Directions to Our Yangshuo Hostel

Our Carpe Diem hostel is located in Shi Ban Qiao village, better known as 'Long Tou Shan
( Dragon Head Mountain ), a picturesque village in the countryside near the Li-river
going upstream (North-East) from the river end of 'West Street' for about 1.5 km.

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

1. The most affordable way

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.

2. The easiest & quickest way

There are 2 ways to get here by taxi from the Guilin airport (95km): Recommended is the highway route (1h10m) by either a taxi (1-4p*, 320¥) or mini-van (4-10p*, 440¥) which counts for a more scenic, faster, safe and comfortable journey, hence recommended. We can also organise the cheaper option by bumpy and generally high trafficked main road (1h40m) per taxi (1-4p*, 290¥ or mini-van (4-10p*, 410¥). For your safety and comfort we suggest to use the highway. When not specified we will organise the recommended highway route for you. In order for us to arrange your pick-up efficiently, please provide us with your full flight number and the scheduled arrival time in Guilin. Our driver will then be waiting for you at the arrival hall with a sign carrying both your name and the name of our Yangshuo hostel, Trippers Carpe Diem.

* A taxi (sedan type) can fit maximum 4 people with light carriage. If you carry more luggage than can fit in an average sized trunk and on top of your laps, hiring a mini-van is recommended to ensure a comfortable journey.

Guilin Center

1. The most affordable way

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

2. The easiest & quickest way

We can arrange a taxi to pick you up from Guilin center or the train- or bus stations, 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 center, bus or train station the standard fee is 230¥ for a taxi, 280¥ for a minivan.

Li river cruise

If you come to Yangshuo on a , the boats stop either at the Long Tou Shan docks near our hostel (turn right while all other passengers will turn left to the center, and follow our signs) or a bit further at the Fuan dock near West Street (call us for a pick-up upon arrival). Pick-ups at the docks cannot be arranged from beforehand as arrival times of boats differ too much from scheduled times and drivers are not allowed to wait and park near the docks but call us upon arrival and we will send a driver soon.

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.

Outside of our reception hours (07:30-22:00), show our address in mandarin (see the bottom of each page) and our phone number (just in case) to one of the drivers near the bus station to get you here for 25-30Y which is the standard price you will pay to drivers in Yangshuo. We advise the same when you are dropped off at the gas station, which might be the case when you come on a sleeper bus from Shenzhen or Guangzhou.

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For a great overview how to reach Yangshuo, check out our guide.

May you enjoy a smooth journey!