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Reviews of Wada Hostel in Guilin

Hostel | No.212, Huanchengxi 1 Road, Guilin, China 541002

97.0% Overall Rating

361 out of 373 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/08/2014)

"It was amazing. Such a nice base, you wanted to go back in the evenings and chill out. Food was good and reasonably priced. Tours were good, and not pushed upon you. Rooms were functional and spacious. And the staff…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Pets allowed
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 19.49
  • Breakfast USD 4.06

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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97.0%

Overall Rating

361 out of 373 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Wada Hostel in Guilin'

Atmosphere
97.6%
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92.0%
Facilities
97.6%
Cleanliness
96.8%
Staff
97.6%
Value
97.6%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They arranged an airport pick up, which was great because I arrived so late at night. They were very helpful about helping me plan onward travel and the room was quiet and clean.

Disliked: Not that it could be helped - but I had a room mate in the dorm who stayed on skype all night talking. The hostel arranged a raft trip on the river Li to Xingping and assured me that the views in the rain would still be worthwhile seeing.....this was not exactly true - the rain was so heavy that I mostly saw white mist and the boat trip which should have been over 2 hours was only an hour - and we were dropped off half way and transferred to a bus. Very disappointing.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location near the train station, friendly, helpful and english speaking staff, Good value for money, clean and inviting, nice small outdoor place to chill, wifi in the rooms as well

Disliked: there is nothing to actually dislike

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap! Near supermarket, shopping mall, easy to get to bus and train stations. Good beds, lots of DVDs, very helpful staff.

Disliked: Food and beverages at the hostel bar are overpriced.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

08 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed there one night transfering from Guilin Airport to Yongshuo and the location was convenient as the bus station is easily reachable by public bus. For exploring Guilin, I'm not sure their location is as convenient... The staff was particulary sympathic.

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

08 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice, comfy bed. Excellent wifi everywhere. Good food and helpful staff. Relaxed and chilled vibe.

Disliked: Nothing

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Michael Johnson

As a family with children

Backpacking / gap year

06 May 2011 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: Was OK... pretty average hostel really. Nothing to love but nothing horrible about the place.

Disliked: Was supposed to meet us at train station. Couldn't find them, but apparently they were there.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

04 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendliness and helpfulness of the staff

Disliked: location close to railway station but far away to the city attractions

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

As a family with children

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

30 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfortable beds, good food, nice place to meet people

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

18 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly, honest, and helpful staff. The common areas and the rooms are clean and nicely renovated. Great value for money, and definitely recommended.

Disliked: There isn't really anything to dislike. The location may be a bit far from the central downtown area, but taxis are plentiful and are relatively cheap and fast, so it isn't a big problem.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, chill environment

Disliked: Nothing

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it's simply a pleasant stay =)

Disliked: nothing.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

11 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff is great

Disliked: kinda cold and old

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice bar and good atmosphere. Close to the railway station. The arrangere cheap tips.

Disliked: You need to take a bus for 15 min to get to downtown Guilin.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

26 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I was late cause my plane was delayed, they waited 1 h extra before they could go home (no 24h reception). Very friendly staff!

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff very nice. Perfect location. Room very confortable. Everything was very clean.

Disliked: Bathroom old but very clean.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the staff was helpful, great atmosphere, the dorm room was clean and even had electric blankets

Disliked: nothing

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Magdalena Paciorek

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 February 2011

Liked: Good location close to shopping mall with huge supermarket, plenty restaurants and fast foods and other shops. Easy to get from train station and Guilin airport. We only stayed there for one night and haven't used any facilities. The staff is nice and helpful.

Disliked: The room was really cold even though the heater was on.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

02 February 2011

Liked: the hostel was freezing but did have heated blankets :D

Disliked: no hot water in the room. the shower head did not hook onto the wall. on many occasions I asked for help in getting to places and changing money to Hong Kong Dollars for the next part of my trip, the information given was either completely wrong or just not helpful.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

13 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice staff nice food

Disliked: too caold, no proper heating

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location near the train station, McDonalds and great supermarket. They are currently rennovating, but were very accomodating and made every effort to compensate.

Disliked: Nothing really.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 December 2010

Liked: the staff are really friendly, and though we were there during renovations - it looked like the facilities will be much better

Disliked: bad neighborhood, no reason to stayt at this hostel when there are so many others in better locations

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sofia Moraru

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

17 December 2010 Sofia would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice rooms and ATTENTION dorms (4 beds) HAVE PRIVATE SHOWERS!!!!~ The bar is nice and they have even Karaoke room :)

Disliked: Nothing to say, everything was perfect!

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Surina Mac

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

13 December 2010 Surina would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel. Our room was clean and spacious and the mattress was heated, which was awesome! The staff are so helpful and a great source of information. We booked the Li River cruise through the hostel and it was well organised and decently priced. Even though we stayed a night in Yangshuo, we were still able to leave our luggage in Wada for free. Great communal area, with a really nice outdoor area where there were lounge chairs and a pool table, and a simple but nice restaurant. Wifi can be accessed in rooms.

Disliked: We would have loved to have a kettle in our room but hot water is provided at the water machine in the reception area. If you do book the Li River cruise, don't have the lunch option. The restaurant was subpar and the food was plain but expensive. If you're really hungry, just wait until until you arrive in Yangshuo. Location is not too bad: it's only a 15 minute walk from the train station.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Barry McAuley

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 December 2010 Barry would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere, very helpful staff and they rent decent bikes at a reasonable price. Friday night BarBQ was great way to meet loads of others. Good range of DVD's and books to choose from.

Disliked: Room was basic, but has everything you'd want to be fair.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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