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Guilin Riverside Hostel Reviews

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

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499 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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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.


Extremely nice and friendly people. We had a cosy double room. Was very happy to be there. Would definitely come again. Kind regards Markus


some members of the staff were nice in the reception, including the manager and Penny (I think she was called like this), while another girl had no idea when I asked her info about extending my visa in Guilin. The hostel is ok, not big common area and rooms not outstanding, great location though, very close to the city center and the lakes.


Very nice hostel, the owner Mike does everything, to make his visitors happy. I had a nice, big room with views of the river. The food is good and the staff was very helpful with directions and organizing a trip to the Dragon Backbone Rice Terrasses.


Right on river, close to train and bus stations, comfortable and quiet room, great staff.


Riverside is amazing!! One of the best hostels we ever stayed at! Thank you so much!!


Had a great time! :) Thanks for taking care of us! Your hostel is awesome. Hope to stay again in the future!


Staff was very helpful planning trip to Tian Tou Liked the balcony watching the river


Booking in advance was no problem. We even reservated some tours per E-Mail before and everything worked perfectly. They have a great management!


We were highly disappointed with the add-on services and one particular staff's attitude from the hostel. We were quoted a price of 250 RMB for sleeper class bus from Guilin that would reach Shenzhen at 5-6 am. Only after discussing the internet price of 220 RMB, the ticket price was reduced to 230 RMB. At the bus station, the helper staff who dropped us off was extremely rude. When we boarded the bus, we were told that bus reaches Shenzhen at 10am. We missed our next flight due to wrong info.


It was very good hostel! It has a nice terrace where you can stay at night... We felt very comfortable and the staff was very kind.. The trips organized by the hostel Weren't great. althought We recommend to everybody this place.


Top choice guesthouse!


very friendly and helpful staff, nice location and beautiful view of the river from the room we had.

  • 14th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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