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Xingping This Old Place Int'l Youth Hostel

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Xingping is a (relatively) peaceful river town with a great view to the spectacular surroundings and a welcoming vibe. It is much smaller and less developed than Yangshuo. For me, there is no comparison - if you are looking to avoid the hordes and enjoy a relaxed pace of travel, stay in Xingping! As the tour groups clear out at...

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Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 11 April 2014

We only stayed for one night but were very happy with the quality of the hostel. The roof lounge is a plus and you can indeed see the "scene on the 20 yuan paper RMB" from the top of the building. But our special praise goes to the wonderful staff. On the day we were leaving for Guilin airport, we...

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Montpellier, France
Reviewed 29 March 2014

We liked everything there : the staff, the atmosphere, the double room with brand new bathroom (in the new building), wooden baked pizzas, the restaurant not far in the old street... We even stayed one more night than expected !

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Oxford
Reviewed 17 November 2013

We stayed in a double room in the new building of this hostel. It was very well appointed with a modern feel to the room. All the staff we met on our one night stay here were very friendly and helpful. The hostel is clean and tidy and located very near the river and the old area of the village....

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Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

We spent one night away from Yangshuo, and I'm so glad we did! This old place hospital is wonderful. The food is decent, rooms clean, showers refreshing, and there's even a western toilet if it suits your fancy. My favorite part about this hostel though are the surrounding hikes. They have very detailed instructions on how to get around. Make...

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thisoldplace, General Manager at Xingping This Old Place Int'l Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing us review here and we really apprieciate your time and suggestions. Glad to know that you had good time during your stay in our hostel and enjoyed a lot from the hiking / biking trips around. We hope you would have more surprises in your further trip in China.

Chengdu, China
Reviewed 28 September 2013

I have stayed at This Old Place last year, so I went back to it, albeit with some trepidation. Good places sometimes do go bad. But no fear here - This Old Place in Xingping is still the same wonderful hostel, with excellent staff and amenities, in a perfect location. I'll go back there any day again.

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thisoldplace, General Manager at Xingping This Old Place Int'l Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank youuuuuu, my super-traveller friend!! It's just sooo happy to say you come back and stayed thaaat long with us. And we appreciate your help with the library and book list, and with lot's more other things . We were so lucky to have you last year and had good time with all the people in the hostel by then,...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 19 September 2013

The hostel is an hour away from the West Street of Yangshuo but you're certainly not looking for a city and lousy life in Yangshuo. The hostel is quiet, located near to the Li River and gave you some silent relief from the noisy and touristy town of Yangshuo. Not that much for party animals but it'd be perfect if...

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thisoldplace, General Manager at Xingping This Old Place Int'l Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank youuuuuu, my super-traveller friend!! It's just sooo happy to say you come back and stayed thaaat long with us. And we appreciate your help with the library and book list, and with lot's more other things . We were so lucky to have you last year and had good time with all the people in the hostel by then,...

Bunbury, Australia
Reviewed 14 September 2013

Handy location near the old section of town, Great wood fire pizza as many reviewers have already testified and very good banana pancakes for breakfast. Staff slightly indifferent and maybe not cut out for jobs in hospitality were a pleasant approachable disposition is required. Rooms a tad neglected and could do with a good scrub. Living common areas were relaxed...

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Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

This hostel is a great option for those staying in the area. It is worth it alone for it's proximity to the start of the 30 minute trek up to Laozhai hill. The rooftop has a great view over the karst scenery and river. The staff were mostly friendly, some not so friendly. The showers were good but the internet...

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Reviewed 12 August 2013 via mobile

We had a day in xingping before we stayed here and thought the hostel looked lovely, but we ended up in the new bit which is more expensive and not as nice. Our room had the fire escape that people had to use to get to the top floor outside the window and it was so noisy with people going...

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thisoldplace, General Manager at Xingping This Old Place Int'l Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us. Your feedback is very important to us and it’s so appreciated that you would write us review here. we apologize for our mistakes which brought you unpleasant experience during your stay here. Our hostel was almost full on the day you checked-in, we had only one of the double rooms you wanted. When hearing your...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Why stay in the city.... when the riverside is SO AMAZING!Just 27 km outside of touristhotspot Yangshuo you will find the 'This Old Place Int’l Youth Hostel', a very unique youth hostel. We live in a small town named Xingping which has 1740 years old. It has the most beautiful riverview of the whole li-river erea. For this reason the riverside of Xingping is printed on the picture of the back the Chinese 20 yuan note. Our hostel is just located 50 meters away from Xingping port. So from some rooms’ balcony you may see the amazing riverview just the picture on the back the Chinese 20 yuan note. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Xingping This Old Place Int'l Youth Hostel

Address: No.5 Rongtan Road, Xingping Town, Yangshuo County 541906, China
Region: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
Price Range: RM44 - RM124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Xingping This Old Place Int'l Youth Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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“The higher up your room, the better the view of the mountains. Going on the roof to hang clothes to dry is the best view of all.”
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“WiFi strong round reception.Dorm rooms great(only Y30)You get mountain/river view rooms for Y130/190(not pp:room price;still no bad)”
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