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Guilin This Old Place International Youth Hostel
Ranked #3 of 39 Specialty Lodging in Guilin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

We came to Xingping wanting to get away from all the hassle in Yangshou.
The man who greet us at front desk could have done a better job. He gave us the feeling as if we are bothring him with our questions about traveling options in the area. It was not as if he didnt helped as at all but the faces that he gave as made as feel guilty that we dont know this "basic information". The two other girls at the desk were very nice and helpful.
The rooms are clean and we got a room with a nice view.
The hostel itself is very good, and the only option in Xingping (if you are not chinese).

  • Stayed July 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Staying here wasn't bad at all. I felt safe and comfortable. We had a private room and it was more like a hotel which was great. It was very close proximity to the town center. Extremely convenient. Breakfast was pretty good for western, a little overpriced.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Rooms are really basic, but are clean and beds are comfortable. The hostel has a good communal area and most of the stuff speak English. Location is great, a stone throw away from the lakes and the park. My friends in the next room had problem with the hot water, which was resolved after two days.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Morges, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2012

Horrible rooms! Never seen that, and we have been travelling for 2 months in China, always sleeping in rooms in this same range of price, even cheaper ones. There is so much humidity and it's so old, that the carpets have all kind of colours (!) and the walls are covered with mold stains. Not telling about the smell...

We asked for another room, and the second one was almost the same.

The problem is not the cleanliness, which is overall ok, but the mold makes it unhealthy.

Good points: The staff is very nice and helpful. The location is perfect. And the common area is pretty.

If you chose to go there, just be aware that the english version of the website is terrible: the online booking doesn't work and they mixed up information about the hotel in Guilin and the one in Xinping.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Guilin, China
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

This place has a beautiful lounge with pool table, foozeball, TV, dining, etc. But don't be fooled! The rooms are horrible. It used to be an old hotel that was converted into a hostel, but they didn't do much renovation. So the carpet is really nasty, the TV's don't work, there's not hot water all the time, and the AC is old. Basically everything in the room is old. It was not pleasant staying there. The only nice thing was the lounge.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed February 26, 2012

Room with AC and attached bathroom for 120 RMB. (Room 401).

All tourists that visit Guanxi region sooner or later they will spend a night in Guilin. An international youth hostel is an easy way to book, by email, a room with an average quality. The hostel rooms were spacious and clean enough, there is a pool, a PS2, films and one pc with free internet at the ground floor. The hostel is located in a calm zone, moreover, it is close to the main bus/train station and the two pagodas.

A taxi from Zhongshanzhong Lu to Guilin Airport cost 90 RMB (taximeter plus tolls).

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2011

Located in a quiet corner of the city, this hostel had the feel of a budget hotel (I think it probably used to be one). The rooms were simple but spacious. It was easy walking distance to the sights around the city and about a 30 min walk to the bus/train station. We booked transport to the airport through them. We only stayed here for 1 night after a week in nearby Yangshuo and I would recommend that if visiting the region go to the Yangshuo area because the scenery is superior to Guilin and fewer crowds.

Also, free beer on arrival.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Guilin This Old Place International Youth Hostel
Address: No.2 Yiwu Road, Guilin 541001, China
Location: China > Guangxi > Guilin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #3 of 39 Specialty Lodging in Guilin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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 
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