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Riverside Hostel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just book it, you won't regret it. Because of the cheap price I wasn't expecting much, but it was a pleasant surprise to arrive at a hostel where all the staff, including the ladies who cook, was kind and incredibly helpful (booking trips, recommending places...) The location is perfect, night market, banks, bus and train stations are a few minutes... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I spent a night there before going onto Yangshuo. The place felt like a cheap hotel as opposed to a hostile. Receptionist staff spoke good english provided me with a map and general advice. I booked a 4 hour cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo at 395RMB it's the cheapest price a foreigner will get in Guillin. Location is... More 

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South West
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

My husband & I spent almost a week here, the location is great for exploring and a short walk to Elephant Trunk Hill. The food was ok, the staff are great and very friendly and helpful. Our room was a good size with a comfortable bed, our first room had a balcony (we had to change rooms as we extended... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Riverside Hostel, Guilin Pro's: good helpfull English speaking staff, great breakfast area, location near the river, good vibe and good service. Cons: Noisy alley in the morning. The family room 5101 was spacious but not that great; outdated, molded shower curtain and noisy. In conclusion: nice location with good staffmembers, the familyroom 5101 is not worth the money. Tips for... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Stayed here for 2 nights at the end of December. Rooms excellent value for money, central location, next to the river and only a few minutes walk from the shops, restaurants and bus station. It was quite chilly, but there was sufficient bedding and the bed was verycomfortable, plus towels, shower gel, toilet paper were all provided. Paid extra for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

We booked 3 nights here stayed for two and used the middle night as safe storage for our luggage! (At £12 a night I would rather do this then leave it with reception!) we arrived late and a little frustrated after a very delayed flight! The hotel was easy for the taxi driver to find and the reception staff were... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

We took the double bed room with view on river. It has nothing really special. The furniture makes the room a bit cozy, but it looks old and dirty. The bathroom is tragic. When you take the bath, the water flows all over the floor including the toilet, which is quite ugly and it makes it impossible to go for... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

We were there only one night as a stop over in traveling. We were the only one's there as it was off-season for backpackers. It's not an upscale hotel but was very clean and modern for a hostel. The rooms were great (not cramped). Would have loved to have stayed longer. Great breakfast options. Staff was very polite and helpful.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Ok. So this place is a dive, but if you just need a place to spend the night before catching a Lijiang River cruise in the morning, it is perfect. They picked me up from the airport late at night, served me a decent breakfast in the morning, and walked me out to the pickup place for my tourist bus.

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Oslo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Great hostel with a real "travellers-wibe" along the river in Guilin. Perfect location; you can walk to the train station in 10 minutes, and the city centre and night market in a little less. The rooms are spacious, and the breakfast nice. We had a room with lovely views of the river. Only minus; the wifi did not work in... More 

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Riverside Hostel

Address: No.1 Zhumu Alley, Nanmen Bridge, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541002, China
Location: China > Guangxi > Guilin
Price Range: $11 - $25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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