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“Free dumplings, Wada great treat!”
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Wada Hostel
Ranked #1 of 199 Guilin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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78 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Free dumplings, Wada great treat!”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

ok, first the bad:

- bathroom in my four person all girl dorm room smelled
- i am a chinese american girl... the main front desker with short hair who speaks english very well seemed disinterested in helping me with anything, but very helpful with the male clientele. i sat in the lobby for a while and sorta watched...
- no wifi availability in the rooms
- far from the city center, you need to take a bus to get to most attractions

the great:
- had a single room one night that was pretty decent and quiet
- dumpling party was good and FREE. they even brought out this weird tofu we got to try. i didn't like it, but still it was a nice thing to have. great incentive to stay!
- great mall and supermarket just across the street
- great common areas, very cozy
- there's a nice older gentleman who plays an old chinese musical instrument in the lobby or courtyard frequently
- most of the staff was pretty helpful

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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shanghai, china
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2013

we (2 girls) were there for one night during the october golden week 2013.

we had to book very late and Monica was very helpful ! we had her in the phone to confirm our booking and spoke to her about what to do around the hostel and how/when to catch the bus... she was really helpful.

the room (4people dorm) was great, the beds are HUGE and very comfortable. We shared the bathroom with only the 2 other girls from our room. towels were provided.

the common room is really nice. we only had breakfast here and it was good.

it's not central but the bus makes it pretty practical so it's not a problem.

i'd definitely recomend this hostel !

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Ballarat, Australia
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Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

Although I didn't personally enjoy Guilin as much as the rest of China, the hostel was the best we stayed in. The staff were really fun and very helpful. The bar area was social and I found i got to chat to the most travellers whilst here then any other hostels. There is a lot of space inside and out to have food and drinks, not just the bar area, also a pool table and DVD room. The rooms were clean and showers good. Wifi only in the bar and outdoor area, but it made people come and be social instead of keeping to them selves in their rooms. We did 2 tours though the hostel and they were good, but we had to find out own way back which was difficult as no one spoke English. All in all a fantastic, lively hostel. :-)

  • Stayed September 2013
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2013

Close to railway station (about 15 min by foot), good bar and common area. Every week making dumplings with guests. Cheap tours to popular places (we took "The rice terraces"). Good breakfasts. Very friendly and helpful stuff (thanks, girls!) - all our questions were solved.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Loved this place! The staff really make it, they're all unfailingly helpful and friendly and definitely contribute to a great vibe. The hostel is quiet but has a lovely atmosphere, little touches like nights where the staff teach you how to make dumplings which you then all share afterwards I think makes a real difference and gives your stay a warmth rather than treating it as just a place to sleep. Aside from that the quality of food is good the place is clean and though not in the very centre of the city it's definitely not as far out as guides seem to imply. This was the only hostel we stayed in in Guilin but would absolutely recommend it!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

This is everything a hostel should be, great common area, reasonably priced restaurant and really helpful staff. Staff were excellent at helping us book trains and acting as translators when need be. Great location for the train and bus station.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

This hostel is really nice! The lonely planet says that the location is quite far from the city center but we think thats not true. There is a bus which brings you right to the center in about 10 minutes. The hostel has a very nice garden and the common area is created really comfortable. You feel like at home! The rooms are nice and clean and the staff is EXTREMLY nice and helpful. The trainstation is within walking distance.
We booked the riceterrace tour with the hostel. The terraces are just amazing. We did the hike which was really great. The only problem was that the locals took all the signs away. We got lost a lot. Whenever we asked a local to show us the way, they wanted money for it. But the view was just breathtaking.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: Wada Hostel
Address: No.212 Huancheng West Frist Road, Guilin 541002, China
Region: China > Guangxi > Guilin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 199 B&Bs / Inns in Guilin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Wada Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A popular hostel in Guilin frequented by many foreign guests. Wada satisfies the needs of the budget-minded travellers who have a thirst for the mysterious lands of the world by offering the lowest rates, the best tours, and the most fun. The weekly Tuesday dumpling making party and Friday night All-You-Can-Eat BBQs always delights the crowds. ... more   less 
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