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Dongshan Catalpa Garden Youth Hostel Reviews

No. 12-5 Gonghe Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, China

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125 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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I liked the terrace! It`s very convinient to go there for breakfast, making up and doing your own things if you stay at the dorm. I stayed there once and I came back again! Not a good place if you`re looking for parties, it`s very calm here. The subway station is close and it`s a very nice Chinese district.


The hostel is perfectly located in a old town right next to Tianhe and Yuexiu. By taking metro 5/1, most of attractions can be reached in 30 minutes conveniently. But the atmosphere, frankly speaking, is quite simple, based on the fact that no good alcohol or music can be found. The worst part is the environment: The river behind the hostel smells super bad and I don't really know it's temporary or permanent symptom.


Easily found near a metro stop. Just a one night stay, but didn't seem like a very active hostel. A really good dim sum place near exit A of the metro.


Everything was great except the toilet smellt of pee


Nice place to stay, clean, great value for money.


The Dongshan Catalpa Garden Youth Hostel was located in a really good location. Take Exit F from Yangji Station. After exiting the metro station, take a left and walk to about the end of the street and then take another left and you will see the hostel. The ensuite in the private twin room was a little dirty looking. The hostel provided extra blankets because it does get chilly at night in the winter. The wifi was only available in the common areas and no kettle was provided.


Nice place to stay, not far from the metro, only one hour from the airport. The hostel has ensuite female dorm and it's really great, because it's hard to find such type of room in the hostels. The room was clean.


For me, the rooftop bar and garden alone were worth the money. Friendly and helpful staff, very close to a convenient metro line... I'd stay here again!


We really loved the vibe of this area. Ir's very near the subway station but it felt so "country" and it exuded a university-town feel. I loved that there are a lot of trees in this area and that even if it seemed busy, like the rest of Guangzhou, it can be very relaxing. The girls at the front desk and cafe were very friendly and they spoke english well. I will definitely stay here again.


I stayed her for a couple of days while doing business in Guangzhou. The staff were very friendly and I love the rooftop garden!


The staff was nothing but helpful. After many changes with the rooms and dates because of a flight delay they were ready to solve my family's situation. Although Internet connection wasn't that good and hot water at the shower wasn't that hot it is still definitely a good deal. Atmosphere in that waiting area makes you feel at home. I'll definitely stay them again next time.

  • 4th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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