Riverside Hostel

Inn in Guilin

This efficient inn by the Táohuā River (桃花江) has pretty regular, bog-standard rooms, but the setting is both peaceful and convenient, tucked well away along a small riverside alley off the main drag of Zhongshan Nanlu. Staff are attentive and friendly and there's a great terrace out back facing the water for beer and conversation. Come the busy months, book ahead.

The Riverside Inn almost next door has the same owner and has more rooms facing the river.