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This Old Place International Youth Hostel Reviews

No.2 Yiwu Road, Guilin, China

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270 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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Very clean, good location… if you are a solo-traveler this is a good place to stay.


I stayed in two different rooms during my time here. The Standard and the Deluxe. The differenced are as follows. Deluxe has a TV and that is all. The only other difference that I noticed was the the mold on the ceiling had been painted over in the Deluxe and not in the Standard. Overall it is a good price for a decent place to sleep. Sheets and beds are clean and restrooms are clean.


We stayed in a private bedroom with ensuite. The room was spacious with views of the park across the street. The room was quiet when windows were closed. Bathroom had a separate shower. Towels were provided and room was tidied on a daily basis. Breakfast is provided at a small cost $4 each AUD and was adequate, (toast, eggs and a strip of bacon) with tea and coffee, fresh juice also available. Most Staff were polite, spoke English well. Tours booked through hostel were well managed!

  • 14th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Hi, Thank you for your review,and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay in our hostel. Hope you happy everyday Guilin This Old Place


Hostel has simple but very clean rooms, modern bathrooms and showers, we loved the opportunity to sit outside on the terrace, even if it's raining. It also has a big hang out area with couches, pool table, a big flatscreen, books and DVDs. Staff was nice, very helpful and spoke English quit well.


I stayed there with my family in a 4 bed family suite with lake view. Although my parents were suspicous about staying in a hostel, I told them that they would like it. And they did. This place is perfect for backpackers, cheap, great facilities, super nice staff and cheap and good breakfast but also for families. I would always go back there again. And ask at the reception for the kitten if you don't hear it screaming from somewhere. It's just too cute and makes every stay lovely!


We had a terrible experience. It is such a shame because the hostel is lovely, but the staff were the most unhelpful, horrible people we came across over our entire stay in China. Awful service DO NOT STAY HERE! They were so rude when we arrived late (delayed flight) even though we rang ahead. They twice asked to keep our passports in a safe during our stay (no way!), so unhelpful regarding excurisons, refused to make us food on two occasions, gave us wrong travel information so we got stranded.


Staff was great and helpful. There are a lot of materials available to plan your hikes, rafting trips, tours, or what have you. The wood-fired pizza was delicious and movie night was a nice touch. I would definitely visit again.

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thanks for your valuable comments. Next time when you come again you will see a more better and different This Old Place.Best wishes.


best hostel during my 2weekstrip

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Thanks for your comments. Next time when you come again, you will see a more better and different This Old Place.


This hostel is right next to a beautiful lake and park in the middle of Guilin and it's close to the train station and bus station. There's hot and cold water available, TV room, nice common area, etc. The rooms were very clean and ours had some heating, which was nice since we were there during an unusually cold period. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you!

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Hi, Thank you for your review ,we're so glad you can enjoyed stay here. Hope you happy every day! Best regards This old palce


Very simple hostel with clean dorm rooms. Went in the dead of winter and with the heater, was semi comfortable at night with regards to temp. There is a cute little longue area and the washrooms were fine. I recommend taking the trip to the rice terraces - they're gorgeous and it was worth the money.


Comfortable and clean.

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Hi, Thank you very much for your review,As a new hostel your comments are very valuable for us to achieve improvement.Hope you have a nice day! Best regards Guilin This Old Place


The staff was very friendly and helpful. I loved the atmosphere in the hostel - the breakfast tables, the pool table, the place where you can watch a movie in the evening. It was a bit cold in the rooms though.

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Hi, Thank you for your review,we're so happy you can enjoy your stay in Thid Old Place, Hope you have a nice day! This Old Place


Everything is nice there,Transformation from an old hotel.rooms really big and clean. Internet worked good.simple hostel.It is not a place where you would want to stay more than couple of days.I was smacked down the walls of the roof collapse

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Hi, We are so sorry about it,and thank you for your review .we would continue to improve the service and facility instrument.Hope you have a nice day Happy new year This Old Place


Because of my short stay i didn't use the shower, so I cannot evaluate them. Everything else made a clean impression, The recommendation for restaurant was great: very cheap and delicious. In general good price-benefit-relation for this hostel.


The staff is very friendly and helpful, the location is quiet but good for exploring the city. I just stayed one night but enjoyed my stay very much and if returning to Guilin I will definitely come back to "This Old Place".

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Hi, Thank you very much for your review .We're glad you enjoyed your stay here. We look forword to seeing you again. Thanks a lot. Happy new year! Best regards This Old Place


Everything was great!


Hostel definately worth recommending. Only in december there are not too many people.


Its a great hostel, the staff is efficent and very helpfull. The place is nice and the food is good.


Simple but Nice hotel, very well located. Only negative point...the expensive price of the taxi when it is booked by the hotel (we paid 130 instead of 70 with the meter)

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Hi, Thank you very much for your review and recommend.We're glad you enjoyed your stay here. About the taxi fee :We call the taxi driver from other place come to our hostel pick up you,then directly to the Guilin ariport .Beause the taxi driver don't run the meter from Guilin city center to Guilin ariport basically,so it's more expensive . We hope you could understand. Thanks a lot. Best regards This Old Place


The hostel is great, the staff is very nice and helpful (good atmosphere!). Also it is very clean and quite comfortable. They offer tours. We did the one for Yangshuo, we had a great day though we paid for a boat ride + a hike and the guide didn't let us hike. Instead he offered us to pay 100 yuan (too expensive) to get to do another ride and see a water buffalo. This problem is not the responsibility of the hostel and they appologized for that. Just be careful with the dishonest guides.

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Hi, We're glad you can enjoy our hostel,and thank you very much for your review. We're so sorry about the tour .Hope you have a nice day!Thank you Best regards This Old Place

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