Guilin: Ming Palace International Hostel
Get There: 10-3 Dong Hua Rd, XiuFeng District, Guilin. From Guilin Train Station, take the no.99 or 100 bus, get off at the Lequn Road Stop, turn right at the crossing, go through two big arches and find the hostel on your left. Taxis from the airport are around CNY100.
Cost: From CNY40 a night for a dorm, or more for privates
Free Breaky: No
Free WiFi: Yes
It is very easy to accidentally spend a whole day without walking outside the doors of Ming Palace International Hostel because you are just so ridiculously content with chilling out there. The staff are super friendly and bubbly, and if you pay the a couple of yuan they will serve you unlimited food with a variety of different and delicious Chinese dishes for dinner. They also have a free dumpling-making party so you can learn how to be a Chinese chef and then gobble down the really shitty-shaped dumplings you make afterwards. The common area is super fun to relax in and meet other travellers, and they’ve been able to obtain a sneaky VPN meaning you can actually communicate with the outside world via Facebook!