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Guilin This Old Place International Youth Hostel

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No.2 Yiwu Road, Guilin 541001, China
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Greve, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed at this hostel for 2 nights. We were very surprised for what you get for this small amount of money! Our room was great and the bed was soft compared to all other hotels we've visited. The breakfast was cheap and good, and we had bbq for the last evening and that was also very... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

By accident I ended up in Guilin and at this hostel. There are some good things about the place: the location, the breakfast and the friendly staff. The rest is average or below. I had a room with private bathroom for 160 RMB. For this price I expect a bathroom that does not stink and a wifi that works faster.... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My sister and I spent 2 nights here. What a gem! Great location right by the lake and in walking distance to the town. Rooftop views were amazing, very beautiful rooms, clean and tidy. Staff were great. I can't think of anything bad to say.

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topguilin, 前厅部经理 at Guilin This Old Place International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much to stay our hostel. Wish that you have a nice trip in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Great Atmosphere from the moment you walk through the door. Very friendly English speaking staff with quick and efficient service. Wifi access in entire facility. Great views of lake from rooftop. Easy walking distance around Guilin

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topguilin, 前厅部经理 at Guilin This Old Place International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much to stay in our hostel and share during your stay,we want to see you next time! wish you a nice trip! More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I stayed here for 2 nights while travelling in China with my mom. The hostel is in a great location though not the most convenient to get to. Coming from the bus terminal, you can take a public bus and then walk one block, though that might be more difficult if you don't speak the language. Alternatively you can just... More 

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topguilin, 前厅部经理 at Guilin This Old Place International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, thrust of our hostel is for travelers on the road of creating a cozy spot to rest, to pay a lot of effort we are also a lot of details of the place, and thus build a whole better. Overall born of subtle, welcome back to find small intimate details are missing. I wish you... More 

Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Youth hostels in China can be very bad. This one is on the top part of the scale. Very nice little rooms. Probably recently renovated. Modern (western style) toilets, nice shower, with hot water and all. Location is convenient, just by the pier. It can probably get noisy on the day time, due to the shopping street, but I couldn't... More 

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topguilin, 前厅部经理 at Guilin This Old Place International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you choose to stay in the old place and share your travel experience! old place with excellent location and comfortable internal and external environment, are you traveling tourists ideal midpoint station. Sincerely we hope to welcome you once again to visit More 

Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The hostel is located just adjacent a beautiful park in Guilin along lakes and rivers. I booked a standard room for a very good price. The room was big. The comfort room was okay. But the lavatory needs more space (at least in my room 317). Improvements can be made on some seats in the reception and common area. If... More 

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topguilin, 前厅部经理 at Guilin This Old Place International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much to stay in our hostel and share during your stay, your problem will be improved in the future. Thank you for your valuable suggestions again, I wish you a happy life! More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We arrived in the evening and this was our first stop in China so we weren't too sure what to expect, the atmosphere was very quiet and hushed which was not what we experienced in other hostels around China but this place definitely had more families staying than younger backpackers. It was good that they offered western food however when... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 473 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We chose this place based on Tripadvisor & our pretty tight budget (we've been travelling since early October now!!) We arrived to Guilin by plane and there was an efficient bus service at the airport. When you come out of arrivals it's right in front of you & only costs 30rmb (50rmb per person to Yangshuo). The location to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a place you might consider while planning a trip to Guilin. The hostel is a friendly place in a quiet street. The common rooms are well taken care of, just as the shared bathrooms and toilets. The staff can arrange pretty much everything for you, which is nice because the area has lots to offer!

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