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Backstreet Youth Hostel Reviews

3 Ren Min Road, Guilin, China

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239 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Very relax atmosphere, girls at reception really friendly and very helpful.


Had a nice clean comfortable room with a working air conditioner. The tours offered were unfortunately typically over priced and not guaranteed to please. Made the best out of the river cruise we booked through the hostel where we had to pay extra upon arrival to be able to see the river from our seats. Place totally redeemed itself when they allowed us to come back four days later and stop in for a quick shower after a long days traveling. Thanks!

  • 11th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Male Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


We didn't spend much time in this hostel but in general we were satisfied with the hostel and staff. People working there explained us very kindly all the information we needed. Also they solved quickly any problem or inquiry we had. They were very pleasant with us. A good place to stay if you are in Guilin ;-)


Probably one of the worst hostels I've ever stayed in. The room was incredibly damp and smelled like it was full of black mould. Both of us developed a chest cold after staying here. The only positive was their fruit salad yogurt breakfast but even that was overpriced. This place should be an absolute last resort


Good location, staff very helpful and overall a great trip!

  • 2nd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


My only complaint was that there was some misunderstanding when arranging things via email. And when it presented in person, I felt the blame was immediately put onto me, instead of trying to accommodate. The food served is very good. Although, one night, they didn't have a chef, but staff cooked and ate a large meal in front of guests. Other than that, the staff was very helpful. The rooms are clean and the lockers are the biggest I have seen in a hostel.


Really happy with this hostel, staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly and the hostel had a very relaxed vibe. Good value for money. Beds were very comfortable. Would definitely stay here again.


This is a very nice place, and in any other city, it would be the best hostel. In Guilin, however, they must compete with the main Wada hostel, which is hard to beat. Still, this hostel is closer to many town-centre locations, so if you want to visit bars and clubs or eat out, then this place is a very short walk away from those things.


Staff were friendly and location is right next to the pedestrian street and the Sun and Moon Pagodas. Rooms were clean but the floor was just concrete and the walls were dirty. There is absolutely no wifi connection in the bedrooms only in the common area downstairs. Package trips through the hostel to see the Rice Terraces etc., were expensive but maybe they are expensive in all hostels.


Very Nice location. Clean room with amusing hospitality. The guest room is cool. You can use WiFi in the guest room not in living room that's hurts sometimes. Easily enter in Facebook with very slow internet speed. they have several package's for tour with limited budget.


The hostel needs more lighting in rooms, more lighting in lobby so you can read, the music needs to be toned down a little, and most of all WIFI IN ALL ROOMS. The price is so much higher then motel.

  • 5th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


it's really a nice hostel ever. I liked the location from where you can go any visiting place although Guilin is a small city. The environment was perfect, clean and especially like the guest room.

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