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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Malden, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here for three nights in August. The staff was very helpful and spoke English well. They helped arrange airport pickup and drop off. They also have a laundry service and the location is really convenient to the sights in Guilin. Its a great value.

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Antwerpen, België
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here twice and the first time was perfect. The second time a broken aircon ruined it for us. Let me start with the good things about this hostel. The staff speak really well English and and helped me organise my whole hiking trip from Guilin to Yangshuo. And they will be able to help you with a lot.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed a night at this hostel which is right next to the river as its name suggests. We had two rooms on the top floor- one faced the river and had a tiny bathroom while the other didn't have a great view but a bigger bathroom. The rooms are clean though a bit dated in the bathrooms. However thought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great welcome when we arrived, such a bunch of friendly people, they help you with anything you want. Great food, nice and clean rooms, beautiful place to stay! A lot of foreigners come there to travel around and meet new people, that's what makes it so nice! Perfect!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my wife had stayed in several hostels and hotels around China, riverside has been the cleanest and the staff speak English, they will also provide tours and advise places to eat in the area. Saved my China trip as rest of China is dirty, over crowded and expensive.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

As soon as we arrived we had a great welcome. The lady at reception could speak really good English, she gave us a map and showed us places that were nearby. The price for this hostel is really good compared to others we have stayed in. The rooms are basic but clean with amenities. The common area is really great,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We spent two nights here and enjoyed our visit. We arrived in Guilin with the Hostels name written in Chinese and the building it was next to (since it is down a bit of a lane it can be hard to see from the street)...Our taxi driver had no issues finding the place. The room was of good size and... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights. Place is difficult to find at first but thankfully we got a taxi who knows this alley place. We love our stay at this hotel. Great ambiance on the lobby and dining area. The room is clean and spacious. They have arranged half day tour and Guilin river cruise upon arrival. Tour is quite... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It was a little difficult to find the hotel at first, since it's located in some small alley that was pretty dark when we first arrived. But once we got inside the hotel, it was very nice. Everyone there was very nice and helpful and the rooms are clean and rather spacious for the price. The first night we stayed... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This hostel is close to the night market and an easy walk to the pedestrian street. It is beside the river and is quiet. The rooms are large and most are light. Our family stayed there for three nights and there were no complaints. As with many older buildings in China, you cannot flush paper down the toilet so put... More 

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