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  • Reviews: 2

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Yangshuo Culrue House: Yangshuo Culture House

We stayed at a great little guest house called Yangshuo Culture house. The family treats you like gold and the price (120RMB/80RMB holiday/regular) includes 3 MEALS A DAY! And they treat you like you're part of the family. I found it at http://goatsontheroad.com/where-to-sleep-in-yangshuo/ and they have tons of pics and info on the place. check it out and don't miss out on this awesome opportunity. This place is a real gem!

3 meals a day!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written September 16, 2012

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  • SirRichard profile photo SirRichard
  • Reviews: 3639

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Morning Sun Hotel: A good medium local hotel

I found this hotel just wandering around Yangshuo's streets. The place where I had thought to stay was full so I just needed an alternative. This one is a normal local hotel with very good prices, clean, centrally located but quiet enough to sleep well. The stuff was kind and helpful too.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written January 15, 2012
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  • fujisan profile photo fujisan
  • Reviews: 6

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Rosewood Inn: Excellent Place to Stay in Yangshuo!!

We arrived quite Tired after the Li Jiang Cruise.
We had booked a 2 twin bed room on the 2nd floor with a Balcony - unfortunately a lot of Mosquitos had come in from the Balcony.
We asked to move rooms and the staff were so helpful and obliging.
We moved to a 3 single bed room on the first floor(ground floor) with No windows - but a lovely bathroom and was close to reception - we had lots of space.
It was peaceful and quiet and relaxing.
Not noisy - as it was off West Street - which parties all night!!
Free Chocolates and water were provided and the linen was clean.
We could get discount at many restaurants that are also owned by the same owner (from Hong Kong) - so that was advantageous.
The Manager has very good English and her employees are very helpful.
Some other hotel guests were chain smokers but luckily we just had to put up with that for 1 night - as you may be aware there is no smoking ban in China!
We could hire bikes for 25 rmb per day - quite cheap!!
Would definitely recommend this hotel.

Peaceful and quiet.
Nice Rooms.
Friendly and helpful Staff.
Arranged a Taxi to Guilin for us for 200RMB.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written December 10, 2010

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  • Stepwalk profile photo Stepwalk
  • Reviews: 28

4 out of 5 starsUser Rating

White Lion Hotel: Local accommodation

This hotel was in the heart of West street, the main area for shopping, eating, and general hanging about in Yangshuo. It was cheap, clean, roomy, air-conditioned, and with easy access to most of what you need in Yangshuo. The only drawback was that in the Chinese holiday week when we were there the bars are busy in West street and have music until quite late!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written July 3, 2010
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  • danupon profile photo danupon
  • Reviews: 4

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International Student Center Hostel: Very cheap hostel, but be careful

We went there on April 2, 2010. The hotel price is way cheaper than other hostels in Yangshuo. (In our case, the price here is 14 RMB per person per night in the 8 bed mixed dorm while the next cheapest hostel is 25 RMB for the same kind of bed.) It is run by a family and the owner can also offer you cheaper tours and transportations to other cities. The place is generally clean. The hostel owner will actually try very hard to sell tours and coach tickets to you. They are cheap (especially if you negotiate) but we heard from other websites that they keep changing schedule so be careful.

Overall, if you concern so much about the price, this is the place to go. However, if you are willing to pay a bit more for the peace of mind, check out other hostels (such as Monkey Jane's Hotel).

Now, let me warn you to not trust the owner so much. I would like to share the following story. My friend and I, six of us, walked in (without reservation) and got six beds in an 8-bed dorm. Everything seems to be fine until we went back in the afternoon when the owner told us that only 5 beds are available and ask us to share the beds. We felt that he could not keep his word and it's inappropriate to hope that we will share the bed (he didn't even offer anything in return) so we demand our money back. He refuses to do so and we had argued for hours without anything happen (accept that he offered that he'll charge us for 5 beds instead of 6 which we were not satisfied). So, we ended up calling the authority for help. (Luckily, some of my friends are Chinese so their family can help getting a hold of a police. This took many hours so I can't imagine how long it will take a person who can't speak Chinese like me to do this.) The authority was finally able to get us back the money and we also learned from him that the license of this hotel is being pended. After the authority was gone and we walked out of the hotel, the owner kept stalking us for a while. He didn't threat us but this made some of us feel uncomfortable. And, provided that Yangshuo is a small town, this made us feel not so safe in Yangshuo.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written April 5, 2010

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  • LisaMoran profile photo LisaMoran
  • Reviews: 2

5 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Yangshuo China: Yangshuo Village Inn

You're best be for mountian biking is the Yangshuo Village Inn, a sister hotel of the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat and as of recently, #1 on TripAdvisor. there are some beautiful big hills right outside this hotel and they have Trek bikes for rent. Same at the Mountain Retreat, but you need to cross the river for trails. Happy travels! Lisa

One of the best boutique hotels in China

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Eco-Tourism, Hot Air Ballooning, Family Travel
  • Written June 13, 2009

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  • fruitbatss profile photo fruitbatss
  • Reviews: 3

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Moon Resort: Accommodation with a view

I would highly recommend staying at Moon Resort, in Moon Hill Village, about a 20 min minibus ride out of Yangshuo.
www.moon-resort.com
moon.resort@gmail.com
All rooms are clean with twin beds, tv (only chinese channels, but one is a sports channel), a/c, the most fluffy doonas and a large bathroom with western toilet & shower. Rooms for Y80 face Moon Hill, and have open views of karst formations, paddy fields, and hot air balloons early in the morning. The pictures on the website are a true reflection of the amazing views. Rooms for Y60 face a large karst formation & village houses. The roof top area has panoramic views of the valley and is a great place for writing letters. There is an undercover outdoor eating area on the ground floor next to their orchard with views of karst formations which was great for drinking green tea. Meals are home cooked, large portions, and cheap eg. fried noodles & vegies for Y8.
Catch a local minibus to Gao Tian (Y2.5, 20 mins) from Yangshuo bus station. You will cross the river with bamboo rafts, then pass the Banyan Tree Entrance Area on right, then Dragon Cave Assembly on left, then you will see a large sign for the Water Cave on your right. Look to your left and you will see a village nestled in karst formations. This is Moon Hill Village. Get off the minibus now, which is just before the entrance to Moon Hill. Walk across the road, through the gate arch, passed rice paddies and down the main road to the village (100m). You will see lots of restaurants in front of you. Walk to the left down a small road passed village houses (25m). When you see a blue sign with chinese writing, turn left. Follow the small road down towards the orchard and on the left is a white building, Moon Resort (25m). Or if you get lost, like I did, Wei Wei or her husband will pick you up on the motorbike. I ended up in Gao Tian (about 2 kms from Moon Resort) and had to make a phone call on her mobile 1387 837 2875.

Wei Wei and her husband go out of their way to make you feel welcome and offer great local travel advice. As a solo western female traveller I like to be prepared, and each day Wei Wei would help me with bus information, translations and timings. There is free internet access in the foyer which was great for downloading my photos each day onto facebook to share my experiences with family & friends. You can get fresh towels each day if you need, umbrellas and even a hairdryer. I also liked it because each morning I woke to the sound of birds. I was able to find a different local road to explore on my early morning runs. It would be hard to find a better view from a room in Yangshuo. And after a long day of exploring, it was great to get away from all the traffic noise and tourist shops & just relax.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Cycling, Rafting, Budget Travel
  • Written November 5, 2008

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  • bpwarne profile photo bpwarne
  • Reviews: 332
Ai Yuan Hotel: Nice hotel on West Street

We did not stay at this hotel but did check it out during our May, 2008 visit to Yangshuo. Very large hotel with about 70 rooms. Price quoted to us was 190RMB, about $24USD. Rooms were good sized, clean, nice sized bathroom, nicely appointed, hardwood floors. Although this hotel is located on West Street, it was very quiet inside, especially in rooms at the back. Good choice if you would like a hotel right in the thick of things but a bit more upscale atmosphere than most. It realy has a bit too much of a Western feel to it for us though. Also, mattresses were very firm, rather typical for this area of China.

Two restaurants on premises, one Chinese and one Western.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Arts and Culture
  • Written September 19, 2008
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Hidden Dragon Villa: Another out of town place

While we did not stay at this place in May, 2008, we did check it out one day while bicycling through the countryside. The rate quoted to us was 168RMB/night, approximately $21USD and did not include breakfast. The building is impressive looking from the outside, rooms are a bit on the large size, wood floors, clean, very nicely furnished. This would be a very good choice if you desire to stay in the countryside outside Yangshuo, majestic scenery, quiet atmosphere, conveniently located a short 6 kilometers by local bus from town. Certainly a less touristy feel than much of Yangshuo.
About 30 rooms.

Fantastic scenery

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Arts and Culture, Budget Travel
  • Written September 16, 2008
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Hidden Dragon Villa Hotel


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  • bpwarne profile photo bpwarne
  • Reviews: 332

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Riverview Hotel: Right across the street from the Li River

We stayed at this hotel for three nights in May of 2008. We paid 140RMB/night (about $18USD) for a room with private bath on the second floor facing the river with a balcony. Room was clean, average sized, nicely furnished, A/C, TV, great balcony with table, two chairs and a rocking chair. Bath was a bit on the small side. Staff was friendly and efficient. Breakfast was not included. We ate breakfast at the restaurant on premises a couple times, very good.
The River View Hotel has about eleven rooms. Only about six rooms have a river view. All rooms are equipped with TV, air conditioner, telephone, hot water and American style toilets. Free Internet service is available in the lobby.
We highly recommend this hotel for it's location, friendly staff and view. You are right in the thick of things...yet there is a feeling of being isolated from it all.

Faces the Li River at the edge of the very touristed West Street area of the city. Our room had a fantastic view of the river, surrounding karst mountains, and the street below, full of colorful street vendors at times. The best view we found in a Yangshuo hotel and we looked at many. There is a very good restaurant on the 1st floor with great al fresca dining.

Please be aware there are two Riverview Hotels, one at 11 and one at 15 Bin Jiang Road, both owned by the same people but run seperate from each other. We stayed at the one on the very corner, I think it is referred to as the Riverview whereas the other is the Riverview Grand.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Arts and Culture, Adventure Travel, Budget Travel
  • Written September 14, 2008
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Riverview Hotel, Yangshuo

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Moon Resort in MoonHill Village, Yangshuo: A fantastic place outside of the Yangshuo bustle

We stayed at this inn two nights in May, 2008. We paid 150RMB/night for a room on the second floor with A/C and a fantastic view of the mountains. Room was a bit on the large size, with a very large bath, clean, tile floor, TV with no English channels. Breakfast was not included. There is an oudoor dining area and meals are available for a resonable fee. We had dinner one evening, hot and sour soup, stir fried vegetables and rice, about $5USD for two people. Extremely spicy! Western style breakfast is about $2.50USD. Free internet access in lobby area. Host Wei Wei and her husband were most thoughtful and friendly. Wei wei allowed Patty to use her washing machine to wash our clothes, no charge, even helped her!

It's not on West street, It's not even in Yangshuo. MoonHill Village is very small, giving it a rather genuine feel. There are many great bicycle paths in the immediate area.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Cycling, Arts and Culture
  • Written September 14, 2008
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Moon Resort, MoonHill Village

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  • Reviews: 210

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Morning Sun Hotel, Yangshuo: convenient and pleasant

We booked this hotel directly by emailing the website and got a very pleasant room just off West street, and therefore quiet. The hotel staff are friendly and helpful ,and will organize trips and tickets to the show Impressions if you want.A driver picked us up from Guilin airport and brought us to the hotel for a charge of 180 RMB

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Eco-Tourism
  • Written May 26, 2008

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  • Reviews: 1415

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Snow Lion Resort: Out of town

I also didn't stay here, though we saw it on a walk and thought it was worth a mention. It's out of town a ways, and while you could walk, it's a long way so a taxi may be a better option. One of the benefits is that it is located in a rural area surrounded by small farms with rice paddies, and all the karst scenery you came here for. I can't vouch for the resort itself, but if you're interested, there are signs and you can call them up. I'll try to get the number here soon.

They say they have comfortable rooms and I believe they also have a restaurant.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Backpacking
  • Written March 4, 2008
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Bamboo House: Backalley Chic

Haven't stayed here, though it's location down a small alley makes it seem interesting. Another Yangshuo lodging option.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written March 2, 2008
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  • Reviews: 3

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Cotton Rose Inn: Large rooms and comfortable

I've recommended this place to several friends. It's a 3 minute walk off of the main tourist streets of Yangshuo. The rooms are much larger than normal and the bathroom was great. There's free internet downstairs. Look at several rooms as they're not all the same. Not the cheapest hotel, but great value for the money. A large step above of backpacker hotels.

Large rooms and a very good bathroom

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Seniors, Women's Travel, Family Travel
  • Written December 10, 2007

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