Kunming Upland International Youth Hostel
We are a brand new hostel, we knew what is backpackers need. You can expect high standards and welcoming atmosphere provided by our friendly, experienced English speaking staff.
We are conveniently located within walking distance of the city center (10 minutes) and beautiful Green Lake Park (2 min
You have plenty of space to relax in our two lounge areas. In the morning you can enjoy a variety of coffee drinks prepared by one of our trained baristas. The latte, which is Sally’s specialty, comes highly recommended. In the evening you can experience the lively atmosphere of the downstairs bar area, where you can play pool or ping pong. We offer a wide selection of drinks, including twenty different kinds of beer from all over the world. If you are in the mood for a more quiet evening you can move upstairs. You can watch a DVD on our new 42” television, surf the internet on one of our computers (for free) or just relax on one of many comfortable couches. If you want to enjoy Kunming’s spring weather, there are tables in our charming outdoor courtyard.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Breakfast not included
- Cable TV
- Ceiling fan
- Common Room
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Key Card Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- Mini Supermarket
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pool Table
- Postal Service
- Reading Light
- Safety Deposit Box
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Towels Included
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
We are sorry to inform you that due to a drought in Yunnan province, Kunming only has a water supply five hours per day. We are filling our on-site reservoir nightly, but it is sometimes not enough to get us through the next day without interruption. Fortunately the past couple weeks have been free of interruption, and we ask you to keep your daytime showers short to ensure this remains the case.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!
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As of June 2012 all flights to/from Kunming are from the new airport, Kunming Chang Shui Air Port.
From the airport (40km, 120 RMB by taxi)
By bus: take airport Bus #1 (空港一号线) to the last stop: West INN (西驿酒店，小西门原南疆宾馆). It's 25 RMB and 45 minutes . Then take a taxi (less than 15RMB). Tell the taxi driver to take you to the back gate of Green Lake Hotel on Hua shan Xi Lu (翠湖宾馆后门，华山西路92号。或省政府后门). It's just across the street from Upland.
* Train station (4KM, 15RMB by taxi)
By bus: Take bus no. 2 from the Southern end/beginning of Beijing Lu (Kunming Huo Che Zhan/昆明火车站) to Wenmiao (Wen Miao/文庙). After exiting the bus, you have two choices. You can walk about 600 meters (see map) or catch another bus. To get the bus walk towards Zhengyi Lu (正义路) and Renmin Zhonglu (人民中路). When you reach the intersection, turn left, where you will find the Zhengyi LuKou (正义路口) bus stop. Take bus no. 1 to Qingyun Jie (青云街). After exiting the bus, walk back 100m the way you came from and turn left at the first stoplight (Damei Yuanxiang, 大梅园巷). The large wooden doors on the far side of the street is Upland.
* Bus stations:
There are five bus stations in Kunming. The two biggest stations are the South Station (to Laotian border, Jinghong, Yuanyang ...) and the West Station (bus to Dali, Lijiang ...).
1.Kunming West Bus Station (昆明西部汽车客运站) (8 KM ,25 yuan through taxi)
Take bus no. 80 to XiHua Yuan (西华园, 10th stop). Transfer to bus no. 95 and get off at Qingyun Jie (青云街). After exiting the bus, walk back 100m the way you came from and turn left at the first stoplight (Damei Yuanxiang, 大梅园巷). The large wooden doors on the far side of the street is Upland.
2.The South Station(昆明南部汽车客运站) (25KM, 50RMB through taxi)
By bus (total time about 90 minutes): Take No.185 and get off at the Gong Ren Xin CunI(工人新村), then change to No. 95 at the same bus stop, and get off at Qin Yun Jie(青云街). After exiting the bus, walk back 100m the way you came from and turn left at the first stoplight (Damei Yuanxiang, 大梅园巷). The large wooden doors on the far side of the street is Upland.
P.S. The buses in Kunming require exact change. Most buses are 1 RMB. Some are 2 RMB.
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 15 min, Yuantong Temple 12 min, Yunnan Provincial Museum 18 min, and the Bird and Flower Market 15 min).
You will also have nearby access to public transit that can take you to the Golden Temple, the Ethnic Minority Village, the Western Hills, as well as to the train station and airport.