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Reviews of Kunming Upland International Youth Hostel

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

88.9% Overall Rating

84 out of 85 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/01/2014)

marsha ablowitz thinks…

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

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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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88.9%

Overall Rating

84 out of 85 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Kunming Upland International Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
89.6%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
88.0%
Cleanliness
89.6%
Staff
85.6%
Value
87.2%
Safety
92.0%
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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...)

100.0%
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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%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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)

100.0%
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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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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

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

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%
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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%
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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%
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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%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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?)

100.0%
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Mingjia Ke

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 August 2013 Mingjia would recommend this property

Liked: everygthing

Disliked: nothing

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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

100.0%
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william wang

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

29 July 2013 william would recommend this property

Liked: When i go to the desk to get some imformations for travel ,the staffs were kindly .Definitely go back again .Nice hostel in kunming .The food just so so ,not really recomend it .But you can found out the sreet food at night .The bar cafe is comfortable and quiet .

Disliked: The toilet was not real clean .

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Reavley Waylon

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 July 2013 Reavley would recommend this property

Liked: Big hostel with helpful staff. The location is perfect which is very close the Green Lake Park.

Disliked: Nothing yet.

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susan monika

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Shopping

27 July 2013 susan would recommend this property

Liked: They have one day trip to the Stoneforest,it was nice .We have been there 6 people in one group .It was priced ,110yuan per person .That was really worse to enjoy it . The staffes were so nice and help us all the time .Recommend it .

Disliked: It was rainy when i reched in kunming ,the bus too busy on the way to UPLAND .

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wijnen effy

Alone

Visiting friends or family

25 July 2013 wijnen would recommend this property

Liked: the hostel is conveniently located near the city center.the yard is peaceful in the moring,is good for study and have breakfast.staff is friendly and helpful,extremely reception girls.

Disliked: It is a pity that mosquito in the room make me frustrated

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Andrew shelley mary

Alone

Romantic getaway

25 July 2013 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: staff is very helpful,clean room and big shower make me realx.i really enjoy here.

Disliked: Andrew left no negative feedback.

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Fangler Alexander

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

25 July 2013 Fangler would recommend this property

Liked: Nice hostel in kunming .I loved the louge outside ,it was real garden ,when you set on the chair you will be relaxed .It was so cozy .When i go to the desk to get some imformations for travel ,the staffs were kindly .Defenitily go back again .

Disliked: wi-fi not working in the room on 5th floor .


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