Yangshuo’s accommodation ranges from basic dorm beds to comfy doubles: balconies, folksy furnishings and wooden floors are nice touches, though locations within a couple of hundred metres of West Street’s nightclubs may not be. During peak season (including the first two weeks of October), and even weekends, prices rise astronomically and it’s hard to find anywhere in the centre for under ¥300. Conversely, stiff competition means rates can halve during the winter, when you’ll want to check the availability of heating and hot water, while in summer air conditioning is a must.

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