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Exuberantly friendly staff, who made us feel warm, welcomed, and comfortable. Excellent English skills across the board, too, which is not necessarily the case in Chinese hostels. Btw, definitely join the Friday night BBQs, though know that what is meant by "BBQ" is in fact shaokao (烧烤), not Southern American-style, smoked BBQ (ribs, pulled pork, etc.). Perhaps that's obvious, though I know a number of Westerners at the meal were surprised by grilled meats on a stick. Delicious, though!
The double rooms felt more like a hotel than a hostel - soft beds, nice view. Good location, but nearby construction was loud during the day. We walked there from the Northern bus station which was long and it wasn't always clear which road to follow. The staff helped us arrange our tickets for caves and bamboo rafts at good rates. The DIY breakfast was great and the kitchen was well equipped and quite clean. The bikes were in workable condition but poorly maintained.
Really liked this place - out of town and quiet. It was pretty cold whilst as it was heading into winter however there was a heater in the room. The bikes are pretty rough but so are everybody's unless you hire in town. The staff assistance is excellent and they are a real friendly bunch. They assisted with visas for Vietnam and we were grateful for the transfer from the airport. Our plane was delayed well over an hour and it was nice to be collected for the hour plus drive to Yangshou.
I liked the location just out of town but there was a lot of building going on in the area so some days could be noisy. The hostel itself was cheap, clean & the breakfast for 20yuan definitely worth it. The sister hostel (carpe diem) 2 minute walk away had a good restaurant, the rooms at Cozy corner looked better to me, much newer, having been refurbished recently. Nice area to sit outside & chill at Cozy & good staff that book tours at reception.
Girls at reception were amazing with their information! Location slightly out of town but easily walkable.
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This place is indeed cozy and I would always prefer it over the street noise of the close-by town. The staff here was great and they spoke the best English of any hostel we went to in China. Currently, there is a construction site at the opposite side but that is of course not up to the hostel and should be resolved in a couple of weeks.
Very congenial staff with Jane, Nancy and Shadow, plus down the road at Carpe Diem, Gemma was as wonderful as always. Highly recommend staying at any of the three sister hostels on Shibanqiao Lu just north of the town along the Li River.
Great staff, clean comfortable rooms, peaceful village setting close enough to walk into town. Good value for money. Plentiful DIY breakfast with local produce. Some areas (kitchen, common indoor room, rear garden) need some work to bring up to a better standard than they are now - doing this would make the experience excellent.
Beautiful surroundings - mountains and river. Very friendly and helpful staff. So peaceful and calm.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
Great hostel. Very friendly and helpful staff. Location is perfect for those looking to avoid the mayhem of overcrowded and touristy Yangshuo. Bikes for rent are in good condition and the kitchen serves great meals. Highly recommended.
Breakfast costs 20yuan. It's make your own but is delicious.
Very helpful staff. Cycle photo guide was excellent!
Our stay at the Cozy Garden was awesome! It was by far, the best experience we had at several hostels across China. The room and facilities were excellent. We wish we could have stayed at the hostel for a longer period of time.We would recommend the Cozy Garden to anyone that is traveling in the area.
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 41+
- (1 review)
Just 100% for everything. It is off the mases of tourists, superclean and comfortable. Staff is great and their advices really helpful and truthful. The common kitchen was the best - making your own breakfast is one of the things you really do appreaciate while traveling.
Outside of Yangshou, but a very pleasant bike ride along the river to the crazy, fun, and nice part of downtown. The rest of yangshou is pretty awful, so this is a nice refuge. Rent a bike and take their little tour through the villages to get to the dragon bridge. but don't go to the dragon bridge itself (super touristy!), go to the one just upstream and have a swim! (be careful for the tide though!!)
The best! Staff was amazing. Location was perfect for a relaxing stay. Be sure to rent a scooter for 120 kuai a day and scoot off into the mountains.
Jane was helpful but we had a fair few things go wrong due to the hostel whilst we were there. Such as booking it as a b
If you're looking for a quiet place away from West Street, then this is the place. Really nice hostel with very accommodating staff. It is a 15min walk to get into town, but most of it is undercover so not a huge problem if it rains. Rooms cleaned everyday. Breakfast option was great at 20Y to have all you can eat toast, egg, tomato, juice, cereal, milk etc but you just cook it yourself, which was nice after travelling and not being able to. Highly recommended
Clean, quiet, modern, with a view and unique; wholeheartedly recommended