We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Xingping This Old Place Int'l Youth Hostel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Xingping This Old Place Int\\
View Map
{"widget":{"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Xingping This Old Place Int'l Youth Hostel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 112: English reviews
Chengdu, China
Reviewed 27 September 2013

I have stayed at This Old Place last year, so I went back to it, albeit with some trepidation. Good places sometimes do go bad. But no fear here - This Old Place in Xingping is still the same wonderful hostel, with excellent staff and amenities, in a perfect location. I'll go back there any day again.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Martin W
thisoldplace, General Manager at Xingping This Old Place Int'l Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank youuuuuu, my super-traveller friend!! It's just sooo happy to say you come back and stayed thaaat long with us. And we appreciate your help with the library and book list, and with lot's more other things . We were so lucky to have you last year and had good time with all the people in the hostel by then,...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 18 September 2013

The hostel is an hour away from the West Street of Yangshuo but you're certainly not looking for a city and lousy life in Yangshuo. The hostel is quiet, located near to the Li River and gave you some silent relief from the noisy and touristy town of Yangshuo. Not that much for party animals but it'd be perfect if...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Salem A
thisoldplace, General Manager at Xingping This Old Place Int'l Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank youuuuuu, my super-traveller friend!! It's just sooo happy to say you come back and stayed thaaat long with us. And we appreciate your help with the library and book list, and with lot's more other things . We were so lucky to have you last year and had good time with all the people in the hostel by then,...

Bunbury, Australia
Reviewed 14 September 2013

Handy location near the old section of town, Great wood fire pizza as many reviewers have already testified and very good banana pancakes for breakfast. Staff slightly indifferent and maybe not cut out for jobs in hospitality were a pleasant approachable disposition is required. Rooms a tad neglected and could do with a good scrub. Living common areas were relaxed...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank sticky d
Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

This hostel is a great option for those staying in the area. It is worth it alone for it's proximity to the start of the 30 minute trek up to Laozhai hill. The rooftop has a great view over the karst scenery and river. The staff were mostly friendly, some not so friendly. The showers were good but the internet...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MDRX12310
Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

We had a day in xingping before we stayed here and thought the hostel looked lovely, but we ended up in the new bit which is more expensive and not as nice. Our room had the fire escape that people had to use to get to the top floor outside the window and it was so noisy with people going...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank SWJ-85
thisoldplace, General Manager at Xingping This Old Place Int'l Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us. Your feedback is very important to us and it’s so appreciated that you would write us review here. we apologize for our mistakes which brought you unpleasant experience during your stay here. Our hostel was almost full on the day you checked-in, we had only one of the double rooms you wanted. When hearing your...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We stayed at This Old Place for one night in July 2013. Clean, comfortable room with good shower and air-con. The wifi didn't work in our room. Breakfast available but not included. Helpful staff with good English.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Lisa Z
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 August 2013

This Chinese YHA hostel is full of character, just what traditional hostelling is about. Yet it caters for the modern hosteller who is looking for a bit more comfort and facilities.... including wood fired pizzas made right in the bhostel. The rooms and bathrooms are immaculately clean, the staff are always helpful, there's a great view from the top deck...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank NomadicmanTA
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Great location and the rooftop is spectacular. The advice book was very helpful and the staff were really kind and helpful. The light on my dorm bunk was broken but the lockers were a good size and they provide a padlock. Only 30yuan which was great. Movie night every night was fun in a such a small town and i...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank milkylemon
Reviewed 2 July 2013 via mobile

The guy in the front desk was not nice at all. Gave us the feeling as if we aere bothring him with our questions about hiking trips in the area, like we were wasting his time. Over all the place is nice witj clean rooms and pizza. If you want to get away from all the tourism in Yangshou- this...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank bbb7791
Harrow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 June 2013

A nice hostel extended by lovely views of the karst country. Rooms where en suite and air conditioned, breakfast was functional. The common area was lovely and in the evenings a movie would be played with was a nice touch. While not the easiest place to get to, but when you're here you'll realise it was worth it.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 4mHere2There

159 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (76)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (10)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
View from Room (6)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Other (49)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (83)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (77)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Yangshuo County hotels
20.0 km away
Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
#3 of 413 in Yangshuo County
975 reviews
15.5 km away
Yangshuo Tea Cozy
Yangshuo Tea Cozy
#1 of 413 in Yangshuo County
552 reviews
20.7 km away
Yangshuo Phoenix Pagoda Fonglou Retreat
Yangshuo Phoenix Pagoda Fonglou ...
#4 of 413 in Yangshuo County
267 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
15.9 km away
Yangshuo Dongling Resort
Yangshuo Dongling Resort
#14 of 413 in Yangshuo County
174 reviews
16.3 km away
Wada Hostel (Yangshuo)
Wada Hostel (Yangshuo)
#1 of 51 in Yangshuo County
121 reviews
14.2 km away
Yangshuo Village Retreat
Yangshuo Village Retreat
#10 of 413 in Yangshuo County
251 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Why stay in the city.... when the riverside is SO AMAZING!Just 27 km outside of touristhotspot Yangshuo you will find the 'This Old Place Int’l Youth Hostel', a very unique youth hostel. We live in a small town named Xingping which has 1740 years old. It has the most beautiful riverview of the whole li-river erea. For this reason the riverside of Xingping is printed on the picture of the back the Chinese 20 yuan note. Our hostel is just located 50 meters away from Xingping port. So from some rooms’ balcony you may see the amazing riverview just the picture on the back the Chinese 20 yuan note. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Xingping This Old Place Int'l Youth Hostel

Address: No.5 Rongtan Road, Xingping Town, Yangshuo County 541906, China
Region: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
Price Range: $13 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your Xingping This Old Place Int'l Youth Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Xingping This Old Place Int'l Youth Hostel staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Xingping This Old Place Int'l Youth Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The higher up your room, the better the view of the mountains. Going on the roof to hang clothes to dry is the best view of all.”
 of 5 bubbles curlylekan, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“the rooms in old building is more quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Janice914, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Can choose newer building if prefer modern settings, and choose rooms further away from main road if prefer quiet rooms even in the day.”
 of 5 bubbles Deb_LYH19, 10 Nov 2015 | Read review
“WiFi strong round reception.Dorm rooms great(only Y30)You get mountain/river view rooms for Y130/190(not pp:room price;still no bad)”
 of 5 bubbles sadeeyor, 23 Sep 2015 | Read review
“family room”
 of 5 bubbles kristina091, 4 Sep 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay