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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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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)


It's very clean, the rooms are big, the beds in the dormitory are for 2 people (no bunk beds), there is only 1 bathroom for the room (6 people my memory is good), but it's huge ! And the dormitory cost only 30 yuan !! There are at least 2 computers (in the entrance) and they are very good, there are 3 wifis, a good choice of food and the terrace is nice.


The best hostel we stayed in China during our Holidays. The double bed room was nice and spacious with a private terrasse above the river.


We had a very pleasant time here. Friendly staff, who where polite and helpfull. Great room with a great view!!!

  • 31st Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I highly reccomend staying at this hostel! The rooms were great and clean. The location was great and the tours they offer are very good value and so lovely. If you get a chance have a drink with Mike (the owner), you won't regret it until he brings out the Baijiu (Chinese liquor)! Made great friends at this hostel and won a hangover. Overall great time.

  • 27th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The riverview Room was very nice and clean, Location is also fine, next to the nightmarket and the city center. Owner/Staff was quite helpful but very desperate in selling tours (which you can get cheaper at one of the many travel agencies inside the town). They try to convince the guests to drive them to some areas where they probably get a comission for taking them there. Taxidriver had problems to find the hostel but it was no problem after calling (even if it was quite late at night).


Overall the hostel was great. It was in a good location and right by the river. It's only a few blocks to Elephant Trunk Hill and not much further to the main market/downtown area of Guilin. The staff were helpful. We took the Li River tour and the Longji Rice Terrace tour. The tour company for the Li River was not very good and kept pushing us to add more onto the tour. Also, they combined a Chinese tour with ours so much of our time was spent listening to a guide speak Chinese.


Overall, not bad at all. However, it was REALLY hard to find and the directions on the website were confusing and overall, incorrect I think. It also might help to have a Chinese address in a more prominent position on the website. Also, there was mold in our room.

  • 19th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Slow computers.

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