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Ranked #14 of 454 Hotels in Yangshuo County
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“A breath of fresh air in China”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

I highly recommend Green Forest Hostel to anyone backpacking or traveling in Yangshuo. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, rooms, beds and common areas were clean and showers had hot water. What more do you need when on the road? I stayed here with a friend, in a mixed five-person dorm, for five nights.

If I should pick any downsides, I'd say the traffic noise from the street (Diecui Li) carries pretty well indoors (our dorm was at the street side of the building and windows are not the best ever), but I always wear earplugs when sleeping in a dorm anyway, so it didn't bother me at night. Also, when we arrived to our dorm, it was freezing cold, but they turned on the AC and we got some hot air in the room, so it was manageable. The beds have thick (clean) blankets too, so no problems with cold during the night.

The hostel is fairly difficult to find, although once you make it there, their location is great. Don't try finding the place by it's street address however, because the entrance is not on Diecui Rd, but instead, follow down the pedestrian street Chengzhong Li and just before the end of it, start looking left above the street level shops, and you might (just might) see the Green Forest Hostel sign. If not, ask anyone nearby, but be warned: there's a lot of locals that would love to guide you there, but they will definitely charge for it. The hostel entrance is on the third floor and to access it, you must first go through a small street level shop selling all kinds of touristy stuff. Don't be put off by the very shady (to say the least) staircase leading to 3rd floor; once you get through the hostel's front door, it's a different world up there. Good luck!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Awesome place, close enough to West Street but a lot less noise especially at night. Lots of food choices around.

Room is comfy, does not have the sewage smell, unlike many of the china hotel. Tour arrangement price by the front desk isn't bad too.

No free breakfast here, but You can order and pay for breakfast. Food taste quite good, pricing average.

The Internet speed here is very bad... Guess they want you to spend more time seeing the place I guess. :-)

If you are coming from Guilin Airport, catch the Guilin Airport Bus at the arrival hall. The departure time is 11am and 2pm, price is ¥60pp.

At Yangshuo, the bus will stop at Green Lotus Hotel 碧莲江酒店. This is about 1.5km walk to the hostel. Recommendation is that you take a Blue Cab for ¥10 and tell them you want to stop at McDonald West Street. The hostel is not near the main West Street junction.

I came to Yangshuo in Summer before, but this time I came on Winter for New Year. Yangshuo in winter is a much better place to visit, minus the crazy ques and bad service, while the weather is cold.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Tel Aviv
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

The hostel is located in the popular center of Yangshuo.
It is located on the third floor of a building and has no elevators (not a big problem), but may be difficult to locate.
One major drawback is that the location is very noisy (motorcycles, construction).
A second drawback is typical to China, while the hostel is clean, the stairs are dirty and unpleasant.
Rates are low and the hostel has double rooms with private showers (it would be nice if they got rid of the shower curtain).
The staff is nice, helpful, and speak English.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Right down in the thick of things but quiet enough. But these beds will make your stay (rooms, don't know about the dorms). The best beds I've come across in China on our trip, so lots of sleeping in. We were in a room on the street side, which can get a bit noisy in the morning. We asked to change to the non street side, no problems. We even got a free upgrade to a room with a queen size bed. The rooms are very modern, spacious, probably best value considering the location.
However I thought the hostel was lacking atmosphere when we were here but that might be different in summer when the beautiful roof terrace is open.
The staff here is great, especially the reception staff. We returned to green forest after some other explorations, recommended.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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dundee, scotland
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Reviewed December 20, 2013

I stopped in Yangshuo returning from Zhangjiajie, Ive been in Yangshuo lots of times, and always try to get something central but not right on west Street as I like my sleep. I gave this a try for the few nights I was going to be here, and the hostel's location is great, not far from bus station, price is good, stone's throw from everything on West Street, and personally I thought it was still quieter, just far enough away from the noisy bustle of the bars on West Street , ...so best of both worlds. Theres internet, laundry, lots of friendly advice if you need it, rooms a good size (though there are choices), good value for price, hot showers, and most of all, it was clean! The owners are really friendly, speak good English, and helpful with anything you need. I will go back next trip, so Id recommend it .

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Grosseto, Italy
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

It is a very nice hostel, friendly and nice young staff, good food, good common area where you can enjoy your free time, chat, eat and relax reading a book! It is located in the town center, next to the main street with restaurants, bars and shops!They also organize some activities in the nearby!They can speak English and it is perfect for Western people!
BUT, since it is not one of the cheapest hostel and since the feedback rating is so good! I am very critic. They don't care at all of cleaning the room! They only enter your room everyday to change the towels and put up the sheets of the bed! NOTHING MORE! They have never cleaned the shower, the WC, the floor in 4 days and there were hair in the bathroom! Is it so difficult to clean a room?

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

The hostel has the most amazing views of the surrounding hills. Our double room was of the highest standard, as was our friends dorm room. Comfiest beds we have stayed in in china yet!

The staff were all excellent; super friendly and very helpful with advice about yangshou.

Could not recommend this hostel enough! Be aware that it is a little bit difficult to find, you have to kind of walk through a mans hole-in-the-wall shop thing and then up some very dingy stairs, also the signage for it is not at eye level on the street, look up to find signs for it.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Chengzhongcheng Commercial City, Diecui Road | 3/F, No.110 Section A, Chengzhongcheng, Diecui Road, Yangshuo County 541999, China
Location: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
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