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Guilin Central Hostel

No.3 Renmin Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin 541001, China (Formerly Backstreet Youth Hostel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We stayed in Guilin for a couple of days and found this hostel when we were walking around. Checked it out on hostelworld and the reviews were good so we booked for 2 nights. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Rooms were modern and clean with very comfortable beds. We bought food from downstairs a few times and it was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Good hostel in a great location near Pedestrian Street, fantastic restaurants and food stalls, and the river. Staff are extremely helpful and professional. Rooms need a bit of renovating and the hallways can be loud. Good value for the money, as others have said. Seems to appeal to a younger backpacking set.

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Jason H, Owner at Guilin Central Hostel, responded to this review

First and foremost, thank you for staying with us here at Guilin Central. During your stay, we were a very different hostel. We began renovations shortly after in November and we are excited to announce that we have completely rebranded ourselves since then. We've kept many of our well-spoken and professional staff on board in this new adventure but everything... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a great place, very central location, with tempting snack street just on the opposite side of the road. Sweet staff that speaks excellent english, free laundry, finally internet with fb access, comfy lounge with positive vibes. This hostel is simply great value for the money.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were only suppose to go through Guilin, leave our bags here and continue without sleeping here. The ''Guilin backstreet youth hostel'' offered us to leave our bags here (free of charge), helped us to order a bus to Dazhai and even let us have a shower here. When we came we also had the best fried noodles in china!

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Wieliczka, Poland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I enjoyed my stay at this hostel. the stuff speaks english very well. The room was good enough, but i think the location of this hostel is the most important case. It is just about 200m far from main Guillin square and app 50m from food market (well let say from entrance to hidden food market).

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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stayed there twice before and after going to Yangshuo, and we were very satisfied both times. The staff was friendly and accommodating and the hostel has very nice public areas. The food was fantastic for a hostel, very good breakfast and one of the few places in china that makes good bacon! They also make delicious smoothies and milkshakes.... More 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The staff make this hostel. Its in a great location, very clean and the room are nice and big. Had to move rooms one night which was a slight inconvenience but the staff were very apologetic. Wifi is awful and saw a massive spider which if you had a fear would def put you off! Organised tours are great especially... More 

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88 reviews 88 reviews
61 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband and I were booked for three nights but made a mistake buying train tickets on day two and had to leave after only two nights. We told them about 4pm on night two and they refunded us for night 3. That was very nice! Clean, wifi, comfy, good location. It is behind the Sheraton if you are coming... More 

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4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I stayed 5 nights in single room, which was clean and shower with hot water all the time. The common area downstairs is nice, good wifi, very helpful and english speaking staff. Pancake and fruit breakfast are good.

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I highly recommend this hotel. The staff are friendly and very helpful and can speak english. The hostel is a stones throw away from the food market area. they have a bar on street level and seating outside, the bar is very well priced and food is also cheap and tasty. The rooms are clean and spacious with en suite.... More 

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