This Old Place International Youth Hostel Reviews
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an exzellent one, would go again!
The standard room is next to the staircase and therefore it may be noisy at night because people are watching movies in the common area. Apart from that, the hostel is clean, cosy, offers cheap and good sandwiches, has extremely helpful und friendly staff, and offers a high value for your money. However, the WiFi is incredibly slow, barely usable. Luckily they had hardcopies of several travel guides. The pizza is overrated.
Outstanding hostel! Fantastic location, nice building and wonderful, helpful staff! Would go back any time
Internet was incredibly slow, barely usable. The basic double room doesn't have a window facing the street/backyard and is located next to the staircase, so it is a bit noisy if people watch movies in the common room, etc. Apart from that, the staff was super helpful with bookings/recommendations/whatever. All in all, this place is clearly worth the money!
nice hostel, very cleanandcomfy with soft bed. nice quiet place with pretty location by river. its a slight trek from station when you have your backpack though. staff were really helpful and i would recommend this place
It's an excellent place to stay! I love the atmosphere and so much cleaner than I expected. However, please encourage the younger staff to explore guilin, so they will be able to provide "hands-on experience" for the tourist in reaching places. I also suggest to put certain trip on certain day (monday: bamboo raft, tues:, wed:etc), so that the guests are more "organized", but mention terms & condition just in case they want independent trip. & fix the bikes. THANKS A LOT!
It's a nice place, a little difficult to find. It's conveniently next to the river and a 15-minute walk from the Sun and Moon Pagoda. They offer tours, which I enjoyed, but they expect you to confirm again at a certain time, which can be difficult if you're out and about all day to make it back in time to confirm again.
Curtains are covered in dust, tours seem overpriced and we would appreciate if the light in the room is not pink in color.
We were the only guests and felt quite lonely. Rooms were really nice but the staff was unfriendly and not willing to help (wouldn't call us a taxi despite our huge backpacks). The atmosphere amongst the stuff was bad too, they were arguing in front of us. The food was disappointing, the italian pizza was neither italian nor a pizza, same goes for the salad. Overrated.
Excellent value for money! The bed are so big, it was amazing! Nice hostel!
Staff here were very helpful, spoke very good English and made great pizza! Their sister hostel in Xingping was equally as good. Happily recommemd This Old Place as a place to base yourself whilst you visit the rice terraces
wow! beautiful hostel! big and beautifully designed rooms! best stay in Guilin!
It was a nice stay, the hostel is well located, western food downstairs is pretty good. the only problem is that they asked deposit, which was crucial in the end of the trip, when you basically have no money left. The rest was good.
I make 1 hour to reach the hostel because nobody knows where is it buuuuut when I was there I find it s a good place. The building is new there is not a Chinese atmosphere but the location need to be see. It s a good place for relaxing ans walking a lot of way to escape near the river. Don t expect to eat chinese food in the hostel I don t know why the make western food..what a pitty!!
Helpful staff, comfortable beds, and nicely set up. Like the reading lights! Pizzas are great too :)
Most of the locals we found and greet to ask doesn't know the hostel by its name "This Old Place International Youth Hostel". The reasons may be due to we speak English. We got into trouble to find this hostel. It helps when you mention the big banyan tree (Long Shu Bao) and library (pronounce it in chinese). The locals then knew right away to give you direction. Just mention this 2 things to find this hostel. The hostel located near the Big Banyan Tree and the library.
The private rooms are extremely nice, you might as well be in a hotel. The dorms are a little less nice (no windows, a little cramped). The hostel was really helpful in booking me an extra night and I loved the cat :) The only complaint was that our room looked out over the river and one of the tea shops would BLAST music at the crack of dawn. Maybe the hostel could make a deal with the tea place to keep it down until a reasonable hour?
The best hostel in guilin and xingping!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
The hostel itself was very nice, clean, and what you would expect. The staff however were very unorganized, and failed completely with providing transportation from the airport to the LongJi Terrance's, all of which had been previously arranged and paid for before ever arriving in Guilin. This made for a terrible first day of our trip, as we spent the day arguing over money and how we could cut the rest of our trip short in order to do what we had been guaranteed to do for that day.
Would definitely recommend this hostel! If you get a chance, try one of the wood oven pizzas. So yum.