Xingping This Old Place International Youth Hostel Reviews
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The hostel overall was in a great location with likely the best views (from the roof) in the entire town. The rooms lacked much character, but the rest of the place made up for it. For single rooms and doors, the bathrooms were located outside. During the day it was no big deal, but at night there are lots of geckos and insects out and about which make it somewhat unpleasant.
Good location, helpful friendly stuff with very good English. Room was clean and a good size. Extra plus: pizzas there were awesome!
Very nice Hostel with friendly and helpful staff. The location of the hostel is perfect in Xingping right next to the mountain and the river. Nice view from the rooftop terrace. Rooms are clean, allthough it could have been broomed once in a while during the stay (2 nights). There is a cafe close to the Hostel named "this old place" with great food. All staff speak good english.
Cute and new hostel. The private double room with ensuite bathroom felt like a hotel. Very clean and neat. Staff is really nice and speaks English. The hostel has hiking routes suggestions that are easy to follow and really beautiful. I really recommend this place
We stayed in a double room and it was beautiful! I recommend you to stay there!
location value for money and atmosphere were nice. The staff though were quite unfriendly and not helpful. The owner though, helpful and trying to compensate his coworkers mistakes.
This hostel is located outside of Yangshuo, and that is exactly what I liked about it. It had a great atmosphere with friendly staff, while youbare surrounded by the scenery that is depicted on the 20yuan note. My only complaints (and for how cheapnit is, they are little) is the non ensuite bathroom for the dorms, and the overpriced bike hire (do yourself a favour and walk down the main street for 5min. There are bikes for cheaper, or better quality for the same price)
- Novice Nomad
- New Zealand
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Great location, wifi in the reception area, air conditioning, and overall a great place to stay. Would definitely stay here again! Walls were a bit moldy in six bed dorm but shared bathrooms were decently clean. Atmosphere of the hostel was very chilled and relaxed. Not a place to party.
perfect location, useful guides of what to do, did exactly what you need from a hostel
This hostel is amazing! Its clean, cozy, comfortable, it has a terrace with a breathtaking view. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Unfortunately we stayed there only 2 nights but if we ever come back we will stay there at least a week :)
Very helpful staff. great location nearby the laozhai hill for the sunrise. You have to tell the hostel to open the door early if you wanna see the sunrise over the li river or laozhai hill. They have a very helpful little guide book that tells you where and how to get to most attractions around xingping.
You couldn't hope for a better hostel than this one. It has it all and more. The staff will happily answer your questions, and are knowledgable about all activities in the area.
I would not hesitate to come back were I again in Guangxi. The staff were stupendous, the common areas and surroundings had a great backpacker vibe and the dorms were quaint and comfortable. However for me, the location is the winner. Far more tranquil and serene then yangshuo. A lot more relaxed, especially at night, which was what I was after. If your looking for a more lively scene then consider instead yangshuo. 5 minutes cycle an your out in unspoilt countryside. Terrific!!!
Cozy and clean, great common area in both hostel places (plus rooftop!) to hang out. The staff creates a very welcoming atmosphere and they help you in any case, not only if you book a tour,. You're doing a great job guys, keep it up! Their partner café in the old town has some tasty food, however, the staff there seemed quite rude on both my visits, which is a pity. There are foodstalls near the hostel, you can ask for the english menu. Mountainbikes for hire 100m left from hostel.
Beautiful place. Had an amazing time. Thanks.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
The hostel is in a great location right at the base of Laozhai hill and the hustle of the Li River ferries. Lots of activities to do while you're in Xingping, the staff are very helpful with ideas for your stay.
We stayed in a doubleroom in The new building, which was good value for the money. The bathroom was clean and good, The room was ok. Staff varied, some really good and helpful, and others seemed like they didnt care about helping us at all. Overall, good hostel.
This Old Place is really cool. It's a great location for those looking to get out of Yangshou and enjoy some scenery. The showers here are really spacious and have great hot water. They dorm I was in could get damp, but the AC unit solved our problems. On a nice day, you can view a beautiful sunset from the rooftop. I met a great group of like-minded travelers during my stay.
Xingping is great and this hostel is nice, quiet and clean.
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.