Wada Hostel

No.212 Huancheng West 1st Road, Yanshan District, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang, 541002, China

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    WADA :I Never Wanted To Leave


    My first hostel in China and certainly not my last. On arrival the reception girls had such warm and inviting smiles it set the tone for the start of my few days based here.

    I had experienced many stone faced hotel reception staff in China so it was nice to be in a warm and friendly environment. This is what hostelling is all about

    Bike hire and guest shower are available and left luggage space when needed was good. the girls were so helpful and had an extensive knowledge of the whole area.

    I highly recommend the WADA HOSTEL to anyone visiting Guilin

    Unique Quality: The room I had was on the 2nd floor and with en-suite it was clean and adequate. Nice and quite too as a communal corridor/balcony stretched in front of the rooms buffering the bedrooms from any noise. the room had A/C and a good hot shower with squad bog (my first thank goodness!!)

    The bar and meals were delicious at Wada and cheap too; it saved time venturing out and gave us all time to play pool, chat and play cards. Friday nights is BBQ night for just 30RMB. Tuesday its make it yourself dumplings and all for free....but you must eat them and wash them down with a beer (not compulsory)

    Directions: Ask a taxi man but near a market opposite a shopping centre


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Forum Posts

Guilin to Xiamen Train Ride

by limledi

Hello. Is there a train transport from Guilin to Xiamen? How many hours is the train ride? What time is departure & arrival? How much does it cost? Thanks.

Re: Guilin to Xiamen Train Ride

by china2008

Seems there ia no direct train between these two places.

Check schedule through http://www.adventurechinatrip.com/train/

Re: Guilin to Xiamen Train Ride

by ellyse

No direct train. You're advised to take an overnight bus to Guangzhou and then change to a train for Xiamen; or take a bus to Nanning and do the same.

Re: Guilin to Xiamen Train Ride

by seagypsy

I would think there are good coach buses running between Xiamen and Guilin. And even possibly flights?! But I recommend Yangshuo to stay in instead of Guilin. Yangshuo has a nicer setting and is also not as expensive as Guilin. You can take a shuttle bus that runs between Guilin's train station [the bus shuttle departs from the parking lot area closest to the mainstreet] and Yangshuo and it runs regularly.

Re: Guilin to Xiamen Train Ride

by limledi

Thanks for your help.

Re: Guilin to Xiamen Train Ride

by ellyse

I tried looking for the bus schedules and they didn't show any Guilin -- Xiamen departures.

Re: Guilin to Xiamen Train Ride

by limledi


Re: Guilin to Xiamen Train Ride

by flyinfact

There is a coach departure from Guilin Long distance bus station at 14:20 to Xiamen, and 244RMB for a sleeping seat.

Re: Guilin to Xiamen Train Ride

by limledi

Thanks for the info. I'll have Guangzhou instead of Xiamen coz it's nearer Guilin which is my destination.

Travel Tips for Guilin

Guilin - The Li river

by Luchonda

It must be hard to earn living from fishing !!
Next to fishing you will notice daily life in Guilin. There are a lot of simple boats doing daily transport - but also typical is the daily scenary of women doing the laundry in the black water of the Li river in the meantime their children are swimming next to the water buffalos

Recommended Buys

by yipsufen

Paper Umbrellas

Guilin has a history of 400 years of making paper umbrellas, which fall into two varieties, oil and colorful umbrellas. Paper umbrellas made in Guilin are made in the traditional style and are very elegant with beautiful designs and various styles. The paper umbrella may serve as a good gift.

Landscape Paintings

Paintings reproduce the natural beauty of Guilin and many artists are fascinated with the Li River. Many famous painters including Xu Beihong, Huang Binhong, Li Ketan and Bai Xueshi have used Guilin 's unique scenery as inspiration for their masterpieces. Be sure to take something to remind you of your Guilin experience.

Watermelon Frost

There are watermelon frost powder and lozenges for sore throat and also toothpaste. It is traditionally used to relief sore throat. It can be considered as the fourth treasure of Guilin. The most reputable brand is Sanjin.

Cruise on the Lijiang River.

by Paolo-Italy

The height of a Guilin trip is volage down the Lijiang River, which is a 83-km-long waterway connecting Guilan and Yangshuo. The banks are lined with extradinary hill peaks and bamboo forest. Fishers can be seen in small boats, along with picturesque villages.

Some caves in and around Guilin offer more unique adventures for tourists. Topping the list is the Ludi (Reed-Flute) Cave. It was named thus because once the locals used clumps of reeds at the cave entrance to make musical instruments. Inside the cave, stalactites and stalagmites are reflected in multi-colored lighting, creating a fantastic view and sometime casting a mysterious feeling.

Another fun place of Guilin is the Elephant Trunk Hill, which actually resembles an elephant (about 50 meter high) dipping into the Li River.

Feet/ Body/ Head Massage

by sunshine9689

Second evening we went to a massage place just off the main street. There are many of these places around.
Paid 30RMB ($3.8) for 45minutes of foot massage and 45RMB ($5.6) for 45 minutes of body/head massage per person.

It was nice and relaxing.

Taohua Jiang

by Guantanamera

Taohua Jiang is a small river flowing from the Li Jiang into the interior of downtown Guilin... At the intersection of Taohua Jiang and the Li Jiang, you can get a brief, narrow view of the famed Xiangbi Shan, or "Elephant Trunk Hill"... You're not allowed a good view because the city government officials ordered trees to be planted which block the view in a pathetic attempt to manipulate people into paying admission to the riverbank park from where you can get a decent view of it... I thought it was tacky...


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