Trippers Carpe Diem

Shi Ban Qiao village nr 35, Yangshuo, China, Distance from city centre: 1.4km
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Rating: 96%from 3 reviews

  • 100%Atmosphere
  • 100%Staff
  • 100%Security
  • 100%Cleanliness
  • 80%Location
  • 93%Value for money
  • 100%Facilities
Recommendation by Lonely Planet China (edition May 2011): 'This brand-new hostel run by a Chinese-Belgian family is highly recommended by travelers. In addition to stunning views of the rice fields and karst peaks, excellent staff and spotless rooms, the hostel has an MSG-free cafe with European highlights... It's out of town (1,5km north of Xijie) but close enough to walk to. Walk (or cycle) along the river (upstream) for 15 minutes to ShiBanQiao village.'

We have now MORE ROOMS AVAILABLE than shown here in our new Village Retreat next-doors (100m) with King sized beds, private balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, rain showers, etc, at great start-up prices this summer! Only 3 types of rooms are available here for our new retreat: Standard Double King, Deluxe Double Bed with balcony and Deluxe family suites with balcony.

- We offer a quiet and relaxed environment within an easy en highly scenic walk from the town center (15-20 min) going along the banks of the Li-river straight into West Street with its lively cafes, shops and nightlife. (When you don't feel like walking or cycling, we can always arrange a motorbike (7Y) or a taxi (20Y) to get you to and back from town)

- Wide open terraces on 3 different levels and a lounge cafe which both offer great views over the valley below and the karst peaks beyond.

- A cozy lounge bar with comfy seating and wide open windows to enjoy the mountain views and farmlands below and with what might be a welcome change for the Chinese beers, a great selection of Belgian Beers with Duvel, Leffe, Hoegaarden, Stella and 3 of Belgium's most renowned Trappist Beers; Chimay, Orval and Rochefort 11,3%! Our selection of South-African wines, both red and white are favorites too.

- Excellent chef, both in western & Chinese food, praised in our reviews!

- DVD-room with flat-screen TV and integrated movies, books library, music, board games, cards, pool-table on our main terrace overlooking the karst mountain peaks ...

- Free internet and wifi-access in all areas, common and private.

-Yangshuo's best countryside rates with beds from 40Y!

- We have composed a comprehensive travel guide book for you with all tours, sights and activities in and around Yangshuo to help you make the best choice for your trips and the most out of your Yangshuo experience.


- We help organize a wide range of activities:

- Kayaking trips on secluded parts of the Li-river free of tour boats, rafts, just you and unspoiled everyday Chinese life, farmers, playing kids, buffaloes,...
- Various bamboo-rafting tours (on both Li-river and Yulong river)
- Dragon bone (Longji) rice terraces tour.
- Great off the beaten track guided cycling tours with Alice, praised in our reviews.
- Detailed and colorful biking/tour maps.
- In-house bicycle rental.
- Scooter hire (only 120Y a day!)
- Horse riding (where your horse will come to pick you up at the hostel and take you to and in the Li-river)
- Rock climbing with a very friendly, knowledgeable and responsible guide.
- Tai chi (private classes on our rooftop terrace!)
- Chinese massage (in the comfort of your room if you wish)
- Yangshuo local cooking classes in the most renowned cooking school of yangshuo, great value!
- Light show.
- Cormorant fishing show.
- Caves.
-Moon hill
-Etc.

-No curfew here, if you want to go party in town, our guard will let you in at anytime.

To ease your way to our hostel we offer a pick-up service from anywhere in Yangshuo when you call us upon arrival, between 8.00am-23.00pm.

-Now we can also help you to arrange your visa for Vietnam. While staying in our hostel your visa will be sent to the embassy in Vietnam where you can pick it up either the next day or get it back in Yangshuo in 2 to 4 working days. We can also arrange a bus directly to Nanning where you can spend a night and will be picked up the next morning for the journey to Hanoi.

Here you will be in a wonderful part of rural China where everyday life plays in the valley below as it has been for centuries, yet just an easy stroll away from Yangshuo's lively center, that lays just around the corner...

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Cable TV
  • Café
  • Child Friendly
  • Children's Play Area
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots available
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Currency Exchange
  • DVDs
  • Express check-in / out
  • Telephone/Fax Facilities
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Microwave
  • Mini Supermarket
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Taxes included
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Utensils
  • Wake-up calls
  • Wi-Fi

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Our reception opening times are 08.00-22.00, however you can check-in with us at anytime, our bar girls or guard will always let you in and show you to your room if you booked that night. We also have a Call or email us for pick-ups from Yangshuo or Guilin if desired.

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Address in Mandarin: 罗马假日柚子山庄石板桥35号541900 阳朔 桂林广西 中国

From Guilin Airport, Guilin Center or Train Station:

From Guilin airport after every flight arrival there are buses which can take you to Guilin’s center for 25¥ or even straight to Yangshuo several times a day (50¥). For directions from the North Bus Station here in Yangshuo, follow the directions discussed below.

From Guilin bus station there are regular express buses to Yangshuo (1.5hr, 25¥). From Guilin train station there are buses to Yangshuo too but they stop along the way (1.5hr, 25¥). Both will take you to the Yangshuo North bus station. From there follow the directions discussed below.

We can arrange a taxi to pick you up from Guilin airport, Guilin City, the train- or bus station or any hotel, any time, day or night. This way it is easier to find our place and you don't have to worry about being cheated. From Guilin airport the standard fee is 290¥, day or night. If you prefer to go by the expressway (more scenic, relaxing, faster) add 30¥ for the tolls. From Guilin center, bus or train station the standard fee is 230¥.

From Yangshuo North Bus Station (coming from Guilin)

Upon confirmation of your reservation, we will send you a detailed map of the directions below. If you did not receive it, please let us know in advance.

1. The easy way

You have a phone or will borrow a phone from someone (easy). Take the local bus nr 1 that will leave in our direction and will drop you off at the entrance gate of the Yangshuo Middle School (end stop). There call us and we will send a driver to pick you up.

2. The adventurous way

Take the same local bus nr 1 that will leave in our direction and will drop you off at the entrance gate of the Yangshuo Middle School (end stop). From there continue walking past the entrance of the school along a small trail that will lead to a paved road. Turn right passing by the same school and continue for about 800m where you will enter our village. Stay on the same road and you will find Trippers Carpe Diem on your left hand side about 150m into that village. (opposite the Yangshuo Village Retreat hotel)

3. Motorbike taxi:

Take one of the motorbike taxis at the bus stations and show them our address written or printed in Chinese to guide him to our village (20¥, they may try and charge more)

Note: Taxis are very expensive in Yangshuo compared to other places in China and local drivers unfamiliar with us may charge 30¥ or more per transfer. Make use of the local bus and our pick-up service and once here, our free shuttle service. We also provide plenty of bikes that we provide free to use for everyone after 4.00pm.

From Yangshuo South Bus Station (coming from Nanning/Guangzhou/Shenzhen down):

1. The easy way

You have a phone or will borrow a phone from someone (easy). Walk out of the little bus station and take local bus nr 3 on the main road (will come from the left going right) passed the roundabout (100m) and will turn right at the next roundabout (2km) in the center on to Diecui road. After the first left turn on that road (+300m), get off at the first stop (little market). There call us and we will send a driver to pick you up.

2. The adventurous way

Same as above but enjoy a beautiful walk to our hostel along the Li-river. For this, walk further in the direction of the bus passed the County Hospital on your left (50m) and take the first right turn. Walk to the end of that road (300m) at Lisa’s Mountain View hotel and take the left turn which leads to the Li-river (500m). Turn left along the river below the large yellow covered walkway with the river at your right hand side. Continue on this road with amazing mountain and river scenery, always going straight ahead, never turn left or right and you will arrive in our village (1.4km). There you will find Trippers Carpe Diem about 150m further at your right hand side.

3. Motorbike taxi:

Take one of the motorbike taxis at the bus stations and show them our address written or printed in Chinese to guide him to our village (20¥, they may try and charge more)

Note: Taxis are very expensive in Yangshuo compared to other places in China and local drivers unfamiliar with us may charge 30¥ or more per transfer. Make use of the local bus and our pick-up service and once here, our free shuttle service. We also provide plenty of bikes that we provide free to use for everyone after 4.00pm.

From anywhere in Yangshuo’s West Street area:

From anywhere in the center, go to the Li-river, turn left and follow the road aside the river (keep the river at your right hand side), always keep going straight ahead. When the road bends away from the river - past the big yellow covered market walkway along the river - do not turn right but continue straight ahead and soon - after 500m - you will enter the village and you will find Trippers Carpe Diem about 150m further at your right hand side.

For a great overview how to reach Yangshuo, check out our Yangshuo Insider guide at www.yangshuo-insider.com

Trippers Carpe Diem - Yangshuo

Address: Shi Ban Qiao Village 35, 541900 Yangshuo, Guangxi, China
Address Chinese: 罗马假日柚子山庄石板桥35号541900 阳朔 桂林广西 中国

Located Near

Of all Yangshuo hostels located in a quiet, relaxing and highly scenic environment we are closest to the center, within just a 5 min bike ride (FREE after 4pm!) or a 15-20min beautiful walk along the Li-river to Yangshuo’s old town center with its lively cafes, shops and nightlife. Beautiful cycling and hiking trails to the Yulong river start right at our doorstep. And just around the corner the Li-river provides an excellent swimming spot.

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