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Guilin Ming Palace International Youth Hostel

No.10 Donghua Road | No.10, Guilin 541001, China
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Berlin, Germany
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this hostel for 2 nights and absolutely loved it. The hostel is in a quiet street but sadly a bit away from all the main tourist attractions which is why I only give 4 points. Hostel staff speaks excellent English and is very kind. They offer different tours to the rice terraces to boat trips to Yangshuo.... More

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MingPalaceHostel, Manager at Guilin Ming Palace International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your good comment and the advice. As you mentioned, we did have some small bathrooms half years ago, but not now. With half year's construction, all bathrooms become bigger, also have curtains; some rooms are changed the design with new facilities, large space, bathtubs and so on. We are sure you will love here more and know our... More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The second you step foot into Ming Palace, you are instantly taken back to all the great things about backpacker's hostels that have now been overlooked to make way for quirky, fancy hotel-style surroundings. A fridge next to the reception filled with beer and water, worn-out sofas with travellers lounged over them, public-use computers that were probably once owned by... More

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MingPalaceHostel, Manager at Guilin Ming Palace International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

We are very surprised to see your so detailed description, even living here every day we maynot observe and describe as well as yours. Seeing this words make me feel that I was living in a happy world, though I am very happy now. Hope your hand has been healed, and have a happy life with your girlfriend. More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Conveniently located in the centre, next to the river and yet it escapes the main crowds. Has all the needed facilities, wifi is fast and dorms are large, clean and the beds are nearly double in width. But the winner is staff. Genuinely friendly and helpful. Great english, advices and prices. I do strongly recommend.

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MingPalaceHostel, Manager at Guilin Ming Palace International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Haha, we are the winner, and you are winner,too, so we can get a win-win. If more gusets come and enjoy here come here because of your highly recommended, I think it is an arrow many carves. Thank you and have a nice day. More

Darmstadt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was overall a good experience, the few things that i would like to suggest, that its really difficult to got o top floors and specially with luggage, so please try to put some lift system there. As the hostel was going through renovation so it was a bit mess on few floors but never-mind as we were there off... More

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Wuxi, China
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I stayed at this hostel for 3 nights over Chinese new year. I found the staff (Amy, Zoe, and Betty)were so friendly it felt like we were friends. They helped me book excursions to many attractions at discounted prices nearby Guilin. They also have a fantastic little restaurant inside which serves good western food! I thoroughly recommend staying here.

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Wayne, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The only time I took public transport from the Ming Palace Hostel was to get to the Reed Flute Caves and then a tour from the hostel to the Dragon Backbone Rice Terrace. There are public buses near the hostel that go to the nearby attractions but based on the estimated times on google maps I just walked everywhere. It... More

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Beijing, China
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305 reviews 305 reviews
52 hotel reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Ming International has some of the friendliest and most helpful hostel staff we've met on our travels. They came up to us of their own accord to offer travel advice and recommendations, and moved very quickly to rectify the situation when our hot water and heater did not work (moving us to the deluxe room). They also helped us with... More

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Bettws Newydd, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

i stayed there for there nights, this is my first trip to China, so i don't have any experience. I always warried about the communication when i was travelling, coz i've visit many countries, and most of them can't speak english as well, that's really a big trouble. but when i was here, in Ming Palace Hostel , everyone speak... More

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Scotland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I stayed at this hostel in early December, and found it something of a coin toss. On one hand, the staff are incredibly helpful - gave me advice on where to go, got me discounted tickets, and organised a taxi very last minute. On top of this, the food in the bar is relatively well priced (no more expensive than... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

The hostel is located in walking distance to the main road of guilin and right next to ming palace. The room was really affordable,spacious and pretty. The staff was really great, they all spoke English (and chinese), remembered my name and made me feel at home. The two trips i booked with the hostel were also really nice.

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Address: No.10 Donghua Road | No.10, Guilin 541001, China
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Location: China > Guangxi Zhuang > Guilin
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #4 of 19 Specialty lodging in Guilin
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