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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


This Old Place International Youth Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

As one of the most unique hostels in Guilin, This Old Place will surely provide a memorable experience for your stay in Guilin. This Old Place is easy to reach from anywhere. Only 15 minutes from the city center. Here makes everything easy and possible.

Why to choose This Old Place?
*Located in a beautiful area close to nature
*Close to central, walking distance
*Several shops & banks & restaurants just a hundred meters away
*Cozy atmosphere in the lobby and roof terrace
*Free Wi-Fi and access to Facebook
*Weekly parties (dumplings, BBQ) make it easy to get to know other guests
*Western and chinese breakfast
*Quiet and clean rooms
*Amazing rooftop with spectacular sunset views
*English & Chinese speaking super friendly staff
*Various hiking & biking tours – see the countryside and the hidden parts of Guilin
*In a rainy day you can enjoy our 500 movies, Wii games, books & different games

*Every Wednesday ----Chinese New Year Party Day---- our weekly dumpling making party. Our incredibly friendly staff will teach you how to make traditional Chinese dumplings, and how to cook and eat like as is done with big Chinese families. It is the best way to learn about Chinese family culture.
*Every Saturday in summer----rooftop BBQ&music day. We have BBQ, music and beers. It is your time, singing, dancing and drinking together with all the guests from all over the world. This is not just a place found in dreams. This is the reality at This Old Place, now.
*Every Friday ----the movie night. You can not miss it. Local beers buy 2 get one for free. No where you can get the same priority only in This Old Place.

*Free Computer Access and WiFi
*Free Facebook/Youtube Access
*Free Towel use
*Free Use of blow dryer
*Free lockers in rooms
*Laundry service with both washing and drying
*Bicycle rental
*TV & Over 500 movies
*Wii console
*Board games & cards
*Books in different languages
*24-hour hot showers
*No lock out, no curfew!
*Food and beverages served in the lobby

*1 minute walk to Rong lake and Ancient City Gate
*5 minutes to the Sun and Moon pagodas
*15 minutes to the Elephant Trunk hill

We provide all the tours you must do in Guilin:
*Li River Cruise to Yangshuo
*Li River Raft Tour
*Longji rice terraces Tour
*Four Lakes and Two Rivers
*Impression Show of Sanjie Liu

Additional Help:
If you need any help or any other information about Guilin we’ll try our best to help you to save your time and money and do everything we can to make your trip in China much easier. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Apr 2019
    Awesome place to stay! The staff was great! They helped me book the Li River big boat cruise in advance since it was the May holiday. The pizza was really good, and there is a friendly little cat to greet you at reception.
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Feb 2019
    I am foreigner living in Shanghai 4 years and promoting 11 the most popular clubs in Shanghai. If you want to enjoy FREE entrances and free DRINKS hit me up on my whatsapp or wechat, dont be shy :) +8615000215967 I can give you a lot of tips about this amazing city!
    Slovenia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Dec 2018
    We stayed in a double private bedroom with bathroom. It was really nice, clean, and well equipped. the wifi works perfectly. The staff was really helpful and could speak and understand ok English. They helped with tours and taxi to airport. Make sure you booked your sunny breakfast one day before; it is totally worth it. We had dinner one time pizza, pasta, and french fries; no complains. Pizza was actually pretty good. 8 to 10 min walking downtown. Safe to walk at night. 100% recommended!
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    31 Mar 2018
    I stayed at This Old Place in Guilin and Xingping and they were both terrific. The staff is very helpful and kind and speak great English. My room in both hostels were fine. I really enjoyed the location in both places, they are centrally located and easy to walk to many places.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    06 Oct 2018
    Booked the wrong night and arrived late. The receptionist was very helpful though. Everything was full, but they helped me sort something out. Ended up paying double which I though was a bit extortionate and exploitative of the situation but it was okay. Very good location. As far as travel information goes theyre above average for a chinese hostel but were still ignorant to the new bus situation in Guilin. Okay food. We happened to go to their xingping location for lunch, but wouldnt recommend.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    29 Jul 2018
    Everything was perfect. It was full of western people and the staff looked stressed and they could be nicer and more helpful. The organized trips to the Longji rice terraces were complicated to understand how they work.
    Spain, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    03 Jun 2018
    Good location, staff speaks okay English to get by. Don’t like that room key must be inserted for room power. Bathroom hallway smells. Common area is not a good place to meet others. Good view on rooftop.
    Philippines, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    10 Jul 2018
    The hostel had a good location and the facilities were clean. The Li river tour was good, but the added extra bit is really touristy! Like it’s a pretty location, but it’s essentially a tourist trap. Just as as an FYI. Overall it was a nice and convenient hostel.
    Australia, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    15 Jul 2018
    The Hostel was refurbishing the lobby when we stayed there and I was impressed to see how quickly it was finished (2 days). The result is very nice :) Great view from the rooftop especially at sunset (no bar there). There is a big screen in the chill out next to reception (great for watching the world cup). We had to change room several times during our stay and all were recently updated. Enjoyed our stay and would recommend!
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.7


    05 Oct 2018
    I got screwed because I booked the wrong one, in Guilin and they accepted to changed the booking but for the same price. When I arrive I realized that my friend who had a private single room paid exactly as me and I was in a dorm. I paid 140 instead of 100 !! The girls are the receptions are a bit rude, the atmosphere is inexistent. Location is easy to have 10/10 as the city is small enough to reach every place in 5 minutes. Was clean by the way. And the scooters prices are correct.
    France, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii