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Guilin This Old Place International Youth Hostel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location is fantastic, near the lakes and the most important attractions of the city. The room was a little bit old but clean. The staff is friendly and helpful. The quality-price ratio is very good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly-recommended when staying in Guilin, close to Ronghu Lake, eateries close by. Staff speak good English, and are generally brilliant. Room itself very clean and comfortable, it overlooks the lake and trees. The street next to the place is pretty quiet, so no loud traffic noise. Absolutely brilliant price for what you pay, you get to mingle with other travelers... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Our room looks over the Gardens and its quiet in the evenings. Wifi works well and front desk is friendly and give us great recommendations for restaurant and easy to take the bus to various destinations

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Decent location, and well priced. The room and bathroom were clean and tidy. The hostel was very comfortable, with a very cool roof-top view. The staff super friendly. Definitely worth it. We took the rice paddy tour organized through the affiliate travel agency. Was a bit of a hassle with the number of bus change overs to even get going.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I booked this through the YHA website and it proved to be very good value - incredibly cheap at around Y30 a night. The reception staff were particularly helpful and spoke good English, which is not always the case with youth hostels in China. In March, the rooms were not fully booked, and I had only one other guest in... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

Stayed here just one night and regretted not staying longer! My son and I got a late night flight from Shanghai to Guilin and decided to stay at 'This old place'. I called the hotel for info the night before and we were booked in and given all the directions we needed quickly and accurately. What I really appreciated was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

This is a brilliant hostel spotless clean, loads of room with towels and tea making facilities. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We had lovely views of the river from our room and would definitely come to stay here again.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I went to Guilin this summer, and stayed in This Old Place twice. I love the rooftop view, and the place is located right in the center of the city, so it's perfect to have a walk to the lakes and rivers, as well as finding good restaurants to eat. The room was very clean and nice, and good summer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

A fun friendly vibe in a hostel that feels.more.like a hotel in the middle of Guilin. Just 5 minutes walk to some of the main natural karst shapes! (Elephant hill) We stayed just for one night and the staff were happy to direct us to Starbucks for our soy milk coffee fix and sticky rice for our early doors breakfast!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This hostel was the best I stayed at in China. The dorm rooms were comfortable and air conditioned. The bathrooms were kept clean, but there is only one Western style toilet available for the dorms. There are also only 3 shared showers for all of the dorms as well, so there was some waiting when a shower was needed. The... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Here we have excellent facilities and warming staff. You may find it amazing that such a quiet and lovely place should exist in Guilin downtown. Roaming around the lake bank, you would meet cute statues of piggy and goose along the path, there are the local opera stage set on the river, squares full of dancing ladies in happiness. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Guilin This Old Place International Youth Hostel

Address: NO. 2 Yiwu Road, Guilin 541001, China
Location: China > Guangxi > Guilin
Price Range: $10 - $31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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