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Kunming is the main city in the Yunnan province, a city with only a few things in common with other cities in China. First, be prepared for a better air quality in the city -- the pollution is nothing compared to the other main cities in China; and second, Kunming is known as the “Spring City,” with a constant climate all year round, full of trees and flowers in the streets –- you don't see this in many Chinese cities. The city has about one million inhabitants in the urban area so, for China, it's a small city.
Kunming's people are very pleasant and curious and here you can feel very safe, with a friendly vibe. Once in the city, don't miss the Green Lake Park, the Kunming Zoo, and the Yuantong Temple –- these three can be visited in only one day. Explore old Kunming, an area that still has a bit of the magic and traditional architecture of the region. If you follow the donkeys, you will find the best scenarios, with a lot less tourists and a little bit more of real Kunming. Get yourself lost -– it won't be easy with the proliferation of English signs –- and discover the traditional, nontouristic places that are still alive. Then, and most important, use Kunming as a base to explore the entire province of Yunnan.
The easiest way to get to Kunming is by train from the main cities in the nearest provinces, but there is a good bus network for the entire province –- and Kunming is the main hub to go everywhere in Yunnan. The hostels in Kunming are average with typical Chinese architecture and average facilities. Don't expect to find communal kitchens. Usually dorms are the least expensive option, but is easy to find double rooms for a little bit more. Kunming's hostels are a good point to settle and start exploring the Yunnan province, one of the best in China.
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The Hump Hostel
"The Hump Hostel in Kunming is a laid back hostel with cheap beds and a cozy atmosphere. But don't look yourself blind on the cheap dorm beds -- at the Hump nothing comes for free. The Location It is really easy to find the hostel. If you come by bus or train, just hop on the #3 bus from the station until you get to the "Golden Horse Memorial Archway." From there you just follow the signs. Around the corner is a supermarket and across...
Kunming Cloudland Youth Hostel
"Great Hostel, good value! Excellent staff! - We stayed here in March 2013 and were very satisfied with the place. The double bed with en suite bath is definitely recommendable. Everything neat and clean -- not luxurious, but good deal for a hostel. Bar and the outdoor area is very cosy, too. Yet the best thing about the place is definitely its very friendly, very sweet staff. The girls at the reception speak (for Chinese terms) perfect...
"… stop, which can take you to different corners of the city. Green Lake and the universities area are around two kilometers far from the property. ---------------FAQ--------------- 1. Whats the characteristic of your property? - We are dedicated to provide private serviced apartments to all the guests. If you focus on quietness and privacy, here is a good choice for you. 2. Whats the difference between your property and the...
IC Holiday Shuncheng
"… covered with free Wifi; broadband internet is accessible as well. Here we also provide lots of extra services like car renting and tickets booking. Our English speaking staff is willing to provide you any information on daily life, travel or transportation. ---------- Conditions ---------- - Free Airport & Train Station pick up service upon request (10:00 22:00); - Free telephone translation service; - Car Renting,...
Kunming Upland International Youth Hostel
"Kunming Upland International Youth Hostel is a nice and relaxed hostel -- the building is excellent and the rooms are really comfortable. A great location in the city center within walking distance from the main interesting sights makes it a perfect pick for whomever stops in the city. The bar is really nice, with good meals for an average price and has a pleasant outside esplanade. There is free Wi-Fi in the whole building. The bad thing...
IC Holiday SOHO Junyuan
"Here we enable the guests to 'stay like the local people do.' We provide a comfortable, convenient and fully furnished private home. It's our pleasure to offer a comfortable residential experience for all of our guests. Each type of the apartments even the studio features private kitchen and western toilet. All the apartments are fully furnished with TV, DVD Player, Washing Machine, Fridge, Cooking Utensils, Water Dispenser and hair dryer....
Kunming Chase Dream Hostel
"Kunming Chase Dream Hostel provides a cozy and warm home for those who come to Yunnan province.We have clean and cheap mixed dorms, standard twin rooms and family room catering to different customer's demands. We have a spacious ground floor lounge area for exchanges, whether you want to surf the internet or chat over tea or making friends, we could all meet your demands. Come on and enjoy your stay at Kunming Chase Dream Hostel!"...
Kunming Glad Inn
"… and relax your body to fall asleep in a faster way. We have clean and pleasant independent bathroom and public bathroom, 24 hours hot water, we promote conservation and green living ideas，so our hostel does not provide disposable goods, but Shampoo and shower gel are provided. We have 24 hours of free WiFi covering the whole hostel. We have 24 HR videos surveillance to make sure your property safety , and provide the lockers...
Kunming IviesWill International Hostel
No.24 North Jinding Road, Wuhua District
Kunming Candy Inn
605, Fuzeyuan, Guannan Avenue 1143#
Mulan Guest House
House No.8-4, Xihua Dong Qu, Xiyuan Nan Road, Xishan District
Kunming Heart 2 Heart Youth Hostel
"… rock climbing walls, a grass ski field, a pottery workshop, a paintball range and walking trails in the vicinity. In addition, the route to Tuan Jie Zhen is a popular and challenging route for cyclists. There are many organic fruits and vegetables available for sale and visitors are able to pick strawberries, apples, plums and pears when is season. Several room types are available in the hostel, twin, double, family and...
"The staff here were great. Yes it cost a little more than some of the other hostels at 120rmb a night for a double room. But I tell ya they dont lose your reservation or say oops we are all booked up even though you do have a reservation. All you can eat breakfast goes with this the place is close to downtown, and ten minutes from the airport at a 15 rmb cab fare, and they will take you back to the airport for free! not too shabby!" …...
Kunming Mingtong Yingxian Youth Hotel
"Our hotel is located in downtown Kunming, 5 km. from the train station, and 10 km. from the airport. it will cost you 15-20RMB to take taxi from airport to our hotel, around our hotel, there are many shopping malls, and restaurants. Here you can enjoy local food and snacks. During the day, the street in front of our hotel is very busy, but at night it is quiet, so you can have a good sleep without any worries about the noise outside! Our...
Long May Youth Hotel
"Noisy and just plain weird - From the moment we walked in the lady at the counter just didn't want to be there and sent us in the wrong direction to places we wanted to go. A place where local teenagers came to do "things" away from parental eyes. So there was a lot of noise and doors slamming till about 3am in the morning which didn't help when every whisper could be heard. So wouldn't recommend." … "… center of Kunming, it is...
Lost Garden Guesthouse
"Lost Garden Guesthouse is set in two buildings just a short distance from Cuihu (Green Lake). It has delightful décor and generally very good facilities. It also operates as a restaurant. As the name implies, it has a garden atmosphere and the main building has a roof garden. There's Wi-Fi throughout, and although the advertising claims it is a nonsmoking hostel, this is only partially true. The Location The hostel is very close to...
Bestay Hotel Express Kunming
"Bestay Hotel Express Kunming International Convention and Exhibition Center has free and fast WIFI, convenient transportation, located near Kunming International Convention and Exhibition Center, Walmart Supermarket, near famous wild mushroom restaurants, bars, tea houses, KTV, pedicures.etc. Bestay Hotel Express Kunming is 20km from the airport, only 3km from the train station, 10km from the Lake Scenic Area.Fast and easy check-in and...
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