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Kunming Upland International Youth Hostel Reviews

92 Hua Shan Xi Lu, Kunming, China

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91%

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722 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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100%

this hostel's main meeting area for making friends is the restaurant cum bar cum wifi hotspot cum movie and tv lounge, and this is where it gets my brownie points, folks, for, get this, smoking is not allowed here from dawn to dusk (7 pm to be exact). In case u didn't already know, the entire province of yunnan is a smoker's paradise, unlike civilised chinese cities like beijing, shanghai, shenzhen and of course hong kong. To cut to the chase, if u abhor cigarette smoke, head for upland!

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hello: Dear, Thank you for you stay in our hostel. just enjoy your trip .And best wishes from all of our hostel . We hope see you again. UPLAND YHA

80%

Stayed at both hostels and probably preferred this one although we did have to ask to change rooms as we were just outside the sink area where some nice Chinese 'gentleman' seemed to need to bring up phlegm with monotonous regularity over at least a two hour period and then again the next morning. Would have liked an area were we could eat in a smoke free environment. Food was good.


80%

The hostel has two divided buildings that face each other, so people from the other dorm could look into our room (even bathroom since the door is clear!), which was inconvenient cause we couldnt open the curtains. You have to ask the staff to clean your room, they won't do it if you don't say anything. Shower was very nice; wifi reception wasn't good. We tried some Chinese dishes and they were OK but not as good as on the streets.


97%

just very nice overall. could rent a bike, the bar they have is lively like all the time and they offer good breakfast, food and drinks. internet no problems. definitely recommendable


100%

a lot of travel info

  • 20th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Dear, Thank you for you stay in our hostel. just enjoy your trip .And best wishes from all of our hostel . We hope see you again. UPLAND YHA

100%

nice bar and beautiful garden

  • 20th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Dear, Thank you for you stay in our hostel. just enjoy your trip .And best wishes from all of our hostel . We hope see you again. UPLAND YHA

100%

a nice place to stay!

  • 20th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Dear, Thank you for you stay in our hostel. just enjoy your trip .And best wishes from all of our hostel . We hope see you again. UPLAND YHA

97%

The hostel was Great, though the beds a little hard. great little bar/restaurant very helpful staff

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Thank you for you stay in our hostel. Hepo see you again. Just enjoy your trip and best wishes from all of our staff. UPLAND YHA

91%

Nice hostel in Kunming, close to the lake and the food/bar street (10-15 minutes walk), but slightly far from the commercial center of Jinbi Lu. The staff is really helpful though, and a big thank you to Enid whose English is amazing and helped me book a place to stay in my next location! :)

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Dear, Thank you for you stay in our hostel. just enjoy your trip .And best wishes from all of our hostel . We hope see you again. UPLAND YHA

60%

In 6 bed female dorm only 4 lockers, apparently no age rules, woman and her ~8 year old daughter in dorm :S. Big luggage storage, but no one enforcing security so store at own risk. Great facilities for hand washing and hang drying clothes. Wifi in bar and courtyard common area. Toilets smelly when not covered up by the smell of incense. Aside from one girl who helped me get some very important documents printed at a place nearby, the staff was indifferent and acted like giving info was a chore!


97%

This was one of the better hostels I have been to in China with top-notch facilities and staff. It was very clean and secure. The common area was very welcoming and popular -- not at all forced. The staff were all very helpful and they had as many as 3 people working behind the counter at any given time. As Kunming was my first city in China, I found they lacked any ability to accomodate non-Chinese electrical plugs and had no recommendations whatsoever for how and where to get a converter.

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Dear, Thank you for you stay in our hostel. just enjoy your trip .And best wishes from all of our hostel . We hope see you again. UPLAND YHA

100%

the staff is really good.enjoy everything in upland.

  • 11th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Macau
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Dear, Thank you for you stay in our hostel. just enjoy your trip .And best wishes from all of our hostel . We hope see you again. UPLAND YHA

89%

Upland is a nice tidy Hostel in a good location in Kunming. We've stayed to times there (at the beginning and the end of the trip). The first room was excellent, the second one was very little, although we've paid the same amount of money. So make sure, to ask for a large room! ;) The bar is great, with a lot of different beers. Overall a good hostel!

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hello: Thank you for you stay in our hostel. Hepo see you again. Just enjoy your trip and best wishes from all of our staff. upland yha

83%

The staff was helpful in booking tickets and making sure we got to the correct bus station, however, the bus tickets we bought through the hostel (from Kunming to Guilin) caused issue at the bus station and ended up dropping us on a highway outside of Guilin with no warning to us. Just be careful about your tickets and good luck. I don't hold any ill will towards the staff, but I am pretty unhappy with what transpired. The atmosphere was fantastic and really friendly. Good food and location.


77%

The staff are a little unenthusiastic.. But for those who've experienced China you'll know that's not uncommon, the trick is to ask the night receptionist; she was lovely. This place is not the cheapest of the budget range around the area but it's atmosphere was great and the location was perfect. Green Lake and City centre less than five minute walk in either direction. If your planning tours: don't rely on them, they'll point you towards a board with none informative 'information'


69%

ok hostel Nothing to complain about but also nothing special

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Dear, Thank you for you stay in our hostel. just enjoy your trip .And best wishes from all of our hostel . We hope see you again. UPLAND YHA

74%

Big comfy beds and big lockers, the room (dorm) was very spacious too, the bar and lounge area are great! The ladies at reception aren't very friendly or helpfu though, ask for directions a couple of times and they looked like I was bothering them... hello, that's your job!!

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Dear : I'm so very sorry about this,And Thank you for giving us this valuable advice. We will train our staff more. And improve our staff service level. Sorry again for all this trouble that we gave you. Have a nice trip! Upland YHA

69%

I have stayed in cheaper hostels that offer more. For the price I paid, I don't expect to share a bathroom with a whole floor of people and to walk across a courtyard for a shower to be bitten by mosquitoes in the tiny shower room. However, the standard of the dorm room was good and the bed comfortable. Nice bar/restaurant for socializing. Helpful staff.


91%

Overall, a decent choice for a hostel in kunming. Stayed only one night in an 8 person dorm.

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Dear, Thank you for you stay in our hostel. just enjoy your trip .And best wishes from all of our hostel . We hope see you again. UPLAND YHA

86%

Good hostel with a great location. Just a few minutes of walking and you're in the Green Lake Park. The people are friendly and helpfull. Toobaf that at the time I was there, there was a waterproblem(sometimes no water at all to even flush the toilet). Nonetheless the hostel still is a good place to be.

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HELLO : Thank you for you stay our hostel,Thank you to our understanding of the water shortage Now water come 24hours. have you nice tirp! UPLAND YHA

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