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This Old Place International Youth Hostel Reviews

No.2 Yiwu Road, Guilin, China

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91%

Rating
311 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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86%

Great place to stay in Guilin! Lots of home comforts after travelling in China for almost a month. Homemade pizza and breakfasts a welcome break from Chinese cuisine. Also really nice relaxed vibe if you've come from one of the big cities! Just be slightly wary of the tours they provide. In particular the longji rice terrace option. The hike isn't as simple as it sounds! Ask for a map as your day could easily turn into a nightmare if you make the wrong decisions. Awesone place though! X

  • 28th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Staff was helpful and friendly, and the location was ideal.


97%

Wouldn't mind a towel. But nevertheless very good hostel with friendly staff.

  • 17th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

This hostel is clean, spacious and has a nice common area. One downer is (like in many chinese hostels) that you're not allowed bringing your own food to the common area, because they also sell food, which is convenient but pricey (btw, "salad" = veggie sticks). Staff is very nice! Cristina helped me book traintickets, but since this service is for free, every incoming call/ guest was more important, which was a little annoying. Overall recommended, but sisterhostel in Xingping wins the race.


97%

The staff were extremely helpful with all problems like giving us directions and tips what to do in Guilin, booking our tickets for free, then helping us giving them back. We booked one of the hostel's tours to Dazhai to see the Longji rice terraces. The driving and the car were safe, and the tour was definately worth the money. We would recommend this hostel to everyone.

  • 12th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

I stayed at TOP in a private room for three nights while visiting friends in Guilin. The hostel is located in a quiet part of town, a short walk away from the busier city center. The staff and other guests were very friendly, and my room was very nice. I would definitely stay here again, and will recommend it to others!

  • 10th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Only stayed one night but seemed like a good atmosphere. Comfortable and staff were helpful.


71%

Great rooftop area, room was a good size and comfortable beds.


100%

Ex location with great views from rooftops Male at reception was very helpful planning walk and organising bamboo raft Very clean highly recommended


100%

Great hostel location stafff very helpful activities night Highly recommended Also spotlessly clea


100%

It was a wonderful, peaceful location and the staff were super friendly and helpful.

  • 1st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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We are glad that you like it here. Looking forward to seeing you again.

100%

Great to be away from the big cities and amazing atmosphere with yummy pizza and great accommodations for the price!! And the thing that absolutely makes this hostel a must stay is the absolutely amazing staff!! They're awesome & I wish I had more room to write

  • 1st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Swaziland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your highly comment about our hostel. We hope we would see you again here.

86%

The location was awesome and the staff was very friendly. We really only had two issues. First the bathroom toilet seemed to be leaking something that we hoped wasn't sewage. It didn't smell great though. They were booked so we were unable to switch rooms. The rest of the room was fine. Second thing was that we booked a trip to the rice fields with 5 other travelers. Then two of them ditched adn the trip was cancelled the night before. There needs to be some sort of guarantee for those.


94%

helpfull staff

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comments, we will continue to provide you with quality service, welcome next time again.

83%

The hostel is very noisy, but it's cheap and the location is good and staff are friendly

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for stay our hostel,During your stay just the Chinese holiday, a lot of guests stay, the room will be some noise, we're sorry to bring you regret. welcome to stay our hostel next time.

94%

Very friendly staff

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comments, we will continue to provide you with quality service, welcome next time again.

91%

Very clean and friendly staff. thanks

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your praise, we will continue our efforts! Welcome to choose the old place again.

89%

Had a very nice stay, TOP had a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your praise, we will continue our efforts! Welcome to choose the old place again.

100%

We only stayed one night as we were passing through Guilin, but what a great choice! Amazing location right by the lakes, superb room, super helpful staff. Seemed to be lots of trips and things going on. Recommended!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much to stay our hostel. Wish that you have a nice trip in the future.

57%

The atmosphere in this hostel is strange, there seem to be a lot more mainlanders and families than younger travellers, it doesn't feel like a hostel. The common room is set out quite strange so people don't really hang out there. You have to put a key card in to get electricity so you can't charge anything unless you are in the room, which can be annoying. The staffs English is ok but they aren't the most friendly. It's clean but a very average hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much to stay our hostel. Sorry for the inconvenience brought by our hostel,we apologize once again. Hope to stay our hostel again. We believe that you will have different experience when staying our hostel. I wish you a happy life!



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