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Guilin This Old Place International Youth Hostel

No.2 Yiwu Road, Guilin 541001, China
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
40 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place to stay in a surprisingly attractive town. The lakes and hills are just in front of this attractive building and walk ing around this area is a joy. The hostel has everything you need and some English speaking staff who'll write out in Chinese notes for cab crivers etc. The breakfast is disappointing don't bother.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall a very fine place to stay, however, only half of the staff were decent in English, the others didn't understand at all which was a bit annoying when there were many people at the reception desk, because each customer takes a long time to service. Also, when we went hiking in the rice terraces, we had specifically asked for... More

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Lima, Peru
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

it was a short walk away from the main restaurant and shopping area of Guilin, but the hostel itself, the service and the rooms were so-so. There was a strong mouldy smell in all the hotel and the rooms, it is a humid area, but if the hotel had central AC there would be no mould. We checked in and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The private room we had was refurbished so very clean and comfortable (good bed!). Location is good but a taxi is needed from the bus station. This is only 10 rmb so don't get suckered into paying 30 rmb! The hostel is good value for money and would definitely book again. Most of the staff were excellent and very helpful... More

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Oxfordshire, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We loved our visit here, it's well situated right opposite the rhong lake and round the corner from the sun and moon pagodas (walking distance, round the lakes). The tourist Office is just around the corner - go out of the hostel turn left and left again when you get to the lake then keep going straight and it's on... More

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I liked this place because everything was simple, you pick your drink in the fridge and pay to the reception, you sit anywhere in the lobby and order a pizza ( just so so but cheap). The room are clean, the view is nice, the location is good. It is not really a family friendly hotel ( the family room... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This hostel allowed us to check in early (8am) at no extra cost which was very much needed! The staff were friendly and spoke excellent English. The the location is outstanding once found. Drinks were cheap but we did not eat there. The room was large clean and comfortable with an amazing big shower with hot water 24/7. Really great... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We stayed here for a one night stopover. The price you pay is amazing, the hostel is very clean. The rooms are very basic, but have everything you need. The staff are friendly and the breakfast is good. The location is in a quiet side street and a nice walk along the river to the restaurants and bars. We would... More

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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We only spent one "transit-night' here and This Old Place was adequate for this cause. The rooms are simple but clean, breakfast decent and they speak excellent English, which was helpful since we had trouble finding the place. (Note: The map in the Lonely Planet is misleading!) Better call ahead and ask them for instructions. And be aware if you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Friendly and welcoming staff who spoke good English. The room was spacious and comfortable, and the shower was hot and powerful. Nicer furniture than other places of a similar cost, so really good value. Would recommend!

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Address: No.2 Yiwu Road, Guilin 541001, China
Location: China > Guangxi Zhuang > Guilin
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Here we have excellent facilities and warming staff. You may find it amazing that such a quiet and lovely place should exist in Guilin downtown. Roaming around the lake bank, you would meet cute statues of piggy and goose along the path, there are the local opera stage set on the river, squares full of dancing ladies in happiness. ... more   less 
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