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Top Rated Hostels in Kunming, China

54 reviews Book Now 

Lost Garden Guesthouse

Kunming Cuihu Nanlu, Huanggong Dongjie, Yiqiutian No.7, Kunming, China 650031

53 out of 54 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Lost Garden Guesthouse

Atmosphere - 89% Staff - 90% Facilities - 87% Safety - 90%
Location - 92% Cleanliness - 89% Value - 88%
Alexandra Britt
Backpacking / gap year
Alexandra would recommend this property 18 June 2014

The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. It was also nice that they spoke English incredibly well...seeing as most foreign tourists don't speak chinese. Accommodations were great

Thomas Hildenbrand
With my spouse / partner
Backpacking / gap year
Thomas would recommend this property 13 May 2014

Nice location at Green Lake, friendly staff and very clean. Laundry Service and facilities for doing the laundry yourself.

90 reviews Book Now 

Kunming Upland International Youth Hostel

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

89 out of 90 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Kunming Upland International Youth Hostel

Atmosphere - 88% Staff - 84% Facilities - 85% Safety - 89%
Location - 88% Cleanliness - 85% Value - 85%
Customer review
Sightseeing & culture
Customer would recommend this property 16 May 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 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.

Frans Levy-Andersson
With my spouse / partner
Romantic getaway, Sightseeing & culture
Frans would recommend this property 11 May 2014

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.

3 reviews Book Now 

IC Holiday SOHO Junyuan

Room 1912, Unit 2, Building 10, SOHO Junyuan,, Beijing Road, Kunming, China 650225

3 out of 3 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend IC Holiday SOHO Junyuan

Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 86% Facilities - 80% Safety - 93%
Location - 73% Cleanliness - 93% Value - 93%
Customer review
With my spouse / partner
Sightseeing & culture
Customer would recommend this property 02 May 2013

The property was very reasonably priced, spacious, and clean. One of the owners, Rick, was very kind to accommodate us on such short notice and to drive us to the airport for a reasonable fee with only a few hours notice.

Customer review
With my spouse / partner
Sightseeing & culture
Customer would recommend this property 27 July 2012

I loved having the space, lounge area, fridge, washing machine and a little home for a couple of days. Rick, the owner, was very helpful and I recommend staying here rather than a backpackers any day - if you are travelling with someone else, and are happy to do your own thing, Not so great if you want to meet other travellers. One bus stop away from a Carrefour supermarket and and if you're a fan, KFC and Pizza Slut. Great internet connection. Also an easy bus ride into the downtown area.

548 reviews Book Now 

Kunming Cloudland Youth Hostel

No.23 Zhuan Tang Lu, Kunming, China 650032

511 out of 548 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Kunming Cloudland Youth Hostel

Atmosphere - 86% Staff - 78% Facilities - 84% Safety - 90%
Location - 84% Cleanliness - 85% Value - 81%
Andrew Cope-Perera
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
03 August 2014

It was in a good location and I liked the fact that they had a pool table and table tennis table. It was clean as well.

Kim nana
Family Holiday, Shopping
Kim would recommend this property 24 June 2014

It is really a beautiful place, nice atmosphere, nice staff, they are really helpful.

398 reviews Book Now 

The Hump Kunming

Jinmabiji Area, Jinbi Road, Kunming, China 650021

350 out of 398 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend The Hump Kunming

Atmosphere - 77% Staff - 75% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 88% Cleanliness - 79% Value - 84%
Customer review
Events / festivals, Visiting friends or family
Customer would recommend this property 14 July 2014

Location and atmosphere are exactly what to expect at a hostel; lots of young travelers hanging out together. The staff were constantly cleaning the big bath/ rest room that those who had no bathroom in their suite had to use. Everything was super clean. Staff was very friendly and accommodating.

Hoe Ping Lai
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture
Hoe Ping would recommend this property 09 May 2014

GREAT atmosphere, staffs friendliness and very helpful, locate in the town centre and easily access by public transports to place of interest in Kunming, there are quiet and happening corners at the hostel; up to your choice!

18 reviews Book Now 

Long May Youth Hotel

#8 Beicanpo, Beimenjie, Kunming, Kunming, China -

15 out of 18 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Long May Youth Hotel

Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 62% Facilities - 64% Safety - 83%
Location - 77% Cleanliness - 94% Value - 80%
Gretchen Alther
Sightseeing & culture
Gretchen would recommend this property 31 March 2013

It is conveniently located, the rooms are bright and clean. Overall, a good value, and good option for budget travelers.

Customer review
With friends / other travellers
City break, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family
Customer would recommend this property 04 January 2012

The location was great, very close to Yunnan University and Green Lake Park. It's a very nice area to walk around and observe. The property itself was clean and comfortable with free computer use, but no VPN for Facebook.


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