We booked a double room ensuite, hot shower, balcony, large room, STUNNING view of the river, rooftops and karst peaks. For the price, you cannot ask for more from a hostel. The hostel also has roof terrace where you can watch the sunset and a linked cafe two streets away, discounted for guests, at which we had great breakfast and lunch. You must try beer fish, aubergine dish and Yangzhou beer. You can order wood fired pizza in the hostel itself but better to eat local food in the cafe. Staff were very friendly and spoke excellent English. We also met the owners who were incredibly friendly and hospitable, offering us tea on the roof terrace when we met them. We did a few hikes with the hostel which were ok but don't expect any useful information, it was better to do hikes yourself, or hire bikes from the hostel, like we did, to see some other landscapes. Fond memories when I think of this hostel. Xingping is much more quaint and rustic than tourist crazy Yangzhou, there's enough to do to keep you there for 4 days.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Why stay in the city.... when the riverside is SO AMAZING!Just 27 km outside of touristhotspot Yangshuo you will find the 'This Old Place Int’l Youth Hostel', a very unique youth hostel. We live in a small town named Xingping which has 1740 years old. It has the most beautiful riverview of the whole li-river erea. For this reason the riverside of Xingping is printed on the picture of the back the Chinese 20 yuan note. Our hostel is just located 50 meters away from Xingping port. So from some rooms’ balcony you may see the amazing riverview just the picture on the back the Chinese 20 yuan note. ... more less
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