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Xingping This Old Place International Youth Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Why stay in the city.... when the riverside is SO AMAZING!

Just 27 km outside of tourist hot-spot Yangshuo you will find the 'This Old Place International Youth Hostel', a very unique youth hostel.

We opened in July 2008. We live in a small town named Xingping which is 1740 years old. It has the most beautiful riverview of the whole Li-river area. For this reason the riverside of Xingping is printed on the back of the Chinese 20 yuan note. Our hostel is located just 50 meters away from Xingping port. So from our rooftop you may see the amazing riverview.

Most of our rooms (except the 3-bed-dorm, 6-bed-dorm, single room) have a private bathroom with western style toilet. The rooms are spacious and nicely decorated with woodcarvings. Some rooms have a big wooden balcony with rocking chair.

Many travelers/expats in China are delighted to come and stay at the most beautiful riverside. After traveling many big cities people are hungry for fresh air and amazing views. At the rooftop bar people will see the wonderful riverview, the fabulous old town and a superb sunset.

Our cooks can make the original Italian wood-fired pizza. In the evening the common area is a perfect place to enjoy great dinners and to meet other travelers. You can also watch movies, read and exchange books and use the internet.

The best way to explore the area is when you go slow; so either go hiking, cycling or take a bamboo raft. Your adventure begins the minute you step out of the 'This Old Place International Youth Hostel'.

Give yourself a break, finally get some rest on the Chinese countryside. While traveling China you probably already saw or will see many big big cities. Now this rural setting is a big opportunity for a change !

You may take the bus from Yangshuo north bus station to Xingping,it takes 60minutes and charges 10 yuan RMB. There's a bus every 15 minutes from 6 am to 6pm.
(!!!TAKE ENOUGH CASH WITH YOU!!!Here we have ATM only for China Union Pay Card!!!) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Aug 2018
    Really lovely!! Of the five hostels I stayed in in China this was easily the nicest, cleanest, best locations, easiest to find, etc. highly recommend. Very cozy hostel feel.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 Jul 2018
    This hostel was awesome. Such a cozy place, beautiful view from the rooftop and a nice location, especially after most of the tourists left at the evening. I felt warmly welcomed and the rooms were clean with comfortable beds! I definitely recommend to stay there, if you want to have a relaxed night after a crowded day. The busses back to Guilin or Yangshuo are running frequently. The hostel provides many information and opportunities for activities.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    28 Jul 2018
    Great place, really cheap and amazing rooftop area!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    09 Dec 2018
    Good location to move around Xinping, main travellers hostel in the area.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    01 Nov 2018
    Fantastic location metres from the Li River. Roof top is a lovely addition. Pizzas are good. Nice common area downstairs, too. Only issue I had was my door sometimes wouldn’t lock, but this probably could have been fixed had I bothered (I was only there for one night). Definitely recommend this hostel
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    20 Jul 2019
    Amazing location, beautiful views and helpful staff! Mountain behind the hostel has great sunset Views (really hot/sweaty home to top!). We hired motorbikes and got a flat tyre, and the staff were so quick to translate for us and make sure we didn't have to pay for the repair. Pretty average food. Dorm rooms basic and beds not overly comfy, but suited us just fine! Perfect base to explore the area from
    Scotland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.0


    27 Oct 2018
    The location for this hostel is amazing, and the value for money is great. The rooftop has the best view of any hostel in China I’d wager - however I wish they would do more with it! There should be a bar, and a more general hangout area up there. So much more potential to be had here.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    01 Aug 2018
    The door-key as electricity-key does not work in a dorm. I got woken up twice real early as a person who used the key for electricity, was leaving &obv took her key; electricity went off(it became hot). Also i had to wait for someone in the shower so i was able to leave &take my key (if not electricity would have gone off whilst this person was showering). Room was very noisy+bright. The pics shown a great riverside view but there are some buildings inbetween. Sunsets are lovely tho.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    01 Aug 2019
    The common areas of the hostel are nice, and so the rooms. But the staff was a little confusing, but in the end the staying was not so bad.
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 2.3


    23 Dec 2018
    Worst stay in China. I never return there again Shared bathroom outside, in the toilet room, very cold The Town is crowded with peop la, motorisé boats and not quiet bambou boats as in Yuanshuo.
    Belgium, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Wii