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Trippers Carpe Diem

Fun place to stay at! I stayed in a private room and the a/c was excellent! To add to my comfort, I would have preferred a somewhat padded or covered bed mattress (mattresses in Asia are notoriously hard) and larger sheets.

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Facilities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Book Exchange
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/Travel Desk

Entertainment

  • Board Games

In Room Facilities

  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box

Parking

  • Bicycle Parking
  • Free Parking

Sport & Leisure

  • Cable TV
  • Pool Table

About Trippers Carpe Diem

At Carpe Diem, seize the day, we aim to offer you more than just a bed with a focus on cultural and social immersion in one of the most beautiful landscapes of China. At Carpe Diem we work hard to create an environment that gives backpackers a sense of holiday home and family. Our comfy TV-lounge bar and our bright and sunny terrace provide the perfect setting for meeting fellow travelers and host our daily activities and hostel family style buffet dinners offer excellent opportunities to meet new friends in a dynamic atmosphere.

Trippers Carpe Diem will provide you with:

- Wide open terraces on 3 different levels with arguably the best communal balcony views of Yangshuo! Pool-table, lounge music, plenty of comfy seating areas and a bar nearby with a fridge full of cheap local beers and what might be a welcome change for the Chinese beers, a great selection of Belgian Beers with Duvel, Leffe, Hoegaarden, Stella, Chimay and Rochefort! Common areas and rooms have been refreshed and refurbished in March 2014.

- Dormitories with individual beds with curtains below for comfort and privacy. AC, WiFi, Individual lockers and reading lights, free linen. Attached bathroom with western toilet, rain shower and free use of fluffy towels and toiletries. You can also charge your gadgets and accessories safely with power sockets built into your individual locker.

- Private rooms feature AC, TV, WiFi, private bathroom with western toilet & rain Shower, free use of linen, towels and toiletries.

- A familiar, friendly and young atmosphere where you will find us the whole day always willing to help you find a place to eat or to go out in town, book tickets, find the best deals on activities, off road trails and onward transportation.

- NEW! Sumptuous family style group dinners on our outdoor deck with a varied selection of the best local dishes you can try all out and pick your favourites. Offered every evening at a budget price.

- NEW! Outdoor Movie Projector for cosy movie nights on our deck. Available when the majority is up for it.

- Well maintained bikes and scooters to explore the hilly roads and admire the scenery surrounding our village in a most relaxing way.

- Free bikes after 4.00pm, so you are just a free 7 minute bike ride along the Li-river away from West Street, the shop, restaurant and club area along the same river.

- Cheerful English speaking staff who enthusiastically contribute to our great hostel atmosphere!

- Self-composed travel guide book will be your top source of information with all tours, sights and activities listed in and around Yangshuo. We provide our own detailed cycling maps and our reception and bar girls will add all additional information to it to suit your needs.

- Off-the-beaten-track activities such as kayaking trips on secluded parts of the Li-river, rock climbing and deep water soloing along Li-river cliffs, Longji Rice terrace tour, great off the beaten track cycling tours, scooter tours winding for miles into the hills, various bamboo-rafting tours (on both Li-river and Yulong river), tai chi on our rooftop terrace, Yangshuo local cooking classes, cave and Moon Hill hiking trips, light show and cormorant fishing tickets, etc.

- DVD-room with flat-screen TV and movies, books library, music, board games and cards, to keep you entertained non depending on weather conditions...

- In-house supplies, snacks & fruit shop.

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

- Pick-up service from anywhere in Guilin or Yangshuo. Taxi service in and out of town, 5 minutes.

- A great combination of events & chill where travellers from all over the world come to meet and exchange experiences. If you are a person who wants to make new friends, have a beer, enjoy the hostel atmosphere amid great scenery, you have found your place!

Note: Although the road to our village is perfectly safe and is the most popular walking trail of locals to retain exercise and health, particularly single travelers may be intimidated that the road can be pitch dark on new moon nights since there are no street lights to the countryside. We provide flash-lights free for use and encourage a great local experience on the way back home to friends!

Important Information

Conditions

Welcome to our sister hostels The Cosy Garden and Trippers Carpe Diem, Yangshuo’s only countryside hostels within walking distance from the center with organized group tours and Chinese ‘family’ dinners!

For your convenience we would like to inform you about the following;
Our reception opening times are 07.30-23.00 (08.00-22.30 during winter) but we will let you in anytime, no curfew here!

During reception hours you can reach us on the phone numbers below!

DIRECTIONS:

New directions to reach our sister hostels The Cosy Garden and Trippers Carpe Diem, Yangshuo’s only countryside hostels within walking distance from the center with organized group tours and Chinese ‘family’ dinners!

Starting from 2014 the Yangshuo bus station has moved out of the center and been separated into a North bus station for buses coming from Guilin and a small South Bus Station for long distance buses from Nanning, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. From both bus stations there are electric buses leaving which makes it easier and cheaper to reach our hostels now.

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 ¥20 or even straight to Yangshuo several times a day (50Y). Upon arrival take bus nr 3 coming from left and going right on the main road where you will be heading for the 2nd roundabout discussed in the way to get here from the South bus station below.

From Guilin bus station there are regular express buses to Yangshuo (1hr; 15Y). From Guilin train station there are buses to Yangshuo too but they stop along the way (1.5hr; 15Y). 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 guesthouse and you don't have to worry about being cheated. From Guilin airport the standard fee is 290Y, day or night. If you prefer to go by the expressway (1hr instead of 1.5) add 30Y for the tolls. From Guilin center, bus or train station the standard fee is 230Y.

From Yangshuo North Bus Station (coming from Guilin)

1. Yellow electric bus (1Y) + walking:
Take the small electric yellow bus nr 1 passing by the roundabout (1km) where it will turn left, passed the crossroads (+300m) where it will turn left again, and get off at the first stop at the little market of that road (200m). Walk further in the direction of the bus passed the County Hospital on your left (50m) and take the first right turn, 50m passed the hospital. 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 at the river below the large yellow covered walkway along the river 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 100m at your left hand side and The Cosy Garden 100m further at your right hand side.

2. Yellow electric bus (1Y) + free pick-up:
Take the small electric yellow bus nr 1 (1Y) passing by the roundabout (1km) where it will turn left, passed the crossroads (+300m) where it will turn left again, and get off at the first stop about 200m further at the little market on that road (200m). Walk a bit further in the direction of the bus passed the County Hospital on your left (50m) until the next juncture with a right turn (100m). At this crossing there are phone shops where you can call us for a pick-up. We will pay the driver for you to pick you up per mini-van at this juncture 50m from the County Hospital where it can turn around easily to bring you to beauty of the countryside!

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 (20Y, they will try and charge more)

4. Taxi:
Call us in the phone/grocery shop just around the corner of the entrance of the little bus station for a pick-up per mini-van (20Y).

Note: Taxis are very expensive in Yangshuo compared to other places in China and local drivers unfamiliar with us may charge 30Y or more per transfer. If you come to the juncture near the hospital we will pay the taxi fee for you and we also organize transfers to and back from the center 7 times day for just 5Y per person. As an extra service, we offer 40 good bikes at our hostels that we provide free to use for everyone after 4.00pm.

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

1. Yellow electric bus (1Y) + walking:
Walk out of the little bus station and take the small electric yellow bus nr 3 on the main road (will come from the left going right) passed the roundabout (100m)and that will continue along the main road where it will turn right at the next roundabout (2km) on to Diecui road. After it will turn left at the first crossroads (+300m), get off at the first stop at the little market of that road (200m). Walk further in the direction of the bus passed the County Hospital on your left (50m) and take the first right turn, 50m passed the hospital. 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 at the river below the large yellow covered walkway along the river 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 100m at your left hand side and The Cosy Garden 100m further at your right hand side.

2. Yellow electric bus (1Y) + free pick-up:
Walk out of the little bus station and take the small electric yellow bus nr 3 on the main road (will come from the left going right) passed the roundabout (100m)and that will continue along the main road where it will turn right at the next roundabout (2km) on to Diecui road. After it will turn left at the first crossroads (+300m), get off at the first stop at the little market of that road (200m). Walk a bit further in the direction of the bus passed the County Hospital on your left (50m) until the next juncture with a right turn (100m). At this crossing there are phone shops where you can call us for a pick-up. We will pay the driver for you to pick you up per mini-van at this juncture 50m from the County Hospital where it can turn around easily to bring you to beauty of the countryside!

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 (20Y, but they will try and charge more)

4. Taxi:
Call us in the phone/grocery shop just around the corner of the entrance of the little bus station for a pick-up per mini-van (20Y).

Note: Taxis are very expensive in Yangshuo compared to other places in China and local drivers unfamiliar with us may charge 30Y or more per transfer. If you come to the juncture near the hospital we will pay the taxi fee for you and we also organize transfers to and back from the center 7 times day for just 5Y per person. As an extra service, we offer 40 good bikes at our hostels that we provide free to use for everyone after 4.00pm.

From anywhere in Yangshuo’s West Street area:

Directions from Yangshuo center > 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 to continue to follow the river BUT INSTEAD, just continue to follow straight ahead and soon - after 500m - you will enter the village and you will find Trippers Carpe Diem about 100m at your left hand side and The Cosy Garden 100m further at your right hand side.

Please carry the address of our hostel (in Chinese) and both our phone numbers, the landline and our mobile number, just in case.

Trippers Carpe Diem - Yangshuo
Email: stay@guesthouseyangshuo.com
Website: http://www.guesthouseyangshuo.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/YangshuoHostel.TrippersCarpeDiem
Phone/Fax: +86(0)773 8822533 / +86-15977400211
Address: Shi Ban Qiao Village 35, 541900 Yangshuo, Guangxi, China
Address Chinese: 阳朔龙头山石板桥村35号541900 阳朔 桂林广西 中国

The Cosy Garden - Yangshuo
Email: stay@cosy-garden-hostel-yangshuo.com
Website: http://www.cosy-garden-hostel-yangshuo.com
Phone: (0086)-(0)773-8888770 / (0086)15977095640
Address: Shi Ban Qiao Village 36, 541900 Yangshuo, Guangxi, China
Address Chinese: 阳朔龙头山石板桥 村35号541900阳朔 桂林广西 中国

For more information about the tours we offer and the activities we can help you to organize, have a look at the most up-to-date and informative guide about Yangshuo called Yangshuo Insider, with schedules, details and pricing for the activities we can help you to book in advance.

We are already looking forward to welcome you here with us!

See you soon!

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Shi Ban Qiao village nr 35

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Guest Reviews

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Fun place to stay at! I stayed in a private room and the a/c was excellent! To add to my comfort, I would have preferred a somewhat padded or covered bed mattress (mattresses in Asia are notoriously hard) and larger sheets. The sheets were too small to stay around the mattress or to keep your feet covered. All the people in the hostel are very helpful. If you go on bike trips, the guide of the hostel is excellent. It is not a place to go out in the evening or to stay up late partying. All is quiet around 11:30 and the hostel is a 20 min. walk from Yangshuo, which is fine, but not to be done after hours. There is a barbeque on Sunday evenings which has the guests come together for some excellent food. The location is a plus for its quiet country appeal, but it is away from the city activities if you're in for that.

Overall
4
Location
3
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
5

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