China travel

Published on October 8th, 2011 | by Paz


The Giggling Tree – a great place to stay in China

We had to write a review after some  amazing days at this great little hostel with our family last week. The Giggling Tree in Yangshuo China.

I still don’t know why the tree is giggling or exactly where the tree is on the property but I do know that it is a kick butt place to stay for family or single travelers. You can’t beat the price or the atmosphere. It is a must stop place…we will be back there soon if I have anything to say about it.

Remember our trip to Yangshuo? Well here is where we stayed. We were among many foreigners from all over the world. Everyone on their separate journey across China.

Considering we are a family traveling I was very happy to see other expat families here as well. They also had young children and it made for lots of fun. Both Abe and Lupita had new friends from the UK and Australia to spend their afternoons with and share a few milk shakes.

The rooms are reasonably priced and are kept very clean and are quite cozy. We choose to stay in their first floor family room with the western bathroom. Their family room included; 2 twin size beds, 1 full bed, and 1 couch. They also threw in a crib for Abe at no extra charge.

Here is Abe’s crib. It also had a mosquito net over the crib.

Here are two of the beds. Very clean and comfortable.

Lupita, Abe, and her friend from Australia. They had a great time together.

Lupita and Zeek sitting in side the cafe for our last breakfast, before we head off to our nanny’s home. It was delicious.

Here is just one of the amazing pictures we took while in Yangshuo, China. It is a must on your travels around China.


Happy Travels!!

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Paz is an avid adventurer in life and food. Traveling across the globe with her family they enjoy cultural immersion and checking out the local eateries.

3 Responses to The Giggling Tree – a great place to stay in China

  1. Angela White says:

    I must say that Abe’s crib looks nicer than EVERY single crib I’ve got while traveling with Caleb in the States. We always get some pack-n-play crib that is dirty. But an actual wooden crib with a bumper and net – sweet! I’m sure he sleep well. All your pictures of the Giggle Tree look cozy, welcoming, and beautiful. What an awesome experience to meet other travelers (who likely speak English!) and have kids.

    • Paz says:

      Every time we have requested a crib we have gotten something similar, although I have to say this one was one of the nicest. I actually loved the mosquito nets. We thought about getting them for our house. They add a wonderful cozy feeling to sleeping almost like a tent. He is in the stage where he is waking up once a night again…so we just rub his back and his falls back to sleep. I remember Lupita went through something similar around the same age. I think they have begun dreaming. I totally thought of you and Paul like a million times while we were here. You guys would love it!!! It is a wonderful Dutch couple that runs it and they are very nice as is all of their staff. The food was almost entirely western as were the guests. The funny part is that I guess the Chinese don’t like it very much because it is renovated old farm houses and the Chinese don’t like anything old…..very very interesting considering how old their culture is. So all of the travelers are crazy westerners like us that love a renovated old farm house. Give Caleb a big kiss for us!!!

  2. Paz says:

    the mosquito nets are actually pretty cool. ain’t so cool when you actually need them and are being attached by huge spiders and mosquitos…….but for kids, they make it exciting and cozy….anything to get them to sleep!

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