April 23, 2019
Status: Completed
First of all, thank you so much to the translator they did a really great job with the explanation of the puns and jokes of the characters. I MTLed 115-end coz I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED WITH SHAMAL AND JESSE ASAP.

anywayyyy, I'm rating this 4 out of 5.

The Good:

  • The MC's personality- he is very shameless and mischievous but also very likable. Every "scheme" he does is the highlight of the whole novel.

    I especially love Borja's arc where they all plotted to expel him out of the hotel

    He's basically a conman posing as a Front Desk Manager
  • MC's relationship with the rest of the employees of Noah's Ark. I like the MCs interactions with them especially with Gin, the vampire since that's the start of all the problems he encountered in his first few months at the hotel. It isn't shown explicitly but you'll see the gradual change in the MCs feelings towards his coworkers.
  • The extras - Ah yes, the extras where authors all cram the sweet moments lol; shouldve been longer tbh
  • The overall theme of the novel.
The Meh/Bad:

  • MC x ML - now don't get me wrong, I do ship them but their sweet moments/the process of them falling in love with each other is really disappointing. Most of them are just "hints" (slight flirting but no real progress) and you feel that they only have a crush on each other but not full on LOVE. I feel that MC got more chance to be Gin's partner than ML with all the plotting and sneaking lol.
  • Open-ended problems -

    Novem union vs Liberation Resistance is weird, they put it there for what?? I think it can be fully omitted and there'll be almost no change in the plot lol. Where's the closure on Almedande x Dea conflict? Why was that skipped? What happened to Asa? They won't look for him anymore and teach him how to create a Theater group? What about that demon who asked how was Metatron? What was their relationship? Etc etc

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rinshi rated it
March 5, 2020
Status: Completed
this was exactly what I was looking for lately. Something funny, lighthearted, but still cute. Of course, it had many flaws (and some reviewers elaborated on those), but I usually don't start reading a lighthearted comedy genre with deep expectations. Within its genre, it does exactly what it is supposed to. It is pure comedy with a romantic subplot, and I love it for this. (Although, of course, I would have liked to have a little bit more romance, but you can't have everything XD)

The main as well as... more>> the side characters are well fleshed out and distinctive. They all contribute in their own way to the humor of the story (I especially love the combination of Gin and Feisha).

This novel had me smirk most of the times and even made laugh out loud. Sure, sometimes the humor did not translate well, but, overall, the translators did an amazing job to get the meaning as close as possible, or explain it in case this endeavor does not succeed. I know this kind of humor is not for everyone, but I still strongly recommend you give it a try to see if it is your cup of tea.

Oh, and do please read the extras; they are gold. They're a return to the slice of life style from the beginning of the story which I liked so much. Without them the novel is only half as good imho. They wrap up the novel nicely and make up for the rather abrupt ending,

Thus, if you like a lighthearted SOL novel with a shameless MC, punny and s*upid humor, but not too much drama, go give this one a try! <<less
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