Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Guilin, China. You can choose from 13 Guilin hostels. In total, there are 26 cheap places to stay in Guilin such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Guilin, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Most Guilin hostels are located in
Xiangshan District, Qixing District, XiuFeng District
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Guilin? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Guilin alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Guilin. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Guilin. To help you make friends with Guilin before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Guilin is an amazing and charming city in the province of Guangxi, in the south area of China. It is probably considered one of the most interesting cities in China, and the crowds of tourists will prove it. Even if you don't appreciate big crowds, the beauty of the city and the surrounds are really worth a visit. Guilin has a good transport connection; the most popular and economical ways are by bus and train –- both stations are near the city center and have good connections to the city center. Taxis or public buses are also available (make sure you have the right directions to your hostel, as it sometimes can be hard to ask for information because of the language barrier).
The city of Guilin has stunning scenery, with its shops, restaurants, and cafes set alongside the beautiful and well known “Li River.” The atmosphere in this city is quite a rarity in China -- it's really clean, with a lot of trees and green places. During your stay, you should take a few days to visit its main attractions -- Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Folded Brocade Hill, 7 Stars Park; you can visit these places by yourself easily. The other biggest attractions are the “Two Rivers and Foor Lakes Tour” and the “Guilin to Yangshuo Trip” -- these tours can be easily booked in any travel agency or in your hostel. After a long day of walking around, you should visit the Zhengyang Lu area -- with its concentration of cafes, restaurants, and bars -- to relax a little bit.
There are a few hostels in Guilin, and they all have the average facilities. The hostels in Guilin are very well rated, because of their facilities, prices, and friendly and helpful staff.
Written by local enthusiast for Guilin hostels Grace
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Guilin. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Guilin. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Guilin and China.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.