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Guilin Riverside Hostel Reviews

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

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485 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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the name riverside rises the expectations a bit too high. The Hostel is near a big road intersection and bridge and the traffic is heared easily at night. But the rooms are spacious and clean, there is some room for reading your books downstairs, playing billard etc. Breakfast can be eaten in the hostel (pay extra) which makes it easier than searching for possibilities in the city.


Nice location, friendly staff, nice food, helpful, great place to stay as a base for exploring the beautiful surrounding areas! Rooms a bit cold at night (could have done with an extra blanket) but doubt this would be a problem most of the year! Thanks :)


Nice location, but felt more like a hotel than a hostel to be honest. Staff were helpful when we needed them. Tours are more expensive here than at other hostels - like Longji Rice Terraces day trip in around 300RMB pp, but at Wada Hostel (also in Guilin), it only costs 220RMB pp.


They gave us wrong information about the ferries between Yangdi and xingping. We wantd to walk, so they say its not possible and sold an organised Trip to us instead. That is not fair.

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One of the best hostels I've been to, and I've been to a few. Room was hotel quality with great facilities. Staff speak excellent English and Mike, the resident chef and odd-job man, is just an awesome bloke who will drink with you from morning till night if you want. Excellent menu available around the clock as well. Cannot recommend enough!


I was cold all the time as there is no central heat and didn't feel comfortable staying in the dorm room. I checked out early and went to a hotel after a couple of nights.

  • 12th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Was very impressed with this hostel, probably the best we've stayed at. Big clean rooms and helpful, friendly staff. We only stayed one night as a stop before yangshuo but worth staying longer if we had wanted to explore guilin. Only downside was the fact that our river view was blocked by a tree.


Staff we're extremely helpful and managed to arrange a trip for us at very short notice. Breakfast cooked by Mike was lovely and he agreed to provide it before the usual breakfast starting time as we head to catch an early train.


very close to the intercity bus station, great food served at their restaurant, balcony overlooking the river, clean, giant beds in the dorms, they provide towel.


very comfortable beds, nice terrace, legendary staff, best shower in whole China


I really enjoy my stay there. Very good location n beautiful scenaries around ,very good n excelent staff.

  • 4th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


The hostel is on the beatiful place next to river. Our room was emazing with a huge balcony. The hostel is not in the turist city centre, means quiet and in the streets around are many cheep restaurants and shops. Cofee and breakfest ok.


This was the second time I visited the hostel. A lovely place, situated right beside the Taouhua river. The staff were very helpful and made you feel right at home.


The hostel is very centrally located with easy access to food and transport. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful.


Very confortable rooms. Clean bathroom and rooms. Nice and helpful staff with very good English. Nice food from the restaurant. Lovely terrace facing the river to have breakfast and dinner.


We paid for the 6 bed dorm, which came with an ample sized en suite, this was great. Wifi connection strong all around and the location is great, 5 minutes walk from the train station and about 15 minutes walk to really nice places to drink and eat. We took one of the tours for the River Li, it was good value for money and they picked us up and dropped us off at the hostel. Also make sure you say hi to Mike, he is a legend and shared his rice wine with us.


location was good...very close to China Bank...had a nice little verandah to have b'fast and look at river. Bed was ok...stayed in dorm..aircon a little noisey. Staff friendly and lots of phamplets and good information. Bfast was ok. Stayed just one night so cannot comment anymore.


Not a whole lot going on in Guilin, but this is a clean hostel and great value for eat you get. The guy who runs the place, Mike, is quite friendly and speaks perfect English. Very helpful and booked our ticket to Dazhai Village (Longsheng) for us. We would never have known how to do it otherwise. Good hostel.


A quiet relaxing spot with views on the river.


Helpful, friendly staff. Clean and comfy rooms. Internet not available during my stay, a bit disappointing. Food pretty good. Great location.

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