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“A gem!” 4 of 5 stars
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Showbiz Inn
No.7 Lianfeng Alley, Yangshuo County 541900, China   |  
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Helsinki
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“A gem!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

What can I say? The hostel is very central in a small alley away from all the hustle and bustle, has amazingly friendly staff who can organize anything for you and the rooftop bar view is beyond description. Rooms were also very nice and clean, heater worked well and the electric blankets were a rare luxury. Bathroom was a bit dirty, but not so much that it would've really bothered us. We booked a day of kayaking and our forward ticket to Hong Kong through the reception and everything went really well. Really nothing to complain about, even the wifi worked really well, since there was a

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Panzhihua, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The location of this hostel is really good, hidden in one of the little lanes yet close to the main tourist area. The rooftop bar offers an amazing view of the river and town - a photographers paradise at sunset. The room we stayed in was OK - the bed had clean linen and something I've now fallen in love with - an electric blanket! This is first place I've stayed that has had one - I think all hostels should get them (take note other hostels!!) The AC was also a great heater too - all in all I was sooooo warm in this hostel which was much needed as you can get pretty chilly walking around a town where no-one has heating and the doors are always wide open. The downside of this hostel, and the reason I didn't score it as excellent, was the bathroom. It was a bit dirty. The door had obvious grime on it and the shower curtain was mouldy. It was a cheap stay so I guess you get what you pay for but another thing that I didn't like, a pet hate of mine is, the toilet seat was too small for the pan. I've been using a squat toilet for the last 5 months so was really looking forward to using a western one. Oh well! Despite this the staff on reception were brilliant - they spoke really good English and were friendly and helpful. However, in my opinion, the bar staff need to get a taste in good music ;)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Looking to avoid crazy monkey janes.. Look no further. The staff here are so nice and its so refreshing to have western style beds.

The rooftop bar is a great place to start your night.. I had such an amazing time here

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Senior Contributor
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

Rooftop bar has some of best views iv ever seen from a bar...hostel is great too...book online as people tend to arrive and stay longer than planned!! Bar is v cheap too..We stayed 3 days longer to explore the local countryside by bike.amazing

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beijing, China
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

If only because of the roof top bar I would highly reccomend this place. 6 floor building offers the best views of Yangshuo and surroundings. This hostel seems very new. Clean ang big dorm rooms with AC. Showers are very clear and reliable.

Definitely a place for you If you are looking for a good time in Yangshuo. Perfect to meet other travelers. They offer many activities and trips.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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94 reviews 94 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

A lovely hostel situated in a great spot off West street, the staff Vivian, Michael and Sophie are lovely very helpful and attentive. It is quiet has great views and the roof top is lovely for night time drinks and day time internet usage. while I was the there the wifi on level 3 was not functioning but I just chose to work on the roof, a bonus with the surrounding mountains and river view and fresh air. Having free laundry was the best thing, breakfast was not free for my booking. My only criticism would be that although the bathrooms are clean the toilets could do with a good scrub lol, and the upstairs showers needs to be rid of insects. Its nothing major really. Overall the view, fresh air, mountains and rooftop will win you over.

Room Tip: Level 3 dorm 302 nice views and no noise from the rooftop bar.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

English speaking staff, very nice and friendly workers, large clean rooms.
they have a bar on the roof, opens every evening..
free internet access..
They don't have a kitchen but they do have soft drinks at the front desk, and alcohol at the bar (roof floor).
The long distance calls are not cheap.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.7 Lianfeng Alley, Yangshuo County 541900, China
Location: China > Guangxi Zhuang > Yangshuo County
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 44 Specialty Lodging in Yangshuo County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Promotion on March ! Private room 80yuan/night! Dorm bed 25yuan/night! We have the best dorm,roof top bar and view in town! Free laundry!Showbiz inn is the best place for backpackers, it's located in an alley of the west street( the heart of YangShuo), also VERY close to Li river and BiLian peak (lotus green peak,YangShuo main peak),but away from all the hustle and bustle.we guarantee we are the most secure hostel in YangShuo, lockers,IC cards door lock, main gate door lock system, night-watch man,CCTV in whole building.we've done everything we could to secure your stay here.Our dorms & rooms are equipped with clean,comfortable beds (all with sitting toilet ,AC/heater,24hour hot water,lockers),and we offer many services to our customers such as laundry , wifi,hairdryer,over 300 DVDs& drinking water all for free! Our guests will also get special prices on the bar's drinks.we also have pick-up service from yangshuo to GuiLin airport , it takes about 80minutes,90km,book a taxi from us only 280yuan.(current taxi at airport is 350yuan.) if with 4~6people we also have van,400yuan.Showbiz roof top bar definitely benefits from the best view on Li river, bilian peak(yangshuo's main peak) and yangshuo village's roofs.let you have a unforgettable view from it.and also is the best place to meet people and have a appropriate drinking night life. showbiz rooftop bar has a relaxed cool atmostphere, all in light wood. Guests can enjoy a wide selection of drinking games as well as pool, beer pong, darts,sorts of chess & cards while drinking strong cocktails ! beer from10yuan, mix drinks from 15yuan. ... more   less 
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