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Riverside Hostel

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2014

this is a great base for exploring Guilin and moving onto more remote parts of Guangxi after a night here to freshen up. Really lovely terrace by the river to hang out on and the owners seem to have gone to a lot of effort to make it a welcome friendly place. Really recommend!

Thank VictoriaInHK
Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

About this hostal, I may say our stay over one night was good. We arrived really late at night and we had booked a 3 bed room. Unfortunately we only found 2. I went to the front desk around 2 am and the guy there didn't speak English. Thanks God he called the Manager who for the time was very...

Thank cem25
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2014

We got in at about midnight and had organised that evening for the hostel to collect us by cab. When we arrived at the hostel there was a gentleman at the desk that couldn't speak english and pointed to 2 notes each with a key. The notes said to just take your key and check-in in the morning. However there...

Thank ChelseasTravels
Workington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2014

This budget friendly accommodation is excellent, all the staff were friendly and helpful, our room was clean and a great size and the food was great. It was a great place to chill out and relax, we also met some real friendly people there and it is a great spot to find out about other locations, travel and amenities. We...

Thank jacstee
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 September 2014

What a relief when I stumbled through the door after 23 hours on a train!! Clean, spacious, large bathroom...ahh serenity. I had the Queen room over-looking the river, because I got a great deal online. The bed was huge, with crisp white sheets on a raised platform floor right by the window. Staff were friendly, and offered help without being...

1Thank Megan W
Cardwell, Australia
Reviewed 24 August 2014

A fantastic place to stay. A very homely, clean and well organised hostel with everything you would expect in a hostel and more. One of the best we have stayed in in a long time and would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the area. They helped us arrange tours, transport and gave us general vital information about the area...

1Thank numba1spikey
Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

I am a bit ashamed to write this review more than a year after our visit in Guangxi. But it would have been unfair not to comment the excellent services Riverside's staff offered us. We did in 3/4 days a round tour we couldnt hever have managed on our own. Including cooking classes in Yangshuo, and perfect transport schedule to...

Thank benoithanquet
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 29 July 2014

The Guilin Riverside Hostel is an excellent option. The room was clean with excellent bathroom facilities. The view of the river was great. The location cannot be beat as the hostel is right on the river and only a couple short blocks from the train station. The staff were very friendly and helpful with booking a bamboo raft trip. The...

2Thank Wanderlust201156
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Guilin Riverside Hostel was an awesome place to stay. Great central location, close to railway station with a nice balcony that looks over the river. Both the double and triple rooms were great value and clean. The best part were the staff. They were super friendly and extremely helpful with organising our train tickets and providing us with local knowledge

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Beautiful riverside hostel conveniently located in Guilin. Rooms were very clean, spacious, with a comfortable bed and nice Chinese-themed decor. Staff were very friendly and helpful in arranging tours (e.g. Longji Rice Terraces). Delicious western breakfast for a reasonable price and a great outdoor patio to sit and enjoy the view! Would highly recommend this hostel (more like hotel!) for...

Thank Christine S

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Address: No.1 Zhumu Alley, Nanmen Bridge, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541002, China
Region: China > Guangxi > Guilin
Price Range: $13 - $29 (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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