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Guilin Riverside Hostel Reviews

NO.6 Zhu Mu Xiang,Nan Men Bridge, Guilin, China

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525 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Great location and great staff. They organize nice trips in the area. 6 bed dorm did not have lockers, which was kind of annoying.


The dorm has nice wide beds, no bunk beds, but is is located in the basement of the building. The location of the hostel is excellent, close to the centre and the train and bus stations. Staff are friendly and helpful.


The ability to walk to the Hostel from the train station was very convenient. Check in went very fast and the front desk explained some of the tours they provide with more information. Overall, the hostel was good and I will recommend to others in the future.

  • 29th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We only stayed at the hostel for one night - it was a perfect location. In the evening we walked towards the town with the pretty lakes, I'd say it was a 20 minute walk. We felt very safe in the location. It might be a bit difficult to find the location (we were brought by a taxi driver who struggled a bit), so I'd advise to print a map of the location. We booked a tour with a raft to Yangshuo ,that as all organized well by the hostel, and at a very good price.


Staff very helpful but just 2 comments: - we asked for the airport pickup service and if we wouldn't have a chinese phone to call the hostel I have no idea how we could have ever find the driver: he was not waiting for us with our name on a paper but waiting in the KFC, without any sign, not even looking for us... - the bamboo-boat trip on Li river arranged with the hotel was very expensive and a little disappointing (bamboo is actually plastic, noisy motor, trip shorter than expected)


The hostel was well situated at the river. As Guilin is not very large it is easy to reach all the sites. We rented bikes from the hostel to go to the cave which was quite nice and went a bit further to rice fields and surroundings where you almost reach true country side. Our three-bed room was cleaned every day and quite large, nice beds, air condition, view on the river.


Peggy the receptionist was very helpful. After making the internet booking she emailed me to offer assistance regarding transfer, tours or any needs. On arrival, we were upgraded at no extra cost from twin room to a large air-conditioned family room with TV and very clean ensuite. The location is beside the river along a lane off the Guilin city main road and within easybwalking distance of the bus and train station. We had a very restful night here and would definitely return here again.

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