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No.211, Section 4, First Ring Road North, Chengdu, China

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1504 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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One of my favourite hostels in china! It offers everything you need with regular theme nights, a DVD library, games room and great bar with excellent food! Highly recommend the cooking class they offer here you can cook three dishes with a chef at a bargain price! The panda tour is also great and all the staff are amazingly helpfull! Thank you for a fab stay!


This place is and feels like an institution, you will feel at home in the big city, maps, laundry, information, tours all is available. It's not quite in the centre but well connected, it is fairly close to the northern bus station and train station. Their reservation and pickup system, with friendly Mr. Yang the driver worked very well. Sherry is a great manager and will remember who you are by name. Other staff are so so, they see too many people maybe. Sims is good though, recommended!


In one word: fantastic! The twin room was light and spacious, the food great and not expensive, lovely tours, friendly staff, beautiful courtyard, a travel agency that can book you airline and train tickets anywhere... Best. Hostel. Ever.


Good. It is outside the centre of the city, but they give you a good map to get around.


Stayed 3 nights. Rooms are tight but each bunk has power, light, curtains, and lockers. Wifi was good (not in the rooms). Bathroom facilities were adequate. The location wasn't the best but it was near bus stops and north bus station. Big place with lots of places to hang out which almost made it harder to meet people because everyone was so spread out between the gardens, bar, loft etc. Staff was very helpful. I would stay again but would prefer hostel with better location


The rooms are really small and the places to chill are too spread out. The food is not that good and really overpriced. It is clean, but I think I expected more, it is ok.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank for your feedback. The experience of our guests is extremely important and we offer our apologies that you were unsatisfied. About the food, we know that the prices were higher than one would expect but this was because the prices in the market where we buy our produce had also raised their prices. We have now started buying from a different wholesaler and have lowered our prices accordingly. I hope you come back to check out our new, cheaper menu. Thanks again!


Fantastic hostel! Especially for animal/lovers, since it was the home of a dog and 2 very cute kittens! And also turtles and fish. Staff spoke very well english - we went for the pandatour which was excellent, and the guide from the hostel spoke english very well! At the tours are not expensive at all. Food was good, rooms was good (liked the fact that you had curtains surrounding your bed so you had a bit of privacy). I recommend this hostel!


Thanks for an excellent time and the very helpful stuff. Special thanks to Cherry and the two boys with glasses at the Front Office :-) Just a little remark: the food was great but slighty over-priced for a hostel; hence we caught food more often outside.


The greatest hostel ever... No seriously, the staff was amazing and the atmosphere was just sublime. There was not really that much to see in the city, but the hostel just sucked us in, and made it one of the best stops of our trip in China. All in all, I can recommend Sims Cozy Garden Hostel to everybody, and if I ever visit China again (which I intend to do) Sims Cozy Garden diffinite stop on our trip :D

  • 26th May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This hostel is one of a kind in China. Fantastic place to meet up with other travellers, amazing bar with a great outside area. Lovely, friendly staff with brilliant English who are at hand to help book trains and buses, there's brilliant info-folders at hand that inspire trips elsewhere, we ended up diverting our trip to Inner Mongolia thanks to all the info that was provided! Amazing food, so yummy and a great selection of DVDs to chose from! And the cute little kittens, best hostel ever!


Good hostel but not a good location compared to others. The rooms are great and the staff is helpful, but they charge way too much for everything extra.


Great atmosphere and good food. The dorms are cozy and clean. We could really recomend it!


There's nothing like Sim's Cozy. There's a reason why it's rated one of China's top hostels!


I am going back that's for certain !! Thank you for our good stay at the hostel. The good restaurant and the bbq Mariane and Lieve


It was my second time i stayed there and i liked it a lot. Staff was very helpful, my room was clean and all facilities worked well which can be a rare thing in China. I would definitely stay at Sims again next time.


The only thing that is annoying about this hostel is that there is really nothing to complain....


Great place and great staff. Easy to meet other people if you are a solo traveller. They can book all the typical tours for you at reasonable prices, which makes everything easy. Do the Panda's, Sichuan Opera and Leshan Buddha. Also their food is good and a good price. I stayed in the single, ensuite, which was small, clean with tv and did the job. Good backpacker style quality.

  • 4th May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


it was such a relaxing atmosphere, really nice-friendly staff, it makes uf feel almost like home :) many thanks and hope to come soon


I had a great stay at Sim's. I thought my room was very comfortable and clean, though I did notice that one of the shelves was broken. The staff was great, and the other guests were interesting and I enjoyed chatting with them during the trip to the panda breeding ground. I only had breakfast at Sim's (and a dinner I cooked during a Sichuan cooking lesson), and it seemed basic but decent Western-style food. It's not in the center of the city, but I liked the more "ordinary" location.


Excellent facilities and helpful friendly staff made our stay exceptionally pleasant.

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