RiverSide YHA (Jiangpan) Reviews
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A clean but very small room. I can't quite get used to the shower over the toilet. As hostels go and for the price it was OK . the position a five minute walk from the metro and looking out across the river was excellent also lots of cheap eating establishments close by. The bed was typically China hard. Breakfast was adequate.
that was very nice to stay in this hostel. because everyone was cooperated. and Thank You guys.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay - atmosphere of the hostel was very warm and welcoming upon arriving in the lobby. Rooms were clean and comfortable, worth the money we paid. Staff were hesitant and seemed occupied and busy at times to cater to needs but most of the time were friendly and helpful. Located near convenience stores and authentic restaurants down Luju Road, which offer interesting street foods at night. Views on the wharf were nice too. Overall a very nice hostel - highly recommended.
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
The Riverside exceeded our expectations from the moment we arrived until we left. The staff did everything they could to make us welcome and provide needed logistics and information. We will stay again in March on our return to North America. THANKS.
The staff were all very friendly and helpfull. They recommended we had a YHA card and it has already paid for itself.
This is a proper backpackers hostel, which was nice for a 24 layover - a place to have beers with other tourists. The private room was extremely basic, but fine for the price. I found the staff pleasant and largely helpful. Decent Western-style breakfasts for a reasonable price, as well.
The staff was't helpful, not friendly (not a warm welkom like other hostels). We asked before the possibilities to travel to Hong Kong and if there was a need to make a reservation. Answer: 'every hour goes a train to Hong Kong, no need to.' The departing day at 9.00 in the morning at the trainstation the first posibiletrain was at 16.38...not funny...at last we could earlier take a bus but the arriving time in Hong Kong was far more than expected and not nessesary.
Metro station is a bit far from the hostel, but in general I liked this place.
Have made Riverside YHA hostel my place of stay each time I pass through GuangZhou. thanks staff for oranging taxis for me.
The hostel is well located near the river, not far from a metro station and near a bar street with plenty of food options. Staff are efficient and helpful. Rooms are cleaned daily and overall cleanliness is excellent. There's a large common area with free wifi. Wifi was good enough to make a Skype call when the place wasn't too busy. Food options are very limited. Beer is very cheap - 5 yuan. Top marks for that!
Really good place to stay, in a nice area (you can walk near the river, street food next to the hostel) but the staff is not so welcoming.
if you are looking for a quiet stop in loud china, choose this hostel!
Very poor staff. For example, I asked for a good restaurant in the city centre but they did't know anything. The staff was also very unfriendly. One day I needed a towel so I went to the reception(in evening time). There was a bald chinese man with glasses behind the counter. As I asked him for a towel he started to become crazy. He said ONE TOWEL FOR ONE DAY AND THAT'S IT!!! I was wondering if I could use the towel for next day that same evening. He started shouting at me and using bad words.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
It was pretty clean and the double private room was nice, but the staff really let is down. They were literally useless! The common area was disappointment too, no atmosphere at all.
A good hostel for meeting others. The staff are okay, but like most places in China won't go out of their way to help or engage you in activities. With the humidity the rooms are understandably a bit musty. Not sure what they could do here. I'd also like to see more food on the menu. But overall a good option in Guangzhou.
Stay here often. Clean rooms, with everything that you need and generally efficient staff. Location is OK, not the best, and atmosphere is lacking, but good for a short stopover or a few days in the city.