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Xingping This Old Place International Youth Hostel Reviews

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

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590 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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Very shabby looking hostel with damp rooms. The wood oven pizzas are pretty good however, and the rooftop terrace (despite the holes in the roof) offers a sweet view of the river Li. The area is good, Xingping is very small so easy to get around from this hostel. Staff were friendly enough.


Ex location with great views from rooftops Male at reception was very helpful planning walk and organising bamboo raft Very clean highly recommended


this hostel was just soooo amazing!!! in short: we extended our stay from 2 to5 days...!! the village is quite small and so much nicer than its bigger brother yangshuo. the hostel has 2 houses, both of equal standard. our 4-bed dorm roomand the other rooms we saw were newly renovated and very clean. the drain stank a little bit. i wouldnt recommand their breakfast. there is way better food inside the city for less money (try to find the chinese pancakes, ~100m up the street)


Had a very pleasant stay at Old Place. Its in a great location and really nice rooftop area with a lovely lookout over the mountains. the room is a bit dark because of no windows, otherwise alright. one point to improve is (as in nearly all youth hostels in china) the English skills of some of the staff. Anyway thanks to lovely Echo to help me booking my train tickets online, would have been lost otherwise


Really good hostel, with a helpfull staff and an amazing location!


I only have 500 characters to use and I can begin to tell you that's not enough. I found this place and was wondering if it would be too far, but the location is most excellent! Near 2 of the biggest attractions in xingping. Great to be away from the big cities and amazing atmosphere with yummy pizza and great accommodations for the price!! And the thing that absolutely makes this hostel a must stay is the absolutely amazing staff!! They're awesome & I wish I had more room to write

  • 3rd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a lot for your good comment. And we will do it better in future. Hope see you again in Xingping.


I'm so glad we stayed in Xingping instead of spending our entire visit in Yangshuo! This hostel suited us well, my boyfriend and I were in a 3-room dorm but there was no third person for the three nights we were there. Rooms were clean and comfortable (I think we were in the old wing). Wood fired pizza was really good! The staff was a bit hit or miss in terms of English skills, but mostly helpful.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are so happy that you can enjoyed staying with us.The girls are lovely,sometimes they are a little shy,and non professional of English,but they are trying to do best ,and hope you can have a nice trip in China.


We stayed at the absolutely wonderful This Old Place Hostel while visiting the magnificent Xingpin,China. From checking in to our returning the room key very close to check out time, we were treated like a king and queen! The entire staff were incredibly helpful, friendly and went above and beyond to accommodate - we thank them all so very much and wish them all great happiness in their lives! We can only hope that they would have the same experience should they visit our home country,Canada.

  • 6th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comment,we are so glad that you enjoyed staying with us.We are not saying that we are the best but we are trying our best all the time to get there. It's so nice to spend the days with you,we wish to retain it as a precious memory,and hope everything going well with you.We hope we will have the chances to visit Canada in the future,thank you again. This old place team

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