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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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Ranked #1 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Guilin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here 2 nights to visit rice terraces one day then get boat up Li River to our next stop. Rooms are at least good in size and facilities, some amazingly huge on the river side of the hostel. Friendly and efficient atmosphere and staff. The star feature is the terrace alongside the river, which also leads to a riverside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stayed here because I've had experience with China hotels and realised that the hostels and business hotel are good and those hotels that do not have at least 5 stars are terrible. The location is good and everyone seems to know this place. We didn't have problem getting the airport bus for 20 yuan each. From the drop off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We only stayed one night but also booked the Guilin to Yangshou river cruise through the hostel. All was very good. Nice breakfast too. Staff really friendly. The room was big and very well presented and we loved the reception area with quirky decor.

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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Staying here for one night. The location is really close to night market at Zhongshan Zhonglu Road. At first, didn't know this hostel is just next to night market, i felt so lucky booking this hostel for my last day in Guilin. For the room, the size of room quite big and comfortable. The only problem about this hostel is... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Nice hostel, nice staff, in a good location too. Not in the centre of everything but so close by that it's good as you don't get the noise. We stayed on Christmas eve until Boxing day and on Christmas day morning they wished us a happy christmas, and we ordered an English breakfast, which we thought was absolutely delicious! If... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Stayed here twice now and both times have been top notch! Nice rooms both private and dorm. Lockers in the dorms with private bathrooms. The location is great too with lovely views to the river. The food is priced good too. Would stay here again

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

Nice hostel in a brilliant location, incredible value. The food is very nice and reasonably priced. The owner here can't do enough for you. Really enjoyed our time in Guilin, if we come back we'll stay here again.

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Seattle, Washington
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10 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We only stayed here two nights…were supposed to stay one more but had a health emergency that changed our plans. Great price for a beautiful room which was large and overlooked the river. Staff very kind and spoke good English. Helped book activities and gave great suggestions. Highly recommend

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Great rooms with a river view. Superb location. Helpful staff. Great breakfast with a tea or coffee and drink (in other hostels without any drink). I would it definitely recommend to anyone. Great value for the money.

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is very close to bus/train station, the mini bus that goes to Dragon Backbone rice terraces for 2-1/2 to 3 hrs. The hotel is clean & quiet, and staff is really nice, Peggy as well as others ,always smile, take time to talk to clients ,you feel very comfortable staying there. Breakfast is good but not included in the... More 

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