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!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Yangshuo Outside Hotel Yangshuo County