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Guilin This Old Place International Youth Hostel
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“Cheerful comfortable stay”
Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

Arrived at night and was pleasantly surprised at the comfortable yet warm place. Rooms are clean and well appointed. The pool table is a social hub and there is also a pretty decent kitchen here. Easy access and a good place to meet people to set out on exploring some of the most beautiful regions of China.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2013 via mobile

My friends and I stayed here for 2 nights, and were exceptionally pleased. There is a comfortable and inviting social area downstairs with a bar, pool, tv, and home-made oven-cooked pizzas. Not to mention there's a very spacious and relaxing rooftop area (covered and uncovered) full of chairs to hangout and drink or relax and admire Guilin's gorgeous mountains. The location is perfect: in between the beautiful lake and the central downtown area. The rooms and bathrooms are squeaky clean (and even come equipped with toilet paper and toothpaste); even the matressess are impressively soft for china. Staff is courteous and helpful.

Bottom line: nice, comfortable, clean, good value and location. Would recommend.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

This hostel is clean and the room is ok. Folks working here speak some English which is helpful. usual problems of the internet etc. exist. But the food is really bad! And also the breakfast does not happen at the times booked for us which caused us to nearly miss our boat ride to Yangshuo. So by all means an ok place to stay but don't rely on the logistics or food.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Can't say enough about what a brilliant hostel This Old Place was. Leo and his staff are always willing to help in any way possible, from planning what to do in and around the area to helping shape our itinerary for the rest of our month in China. Always keen to chat and learn about where we come from and what we think of their service, the staff there really made the difference between a good hostel and an excellent one.

We had a double ensuite room which was clean, comfortable and spacious. The home cooked pizzas were great and we really appreciated being able to drink a good cappuccino in the morning!

Thanks again to everyone and This Old Place Guilin.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

My expectations for Hostels are not very high, but this hostel is really very nice. We had a double room and it was absolutely clean, with a huge bed to sleep and a huge shower! So very comfortable!!! The people that work here are really very helpful for every case. We booked various trips with their help and our next train to chengdu. The salad there is also very delicious!!! You can walk to all important scenic spots in a few minutes so we would come here any time! Thank you for these wonderful three days!

  • Stayed August 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Stayed here for one night on our way to Yangshuo. Lovely hostel - more like a hotel really! Lovely clean and spacious rooms, lovely bathroom.
Good central location.
Very helpful and friendly staff.
Only downside was Wifi did not work but there is a communal computer in reception that we made use of.
Highly recommend.

Room Tip: I stayed on 4th floor - great room
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

It's a pretty nice hostel. We had a private double bed room which was very nice. Nice beds, clean bathroom and a really nice shower. The staff at the reception is very helpful! If u will go there, skip the food. The cocktails are aweful! The probably have the biggest pizza oven in china.. but unfortunately also the worst pizza ;) better go somewhere else for western food (if u want to have some). They also book train tickets for you (with a commission fee of 20rmb).

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Guilin This Old Place International Youth Hostel
Address: No.2 Yiwu Road, Guilin 541001, China
Region: China > Guangxi > Guilin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 39 Speciality Lodging in Guilin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 20
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 
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