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Xingping This Old Place Int'l Youth Hostel

No.5 Rongtan Road, Xingping Town, Yangshuo County 541906, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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toledo
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6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We thought we would have a balcony with nice views but instead of that we had a big window. The room was clean and cosy, ths staff is friendly and they give you a lot of information about the activitites to be done in the area. Nice atmosphere in the common area, with good music and awesome pizza. We booked... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

As I was bagpacking alone, I decided to stay in This Old Place Intl Youth Hostel. The staff and boss were good in English. The manager even advised to take a short hike 老寨山 near the hostel to see the sunset. The wifi is kinda of weak but their pizza is awesome.

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Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A beautiful, clean, well furnished and cosy hostel in a great location in Xingping. The staff is very friendly as well as helpful in organizing tours. They are also running a good restaurant just a couple of meters ahead. But also the Pizza from the wood fired stone oven at the bar in the hostel is a great option.

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Chengdu, China
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I just had the good fortune to stay at This Old Place again, and I am glad to say that the hostel has managed to stay the very pleasant place since I was there last. Rooms are comfortable and well kept. With the addition of Sesame's cafe in the newer part it's become even more enticing to just stay on... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The wifi connection is very poor in the room. Like the rooftop space as you can see the whole view of the port and it is spacious but the wifi is very intermittent upstairs. During my visit, the staff was busy entertained other travelers though I've been standing there earlier to be entertained with. The dorm is quite spacious for... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We thought it looked amazing: really great location, awesome decoration... but it was just too dirty. Pros: -Helpful staff - Good location Cons: - The rooms were OK, but the bathrooms were definitely not cleaned during my stay. They just got perpetually grosser and grosser. - No places to charge your phone / computer in the lobby / lounge area... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This guesthouse is charming. The main bar is lovely (albeit crammed with western tourists in the evening, presumably due to the pizzas!). The roof-top "bar" isn't really a bar since it doesn't sell drinks, but you can go up there to relax in the evening and the mountain view is lovely. We stayed in the new building, above Sesame's Cafe.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Xingping is a (relatively) peaceful river town with a great view to the spectacular surroundings and a welcoming vibe. It is much smaller and less developed than Yangshuo. For me, there is no comparison - if you are looking to avoid the hordes and enjoy a relaxed pace of travel, stay in Xingping! As the tour groups clear out at... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We only stayed for one night but were very happy with the quality of the hostel. The roof lounge is a plus and you can indeed see the "scene on the 20 yuan paper RMB" from the top of the building. But our special praise goes to the wonderful staff. On the day we were leaving for Guilin airport, we... More

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Longpont-sur-Orge, France
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We liked everything there : the staff, the atmosphere, the double room with brand new bathroom (in the new building), wooden baked pizzas, the restaurant not far in the old street... We even stayed one more night than expected !

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Address: No.5 Rongtan Road, Xingping Town, Yangshuo County 541906, China
Location: China > Guangxi Zhuang > Yangshuo County
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Why stay in the city.... when the riverside is SO AMAZING!Just 27 km outside of touristhotspot Yangshuo you will find the 'This Old Place Int’l Youth Hostel', a very unique youth hostel. We live in a small town named Xingping which has 1740 years old. It has the most beautiful riverview of the whole li-river erea. For this reason the riverside of Xingping is printed on the picture of the back the Chinese 20 yuan note. Our hostel is just located 50 meters away from Xingping port. So from some rooms’ balcony you may see the amazing riverview just the picture on the back the Chinese 20 yuan note. ... more   less 
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