Kunming Upland International Youth Hostel Reviews
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really pretty; good food, nice ambiance! good place!
The lounge bar plus staff was amazing. The pooltable in the middle of the lounge is a good conversation starter (by either watching or playing ;) ) Bed's ar nice and soft. There are enough showers and sinks to go aroound so no queing. Would definitely recommend it!
A near-perfect hostel, located in a great area next to a park and close to many cafés, yet only a 10- to 15-minute walk to the central business district if you want to walk there. Plenty of opportunities to meet other travelers, both Chinese and foreign. Only downsides: frustratingly slow Internet, the outside area closes at 23:00, and the indoor lounge closes at midnight.
Nice Common room but the food was not good. Clean comfortable rooms. Close to the lake.
Great cheap food with lots of vegetarian options. Location is good, close to the park and walking street. Wifi is just ok, i assume it's because many people connect at the same time. The directions posted in the lobby for the bus/train stations are contradictory so best ask again. Buses in kunming don't have english stop names, so if you cannot understand chinese, try to count the stations (hostel staff can tell you at which stop number you have to get off/change buses).
Staff were extremely helpful and friendly and genuinely seemed interested in making our stay in Kunming exciting and without issue! Located close to Renmin Lu (large commercial area) and has fairly nice facilities. Showers on upper floors have weaker water pressure. Food was okay. Kunming itself is fantastic and I recommend exploring around the hostel, there's cool street life at night not too far away.
Nice place . friendly. i will be back. ....
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 31-40
- (1 review)
I loved the garden and communal areas. The staff was helpful (although sometimes seemingly moody), and I really liked the information about transport links displayed in the reception-very handy&could be photographed for reference.
The ladies at the front desk are as helpful as they are beautiful. From difficult bookings, to trains, to planes, it was all handled with huge generosity. This hostel has some enormous and interesting interior design, and plenty of places to curl up with a book and a thermos to be alone, or go to the bar and socialize. It's proximity to the Green Lake is nice as well. The beds were pristinely clean, full-duvet-comfortable, sturdy bunk beds in the dorm. This place does it sooo right.
Full size luggage lockers in the dorm, great sitting areas, and management that seems to genuinely care about their guests. Only a couple downsides -- no public kitchen or fridge, and there was so much coming and going that the front desk often seemed a little overwhelmed. Also, my dorm door squeaked!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Great place to stay! The rooms are good value for money and similar to anything you'd get in a hotel. They have great facilities and the food in the bar is amazing!
I enjoyed my stay of two nights. The facilities were good and clean. Nice shower room. I loved the bar/restaurant area. Nice atmosphere there. The bar staff were very friendly. The main reception staff were helpful but not so warm. They always helped me with my enquiries but I felt as though I was imposing on them even though it was their job to help me. Overall, a great hostel and I recommend it to anybody traveling in the area. Within easy reach of the airport bus also.
This hostel was pretty good! Very clean, nice rooms, nice restaurant/lounge. Very friendly staff, and the restaurant had great prices for a western breakfast.
Nice hostel, warm rooms great atmosphere.