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Guilin Backstreet International Youth Hostel

Hostel | 3. Renmin Rd, Guilin, (Bulkhead Sheraton Hotel), Guilin, China 541001

93.0% Overall Rating

320 out of 360 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/09/2014)

Alex Frew thinks…

"Friendly staff, nice big dorms. The individual curtains on the beds are a great idea! Super location."

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Internet access in public areas

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 2.44

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

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Backstreet Hostel is voted #1 in Guilin with the best location. We are the longest standing and most experience hostel. 20% off all food items from our Fresh menu. Read more

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About Guilin Backstreet International Youth Hostel

Backstreet Hostel is the #1 located hostel in Guilin, being ideally located in the most central and touristic area of the city. It's within walking distance to all major attractions and interesting sites of the city. Just directly beside us is the famous Li River and Pedestrian Street, two of the major highlights of Guilin. We are also extremely easy to find by taxi as we are directly beside the Sheraton Hotel which all taxi drivers know how to get to which is a relief to many who have just come off a long bus or train ride.

Immediately upon entering, you will be welcomed by our very enthusiastic team who will assist you with everything you need from check-in to check-out. They will help you with travel information, tours, booking tickets, and everything in between. Also on the main floor is our very relaxed lounge where you can indulge in a movie, play boardgames, engage in conversation with other travellers, or just surf the internet on your laptop or our computers.

Because we are on Lonely Planet and Hostelling International, we pride ourselves in keeping up a high standard. Overall customer satisfaction is our goal and we prioritize on things such as cleanliness, security, and convenience. We give you peace of mind in knowing that you are enjoying a comfortable and clean bed, your belongings are completely safe and you can ask us to help you with absolutely anything.

So why again should you choose Backstreet Hostel in Guilin?

1. Best location among all other hostels in Guilin. Listed below are popular hot spots that are easily reachable by foot:
-Li River! aka Lijiang (less than 1 min!)
-Pedestrian Street, main tourist hub (less than 1 min!)
-Guilin City Square (1 min)
-Solitary Beauty Peak (5 mins)
-Seven Star Park (10 mins)
-Shanhu Lake - The Two Pagodas (3 mins)
-Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of Guilin (5 mins)
-Niko Niko Do, largest mall in Guilin (5 mins)
-Strip of Western restaurants & Cafes (1 min)
-Best club in town (less than 1 min)

2. We are the longest standing youth hostel in Guilin being on the Lonely Planet Guide for more than 8 years which means we know our guests well and we know what kind of services, atmosphere, food and drinks you need.

3. Our staff are super friendly, warm, helpful, and are exceptionally fluent in the English language. They'll make your time in Guilin fun, easy and memorable.

4. We understand budget travelling. We try to offer as many freebies as we can to make it easier for you to plan your next adventure.

Free internet, Wifi and Skype calling
Free Facebook, Google, Wikipedia, Wordpress
Free towel rental
Free blow dryer rental
Free mini soaps
Free luggage storage
Free book exchange
Free board games
Free postcard mailing
Free Nintendo Wii video game
Free movies
Free local map
Free clean filtered water

With so many hostels out there, it's kind of hard to know which one to choose. We hope that in the end, you choose us. Visit our website, or give us a call and we'll answer all your inquiries as soon as we possibly can.

Team Backstreet

Accommodation Information

All rooms are cleaned daily and include clean white bed linens, air-conditioning, washroom with hot shower.

Location Information

Our address is No. 3 Renmin Rd, Guilin, China. We are on the south entrance of Sheraton Hotel.

Unbeatable location, being completely surrounded by sites such as the Zhengyang Pedestrian Street, Guilin City Square, the famous Li River, Elephant Trunk Hill and Shanhu Lake Park with the two Pagodas. Many other attractions are all within walking distance.

Listed below are popular hot spots for backpackers that are easily reachable by foot:
-All of the best bars/restaurants/shops: Right outside our door!
-Li River: You can see it from where we are!
-Pedestrian Street
-Largest mall in Guilin
-Guilin Central Square
-Night Market - Souvenirs galore!
-Italian coffee cafes along Li River
-Tea shops
-International Spa

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