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Giggling Tree

The renovated farmhouses hold 23 rooms along a cozy courtyard. Whether you are traveling alone, with a family, as a couple or with friends, we will have accommodation that suits you. We have three dorm beds available in one room for backpackers, but we also have doubles, twins, triples and family rooms, some of them really big.

Where To Book

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#2 Out of 451 B&Bs / inns

Booking.com: 9/10

Agoda: 8.9/10

Hostelworld: 9.6/10

   Website: gigglingtree.com - Email: info@gigglingtree.com -

   Address: Aishanmen Village 13# -

The Giggling Tree is a Dutch owned guesthouse on the Chinese country side.

The guesthouse consists of renovated farm houses and is a place where you can still experience the authentic feel of rural China while having all the comfort you are used to at home.

You can enjoy the amazing view of the Karst mountains from our lounge terrace, eat or drink something from our restaurant in our cozy courtyard or unwind at the side of the swimming pool.

We invite you to come and listen to the silence, breathe the fresh air and feel the beautiful nature around you.


  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant (Chinese and Western Dishes)
  • Free Wifi
  • Bike Hire
  • Activity Bookings
  • Laundry Service
  • Lounge & DVD Room
  • Arrival Transfers/Departure Transfers

Giggling Tree - Latest Reviews

Date: 24th of Nov, 2017 - 9.2/10 on Booking.com

“My third stay in 5 years, and still: Very friendly staff. Great menu. Love the photo books as guide for cycling. Beautiful location.”

Date: 24th of Nov, 2017 - 10/10 on Booking.com

“Fantastic! The hotel is in the quiet countryside. The staff and owners are amazing. We speak manderin but our friends don't. All the staff speak English and are very friendly. They arranged everything with a set price from pick up / drop off at airport, taxi into town, bamboo boat, climb moon rock, and we paid them at check out instead of negotiating every fee all trip. Continue reading..

Date: 17th of Nov, 2017 - 9.6/10 on Booking.com

“Location, staff, rooms, food, facilities, atmosphere all great. Food, drinks, tour packages & taxi fares that the hotel offered was reasonably priced, not over the top. Staff & owners/managers couldn't do enough. It felt very homely. Will definitely stay again!”

Date: 17th of Nov, 2017 - 9.6/10 on Booking.com

“Excellent staff, wonderful atmosphere, very relaxing. Location is amazing, a little out of the city and perfect for taking biking and hiking tours!”

Date: 17th of Nov, 2017 - 10/10 on Booking.com

“This was one of the most relaxing places I have ever stayed. All our meals were delicious. We rented bikes and the staff arranged calligraphy class, bamboo raft trip, airport pickup and the evening show. Continue reading..

Date: 11th of Nov, 2017 - Very Pleased with our Stay - 4/5 on Tripadvisor

This is our 3rd time in Yangshuo, second time at the Giggling Tree and it is always a pleasure to be back.

The accommodation is basic but the hosts are very friendly and it makes a real difference.

We were just a bit annoyed as there is an hotel in construction behind (probably one of the hundreds of guost hotels of the city) from which we could hear some construction work. Continue reading..

Date: 10th of Nov, 2017 - Beautiful surroundings, basic accommodation - 2/5 on Tripadvisor

We stayed at the Giggling Tree for three nights and whilst the guesthouse location is in the midst of beautiful karst mountains, we found the hotel accommodation rather basic and in need of much TLC. Our ground floor room was dark, damp and dank - the bathroom had a horrible smell. Whilst the hotel had provided a dehumidifier this was ineffective. Continue reading..

Date: 9th of Nov, 2017 - Gives you the real holiday feeling - 5/5 on Tripadvisor

We spent 3 nights here and it was a real relaxing stay. The location is terrific with beautiful views on the Karst mountains. The owners are very nice and helpfull, they will do anything to make your stay worthwhile. When I told them my mom would turn 65 the day we left, they prepared a special fruit plate with candles in it :)
Rooms are simple, but spacious and clean. Continue reading..

Our Story

The Giggling Tree is a “dream come through” for Paulien Leisink (1971, Eefde) and Karst Draaisma (1968, Tytsjerk).

They started to explore the world in 2000. Being youth social workers by profession they spent two years traveling and working in projects in Romania, Ghana, Kenia, Nepal and China.

In 2004 they became tour leaders for a Dutch company. This job brought them back to China and seeing the opportunities of tourism they started searching for the right place for their own guesthouse. In Aishanmen they found the spot that is now the Giggling Tree.

They were able to sign a contract for 15 years with 20 owners of 27 plots.

Renovations took a year and on Friday the 13th of April 2007  the doors opened.