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Cary, North Carolina
Reviewed July 21, 2016

I really wanted to like Upland, because it is a really beautiful hostel with a pool table and table tennis, but the service here was really bad. Two actions in particular speak about why you should avoid this place. 1) When I booked my bed in the dorm rooms the website specifically stated that I would be given a towel...

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Thanks for your coming~ We are so sorry that let you feel unpleasant in UPLAND. 1.About towel. So sorry that let you misunderstand. Only private room has be given towels. Oversea websites often have mistakes in China and we check all websites about if given towel instantly. If you need a towel, you can rent on Recption only for 5RMB....

Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Upland hostel is hard to find, but worth the effort. Tucked away on the hill is a very nice hostel with a bar and an outdoor patio. I personally appreciated the pool table and played a few rounds . My dorm style room was standard, not too fancy but comfortable. If I come back to kunming I'll stay here.

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Roma, Italia
Reviewed February 11, 2016

Very warm and cosy atmosphere, the hostel provides young travellers with all the services and information they need to get the best from their trip in Yunnan. Cleanness is not 100%, but is a pleasant place to stay when travelling with backpacks around the region. Really nice the garden inside and the common areas: there you can relax while sipping...

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Beijing, China
Reviewed December 24, 2015

Totally not impressed with this youth hostel. Yes, it was clean and location was good, but that is basically it. I have stayed in many other youth hostels in China and they are always very good, even more than some hotels, what makes the difference for me is the staff and this is the case. They answered all our questions...

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Seattle
Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Loved this hostel! We had the name printed in Chinese for the taxi driver and he dropped us off at the door step. It cost about ¥96 from the airport. Very easy to catch a taxi. Airport is organized and has a taxi line upon exiting baggage claim. Hostel reception available 24 hours. Staff speaks English. They offered the option...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

We had a nice stay at the Upland Youth Hostel in Kunming. It is very centrally located, 2 min walking to the Green Lake Park. Staff were all very helpful and spoke good English. They booked our train tickets to Dali and Lijiang for us for an extra 15¥ per ticket, which saved us a lot of hassle. The bar...

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Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here twice, had a great twin room the first stay and a smoky and stinky room the secomd time. Western standard toilets seperated from shower area, great comm9n area with nice bar/restaurant with pool table and outside courtyard with ping pong table and fish pond! Food is ok but slightly overpriced! All in all, very recommendable! Merci, miär...

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Junction 10 M6
Reviewed November 5, 2015

This is a hostel, suitable for both back and flash-packers. It is in an interesting and quiet part of town, just behind the Green Lake hotel. We found our en-suite room adequate and the food in the bar was very good. The bar has a large selection of imported beers, including both types of Beer Lao. We found the staff...

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Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

We had a private room with ensuite. The room was comfy and clean with hot shower and western toilet. It was basic but perfect for what we wanted...comfort and cleanliness. ............................................. definitely recommend.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed October 16, 2015

This Hostel has potential - the location is good, the rooms are OK - there is a lift for the higher floors - a large common area with meals available (average food) and a nice outdoor common area as well .. BUT .. the staff (sorry I mean most of the staff) are unhelpful, disinterested and would rather stare at...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Best facilities youth hostel in Kunming!Free WIFI and VPN for FACEBOOK/TWITTER/GMAIL/GOOGLE.Only a 2-minute stroll from the famous Cuihu Park.Upland International Youth Hostel offers simple yet comfortable accommodation. Guests can rent a bicycle to explore the city, or play billiards on site. The shopping centre in downtown Kunming is a 20-minute walk away. Upland Youth Hostel is a 10-minute walk from Yunnan University and a 7-minute drive from Kunming Zoo. It takes 30 minutes by car from the hostel to Dianchi Lake. The tour desk helps guests organise excursions to popular attractions. Guests can also simply relax on the sun terrace, or spend some quiet reading time in the bar, which offers books and magazines. Shoeshine and self-service laundry are available. Guests get to choose between staying in lively shared rooms, or in a quite private room. All rooms come with a writing desk and a wardrobe. The shared and private bathrooms include shower facilities. Fine Chinese and Western dishes can be enjoyed at the Upland Bar. Wuhua is a great choice for travellers interested in parks, lakes and scenery. We speak your language!Welcome! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Upland International Youth Hostel

Address: No.92 Huashan West Road, Kunming 650031, China (Formerly Kunming Upland International Youth Hostel)
Location: China > Yunnan > Kunming
Price Range: $10 - $32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
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“All rooms have a dreadful sewer problem.”
 of 5 bubbles esmaralda01, Jul 23, 2016 | Read review
“Wifi was available but was never able to connect to the Internet (level 4)”
 of 5 bubbles Brad_and_Chris, Mar 9, 2015 | Read review
“Avoid the 12-person dorm! None of the rooms have wi-fi - it only works in the bar.”
 of 5 bubbles AnonymousGuestt1984, Aug 24, 2014 | Read review
“Try to get a room near the top of the building for a quieter night.”
  • Small bathroom with inadequate shower curtain!
  • Twin en suite room, small but clean.
 of 5 bubbles julianne24, Dec 6, 2013 | Read review
“Our room on the third floor was quiet enough.”
 of 5 bubbles TravellerM88, Sep 28, 2013 | Read review
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