Xingping This Old Place International Youth Hostel Reviews
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Very friendly staff and tehy helped us with everything, good english-speaking. and the pizza was delicious. The location was wonderful
Nice place. Pretty large common area. Nightly movie played. Great location right on the river, only ten minutes walk to the famous "20 yuan bill/note" photo. Not so good wifi. Overall chill place in a beautiful area of china.
We really enjoyed our time spent in this hostel. Staff very helpful and friendly. We climbed up a hill nearby with them and customers to see the sun rising!
What a pity. Wonderful facilities, but bad staff. Incompetente staff that cannot answer any question and/or do not want to help you. But hostel is very good and very good value for money. I recommend it, but don't expect any service there.
All staff can speak English in addition to Chinese and they are very helpful and friendly. The wood fired pizza they have is tasty as well as their affiliated Chinese restaurant a couple minutes away. The atmosphere they have created in the common area is very open and it is relatively easy to make new friends. I would definitely come back to this hostel next time I am in Guangxi province.
Xingping was a lovely little village and this hostel was excellent. The staff was helpful, the kitchen's food tasty, and the region beautiful. I highly recommend this hostel and Xingping as a place to relax and get to know a small corner of China.
It's an ok hostel for 1-2 nights. Room was very small for four people and the staff (at least when I arrived) wasn't very friendly. The location - right next to the river -, and the view from the rooftop are excellent though.
Except a government powercut while we stayed there, the hostel was great! Very nice people. A minus is that it's right by the main street with quite a bit of traffic, so it's not quite as peaceful as you would expect.
This is an amazing place, while XingPing is busier than you'd think it's still a very relaxed and nice place to vist stay a night or two. The staff here are utterly amazing in both the hostel and Cafe, English is perfect which makes up for my pathetic Cantonese. Rooms are a nice seize not huge but nice, though being wood can be very loud if you have uncurtious neighbours. Best pizza in China as they do thin crust in an huge pizza oven. Good atmosphere for meeting people.
I stayed in the new part of the hostel and was surprised about how modern it is. Bathrooms are clean and the beds are comfy. Unfortunately the Wifi doesn't work in the new building and it is a bit less social. The staff is friendly, but their English is limited. Like many others I can recommend the Pizza!
Beautiful hostel with clean, modern rooms and a bathroom like a hotel (we were in the new building). Odd atmosphere though, they played a film every night in the common area which left nowhere to talk or meet other travellers.
Quiet when we arrived with friendly enough but sleepy staff. Great relaxing location though the old building is quite run down. Felt as if it should have been busy but wasnt
Great hostel located in the sweetest village. Clean, modern and nice view over the Li river from the rooftop.
The location is perfect. just a few minutes to the bamboo-boats and just across the street you can walk up a hill to enjoy an amazing view (it's very exhausting but absolutely worth it!!) They're pizza-ofen is incredible. After 4 months in China it was at the time to eat something "western" again. The pizza out of that ofen is probably better than some pizzas in italian tourist destinations...!
I had a really amazing experience at This Old Place. I was impressed by the amount of travel information/recommendations that the staff have prepared. There are folders with hiking trails, maps, and performance information ready for you when you walk in. I really enjoyed the movie nights they have in the main room of the hostel every night. It's just a very welcoming place :)
Stay at this hostel. Xingping is so beautiful and this hostel is in a great location for hiking, biking and bamboo rafting. My best memories from China are in Xingping!