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RiverSide YHA

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No.15 Changti Street, Guangzhou, China
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Ghent, Belgium
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decent budget option while passing through. Streets nearby are very lively with local people barbecuing seafood all night. Ferry is across the street. I stayed at a large family room, which was very spacious and comfortable enough for 1 night. Didn’t notice that the bed was hard as some comments on this website say. Breakfast dumplings were OK, coffee could... More 

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Xiamen, China
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Place is full of really big bugs and mosquitos and stuff is really unwilling to helpful ! Most important of all no hot water, I guess this place was the worst of all youth hostels, if you want to stay there get ready to struggle with bugs. Waste of money.

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Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I stayed for 2 nights in dorms located at first floor. I was hesitant to book it first but after carefully checking the location I changed my mind. Its located just 100 meters next to the ferry pier and its also a last stop for Orange buses. You can go to Shamian island by taking a ferry for just 1... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

the reception was efficient and its 24 hours, even you are leaving at wee hours, they help you to get a cab to the airport and checking out with deposits returned. The hostel is situated at a really good place. where you can travel to shamian island for just a yuan a ferry ride away. Tips for getting to the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Fantastic location, right by the river, opposite a ferry pier. Plenty of places to eat and drink, (although I'm not sure how easy it would be without any Cantonese or Mandarin - either one will get you by ok) and really close to the metro. Nice lobby and outside tables, on a quiet road so you can sit outside in... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Good place. Good location. Good amenities. Good service but it can be better. This place is a gem that needs better management and better service. It's very convenient for transportation and near many ethnic restaurants. Excellent walk and super quiet at the river front location

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Asia
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99 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This place grew on me the longer I stayed. At the front there's the wide expanse of the river, which you can pop across for only 1亓, getting you within reach of the heart of the city; to the rear there's a colourful old neighbourhood with shops, local eateries, markets, as well as access to buses and the metro. The... More 

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We stayed here for one night after flying to Hong Kong and traveling on trough China. The beds are very hard, but this is common in China. The staff is friendly, speaks a little bit of English. Close to subway station and river with nice city views.

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Guangzhou, China
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The Staff is helpful. With a quick access to the Water Bus, a kind of public transport, heading to a couple of tourist attractions. It is easy to get to Metro staion, with about 10 or 15-minute walk. Staff is arranging a small and pretty raised-bed garden.

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

This is a very nice hostel. I stayed one night in a 6 person dorm with ensuite. The bunks were sturdy wooden frames with comfortable mattresses making for a good nights sleep. The ensuite had separated shower and toilet and there was no humidity coming from the bathroom. The location is not far from the centre with a metro stop... More 

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Address: No.15 Changti Street, Guangzhou, China
Location: China > Guangdong > Guangzhou > Liwan District
Price Range: $18 - $27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 35
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