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“Nearly perfect”
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11 Youth Hostel
Reviewed April 7, 2012

Very very handy location, helpful staff with good English language, comfortable beds, clean, lots of info about activities (in english!), comfy communal area with lots of DVDs... Pretty much everything you could want, right?

Many locations in the middle of town have problems with noise, and this place wasn't perfect in that respect but much better than expected.

To find the alleyway that it is situated on, walk down West St (the really busy pedestrian street in the middle of town, you can't miss it) until you come to a corner with 'Global Bar' on it. The alley is opposite that corner.

Room Tip: Try to avoid being on level 5 or 4 because there is a bar next door on the rooftop. It can be noisy...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

Overall a nice place, BUT the beds were horrible and when we checked out the guy gave us a FAKE BILL for our deposit!!!! so there went 50rmb. private room was clean with bathroom. cold. the upstairs balcony is a very nice lounge spot and has a great view. washing machine is a bonus, but give your clothes time to dry, especially in winter. check bills for authenticity on the way out.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

70 RMB/night for a standard (1 night) and double (1 night) with private bathroom
Located near the bus station (next to West Street). The hostel is new so it's really clean and you can get very good prices. Great location but a little bit noisy due to the bar next door. Nice and friendly staff. Free internet access and wifi, free self-service laundry, nice view of the town from the roof top. Recommended!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 15, 2012

We stayed in the 11 Youth Hostel for 3 nights during in the busy National Week in October 2011. The hostel is quietly tucked away in atmospheric alley way just off the famous West Street, which was very easy to find because of the large signage. The hostel is in a perfect location just 1 min walk to the river side and a few steps away from West Street. We stayed in a Double Private Ensuite which was very comfortable and more than adequately equipped. We also had a great view over West Street and the iconic carst peaks of Yangshuo. The Staff were extremely friendly and very willing to help you with any queries you may have. The communal area downstairs was warm and welcoming to sit in, with a large selection of DVDs to choose from for the movie lovers like myself. There is no restaurant in the Hostel but with all the amazing food places to sample on your door step of West Street you really don't need it, but you can pick up large bottles of local beer up at the reception for a bargain ¥10 each. There is also excellent connectivity to WIFI on each floor of the hostel and free use of a computer in the communal area. They offer great washing facilities too with free washing powder...... and last but not least there is a super outdoor seating area on the roof of the hostel with 360° view of Yangshuo and the breath taking peaks! This looks especially amazing at night when they are lit up.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2011

We stayed two nights on a 6-bed dorm. Room was clean and organized. Bathroom was ok, with the Guilin area style "shower above the toilet seat". However here there was a curtain so it was actually not that bad and kept the place cleaner.
The staff was very helpful - helped us rent bikes, book a kayaking trip and also helped us find a hostel for our next night by searching for us in the internet and calling a few places to get the best deal.
There is no restaurant in the hostel but there are plenty of english speaking restaurants around with all sorts of food, so it is not a problem at all.
The hostel offers a comprehensive collection of DVD movies to watch at the lobby.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Reviewed July 19, 2011

If you're ever at a loss at what to do, where to go, or how to plan your trips anywhere in Yangshuo or China at large, visit 11 Youth Hostel. Run by three young Chinese youth and started in 2009 (ish), this place has the friendliest staff ever, who will give you loads of GOOD, HONEST advice on what's value for money and what's not.

Especially fantastic was one of the owners, Mr. Ye (叶, pronounced Yeah - be careful, he'll make you say it three times in a row the first time you ask him, just for kicks and a laugh!) He really knows the place, the tours they offer, what's cool and what's not. Take his advice! He even helped someone who wasn't staying there plan her solo trip around the south of China, "just because".

The hostel itself is very well set up for just chilling and watching movies on those days that you don't get up and go rafting/drifting/hiking/climbing/biking - all that outdoorsy stuff that Yangshuo is famous for. Great place to meet people, great place to get advice, great place for a great time. Don't mess with those other places on Lonely Planet - try 11 Youth Hostel!

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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 21, 2017
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  • Stayed: April 2017, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about 11 Youth Hostel

Address: No.11 Lianfeng Lane, Yangshuo County 541900, China
Location: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 54 Specialty Lodging in Yangshuo County
Price Range: $10 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Yangshuo 11 Youth Hostel is new hostel(opened at Sep.17th,2009) and situated at the riverside(1 minute walking to the river) also very close to West Street(1 minute walking).You can hide yourself on the roof-top quietly,don't forget it,the root-top of hostel is the highest view point in the town! Mountain surrounded the town, the sill flow of Li River, fresh air, also shining stars in the night……something else you need?Yes, music and beer, don't forget it! Bring your favorite music and we can share them,share your feeling! Aslo 42' plasma TV is waitting for you! Variety of nightlife available within walking distance of the hostel, no curfew here,but don't drink too much and miss yourself!Yangshuo 11 Youth Hostel also is a friendly and nice place to communicate and share informations. You can join the daily activities, cycling, swimming,drinking or……just be in a trance!1.From Yangshuo Bus Station: Walk to west street and go straight,you will meet the Globe Cafe/Bar on your left hand about 8 minutes walking. Then a entrance of Lianfeng Lane on your right hand,walk into the lane and turn left about 20 metres.Bingo! Our hostel is already in your sight!2.Of course,we can pick you up at Yangshuo Bus Station. Tell us your scheduled time by our contact informations in advance. 3.Do you know about GPS? Oh! You don't know about that? So forget it! Our location is E 110°29′31.5″ ,N 24°46′43.6″. ... more   less 
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