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Dongshan Catalpa Garden Youth Hostel Reviews

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

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142 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 66%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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Little small, but good and cozy. Good internet and definitely very nice, sweet hostel staff!


Good hostel for good price. All decent.


Room don't have wifi and got a bit smelling.

  • 13th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


No wifi in the room

  • 3rd Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Staff is truly superb. Extremely helpful. Speak very good English.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Super thank! And thank you for choosing our hostel, we'll keep improving our atmosphere in commom area and hope you would like it next time! :)


Great location close to the metro and easy to get to and from the airport and all the major attractions in Guangzhou. The staff were very helpful with tips on some places to visit and stayed until very late on the evening of our arrival when our flight was delayed. We really appreciated it. Paul

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks Paul! we'd like very much to share our knowledge of Guangzhou with our guests, feel so happy that it is helpful to you! :-)


Tucked into a back alley in a residential neighborhood near a police station. Easy enough to find but farther down the street than the directions lead you to believe. There are restuarants nearby but you have to be able to speak Chinese. Anything else you have to take the metro. The wifi was horrible. I had a router in my room and could not get any service. The place was very clean and quiet though and the staff was nice.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your kind&honest&informative review! The location is one of the best parts of our hostel, a few minutes walk to the matro station, with line 1 and line 5 to take you to both new/old, business/leisure part of guangzhou; from the market down the alley, you can buy fresh and cheap fruit and sometimes flowers! or if you just want to just take a walk around and obseve local life, it is the best place!


Atmosphere wasn't great, but the hostel was fairly empty when we were there. I'm sure the rooftop garden would host an amazing night though! It was pretty cool up there.

Owner Comment (Hide)
thanks! glad you enjoyed our rooftop garden area. yea we sometimes hold dinner on the rooftop cafe on important chinese traditional holidays like springfestival, mid-autumn festival, ect. guests are very welcome to join us!

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