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Wada Hostel
Ranked #2 of 212 Guilin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 May 2014

I would highly recommend this hostel to anyone wanting a great stay in Guilin. The staff at reception and the bar were very friendly, had fluent English and always happy to help with anything you may need. It was also my friends birthday so they surprised her with their home-made cake. The restaurant and bar has great food - both their Chinese and western food was lovely. The rooms are clean and comfortable and hair dryers, towels are all free at reception. Location is near the train station where you can catch a bus to all the sites for 1 yuan, the hostel also does great trips. Overall a brilliant stay at wada.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

The staff of the Wada hostel is very helpfull. They all speak English, which is quite unusual in China. Rooms are big and clean and there is a nice bar and restaurant where you can hang out with other people. The only downside is the location: It is not really in the city center and you would have to take a bus to get to the center or train station.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Marloes1984
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

What a great place. Big comfortable beds, even in the doors. It was kept very clean. It had a fantastic bar, with great food and a really nice movie lounge and library.
On top of all this, the girls that work there make the place very lively and fun to be in, with lots of fun events to get involved in. The second night we were staying there, we had a lesson on dumpling making, and then made our own pork dumplings for dinner and ate the delicious lot!
Although one might argue that it is slightly out of the city centre, who cares when the bus stops right outside their doors every 7 minutes and takes you straight to the centre for two yuan in a few minutes.
We had a great trip to the rice paddies and they made it very easy for us. Suggestion: climb to the top and then get off the main path. Hikes down into the fields for a few levels off the top for the best views! A bit naughty, but as long as you are careful not to step on the crop then nobody will mind.

Room Tip: Dorms are perfectly clean and comfortable, with big lockers and a good shower. Not worth spending ex...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Greeted by warm and friendly wada girls who all speak english and chinese. The service is incredibly good and they are all very knowledgeable of the area, Guilin. Rooms are a good standard. Communal area is cery spacious and comfy. The food, as far as price, quantity and quality goes is great.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Thank EddHowe
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

The staff are easily the best staff I have ever encountered! I spent a lot of time sitting in the lobby listening to the unbelievable things would ask the staff, and not once did they stop smiling. They handled everything so perfectly and tactfully. I was blown away by their amazing service!

Other pros:
- Good food in the hostel restaurant
- Really lovely decorated
- A lot of arrangements can be made through the staff
- Great location next to the train station
- Bikes for hire
- Free towels
- Good wifi in the lobby / restaurant / lounge area
- A lot of free books to look through
- A movie room


Cons:
- We had a bit of a serious problem with one of the tour guides who took us on the Guilin river cruise. He sold us an extra tour after the standard tour. My girlfriend and I were separated during the second river cruise on the Yulong River, also encountered abuse by the boat drivers . This is separate from the cruise that you book at the hostel, but the same company.
- Guilin City isn't where all of the amazing views are, it's a good place to start your trip. But if you stay at the hostel the whole time, you just end up taking day trips to all of the more scenic parts of Guilin
- The cleanliness in our bathroom wasn't 100%
- One of those showers that isn't separated from the toilet. Personally I hate that, everything gets soaked
- A little expensive for the room quality, but Guilin in general is very expensive for China (we live in Shanghai).

Room Tip: The girls only room has a bigger bathroom than the other dorm rooms
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank TheGabtrotter
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

The staff is very friendly and helpful. Many activities are organized.

The common area is a nice place to hang out: pool table, terrace, TV room with hundreds of movies, etc.

Dorms are basic but clean.

The hostel is close to the train station, thus, you would need to take a bus (or walk a lot) to reach the walking streets with all the shops.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Awesome staff to help you tailor-fit your travel itinerary during your stay in Guilin, and they let me easily reserve a room by email! Very good location, good and cheap food just across the street. Quality rooms, too.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
Thank Rain C
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Additional Information about 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 #2 of 212 B&Bs / Inns in Guilin
Price Range: £8 - £21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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