Lost Garden Guesthouse, Kunming
Lost Garden Guesthouse, Kunming
Lost Garden Guesthouse, Kunming
Lost Garden Guesthouse, Kunming
Lost Garden Guesthouse, Kunming
Lost Garden Guesthouse, Kunming
Lost Garden Guesthouse, Kunming
Lost Garden Guesthouse, Kunming
Lost Garden Guesthouse, Kunming
Lost Garden Guesthouse, Kunming
Lost Garden Guesthouse, Kunming
Lost Garden Guesthouse, Kunming
Lost Garden Guesthouse, Kunming
Lost Garden Guesthouse, Kunming

Lost Garden Guesthouse, Kunming

Wuhua District
8.0
256 Reviews
Family-Friendly Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
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How is Lost Garden Guesthouse rated on booking websites?

81%
Overall
67%
Cleanliness
87%
Staff
100%
Location
73%
Atmosphere
87%
Security

Lost Garden Guesthouse Reviews

Lost Garden Guesthouse is set in two buildings just a short distance from Cuihu (Green Lake). It has delightful dcor 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 Cuihu, which is very popular with locals but probably too busy and commercial for most foreigners. There are many buses nearby and you can easily get to other parts of town. The hostel is quite easy to find once you have located it on the map. There are corner shops, small supermarkets, and some cheap to moderate eating places nearby.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The spacious rooms, all nonsmoking, are located in each building. The dorms have good solid bunks and softer-than-normal (for China) mattresses. Each bunk has a large amount of lock-up space, a shelf, power, and a light. Dorms do not have air conditioning, only fans, as it's not normally required in the "City of Eternal Spring." However the assigned dorm (A106) should have air conditioning to overcome the permanent dampness from having an en suite.

The en suite bathrooms as well as the shared ones though both buildings are good quality and have marble offcut tiles lining them. All sighted WCs are Western and all facilities are very clean and there seems to be no problem with hot-water supply. The one negative is that the frosting on the shower and WC glass walls does not provide great privacy.

Common Spaces

The main commons are in building A -- there's a restaurant, which is smoke free, but nowhere else is. All the common areas become unavailable to hostelers at evening meal times when the rooms are needed for restaurant activity. This also has an impact on security, with outsiders roaming the building. In building B, there's a far less attractive roof patio promoted as available to those who don't want to order from the restaurant. It's also the only place to bring outside food and drink to escape the exorbitant drinks prices at reception (almost four times street prices for the basic Chinese beer).

There's no fridge or microwave, no games like pool, no TV/DVD, and only limited information for travelers. However, reception staff are knowledgeable and happy to answer questions, and will arrange all sorts of tickets ... at a price. There's a hand-laundry facility in building B or a way-overpriced laundry service (you'll pay the same price for them to do it as you would pay at other places for self-serve laundry).

Summary

Overall, this is basically not a bad hostel -- when it's a hostel and not a restaurant. The emphasis on the restaurant (including the drinks prices) is to the detriment of the budget traveling hosteler. At a minimum, the the terrace in building B should be upgraded for hosteler use. A combination of the lack of true common space and many guests having booked into a guesthouse together limit interaction and atmosphere. Also, the hostel advertises itself as nonsmoking, but apart from the small main restaurant room where outside food and drink is forbidden, there is nowhere for nonsmokers to relax in comfort except their rooms. Management says that most of the common area is open air (but in fact, it's quite enclosed), missing the point of what "nonsmoking" means when used in advertising.

OldNomad
2014-07-12
Australia (and UK)
Builldings B and A Reception Dorm 106 Ensuite Family Room Common Behind Reception Restaurant / Non Smoke Common Restaurant, Roof Garden Hand Wash Laundry Building B Roof Terrace

Great food, a beautiful roof terrace and a warm & cosy atmosphere.

Great food, a beautiful roof terrace and a warm & cosy atmosphere. Definitely the best hostel in Kunming. The old pieces of furniture give the place a rustic ambiance while the staff and facilities make it feel like a home from home.

chabuduo_travel
2013-04-02

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Location and Contact

Location

Map

Address: No. 7 Yiqiutian, Huanggongdong Street, South Cuihu Road, Wuhua District, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China

Lost Garden Guesthouse is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website

Website Lost Garden Guesthouse Kunming (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: +86-87165111127
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage

Parking

Towels

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Airport Pickup (200 yuan)

Breakfast (20-50 yuan)

Dinner (20-100 yuan)

Bar

Entirely Non-Smoking

Food/Restaurant

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Laundry

Lounge Area

Outdoor Seating

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

Credit Card Payments

Kitchen

Wheelchair Accessible

Pet-Friendly

Checkout: 12:00 (12 Noon)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 8am-11pm

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)

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