My family was recently invited to stay the night at Mountain Escape Yangshuo. The property was amazing and we would highly recommend staying here.
Mountain Escape is a refurbished countryside house about 20 minutes by car outside of Yangshuo town. The family who owns it (Gary and Fiona) spared no expense in the renovations, but they were also careful to preserve as much of the original buildings as possible. “We want this place to be not just a hostel, but a museum,” Fiona told me. The original buildings are about 100 years old, and much of the furniture and decorations are refurbished antiques as well.
The hostel is rather new and we stayed on a Tuesday night, so we were the only guests. But even if the hostel was “full,” it only has 4 rooms, so it will never be crowded. The village is quiet and pitch black at night. You can actually see the stars out here, which is something you can’t do in Yangshuo town because of all the light pollution.
The hostel is built up on the hillside, and they built a deck even higher above the buildings. The view from the deck is stunning.
The hostel was designed with expats and foreign tourists in mind. All of the staff speak English, the beds are soft, and the food is fantastic! They even made sure the fish didn’t have any bones because they know that Westerners hate bones in their food. The food was so good I didn’t have a chance to take a picture before it was gone.
If you are looking to get away from the city, this is the place to be! I always recommend staying outside of Yangshuo in a countryside hostel or villa because Yangshuo is so loud and crowded. The real beauty, peace, and charm of coming to this area can’t be found in town. The hostel is only a 10-minute walk from Yulong River, but they also have bikes you can rent to explore the surrounding area. There are many other ancient houses in the area and breathtaking views. Even though we now live here and see the mountains every day, they never get old.
If you are coming to Yangshuo and are looking for a place to “get away from it all,” I would highly recommend Mountain Escape Yangshuo. You can learn more about them and book a room on their website. MountainEscapeYangshuo.com.