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It is a hostel. But guilin is not a hostel destination. Everything is expensive, including the tours offered by the hostel. Staff were Ok depending on who we spoke to. Some knew nothing, except info on the tours offered. Location is nice. Close to the river and parks on the northern end of guilin. We did the li River cruise to yangshou and regretted it. It's a tour tailored to higher end hotel guests and not independent hostel guests. Room was Ok aside from being super dusty Rooftop isn't open.

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Thanks for choosing MingPalace.For the tours,we are an authorize dealer of CITS tours as they are reputable tour agency in Guilin. The prices are fixed according to the policies. but we still offer many budget-friendly tour. For the cleanliness,we want to provide our guests with a more comfortable we decided to renovated some rooms,and closed the rooftop,We're currently remedied these problems with our team. Hope everything treat you well in other place.


Stayed 2 nights. Not enough really. The location was fantastic and the staff super helpful with any questions. They offered tours, but did not push them as we wanted to do things independently. Food and drinks weren't too expensive, even for European beers. Food and many other things are within a few minutes walk. Only downside, the beds were really hard, but who can complain about things like that even in hostels? We would definitely stay again!


Nice looking hostel. It would be great in summer or warmer months, but when we were there temperature reached -7 and the heaters weren't turned on. Aside from a small wood stove in the common room/bar. It was cold and everyone wore jackets and gloves while inside. Reception staff could learn how to smile once on a while too. Maybe info about the local area would be good as well, apart from advertising tours. On the plus, location is walking distance to the station.We had Booking issues too..

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thx for your staying and we are so sorry the incovience.our heater machine just work from this winter.sometimes it worked not very well.but all the room we have the A/C for heating.

Lucky Family Hostel

Beijing, China

Great hostel. We booked for 3 nights but stayed for 6 in the end. 2 common areas that are small, but that makes it really easy to meet people. Facilities are clean and the free breakfast is good and simple in the morning, nice if you're a westerner wanting some familiar food for a change. Tea and coffee is great and more than helpful staff. The location is great, set in a quiet hutong off the main street, but close to great cheap food. Downside is the wi-fi, but its ok. Would stay again!

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Thank you.we will do more better.and we are glad that you can join our family next time .we are family.^^


Hostel was clean and the beds were comfortable. Shower and toilets were good also. Breakfast and drinks are a bit pricy and the atmosphere wasn't inviting for meeting people. Wifi was terrible. Slowest we've had on our 4 month trip and the place was very cold. Not great to come back to after a cold day roaming the Shanghai Streets

Canadian Hostel Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Reasearch chungking mansion before staying. It is a unique place. I've stayed there before so I knew what it was like. But it may not be for everyone. Canadian hostel was very clean and the staff were friendly. Although the room was small. It's standard for chungking. Towels were replaced each day except our very dirty towel outside the shower/bathroom. Oh well. Storage was under the bed. Maybe a few more hooks on the walk could be handy. Great for budget travelers and backpackers.

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Thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoy the cleanliness and the friendliness of the staff and they thank you for your kind words. We are sorry the staff did not change that towel - it must have been overlooked. Thanks.


After a long hot bus ride, this hostel was a fantastic breath of fresh air after a hard day. Maria and Sayed were fantastic hosts and the information Maria provided was more than enough to help us independent travelers with difficult stay in Egypt. The tour that Maria suggests with her friend Aladin was a fantastic way to explore the main sights of the west bank, however if you want to do more Maria can help plan a customized trip at little cost. The best hostel I've stayed in ever. Will return!


Good location walking distance to the train station. Also walking distance to all the sights if you are a long walk kind of person. The map provided is adequate and the overall cleanliness and security is great.

Hotel Atlantide

Venice, Italy

Great location walking distance to the train station St Lucia. Clean, small rooms and decent security. We enjoyed our stay, however water temp in the shower fluctuated a fair bit. Otherwise, for backpackers, its a great stay for a couple.

Happy Inn Lodge

Interlaken, Switzerland

Great location near West station. Everything is expensive in Interlaken, but there are supermarkets nearby. The kitchenette is not that great. It could do with a hot plate or small stove. Otherwise everything was great and we enjoyed our stay.

Oops Design Hostel

Paris, France

Nice clean hostel with lockers in the hall. Clean bathrooms, but not of great design. Staff were friendly and the breakfast was sufficient.

Smart Stay Hotel Station

Munich, Germany

Good location beside the main train station. Its easy to walk around everywhere. Security, not so great. My girlfriends makeup was stolen from the room. We were in a private room. Weird, but potentially unnoticeable which gives reason. It was there in the morning, gone at night. We told the front desk and they didn't really do anything. Not the end of the world, but annoying as it was around 40 euros worth. I would hesitate to stay again due to this.


Next door to the station. Massive hotel like building. Super clean rooms and nice bathrooms. Stayed in 4 bed mixed dorm. All at a great price. About 15 minutes walk into the sights, which is a really nice walk. Would stay again.

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Thank you very much for your rating and your great review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in Berlin with us and we are looking forward to see you again in one of our MEININGER Hotels ;-)

Lybeer Travellers' Hostel

Bruges, Belgium

Nice hostel. Great location easy walk to the train and into the center. would stay again

The Diplomat Inn

Niagara Falls, Canada

The Owner was extremely helpful and we couldn't have asked for anything better. Good Times!!

Bright Hikers

Bright, Australia

Good hostel, great location. Close to the pub and shops.