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Riverside Hostel

No.1 Zhumu Alley, Nanmen Bridge, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541002, China
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Ranked #1 of 20 Specialty lodging in Guilin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a relief when I stumbled through the door after 23 hours on a train!! Clean, spacious, large bathroom...ahh serenity. I had the Queen room over-looking the river, because I got a great deal online. The bed was huge, with crisp white sheets on a raised platform floor right by the window. Staff were friendly, and offered help without being... More

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Cardwell, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic place to stay. A very homely, clean and well organised hostel with everything you would expect in a hostel and more. One of the best we have stayed in in a long time and would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the area. They helped us arrange tours, transport and gave us general vital information about the area... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a bit ashamed to write this review more than a year after our visit in Guangxi. But it would have been unfair not to comment the excellent services Riverside's staff offered us. We did in 3/4 days a round tour we couldnt hever have managed on our own. Including cooking classes in Yangshuo, and perfect transport schedule to... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Guilin Riverside Hostel is an excellent option. The room was clean with excellent bathroom facilities. The view of the river was great. The location cannot be beat as the hostel is right on the river and only a couple short blocks from the train station. The staff were very friendly and helpful with booking a bamboo raft trip. The... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Guilin Riverside Hostel was an awesome place to stay. Great central location, close to railway station with a nice balcony that looks over the river. Both the double and triple rooms were great value and clean. The best part were the staff. They were super friendly and extremely helpful with organising our train tickets and providing us with local knowledge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Beautiful riverside hostel conveniently located in Guilin. Rooms were very clean, spacious, with a comfortable bed and nice Chinese-themed decor. Staff were very friendly and helpful in arranging tours (e.g. Longji Rice Terraces). Delicious western breakfast for a reasonable price and a great outdoor patio to sit and enjoy the view! Would highly recommend this hostel (more like hotel!) for... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I stayed here with a friend and we were really impressed with the standard of the rooms and the service. The staff spoke excellent English, and really spent time with us and other guests to ensure everyone had the information they needed, and had a positive experience. We also left for a night to visit and stay on the rice... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Efficient, affordable and friendly pickup from the airport, hotel-style rooms, very clean and excellently positioned. Food is home-cooked and delicious, eaten on the terrace overlooking the river. Staff speak excellent English and will help with anything you need. Our only issue was the incredibly noisy Chinese group with children that screamed and shouted until late at night and again in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

A great place to stay in Guilin. Friendly and english-speaking stuff, can help out with getting around the area and arranging tours and so on. Next to the river, with nice views and spots for breakfast and tea. Proper and clean rooms, hot water and towels. Many other services such as laundry as well. Do recommend.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Despite this being advertised as a hostel, It should really be called Riverside Hotel. I cant fault anything with regards to the rooms, cleanliness, food etc but what i didnt like was the none hostel like approach. As a backpacker on a serious budget, hostels are always my pick because of cheap pricing and this wasnt in a category of... More

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Address: No.1 Zhumu Alley, Nanmen Bridge, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541002, China
Location: China > Guangxi Zhuang > Guilin
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