After Li River one way tour from Guilin to Yangshuo (450 RMB per person with lunch), we walked up the port and saw Explorer Hotel about 200 meters away. We negotiated the price down to 120 RMB per night room only.
West Street is 7 meters on the right of the hotel. The 2 layer door to balcony helped block noises at night. The dancing music from West Street was heard if we opened the glassed windows. Houses at the back were being renovated so the balcony floor had dust. The air conditioner helped keep the room warm. It was quite cool in mid Feb so if you are from South East Asia, you may need a light jacket to go out at night. The hotel had sports bicycles for rent at 30 RMB per day. No minibar/ refrigerator in room. They provided tea, toiletries and towels. Warm water was not enough to fill the bathtub. We waited 3 times for water tank to boil. No elevator. Staff speak good English. I saw a guesthouse a few meters on the left of hotel with very low price.
When we checked out, we walked slowly about 15 minutes to the Bus Station and took a day bus to Guangzhou Train Station at 182 RMB per person.