Offering a selection of single, double and most importantly dorm rooms tightly spaced over the 5 or so floors of this narrow but not claustrophobic side street terrace.
Flags hang from above the wooden framed front doors in the tiny side street just off the Li River. A spacious yet cozy, well equipment communal area is where you find the small check in window. Staff worked shifts and were always happy to help with local knowledge and advice.
A winding stair case guides you up to the appropriate floor where you'll find shower/toilet rooms kept clean and fully functional with western toilets in most. I stayed in a 6 bed dorm which had a good air con unit for a very affordable 25 quai per night.
Bunk beds were new, with clean, fresh linen. They didnt squeak when you move about. There is a plug for each set of bunk beds. A nice pillow and thick curtains should you need to recover after a long train journey.
There is a locker room with "CCTV" and padlocks, but in 2 months I never felt uneasy about leaving my valuables in my bag in the room or just simply on display. This might sound stupid, but China is very safe and low on crime targeted at tourists due to capital punishment for minor crimes.
Ordering in from the local Clay Pot restaurant was a delight! They brought the pots to the guest house, piping hot and fresh cooked. Such a bargain at about 11quai. Do venture out though as there are some amazing restaurants in the area. Top favourite foods were the Tofu Square Tricycle man on the main tourist street. Beware the fresh chilli, dried chilli and chilli sauce toppings if you cant take the heat!
You can gain access to the roof terrace on the top floor by passing by the laundry area. Cold washing is fine if you get it out quick and get it dry. The roof terrace is THE tallest in Yangshuo and although there is no lively bar (find it next door on the roof), the peaceful double deck area is a tranquil spot to take in the majesty of the Li River as it meanders between cast hill tops. I arrived at sun set and it took my breath away.
11 is a more mature/relaxed/culture vulture haunt I would say. Next door, find the party and pool table. Around the corner find Monkey Jane's for beer pong and snake blood.
I hired electric moto's and took to the country side. I made a friend in my dorm room, who has since invited me to his bucks party, wedding and beach house. We remain very close friends. This place is very dear to my heart.
I canoed on the River Li. Hiked up Moon Hill. Swam in the Li from the banks of Yangshuo. Cycled around the town. Went to see dog in the meat market. Took mopeds to Dragon Bridge and didnt jump off it, although many do. I ate local speacialty dish Beer Fish. Shed a tear over the Mc Donalds positioned in the heart of the old town. Got lost out in the rice paddy surrounding landscape.
- 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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