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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Backpacked for a while in China and I was surprised by how great this hostel is. I stayed in a 4 bed dorm and I have no complaints about anything in it. The food is actually pretty good, Internet works great and the staff is awesome!!! Highly recommend the li river and rice paddies tours. Cheers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Guilin late June and chose this place due to it's fantastic reviews, and we were not disappointed. After travelling through China, especially is the middle of Summer, it was a relief to find something so clean, comfortable and convenient. We stayed in a double private room with a private bathroom, and it was better than any of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We stayed in Guilin in May in a 4 bed dormitory. We had been travelling China for a few weeks and were so impressed with the hostel! The best we stayed in by far, it had a great location, was very clean and comfortable. The staff were so helpful- 2 lovely girls always happy to help us organise things and... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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