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Kunming Upland International Youth Hostel

Hostel | 92 Hua Shan Xi Lu, Kunming, China N/A

86.4% Overall Rating

93 out of 94 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/03/2015)

"Its a big place so potentially lots of people to meet and have a good time with. We also rented some bikes which were good quality and cheap. The bar prices and food are okay too. Plus 3RMB per day bag store is really…"

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  • Bar
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 0:00
Latest Check-out: 23:30

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

6 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

16 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Twin (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Double (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Deluxe Double Garden View (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Kunming Upland International Youth Hostel

At Upland we do our best to ensure you have a great time in Kunming whether you want to get out and explore, or stay in the neighbourhood and just relax for a few days. At reception we have free maps and travel advice for those that want to go explore, supplemented by our “interesting things to do in Kunming” blog, written by a Canadian traveler who enjoyed Upland and Kunming so much he decided to stay a while. Our reception will also help you book accommodation at other hostels in China free of charge.

For when you want to socialize with other guests, we have a free pool table in our common area and table tennis in the courtyard. If you just want to chill out on your own, we have a selection of over 500 DVD's to choose from to watch on our 42 inch flat screen TV, in addition to a no charge book exchange and library.

If you have some work to do, there is free wireless internet throughout the hostel (even in the rooms!). At Upland we also have three desktop computers, which guests can use 30 minutes each day for free. Our more relaxed upstairs common area is a great place to work during the day, although at night when we are busy both common areas will become quite lively.

For those that are using Kunming as their base in Yunnan, we offer free luggage storage for up to three days, giving you plenty of time for excursions to Tiger Leaping Gorge, the Yuanyang rice terraces, or anywhere else in the region you choose to explore. Beyond three days we charge 2 RMB/day.

We also have two large sinks and a hang drying area for guests that like to do their own laundry by hand. There are also coin operated washing machines available for use.

Lastly, to help ensure your time in Kunming starts off right, if you give our reception ample notice before you arrive, they can arrange a free train station pick-up for you.

In addition to the free services we offer above, Upland has a number of other services to help ensure a comfortable stay with us.

We have a full service restaurant serving both Chinese and Western food, a cafe, and well stocked bar with wine, spirits, and 20 brands of beer.

At our reception, you can book plane, train, or bus tickets for a 15 RMB fee, which will save you a trip to the ticketing office. You can also rent bikes to explore the city, which includes a special bike map that we provide. If you are missing any toiletries things like toothpaste, soap, and shampoo can be purchased at reception. The reception area also has a dedicated landline for guests to make long-distance calls. Prices vary by country and you pay reception after your call is over.

We also have a laundry room where you can use one of our coin operated washing machines, after which you can dry your clothes for free in our hang drying area. There are also two large sinks where you can hand wash your clothes for free.

Accommodation Information

At Upland we have both dorms and private rooms. Our beds have proper mattresses (not those thin foam mattresses) and each guest gets a clean set of linens, including a freshly washed blanket cover. And then there are the pillows. They aren't those flimsy pillows you get at other hostels. They provide the comfort and support you need for a good nights sleep! We also frequently get complements on our showers, which have large shower heads and good water pressure.

All dorm rooms have two large windows to let in natural light during the day, with opaque curtains to keep out the light in the morning. We have 5 and 6 bed female only dorms, while our mixed dorms are 8 beds. Each bed booked in a dorm room comes with a locker (& free lock rental), a reading lamp, personal shelf, and use of common tables in the room.

Our private room options include singles, doubles (either with two single beds or a double bed), and the deluxe “Sunny Room” with king sized bed, which includes a balcony overlooking our urban oasis courtyard.

All private rooms have a television and en-suite bathroom with shower (including soap and shampoo dispensers). There is also a kettle and coffee mugs. Lastly, every private room has a large window and opaque curtains to let in natural light during the day, while also allowing you to keep out the light while you sleep.

Please note that while private rooms include towels, dorm beds do not. Full size shower towels can be purchased at reception for 25 RMB.

Location Information

We are conveniently located within walking distance of the city center (10 minutes) and beautiful Green Lake Park (2 minutes), as well as other popular destinations (Yunnan University 10 min, Kunming Zoo 20 min, Yuantong Temple 20 min, Yunnan Provincial Museum 25 min, and the Bird and Flower Market 25 min). You will have easy access to public bus lines that can take you to the Golden Temple, the Ethnic Minority Village, the Western Hills, as well as to the train station and airport.

We Are terribly sorry to inform you that due to drought issue across yunnan province .The whole kunming city only has water supply 4hours per day based on government policy .Our hostel 's water supply will be limited to 07:30-11:30am and 19:00-22:30pm .We are trying our best to assure your comfortable stay in our hostel .Thank you for your cooperating and understanding .

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