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Guilin Central Hostel

No.3 Renmin Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin 541001, China (Formerly Backstreet Youth Hostel)
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be backstreet boys hostel apparently. Recently refurbished completely, this hostel has the best facilities we have experienced to date. Dorm rooms, 4 bunks, have plenty of space, beds have a lockable cupboard and shelf within the bed area and are fully enclosed giving the feeling of a wonderful cocoon. Excellent hot water and top quality wifi access... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best hostels I have ever experienced. Location wise, the name says it all - it is central. We got a private double room that was better than several hotel rooms I have seen. But, it is the staff that really make this place special. They helped us arrange tours to Yongshuo and Longshen rice fields... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

To be honest I have no idea why they call it hostel and not an hotel. This place is soooo good. First of all they all speak English ( tnx God) second, the rooms are very cozy with all kind of extra like electric sheet tv with American up to date movies and the overall feeling in the room is... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We ignored the cardinal rule of choosing a restaurant - don't eat in an empty place. So we deserved what we got: soggy, uncooked pizza base and flavourless chicken and broccoli. The staff were lovely and carefully followed printed directions to craft a good margherita.

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Thank HPB2012
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The Hostel was really nice, located in a central area near both shopping and sights like Elephant Trunk Hill park and the Sun and Moon Padogas. The staff was friendly and spoke great english. A great and affordable place to stay!

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Houthalen, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This hostel is very central in Guilin. You step outside and you're in the main street. All attraction visits are at close walking range. The hostel staff is very friendly and helpfull. The breakfast is very good. The room and bathroom are AMAZING (and clean). Best one I had on my 4 month trip. The common area is very nice.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

My bf and I stayed 4 nights at this hostel, completly refurnished, the room are cosy and trendy, spacious. We were in a 4 bed dorm with private bathroom, the bed was just so comfy and felt so clean. The receptionists are very friendly, helpful and speak english (which is not obvious in China). The bar downstairs is great to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I didn't actually stay here as i used an airbnb, but lady who owned the apartment I stayed in had an arrangement with this hostel. She put me in contact with this hostel and they extremely good at organising English speaking tours. The hostel is very well located i spoke to number of fellow travellers and they raved about this... More 

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Kunshan, China
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

So far it's been a great stay! Staff is super helpful, the hostel is very new and clean, it just feels like home. Oh, and the beds, they're extremely comfortable. I highly recommend this hostel - it's one of the nicest I've stayed in, in China.

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Thank Vito A
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

This hostel has been recently renovated and it's fantastic! The cafe when you enter is nicely designed and offers everything from western to Chinese food plus beers. Everything we ate was tasty! We stayed two nights in a dorm at the start and end of our visit to the region. Room and bathroom were incredibly clean and clearly very new.... More 

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