Must see hotels in Guangxi

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    Alila Yangshuo

    One of Yangshuo's most memorable stays is this old, Chinese sugarbeet factory – complete with Cultural Revolution slogans – that's been converted into a…

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    This Old Place Youth Hostel

    At the far end of town near the river is this popular hostel with a lovely backpacker vibe. Split over two buildings, rooms are really pleasant; the south…

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    Secret Garden

    Middlesbrough-born South African designer Ian Hamlinton (nicknamed ‘Crazy One’ by the locals) has energetically and lovingly converted a cluster of Ming…

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    Longji Vita Hotel

    Offering some of the finest views you'll get in Longji is this memorable inn overlooking the spectacular Seven Stars Chase the Moon rice terrace. All…

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    Riverside Inn

    A former hostel, this attractive inn by the peaceful Taohua River (桃花江) has ditched the dorms to focus squarely on its boutique-style rooms. They feature…

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    Tea Cozy Hotel

    What makes Tea Cozy a true winner is not the 18 traditional-style balcony rooms (though these are wonderful in themselves), but the exceptional service by…

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    Dragon’s Den Hostel

    One of Longji's most social hangouts is this friendly backpacker in the hilltop village of Tiantouzhai. It's a scenic spot, with each of the rooms in the…

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    Dong Village Hotel

    This popular inn, run by friendly, English-speaking owner Michael Yang, is superbly located right by the bridge. Rooms, connected by a creaking staircase,…

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    Longji International Youth Hostel

    One of the first accommodation options you find walking into Ping'an, this thoroughly pleasant, friendly and amenable hostel has decent rooms in a kind of…

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    Salad Days Inn

    With its contemporary designer-style furniture, hanging lamps and exposed brick, Salad Days offers a boutique alternative to Tiantouzhai's rickety inns…

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    This Old Place Hostel

    One of Guilin's most popular hostels, This Old Place has a wonderful location down a leafy street across from Baoxian Lake, and is a 10-minute walk to the…

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    Phoenix Pagoda Fonglou Retreat

    The 12 rooms here have wide balconies overlooking the hills, furniture made from local materials, wi-fi and no TV. The Taiwanese owner Jerry has tips on…

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    Nirvana Organic Farm Inn

    Offering a chilled-out and less touristy alternative to Xingping is this relaxed guesthouse set in the countryside on a small, organic permaculture farm…

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    White House

    The White House is decked out in all manner of period (some genuine, some perhaps not) trappings reflecting the building it's in – part of the former…

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    Ming Palace International Youth

    This popular and centrally located backpackers offers clean and comfortable dorms, along with beautifully decorated, spacious and bright private rooms,…

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    Longji Holiday Hotel

    This cosy place in Ping'an is run by a pleasant Zhuang woman called Yanmei and her brother. Spacious tiled rooms sport sharp colour coordination, a…

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    Bella's Inn

    One for budget travellers who aren't into the whole backpacker scene is this stylish guesthouse run by the friendly, English-speaking Bella. Rooms are…

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    42 Xiaoshe

    Hidden away in a back alley of Daxu's old town is this super relaxed guesthouse within a small traditional house. Its three upstairs rooms are simple but…

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    Giggling Tree

    Simply lovely rooms in a beautiful countryside setting are what's on offer at the Giggling Tree, an old 24-room farmhouse, just 7km from Yangshuo…

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    Climbers Inn

    Run by the ever-helpful Lily is this aptly named guesthouse that's the place for climbers to stay in Yangshuo. Here you'll get the lowdown on everything…