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Yangshuo Outside Inn
Ranked #5 of 441 Yangshuo County B&B and Inns
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

I really loved this inn! My husband and I (late 20s, experienced backpackers) stayed here for two nights in November 2013. The price was great as November is the low season, so we paid essentially hostel price for this great inn. Owners are really friendly and helpful, and gave great advice and assistance with planning activities. The renovated farmhouse concept is really cute, all adobe architecture with red lanterns, and even chickens running around. Nice outside patio and the lounge area is very cozy as well (complete with fireplace!) The food is a little on the pricy side, but nothing particularly unreasonable. Our room was comfortable and clean, and also decorated nicely. The bathroom was clean and hot water was plentiful. It's a Western toilet but the bathroom is in the Chinese style where there's just a shower head, no separate shower. We paid a little extra for a room with heating, but I don't think it was really that necessary as the heater was not very strong and was located so far up on the wall that it basically blew over our heads all night.

It's located in a rural neighborhood outside Yangshuo - a taxi from the bus station costs 30 RMB. I preferred the more rural setting, rather than the hustle and bustle of (in my opinion, overly touristy) Yangshuo, but if you want to be in town, this place is probably a bit out of the way for you. We walked into town one day and it took about 45 minutes. This area is really nice to just walk around and explore.

Take note that this can be a little hard to find - the taxi dropped us off on the main road (parking lot with a basketball hoop just in front of a different inn/cafe) and you have to walk down the alley a little ways to get to the Outside Inn.

I highly recommend this inn to anyone looking for a relaxing experience in Yangshuo!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

We got into Yangshuo late and had to stay across the road from the bus station for our first night-something we regretted straight away but we found Yanghuo Outside Inn and managed to get a booking there the next few nights. Although its a little far from the main town (5kms) it was so peaceful and quiet and worth the little extra effort. The bike hire is cheap (20 yuan a day) so we made our way into town using bikes. The hotel manager was also very lovely.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Without exaggerating the best place we stayed in on our 1 year world trip. We wanted to stay for 3 nights but ended up staying 8 nights. Not a luxurious hotel but all the basics are covered and it definitely gives you the feeling of being in a top range hotel. The room (we stayed in the apartment) was nice, clean and had an amazing view over the mountains. The staff was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable and our all time favorite was the fire place with relaxing couches. We ended up spending most of our time on these couches next to the fireplace reading, relaxing and eating the very fair priced and very good quality food (a nice break from traveling around the world).
Although there are a lot of places over the world advertising to be "your home away from home" this was the first one for us that throughly nailed the concept. Thank you for the lovely stay!

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

We have spent very nice time in the Outside Inn hotel. It is a peacefull and athentic old farm renewed with charm and simplicity. The staff is very kind and helpfull and the prices are low. We recommand you also the food ! For those who want to be very close to the nature !

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I had a great time here. It's no five star hotel, but what it lacks in ameneties is more than made up by the attentive staff. The first room we got was a bit cold at night, so we were given another room immediatly, no questions asked. The rooms are clean and rustic, with mesquito nets over the beds that I strongly recommend you use. Ameneties include a pool table, books (mostly in Dutch) portable movie players, and a ping pong table that seems to be a favorite with the villagers. Lots of chickens running aroud, which were are the main attraction for the guests kids. All the tours and activities we did were booked through the guesthouse, and were wonderful. The owner, Ronald, manager Wendy, and all the rest of the staff are incredibally knowledgable about the area, and are always happy to help. If you like to stay in on rainy days, nothing is stopping you from cozying up in front of the fireplace in the restaurant with a book the whole day. The food is quite good, both the chinese and western, and resonably priced. We preffered staying in on evening and trying their dishes rather than going into town in the dark. We wish we could come back every year, since this wad the mst relaxing and economic hotel stay we ever had.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

My partner and I came to Yangshuo over the summer, and was over the moon to stay in such a fantastic and relaxing place. In fact, we decided to stay much longer that we planned. The staff were very helpful. The owner especially so, recommending various places to travel and stay elsewhere in China.

The food and rooms were of a top standard, with no complaints.

Highly recommend staying at the Outside Inn!

Ian and Marianne

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

My husband and I spent a few days at Outside Inn and, for the most part, really enjoyed the experience. The rooms are a bit damp and rustic but are perfectly fine as long as you are not expecting luxurious accommodations. The food is delicious and the staff provided excellent service. We loved using the free bikes to explore the area and ride into town. The location is remote but perfect for enjoying the countryside!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank KPisco
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Address: Jima Chaolong Village, Yangshuo County, China
Location: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 441 B&Bs / Inns in Yangshuo County
Price Range: $23 - $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Yangshuo Outside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Yangshuo Outside Inn - The Original Countryside Experience. The Outside Inn is a friendly small guesthouse with a unique character, located in a set of traditional farmhouses and an apartment building, ideally located just outside Yangshuo in a beautiful setting with lush gardens and the karst peaks right at your doorstep. The traditional farmhouses are renovated into comfortable rooms and family houses with western standards. Close to this complex of farmhouses is our apartment building with more modern family apartments and rooms. The Outside Inn offers guests a very quite place where you can experience the real traditional China. A stunning swimming spot at the Yulong River is a few minutes walk away and if you want total peace you can walk in 20 minutes to "The Lost World Plateau", a small field up one of the karst peaks where you are just by yourself surrounded by the mountains. ... more   less 
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