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Riverside Hostel

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No.1 Zhumu Alley, Nanmen Bridge, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541002, China
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for 2 nights at the end of December. Rooms excellent value for money, central location, next to the river and only a few minutes walk from the shops, restaurants and bus station. It was quite chilly, but there was sufficient bedding and the bed was verycomfortable, plus towels, shower gel, toilet paper were all provided. Paid extra for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked 3 nights here stayed for two and used the middle night as safe storage for our luggage! (At £12 a night I would rather do this then leave it with reception!) we arrived late and a little frustrated after a very delayed flight! The hotel was easy for the taxi driver to find and the reception staff were... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the double bed room with view on river. It has nothing really special. The furniture makes the room a bit cozy, but it looks old and dirty. The bathroom is tragic. When you take the bath, the water flows all over the floor including the toilet, which is quite ugly and it makes it impossible to go for... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there only one night as a stop over in traveling. We were the only one's there as it was off-season for backpackers. It's not an upscale hotel but was very clean and modern for a hostel. The rooms were great (not cramped). Would have loved to have stayed longer. Great breakfast options. Staff was very polite and helpful.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Ok. So this place is a dive, but if you just need a place to spend the night before catching a Lijiang River cruise in the morning, it is perfect. They picked me up from the airport late at night, served me a decent breakfast in the morning, and walked me out to the pickup place for my tourist bus.

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Oslo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Great hostel with a real "travellers-wibe" along the river in Guilin. Perfect location; you can walk to the train station in 10 minutes, and the city centre and night market in a little less. The rooms are spacious, and the breakfast nice. We had a room with lovely views of the river. Only minus; the wifi did not work in... More 

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Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Perhaps name "hostel" is frightening for some people, but actually it really is excellent place to stay in Guilin. Nice and clean rooms, good price, english speaking staff (you can't get that much in China), tours booking possibilities, bike rental etc. And of course super location! Can't really complain about anything.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This hostel proved to be ideal for our 8 days in Guilin. It was centrally located with easy walks to many attractions, including very pleasant river walks. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful and we booked day trips and buses through the reception. The food was great and we had a lovely spacious room with a balcony overlooking... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Great welcome from lady receptionist who spoke good English! She recommended tours and answered all my questions about the attractions. Great location & value for money. Towel is provided. No mosquitoes. Good breakfast. Will recommend your Hostel!

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

This hostel has a great location in the center of Guilin but on street with no car traffic and with views to the river. So, it's very quiet hostel and well communicated. The installations and toilets could have some better maintenance, but that's something very common in China. The staff is pleasant and they serve good breakfast.

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