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The location in the village near Yangshou was exactly what we were looking for. Quiet and remote and relaxing. We enjoyed the view of the countryside very much. As the food is very good and cheap as well there is no need to go into town every day. Instead we rented bikes and cycled around. Staff was also very helpful and friendly!
Excellent staff - always ready to help you. Also with suggestion where to go. Very nice place. And Quite.
The hostel is very far away from city and they don't even bother to organize an affordable transportation. Staff was unfriendly!
This was the best hostel I stayed in on my trip to China. Staff are super nice, the location cannot be better (center of Yangshuo is very noisy and crowded so its good to stay a bit closer to nature). Best activity was cycling in the countryside (you can rent bikes at the hostel which is very useful to get to center of Yangshuo quickly).
This was a really nice place to stay if you want to get away from the noise of town but keep in mind it's quite a walk to get to so be prepared! (Also, walk through the yellow corridor past all the tables and keep following the path past the tai chi center, don't worry, it's the right way!) The lounge is a chill place. The staff was really nice and friendly, they really know the area too so if you want to rent a bike or scooter they can show you the best route to take to see some good sights.
'coming home' is the best expression for my feelings in this hostel. Verry friendly staff, tour information, bicycles, clean and well furnished rooms, good food for à good price. After à tourist bumb in Yangshou city, It' s quiet, birds are singing, flower garden available and possibillities for massage and an amazing hootube bath on th roof (oppositie building)
Did not like having the shower over the toilet, drain did not work. Nothing was done about it after we complained.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
Our stay was absolutely awesome! The staff was very nice, the rooms were very clean and the food was good. The staff knows well and has good suggestions for a trip. That you can borrow bicycles makes your stay perfect. The location of the hostel was great! Just outside, we could sit together in the evening on the terrace and let the day end. The hostel is absolutely recommended!
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 25-30
- (1 review)
A lovely place to stay, very tranquil. A little distance from the town, not easy if alone to go to the town at night. Awesome food and really friendly, helpful staff. Loads of bikes to hire and all in good condition. I very much enjoyed my stay here. Great value for money.
We stayed here for 5 nights. The hostel is located about 20 minutes walk from Yangshuo town centre, this walk can be very dark at night, But you can hire bikes from the hostel free after 6pm (just £2 a day normally). Bedrooms were clean with large, secure lockers. Bathroom was OK, drainage could greatly be improved! Staff were very helpful, providing maps & cycling routes. It could get very quiet in the evening time, so we usually headed in to town for something a bit more lively.
Very nice hostel, a little bit out of town, but that is good, cause you dont want to stay in downtown yangshuo. Staff was very friendly, food was excellent (they have a large menu for a hostel). My room was big and clean. They have good value bicycles for rent and provide extensive information on tours etc. I also got a ticket for a cave in the are at the reception and paid half of what other visitors paid at their hostel. Good pickup-service, which is cheaper than the local taxis.
Great hostel! Helpful staff. Good food.
the beds and rooms were dusty, I kept sneezing every morning! the rooms were not very big (especially the toilets). The staff was very nice all the time, bicycle rent is cheap and many bikes to choose from. The location is not great, I mean it's very nice and quiet but to get to town one really needs 20 minutes walk, and there are no other food options around the area. Facilities were ok, the garden too but unfortunately it was too hot this time to enjoy it!
Man, this place was lovely and the nicest staff and golden retriever dog made the stay even better. Bikes they rented out were really comfy: perfect for a trip around the karst limestone peaks. Let us shower even after we had checked out (biking is pretty sweaty stuff in Yangshuo). Only thing is it's quite a way out (pros and cons) and the drinks were expensive. But didn't mind too much because absolutely recommend this place and would head straight back! Thanks very much guys!
Great hostel with great and helpful staff. It away from the hustle and bustle of the centre however close enough to walk there in 15-20 mins which is perfect to me. They hire bikes and scooters which is great and the good is really good. Loved the veg salad. Wifi is really good and the beds are comfy. Only minor complaint is the smell that comes from the sinks in the bathrooms...I'm not a fan of ensuites for that reason.
Best backpacking experience you can have in Yangshuo. Great location - a little further away from the center (15 minute walk, but you have hotel's driver available for reasonable money), but in a great surrounding, with a garden, beautiful view, great food in restaurant (Chinese, European, vegetarian, whatever you like) and extremely nice & helpful staff. If we ever happen to be back in Yangshuo we will definately stay there.
I stayed for 3 nights. Its located in a small village outside of town, which is nice and quiet. I hired a bike from the hostel each day to get around. The staff are really nice and helpful. The food from the restaurant is also really good. The room itself was very clean and comfortable, with high quality furnishings and linen.
Staff were fantastic, and really helpful - they could organise and provide advice on any activity or travel we wanted to know about. Twin room and ensuite was lovely, clean and had plenty of space. Towels were lovely and fluffy! A bit out of the town, but well worth the easy 15-20min walk from the Li river pier. Would definitely recommend it.
Nice place to stay a few nights... but its not that near to yangshuo as they say in their description...