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How Flowers Youth Hostel
Ranked #9 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Guilin
Reviewed February 10, 2009

Hostel was fine, clean and quiet, but upon checkout we were given counterfeit Yuan in return for key deposit but sadly didn't realise at the time. Check your cash!

Stayed: February 2009
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Reviewed May 29, 2008

We found this place easy enough although it was down back street buzzing with local activity. The communal areas of the hostel had a friendly relaxed atmosphere and we met a number of other travelers here. The staff were very helpful and efficient. Therefore arrival in the room was a little bit of a surprise. It was more basic than the other hostels/hotels we had stayed in. The room was a reasonable size but had damp on the walls. The view was not to be looked at but we didn't mind it too much as we didn't spend that much time in room. Bathroom had squat toilet with shower hose over it. It worked for a couple of nights but am happy we did not stay there a lot longer. I think the staff are the asset of this hostel. We left our camera on a chinese airline and the staff in the hostel went out of their way to contact the airline they even came along to airport to fill in necessary paperwork. For this we were very very grateful.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 2, 2008

Having stayed in 2 excellent youth hostels in Beijing and Xi'an before we reached Guilin, we had to laugh or cry when we rocked up here. This hostel is located down some back streets, and up a flight of stairs that wouldn't look out of place on some of England's less pleasant estates. First impressions are not good. The hostel reception doubles as the bar, where the food is pretty poor. The room itself was tiny, with old furniture and damp reaching halfway up the walls, which the staff had tried to cover over with brown parcel paper. The bathroom was clean-ish, but the shower hose and head were directly over the hole in the floor. Take a pair of flip-flops if you want to shower here! We were kept awake for most of the night by construction work and dogs barking. The Flowers is not in a great location and it cost the same as the really nice hostels we had stayed in previously.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 23, 2016
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Room Tip: Pokoje są podobne, ale niektóre są bez łazienki. Polecam pokoje na które wchodzi się z tarasu na 3...
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  • Stayed: May 2016, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 19, 2015
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Stayed: October 2015
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Reviewed July 10, 2015
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  • Stayed: July 2015, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 22, 2015
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: No.6-2 Shangzhi Lane, Zhongshan South Road, Guilin 541002, China
Location: China > Guangxi > Guilin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #9 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Guilin
Price Range: $5 - $15 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — How Flowers Youth Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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