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The Cosy Garden Reviews

No.35 Shi Ban Qiao, Yangshuo, China

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234 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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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.

  • 27th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


best place o stay at Yangshuo


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.

  • 30th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • 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


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.

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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)

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