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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here in August 2013 with Chinese friends and ate there this past week while staying at another place. August 2013: I shared a 4 bed dorm with my Chinese friends. I had extended my stay by a couple days and needed to wash clothes. I asked them to wash them, since that is a service they offered. they... More

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The place has a great location in town right next to the river. Great for walks along the river bank or up the nearby hill. Staff were helpful regarding transport advice and things to do. Dorm room and bathrooms were perfectly clean. Very good value at ¥30 per night (6 bed dorm).

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Hazlet, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was my first time staying at a hostel. Staff spoke very good English. They had 2 computers in the lobby. The brick oven pizza gets high praise from this guy from New Jersey. We know our pizza! Rooms were very clean. Staff was very knowledgeable about the area. Was able to hire a bike from them. Lobby was very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

For travelers who want to stay somewhere more rustic and quiet than YangShuo, there's XingPing. And in XingPing, there's really only one place to stay. I stayed in the 4 person dorm rooms with bathroom and they were spotless. The bathroom was fairly newly fitted and was surprisingly upmarket for a youth hostel, especially one called "This Old Place". The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This a comfortable place especially downstairs in tbe communal areas, with books to borrow and helpful staff though tbr room, in the separate second building on the fourth floor , was tiny. The drains in the shower room were very smelly indeed! The staff fixed the bulb & the connection for the sink promptly, jusr another example of Chinese shoddiness.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It's difficult for me to rate this place. The building and location are fine, but the staff spoke only little English and was not welcoming all the time. With Yangshuo crowded by tourist groups, souvenir stands and touts we chose Xingping to spend three nights at the Li River. It was the right decision. This Old Place Hostel was a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Terrible from beginning 'til the end. When we wanted to make a reservation, we had to wait for 15 minutes because they were giving a training to the new personnel. When asking to book a train ticket, they said there were to busy, and had to come back in 30'. When we wanted to check in the next day, our... More

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Mysore, India
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had to walk from out of town as there was a horrendous traffic jam due to road repairs and coach loads of tourists. The hostel is well located within easy reach of the shopping areas, the river front and a nearby hill we climbed. Cozy room overlooking the street.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This hostel is in a perfect location in a lovely wooden building in Xingping town, 10-15 minute walk from the bus station. If you're after the best karst mountain scenery, Xingping is the best place to stay. The hostel has a cheerful lobby area with sofas and wooden benches, where they also serve excellent homemade pizza. There is a similar... More

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Pros: Good beds, large lobby. New and well kept bikes. Cons: There are no banks in Xingping remember to withdraw before you arrive. Dishonest advertising at it's worst. We upgrade to a room with a view of the mountains and old style buildings, and what do we get? a view of a half demolished street. Not that I mind having... More

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Address: No.5 Rongtan Road, Xingping Town, Yangshuo County 541906, China
Location: China > Guangxi Zhuang > Yangshuo County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40
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