Welcome to Trippers Carpe Diem
Yangshuo hostel in the countryside!

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 with a full equipped guest kitchen & our bright & sunny front terrace and cosy back garden provide the perfect setting to either socialise with fellow travellers or relax on your own. To further optimise your experience we host a wide array of daily activities and regular family style buffet dinners that offer excellent opportunities to meet new friends in a dynamic atmosphere and reduce travel costs to a minimum.

At Trippers Carpe Diem you will enjoy:

A Scenic & Convenient Location

+ Beautiful and relaxing environment with stunning views out over the paddy fields. A cultural experience amongst the local villagers.
+ Easy access to the center, free shuttle by minivan several times a day, 15-20min beautiful Li-river walk or just a 7 min bike ride with free bikes after 4.00pm.
+ FREE PICKUP from anywhere in Yangshuo and an affordable pick-up service from Guilin.

Useful Facilities

+ GUEST KITCHEN with all-you-can-eat healthy, fresh and local breakfast buffet each morning until 11.00am (flexible though)
+ Wide open TERRACE with POOL TABLE and a lovely COSY back GARDEN with arguably the best communal mountain and valley views of Yangshuo where you can enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner, great coffees, and an extensive selection of imported wines & Belgian Beers.
+ LOUNGE with flat-screen TV and movies, books library, music, board games and cards, to keep you entertained non depending on weather conditions...
+ Well MAINTAINED BIKES for all ages and sizes, and SCOOTERS to explore the beautiful hilly roads leaving from our village and admire the scenery surrounding our village in a most relaxing way.
+ BRIGHT ROOMS with comfy beds that feature AC, TV, WiFi, private bathroom with western toilet & rain Shower, free use of linen, towels and toiletries.
+ MAXIMUM SECURITY with smart card access to the front door and rooms with 24hrs security surveillance and guard.

Convenient & Affordable Services

+ FREE all-you-can-eat healthy, fresh and local BREAKFAST each morning until 11.00am (flexible though)
+ FREE BIKES after 4.00pm so you are just a free 7 minute bike ride along the Li-river away from West Street, its bar, restaurant & club scene in the West Street area along the same Li-river.
+ FREE COFFEE & TEA all day
+ In-house supplies, snacks & fruit SHOP.
+ FREE internet with fast PC'S and WiFi access in all areas, common and private.
+ Self-composed travel GUIDE BOOK for inspiration with all activities, sights and tours listed in & around Yangshuo.
+ Self-composed PICTURE CYCLING BOOK with great off the tourist track countryside roads to the yulong river area.

Localised Experiences

+ 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, socialise with a young and vibrant local staff team and enjoy a typical hostel atmosphere amid great scenery, you have found your place!
+ Sumptuous family style GROUP DINNERS on our front terrace with a varied selection of the best local dishes you can try all out and pick your favourites.

Super Helpful & Enthusiastic Staff Team

+ Cheerful all English speaking staff who enthusiastically contribute to our great hostel atmosphere! + 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.


The beautiful walkway between our village and the center is now completely lit at night! While it was always safe, it now feels safe as well.

Carpe Diem, the latin phrase of Horace's classic poem our name consists of, means 'seize the day' and that's what it's all about out here ; seize the day, seize your stay from the very first moment you wake up !

Your hosts - Tripper, Jenny & the most enthusiastic Carpe Diem Family!