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Guilin Central Hostel
Ranked #1 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Guilin
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Helpful staff & excellent location!”
Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

The rooms are good value for money. They are not perfect but it is not expensive, rooms are adequately clean and towels are changed each day. The staff was very helpful and always willing to assist with anything we needed. They even offered their bottle of insect spray after we arrived for check in full of insect bites and the shops were already closed.
The location is perfect! It is in the middle of a nice street with many bars, shops etc. Tours are provided by the staff however, there is no tour to the tea research institute which is very nice to go to. Just take a taxi (RMB20 as there is no public transportation that direction) and enjoy a free tour & tea tasting at the institute. Taxi drivers sometimes wait for you without any additional cost (if you bargain). The nearby Yao Mountain provides some awesome views!
I could recommend anyone to stay here!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Location right in the middle of town.

Rooms were basic, although comfortable, no lockers though.

Staff were fantastic, informative and friendly.

I left my iPod there, and they sent it all the way to England for me!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2014

The staff is very friendly and helpul.

Rooms are big, clean and confortable. The hostel is close to the shops but, thus, far from the train station.

The common area on the ground floor is very cosy and it is easy to meet people there.

Breakfast was very good as well (although not included).

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Slovenia
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

I would not move straight over the street to Sheraton, even if it was for free. Backstreet is actually the most friendly and helpful place i have been to. It was my home for 10 days and i did not want to leave at all. Comfortable rooms to a good price, excellent dumplings, tea and fruit drinks. Service level is better than anywhere else i been. It will be very hard to find a place where i can have that friendly home feeling, its actually better than at home. God english are spoken by the staff. They have bicycles you can hire and provide all kind of tourist information. This is the place to stay in Guilin. Took over the kitchen and made swedish meatballs for the girls one evening. They also took me to the food market and give me info of places to visit.

Room Tip: I had 409, single room with big bed. Very satisfied.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

I've bee there for a week at aug 13, it was more than fine cuz its a good place to meet people and sleep in great rooms for a fair price. The staff is very helpful and most of time speaks English pretty good. I've booked there twice and experienced both dorm room and a private one, and both of them were clean and in great condition.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2014

We spent several nights here in December. The staff are helpful and friendly. It is not an upmarket place but very comfortable and homely. It's in a fantastic location right near the shops and the river.

Room Tip: No lifts so if you have any mobility issues the first floor is best.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

I spent 3 days at this hostel in March 2014 and it was great. I stayed In a 6 bed dorm and the beds are huge in comparison to other hostels I have stayed in. Each bed has a heated blanket which is always a bonus!

It was only 30rmb a night and the staff are happy to help you with anything! I had my wallet stolen on a bus journey and they rang up the bus companies to help me find it. They also gave me an adapter after I was enquiring about where I could go to buy one.

The locations is great as it is pretty much opposite loads of food stalls and a night market which do some amazing dishes.

Don't think I have any complaints!

Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Guilin Central Hostel

Property: Guilin Central Hostel
Address: No.3 Renmin Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin 541001, China (Formerly Backstreet Youth Hostel)
Location: China > Guangxi > Guilin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Guilin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Guilin Central Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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