Something happened at this place between the last reviews and our visit. No 'friendly dogs welcoming us at the door step' or 'ducks on the pond'. We think the manager left and the elderly woman owner is struggling to run the place. There is internet but no one knew the password. There is a dining area and kitchen but our included breakfast could not be cooked - they sent a member of staff to the town to bring us a take-away breakfast. Our 'up-graded' room was spacious but not in good condition, the bathroom door could not be closed, the bathroom was in a poor state, there was an ancient TV. We had a private hot spring pool outside behind the room which was ok. Ancient bicycles are available - check them out before cycling off and get the tyres pumped up. We cycled into Ruisui and brought a take-away dinner back to the hostel. The staff are friendly and try to help, a young man lent us his 'phone so we could use the internet to plan the next stage of our trip, but the place needs effective management and a makeover.
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