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The Cosy Garden Reviews

No.35 Shi Ban Qiao, Yangshuo, China

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215 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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97%

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.


69%

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


97%

Clean, quiet, modern, with a view and unique; wholeheartedly recommended


91%

By far the friendliest staff of any place Ive been to in China and perhaps any other country too. They were soooo helpful all smiles and concerned with you saving money and not being ripped off. They had excellent knowledge of off the beaten path bike routes and things to do and knew the are very very well. The restaurant at their sister hostel Trippers Carpe Diem was fabulous and had the best foreign selection of beer and vegetarian options all for the best prices in town.


97%

Really nice hostel, just outside of Yangshuo! (10 minute bike trip). A lot of facilities (bikes, scooters, tours, visa help etc). The rooms were really nice with good beds and shower and they were really clean. Staff is friendly and always trying to help. It is the perfect place to relax after a long day of exploring the surroundings. If youre not looking for a party hostel (as they are present in Yangshuo themselves) but for a place to relax, do not look any further. Really enjoyed our stay!


89%

Out of the main town which is probably a good thing as quiet and chilled out. About 15 minutes walk along the road or can use bikes for free in the evenings. Very friendly and helpful staff with great English. Can cook yourself breakfast (eggs to fry, fruit, muesli) which is a brilliant idea. Nice communal kitchen and lounge with outside seating area. Beer is on the more expensive side for China.


80%

Nice place outside Yangshuo but close enough for walking in a beautiful view. The room was nice, tiny toilet, near a Tai-Chi school. friendly stuff.


94%

The cosy garden is an excellent place to stay in Yangshuo if you to avoid all the hustle of the city. They are very nice here and having a self-service breakfast is definitely a bonus. They give good advice on all doubts about sightseeing and they rent bikes for a small fee. They also arrange a private bus to the airport in Guilin.


86%

Great hostel all around, but the location makes it difficult to reach on arrival and a bit of a hike from the city or to any decent restaurant, but the city isn't the best part of Yangshuo.

  • 29th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

A very nice little hostel near to Yangshuo where you can find quietness in a wonderful place! Moreover the staff is really friendly, lovely (especially Jane) and can give you some good advices to visit the area! i harldy recommend this hostel for any trip in yangsho

  • 21st Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Very helpful and friendly staff, with good and functional English. The bicycles (mountain bikes) were of good quality. It's easy to go for long, pleasant rides in the countryside on your own, a tour guide is not necessary.

  • 15th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

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.


94%

The staff were fantastic with us, they pretty much planned our whole trip while we were there. We were able to book everything directly through the hotel. The owner is a great guy who goes out of his way to ensure the guests are happy. The location is nice and quiet, slightly out of the town (but a pleasent walk away). This is a perfect base to explore such a beautiful part of the world, we will go again.

  • 2nd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

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)


100%

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)


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97%

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!


94%

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


37%

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!!

100%

This was the best hostel I stayed in on my trip to China. Staff are super nice, the location cannot be better (center of Yangshuo is very noisy and crowded so its good to stay a bit closer to nature). Best activity was cycling in the countryside (you can rent bikes at the hostel which is very useful to get to center of Yangshuo quickly).


89%

This was a really nice place to stay if you want to get away from the noise of town but keep in mind it's quite a walk to get to so be prepared! (Also, walk through the yellow corridor past all the tables and keep following the path past the tai chi center, don't worry, it's the right way!) The lounge is a chill place. The staff was really nice and friendly, they really know the area too so if you want to rent a bike or scooter they can show you the best route to take to see some good sights.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Some great directions there, thanks, it really is a simple route and quite beautiful too. Were proud to live in yangshuo so knowing the area is an act of pleasure, we've been off exploring all over the place and passing little bits of our discovery's can really make the difference, thanks for the feedback :)

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