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The Cosy Garden Reviews

No.35 Shi Ban Qiao, Yangshuo, China

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199 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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We were very happy we decided to stay out of town to avoid the crowds and noise. Beautiful 20 min walk to town. Rooms are good. Great large communal kitchen for hanging out as well as meals. Free cook-yourself breakfast with a good variety, available all morning (until 11 AM). Staff is helpful and full of advice, without pressuring you.We used the travel agent services for purchasing our bus tickets, cave tour, bamboo raft tour, and cooking school; the prices were good and it was so convenient.

  • 4th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


I stayed at the Cosy Garden for five nights in late March, 2014 and enjoyed the experience hugely. This is a peaceful place, ideal for anybody escaping the noise and crowds of central Yangshuo accommodation. The location is superb, with serene views and the sounds of nature (birds and frogs). Minimal light pollution means you can see the stars at night. The manager, Pong Jen, and her team of staff were superbly helpful and friendly, giving tips and arranging excursions. The Cosy Garden has an

  • 25th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Best hostel I ever stayed at. Great staff, very organized, fun and helpful. Well equipped kitchen too with free breakfast, never got yogurt with muesli and fresh fruit before! Creates a very nice social atmosphere and made it easier to meet new people. Gorgeous walk along the river to town and bikes are free at night. Check out carpe diem nearby for great evening ambience and food. Highly recommended.

  • 28th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The location in the village near Yangshou was exactly what we were looking for. Quiet and remote and relaxing. We enjoyed the view of the countryside very much. As the food is very good and cheap as well there is no need to go into town every day. Instead we rented bikes and cycled around. Staff was also very helpful and friendly!


Excellent staff - always ready to help you. Also with suggestion where to go. Very nice place. And Quite.


The hostel is very far away from city and they don't even bother to organize an affordable transportation. Staff was unfriendly!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Our hostel is located about a 15-20 min gorgeous walk along the Li-river to Yangshuo's entertainment area, along the same river too. It takes about 7 min per bicycle (free for use after 14.00) or 5 min by car. Having closed for a winter break we are delighted the Cosy Garden will finally re-open the 16th of March! New features include Yangshuo's first guest kitchen with free breakfast buffets, organized dinners with Carpe Diem hostel, and free coffee and tea all day! See you soon!!

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