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How Flowers Youth Hostel

No.6-2 Shangzhi Lane, Zhongshan South Road, Guilin 541002, China
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Ranked #11 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Guilin
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I don't recommend this hotel. Poor bed, poor bathroom. Not cozy at all...Staff is OK. But ambiance is cold and strange. Difficult to find. Only advantage is you are near the train station. They don't make food.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

35RMB. Perfect for a backpack trip. Service is ok. I saw some bugs in the showers and toilets (a simple hole) ... It's ok if you are just looking for a cheap night. The location is cool, because you're just in front of the rail/bus station to go to Longji or anything else.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Only recommended to those who want to catch trains and bus within distance. The dorms is quite small for 4 pax people and damp. They did not provide lockers. the wifi in the rooms also very poor. While the stairs looked dirty and dark. The bathrooms looks crappy and not well cleaned.The lounge area is spacious. They did not have... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

The only good thing about this hostel was that it was close to the train station (which is not that good if you are planning to stay in Guilin for some days). Otherwise they don't offer food or wifi in the rooms (as said online); the hallway/stairs looked dirty and smelled like bathroom. Our private room had smell coming from... More 

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Rome, Italy
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82 reviews 82 reviews
14 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This place is one of the worst hostel I never saw. I just went here for one night, we arrived very late cause our flight and just sleep. The hostel is very difficult to find, locate like a Garage very close to Guilin Station. The reception is a disaster with plenty of rubbish and dirty staff around. The room is... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Room was a bit crappy- bit run down, crap shower and squat toilet but clean enough and great communal space. Excellent location (just a few minutes walk to the train station) and the food was really good too and they made us food to take on the train. Nice staff.

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La Plaine-sur-Mer, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

So many good memories of our 4 day trip to Guilin. It's not fancy, but the staff is very pleasant and always willing to help us plan our trip and our visits organized by agencies or by ourselves ... Beautiful place!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

First of all,it's really a cheap chain-hostel.However,the room live up to the price.Hostel is in the corner of a backstreet,so it's not easy to find out the first time. There are many rice-noodle shops scattered around the hostel.Local snacks and meals are offered in different shops as well. As the hostel is not far from Guilin Train Station,travelers coming to... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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57 reviews 57 reviews
55 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Stayed here for one night in one of the dorms. We had to move twice because the aircon was blowing hot air, and we ended up in the smallest of the 4-bed dorms. It was quite ok, but very cramped and almost no room for luggage. The room was clean, but the bed sheets were very old and had old... More 

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Ohio City, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

This hostel was the worst of all the hostels in all eight cities we visited during our trip to China in December 2011. First, the hostel name on the building doesn’t match the name online. We weren’t sure if it was even the correct one because there are two similar hostels names in Guilin when we booked online. The hostel... More 

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