Wada Hostel in Guilin Reviews
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I have travelled a lot in China and I have stayed in hostels all over the country - and Wada is one of my absolute favourites! Great staff, very helpful and friendly, nice bar and bamboo garden, tasty food and generally just a lot of fun. I would never stay anywhere else in Guilin - and I will definitely go back again!
Enjoyed my stay. Staff is amazingly friendly and helpful. They all speak english and seem to honestly want to make your stay pleaseant one. Met a lot of people in the common area. BBQ-night was fun. At first sight it looks a bit run down because the old building is not well renovated, but it's still very clean. And how could you complain considering the price? Bar prices are alright as well. It's located a bit south from central Guilin, but close enough to walk or take a bus. Highly recommended.
I've stayed at a lot of hostels in China and around the world. This was by far the best hostel I have ever stayed in. Our group actually change travel plans to stay here longer. I don't think I would have liked guilin much if not for wada. They even helped out fellow travelers who weren't staying here. The staff is amazing, the BBQ is delicious, and their rooms are super comfortable. Plus it's so close to the train station (and their free maps help a ton). Definitely would come back.
My friends and I had an amazing time at Wada. The staff was not only very helpful in helping us figure out what to do in Guilin, but also hilarious and fun to talk to. The rooms were nice and clean, but the bathroom flooded really easily. I will absolutely return to this hostel, thanks Wada!
The staff super friendly. the location very good even thoug it was a little spooky at the beggining but great at the end. great suggestions with the tours and resolving problems.
Only stayed for one night but got a good impression . Funky decor and bar and near lots of food stalls and shops . Dorm was a little small but beds were comfy!
Another Hostel that has got the general vibe of a travellers base organised. Hostels for me are all about atmosphere and the ability to help you meet other like minded people. The common area is spacious and I met more people here than I have my entire trip. The staff are great fun and even learnt my name after one day. The location is slightly out of the centre but the buses are so simple it isn't a problem. My only problem was the tours are a little misguiding in what they offer.
The location is perfect - walking distance from the train station & situated inside a fenced compound for added security. There is also a nearby flea market every morning for a taste of local color.. The hostel is clean and rooms spacious & tastefully decorated. Hot & cold showers and purified water are readily available. But most of all, the staff are very friendly and speak English well! They are very cheerful & always ready to help out travelers. Special mention to Junee, Monica & Jason
We stayed at Wada hostel for 2 nights and 3 days and it was just awesome. If i liked anything in guilin, that was the hostel itself. Even if you are not travelling, I am pretty sure your stay will be sufficient here.
The staff were wonderful and gave a real personal service. The only downside was the food, I had two breakfasts and a lunch there and didn't enjoy any; luckily, the coffee was good.
Great stay! Cheap food, friendly staff, great beds, etc. Loved the informative maps and brochures.
- Novice Nomad
- All Female Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
Your hostel is amazing and just about perfect! The staff are the best I've ever come across, the layout and atmosphere are awesome. If I was to add anything or change anything maybe add mats outside the shower door because as the shower/toilet floor floods.. No one like wet feet walking through the room! Other then that my stay was perfect and did not want to leave:)))
Good hostel, wifi didn't work in the rooms though. Would stay here again
Place to stay in Guilin! It is near a mall and street food. They also have good tours to the Rice Fields. The place feels like home with all the books, dvds and hang out space. Dumpling day was cool! :D Staff was super helpful, really good english! And never annoyed even dough I was always bothering them. Dorms have lockers, are cleaned everyday and each bed has curtains for privacy. Wish I could have stayed more time! Bus station very near (in front of the shopping mall)
Staff were super friendly and the communal area was perfect for backpackers as well as families. Great value for the money and I highly recommend Wada House as a great place to relax as you plan your journey to Yangshuo or the Rice terraces.
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 25-30
- (1 review)
The rooms themselves could be a little bit bigger. There's no sitting equipment vor the people who sleep in the upper beds. It is hard to air the rooms, so it was a little bit smelly and also the noise comes through the walls easily. But the bar / cafe / reading room etc. and the staff was GREAT!
Nice place- great banana pancakes for breakfast. Great organisation of tours. My only issue (and this isn't the Hostels fault) On the Rice Terrace tour that they organised for me-the guide who took us up the hill just left our group at the top of the Rice terrace and went back down without telling us- we had to find our own way back down the hill. When you get to the train or bus station -face the road and turn right at the intersection-If Id known that I woulnt've been ripped off by a taxi 25Y
Fantastic hostel! I got the airport pickup and the owner came at 11 at night. Had a good chat with her. The girls on staff are incredible. Super friendly, super helpful, lots of ideas. The location is close to the train and bus stations, just a short walk, and there are lots of shops around. Would definitely stay here again if I'm ever back!
This was a really nice hostel. The staff were great and they had a lot of useful information. The common area was lovely and my room was clean and secure. I enjoyed my stay here.