This Old Place International Youth Hostel Reviews
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Good place to stay. Best of all: The old concierge! a very good old man, who keeps the values of generations gone. The personnel gave us the impression of being too eager to get money. The rate for the room was incredibly low, I guess, they compensate with everything service they can get their hands on: Taxis, tickets, tours, etc.
Very helpful friendly staff. Clean. Excellent shower!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
We had a double ensuite. The bed was the most comfortable we had in China. The staff was not to most fluent in English, but were extremely friendly and helpful. They helped us locate rides to places we needed/wanted to be. Even our rainy days were enjoyable due to the easily formed friendships. We highly recommend This Old Place for your stay in Guilin.
Staying at this hostel was amazing, the staff were very helpful and had a great knowledge of Guilin. They could speak good English and accommodated us best as possible. I stayed in a 4 bed mixed dorm and on the first night we had the room to ourselves which was air-conditioned. The toilets and facilities were very clean and new. On the last day, the staff allowed me to pay for the cheapest room available to enable me to use the shower after checking out which was a nice touch.
This was SUCH a nice hostel. It doesn't have the busy atmosphere like in other backpacker hostel, but we reckon this was down to the season we visited rather than the rule. Bathroom in double was incredible: really beautiful. Gigantic pizza oven was a little random in a good way. Staff helpful but when we organised a tour through them to the rice fields they gave us and four others a driver who didn't speak English which made the trip extra difficult. Otherwise, majorly recommend.
One lady at the reception was snappish, what is a shame when it is your first contact in a new city. Everybody else was very kind and helpful. We made a trip to the rice terrace with them which was poorly organized. The driver could not speak English. On the hike the signposting stopped suddenly. Either they should explain in 2 minutes the procedure before start or they should provide a little map.