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Riverside Hostel

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Newton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 8 January 2016

We were there only one night as a stop over in traveling. We were the only one's there as it was off-season for backpackers. It's not an upscale hotel but was very clean and modern for a hostel. The rooms were great (not cramped). Would have loved to have stayed longer. Great breakfast options. Staff was very polite and helpful.

Thank mitch708
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Ok. So this place is a dive, but if you just need a place to spend the night before catching a Lijiang River cruise in the morning, it is perfect. They picked me up from the airport late at night, served me a decent breakfast in the morning, and walked me out to the pickup place for my tourist bus.

Thank David B
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Great hostel with a real "travellers-wibe" along the river in Guilin. Perfect location; you can walk to the train station in 10 minutes, and the city centre and night market in a little less. The rooms are spacious, and the breakfast nice. We had a room with lovely views of the river. Only minus; the wifi did not work in...

Thank Siri H
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Perhaps name "hostel" is frightening for some people, but actually it really is excellent place to stay in Guilin. Nice and clean rooms, good price, english speaking staff (you can't get that much in China), tours booking possibilities, bike rental etc. And of course super location! Can't really complain about anything.

Thank Kerli P
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 November 2015

This hostel proved to be ideal for our 8 days in Guilin. It was centrally located with easy walks to many attractions, including very pleasant river walks. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful and we booked day trips and buses through the reception. The food was great and we had a lovely spacious room with a balcony overlooking...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Great welcome from lady receptionist who spoke good English! She recommended tours and answered all my questions about the attractions. Great location & value for money. Towel is provided. No mosquitoes. Good breakfast. Will recommend your Hostel!

Thank paulcapiral
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

This hostel has a great location in the center of Guilin but on street with no car traffic and with views to the river. So, it's very quiet hostel and well communicated. The installations and toilets could have some better maintenance, but that's something very common in China. The staff is pleasant and they serve good breakfast.

Thank joantapara
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 24 October 2015

We really loved this little hostel located right on the river. The staff are really great and most can speak good English and recommend and book great day trips from the Hostel. We had a private room with private bathroom which were really clean and comfortable, probably the most comfortable bed we had in the places we stayed in China....

Thank danieldasilva1
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Fantastic, clean large room on top floor of annexe, large terrace overlooking river! No lift but no problem, reasonable prices. Helpful owner, bit too keen on selling us excursions. In entre of town but away from noisy shopping areas. Buses nearby.

Thank spyder124
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 5 October 2015

I liked this place. It had a nice friendly and relaxed atmosphere and it an excellent choice for backpackers. They were very good at booking activities for us and our room was pretty good for the price. The location is excellent.

Thank Asterixos

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Address: No.1 Zhumu Alley, Nanmen Bridge, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541002, China
Region: China > Guangxi > Guilin
Price Range: RM44 - RM97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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“Standard twins are a very good size”
 of 5 bubbles MareeandPeter, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Very good Guided tours provided by the hostel. To do the river bambu boat cruise!”
 of 5 bubbles Matteo477, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get the two-person bedroom overlooking the river!”
 of 5 bubbles FabiJenneke, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I stayed at a private room and it was worthy every cent”
 of 5 bubbles roberto1saravia1, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“River-view rooms are lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles SiandJo07, 28 Nov 2015 | Read review
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