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Reviews of Kunming Upland International Youth Hostel

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

87.9% Overall Rating

91 out of 92 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/05/2014)

"Very peaceful place, clean and relaxing. Having stayed several times at better known and also wonderful KM hostel I really wanted a place to get a better night's sleep, away from the construction and the clubs and the…"

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Facilities

  • 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

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87.9%

Overall Rating

91 out of 92 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Kunming Upland International Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
90.4%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
85.6%
Staff
85.6%
Value
87.2%
Safety
90.4%
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Alone

Sightseeing & culture

31 October 2014 X would recommend this property

Liked: everything

Disliked: nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Timothy Hurd

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

17 September 2014 Timothy would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere, good food and very clean!

Disliked: Works going on so fewer shower & sink facilities but managed to use on other floors and they are trying to improve these areas so overall all up and running for anyone after end of Sept 2014.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

John Joseph Hassan

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

31 July 2014 John Joseph would recommend this property

Liked: Very comfortable beds. Attractive setting.

Disliked: Rooms could do with a dehumidifier

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staffs are very helpful,kindly and friendly.

Disliked: Almost of customers are chinese, so they spit everywhere(not only common area but also inside room). And no quiet time, therefore, they continue to chatting loudly in room and keep turning on the room light. Not suitable for sleep.At the last, they always keep the door opened intendly. Security card is useless.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

16 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very peaceful place, clean and relaxing. Having stayed several times at better known and also wonderful KM hostel I really wanted a place to get a better night's sleep, away from the construction and the clubs and the general street noise. Upland is just the place for this! Good food and drink at surprisingly shoestring-compatible prices, and also a great garden where you can eat stuff brought in from outside (such as outstanding baozi on Denghua Street 登华街 just a few minutes walk up huashan xi past hospital, over the road). Close to central lake, university areas with great street food, and only 20 or so mins walk to Xi Yi Jiudian for airport bus.

Disliked: No open kitchen, but there is hot water available to make drinks - also see notes on food above.

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Frans Levy-Andersson

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

11 May 2014 Frans would recommend this property

Liked: Really helpful staff with excellent English and information. The cafe and bar has some really good deals and they were able to meet specific requirements. The location was lovely too, it was very near Cuihu park and easy to get to from the train station.

Disliked: Frans left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: bar/cafe is nice

Disliked: seemed a little too sterile, too sterile.. soulless.. apart from their bar area. ... kunming had a water shortage, so there were no showers (though that wasn't the hostels fault...)

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: English spoken and helpful. Has a great bar/restaurent.

Disliked: Nil

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

24 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff

Disliked: I did NOT liek that it is allowed to smoke in the common areas (inside and outside)

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location! Very clean and cosy hostel!

Disliked: There is no elevator. The stairs are a bit of a hassle especially if you have big bags.

88.6%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice environment

Disliked: I had noisy roommates but the hostel is not responsible for that

94.3%
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marsha ablowitz

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

09 January 2014 marsha would recommend this property

Liked: Great location near central city lake park, near down town, good bus lines. Cafe on site good. Nice courtyard. Nice rooms.

Disliked: Busy front desk so you may have to wait.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2014

Liked: COLD during the winter, blankets not so warm, big airy rooms, flimsy lockers for a room with 16 people....

Disliked: friendly staff

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

04 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice bar with a cosy stove, good selection of inexpensive drinks, pool table, and the outside spaces looked like they would be really nice in summer. The room was fine, and the shower was hot and powerful.

Disliked: Smoking is allowed in the bar after 7pm, which is unpleasant. Also the rooms were really cold in the winter, and the wifi doesn't reach the rooms so you have to go to the smokey bar to check your emails. The staff at reception did not seem that keen on giving advice, there was also a big queue to speak to them as well, and some of them were concentrating more on chatting among themselves. More expensive than other places we stayed in China, but that may just be Kunming.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Darren Corpe

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

04 January 2014 Darren would recommend this property

Liked: The beds are comfy.

Disliked: In the 16 person dorm, you're bound to have at least one snorer.

60.0%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Electric blankets. Quite cheap. Lockers big.

Disliked: Directions are wrong on website. The whole place is freezing. Only communal area is the bar, where you aren't allowed to eat your own stuff. The doors seem constantly open to rooms so not very secure, and people stored bikes in dorms which made it really annoying. Also lady at reception is pretty moody. Prices for taxi from train station are definitely wrong, cheapest offer we got double the stated price!!!

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Krzysztof Dopierala

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

26 December 2013 Krzysztof would recommend this property

Liked: Very cosy common space and restaurant, pool table available for free. Cheapest dorm were spacious.

Disliked: Extremely small bathrooms attached to the cheapest dorms, also the room was pretty smelly due to fresh painting or else (?)

100.0%
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dunn steven

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 December 2013 dunn would recommend this property

Liked: nice

Disliked: dunn left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Cheryl Berry

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 November 2013 Cheryl would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely friendly welcoming atmusphere, nice garden area, great breakfast and the most comfy beds in China

Disliked: Powercut, but after being in China 8 weeks it happens in 3 out of 5 places I stay in. Looked very pretty in candle light.

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, clean and modern facilities, great bar area with pool table. Got there way before the check in time and the staff let me go to the room early - much appreciated after a long night train! Easy directions and close to the downtown and green lake.

Disliked: The people in my dorm were so noisy that it was difficult to sleep. Also the walls are so thin that noise travels easily- especially the hair dryer!

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Mike davies

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 October 2013 Mike would recommend this property

Liked: Closeness to the Green Lake park and easy walking distance to key areas.

Disliked: The smoking that is allowed in the bar lounge ares which serves as a dining room. Hostelbookers need to put stricter guidelines on this performance. Many travellers are now coming from countries that see this smoking as the height of ignorance!!!!!

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice spacy rooms, friendly helpful English-speaking staff (though some directions to shops were incorrect), good service including fixing a plumbing problem within hours.

Disliked: Far away from any useful public transport (i.e. from public transport heading for the airport or long-distance bus stations), luggage has to be hauled up to flights of stairs before the lift is reached, WIFI password was not working on my mobile (maybe works only on Chinese mobiles?)

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Mingjia Ke

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 August 2013 Mingjia would recommend this property

Liked: everygthing

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
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liang luo

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 August 2013 liang would recommend this property

Liked: Great

Disliked: Don't

100.0%
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Naukey Alexander

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 August 2013 Naukey would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very helpful.

Disliked: none


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