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Xingping This Old Place International Youth Hostel Reviews

No.5, Rongtan Rd., Xingping, Yangshuo, China

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459 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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This is a really good place to stay! The rooms are big, wooden and the bathroom was fantastic. Clean, cosy, good food (if you want) and really nice stuff with good advice!


Great hostel with a really friendly staff. They spoke well and had a decent idea of the things to do in and around Xingping. Had a wonderful 3 night stay at this place.

  • 30th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Dorm room for six people has mold unfortunately and smells bad. Otherwise the hostel is clean and rooms are nice and clean except the dorm room that we could not stay. another minus, we had to change our rooms due to mold in the dorm room but the way how it had to be done, was quite troublesome, had to take bed sheets to new room because we had sit on them and also pay extra money for changing the room, not much but 36 yuan for nothing. Plusses having hostel restaurant, good food and service


Great hostel. My only comment would be to ask the reception staff for extra details if going on any of their self guided hikes... As the paths and instructions aren't clear. You will love xingping.


The hostel is great! Take one of the upper rooms to get a awesome view over the river. In the wintertime there is no warm place in the whole village, you should check the weather before you go there.


Great hostel with a warm atmosphere located close to the Li river. Try to get a room in the upper floors to have a beautiful view over river and mountains.


When we stayed at this hostel, we lost some clothing - either someone stole it from the washing line, or we dropped it and someone picked it up and took it. We told the staff but they didn't make any effort to help.


Just go there


It's a nice hostel, but don't expect the brochure view, You can see the river and it's OK, but not THAT majestic. Still, the location in Xingping is pretty good and the rooms are nice. Don't get the wood fired pizza if you ever had something near a real Italian pizza, because it also sounds more awesome than it is


The hostel was quite cold!

  • 27th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


staff was very friendly and helpful, location is great to enjoy the beautiful landscape and explore the surroundings. It is perfect if you want to get away from the crowds (at least at winter time). I will definitely come back to "This Old Place - Xingping". Bikes could be a bit better maintained, but for cost and the terrain it was alright.


Very nice and helpful staff, good tours and excursions, nice café, good rooms.


Stayed there for two nights and enjoyed the cozy environment just next to where they make awesome pizzas. Met nice people and slept well. Good showers, felt great. The roof top is perfect to chill, and the location is great. Also good food, just nest to it, where is possible to have breakfast for accessible prices.


Lovely hotel, although I had expected a balcony and didn't have one. But the staff (Gemma especially!!!) were wonderful!!!


Absolutely loved this place!! Great rooms (loved to finally have a single, for only 50yuan!), great communal areas, very helpful staff.. and location plus rooftop terrace are simply phenomenal. Wish I could have stayed longer!!


The hostel is really well located, near the river and all the attractions of Xingping. The staff was great, they gave us many tips about what to do in the area (hiking, cycling and so on). Some rooms have a view of the river and the surrounding mountains which is really worth it (even though you can also enjoy the scenery from the great rooftop terrace). The room was big enough and pretty clean (but don't forget to ask them to clean it!). We had a great time there, would recommend it!


I put the location as "Good" because relative to the entire Guilin area, Xingping is quite out of the way. This means many tours/organized trips are a 45 min bus ride away in Yangshuo. However, within Xingping, This Old Place has a killer location right by the river, complete with amazing views. But besides that, I had a GREAT stay. The beds are some of the most comfortable I've found in a hostel and the atmosphere was unbeatable.


Great both as a base for exploring the area and as a hang-out place. The staff is fantastic! The only complain is that the 6-bed dorm rooms are quite humid and one of them comes with even more mosquitos and damp-smell than the other.


The hostel is a beautiful structure that attracted a lot of attention from many passing tourists on their way to the wharf. It is indeed a beautiful building and the view from the roof top is exceptionally scenic. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed my three nights stay in the hostel.


Very nice hostel, good location.

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