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Guilin This Old Place International Youth Hostel

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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Good visit. This hostel has an excellent location along the river. Close walking distance to the market and pedestrian street. The only downside was that the hostel was very noisy. In the early morning and late night you could hear everything through the walls. We visited during the National Holiday and there were a lot of families. You could hear... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

In a very nice location next to the lakes - very nice to go out round them for a morning walk when people are practising taichi. Rooms were very clean and spacious, and showering and washing spaces were clean and close by. Communal area is cosy with good wifi, VPN, TV and huge pizzas. After a bit of exploration we... More 

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

The location is fantastic, near the lakes and the most important attractions of the city. The room was a little bit old but clean. The staff is friendly and helpful. The quality-price ratio is very good!

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Thank Luca M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Highly-recommended when staying in Guilin, close to Ronghu Lake, eateries close by. Staff speak good English, and are generally brilliant. Room itself very clean and comfortable, it overlooks the lake and trees. The street next to the place is pretty quiet, so no loud traffic noise. Absolutely brilliant price for what you pay, you get to mingle with other travelers... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

Our room looks over the Gardens and its quiet in the evenings. Wifi works well and front desk is friendly and give us great recommendations for restaurant and easy to take the bus to various destinations

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Decent location, and well priced. The room and bathroom were clean and tidy. The hostel was very comfortable, with a very cool roof-top view. The staff super friendly. Definitely worth it. We took the rice paddy tour organized through the affiliate travel agency. Was a bit of a hassle with the number of bus change overs to even get going.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

I booked this through the YHA website and it proved to be very good value - incredibly cheap at around Y30 a night. The reception staff were particularly helpful and spoke good English, which is not always the case with youth hostels in China. In March, the rooms were not fully booked, and I had only one other guest in... More 

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

Stayed here just one night and regretted not staying longer! My son and I got a late night flight from Shanghai to Guilin and decided to stay at 'This old place'. I called the hotel for info the night before and we were booked in and given all the directions we needed quickly and accurately. What I really appreciated was... More 

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Thank Kang Yang L
Shildon, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 January 2016

This is a brilliant hostel spotless clean, loads of room with towels and tea making facilities. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We had lovely views of the river from our room and would definitely come to stay here again.

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Thank Lynn P
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed 10 December 2015

I went to Guilin this summer, and stayed in This Old Place twice. I love the rooftop view, and the place is located right in the center of the city, so it's perfect to have a walk to the lakes and rivers, as well as finding good restaurants to eat. The room was very clean and nice, and good summer... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Here we have excellent facilities and warming staff. You may find it amazing that such a quiet and lovely place should exist in Guilin downtown. Roaming around the lake bank, you would meet cute statues of piggy and goose along the path, there are the local opera stage set on the river, squares full of dancing ladies in happiness. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Guilin This Old Place International Youth Hostel

Address: No.2 Yiwu Road, Guilin 541001, China
Region: China > Guangxi > Guilin
Price Range: £8 - £19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Higher floor for a view of the lake”
 of 5 bubbles vignesc, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I was in a RMB100 Queen size bed room. It had no view which was totally fine for us as we were only there one night.”
 of 5 bubbles kangyanglim, 28 Jan 2016 | Read review
“the dorm is also very nice and comfortable, and much cheaper than standard room.”
 of 5 bubbles ngocchile, 10 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room not facing the street for quieter nights”
 of 5 bubbles ColourOfAbsence, 28 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Probably try not facing the street if you plan to catch up some sleep”
 of 5 bubbles 806thierryh, 26 Apr 2015 | Read review
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