Manytrees is one of the many YHA youth hostels in China. It will probably be the first guest house you stay in after crossing the border from Laos. Most youth hostels in China are quite good. But this one was disappointing.
First problem was the fact that a new building is being built right opposite, blocking the sun and making plenty of noise. I imagine there is nothing the management can do about it. However what they can do is to try and improve their service, which was just bad. Staff were lazy and totally indifferent to the travelers' needs. There are just so many examples, I will only mention one. I asked the management for an extra blanket for the night, and they refused to give me, saying that they don't have enough. So I asked the maid (i can speak Chinese) and she showed me into the storage room where there plenty available blankets to choose from! So why does the management find the need to mislead people? Strange.
The advantages of this place are the good location, close to the Mekong river and the long distance bus station, and also the possibility to meet other people. Main disadvantages are the rooms which are a bit neglected, and the poor service. Overall, a disappointment.