Best Places for Backpackers in Kunming, China.

Enjoy backpacking around Kunming, China without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Kunming, China.

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Top 8 hostels in Kunming, China.

These are the 8 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Kunming, China.

1
Lost Garden Guesthouse

94 /100

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Lost Garden Guesthouse

Lost Garden is a little guesthouse with a restaurant, a bar, and lovely terraces hidden near the heart of Kunming. It is less than a minute’s walk from the Green Lake Park. Wifi is available in the 2 buildings. You are welcome to enjoy our unique, comfortable, and quiet little place. Travelers...
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The Hump Route Hostel

92 /100

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The Hump Route Hostel

Located in the heart of Kunming, The Hump Route Hostel has been a popular destination for travelers for more than 15 years and has recently been totally renovated. It is named after The Hump Route, a route across the eastern Himalayas created by the American Air Force during World War 2. The R...
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Kunming Upland International Youth Hostel

92 /100

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Kunming Upland International Youth Hostel

【You can login Facebook, Google and Twitter, we offers free Internet VPN service in the bar】 The Upland hostel located in the downtown, It is the most popular praise for Backpackers in Kunming, very high cost performance hostel. # Best location # The hostel is located in the absolute center...
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Kunming Cloudland International Youth Hostel

90 /100

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Kunming Cloudland International Youth Hostel

Dear : Thank you for your booking at Cloudland Youth Hostel(昆明大脚氏国际青年旅舍). Please let us know in case of any changes. Just for your information, we can't take credit cards and there is a key deposit of 100 Yuan/key on arrival that we give you back when you check-out. The reception is 2...
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The Hump-Mulan Guest House

87 /100

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The Hump-Mulan Guest House

Locate in the downtown quiet residential area, Mulan Guesthouse (previous The Hump Hostel) is a lovely cozy garden house. banks, stores, Grand View Park (Daguan Park), in a walking distance with beautiful view of Dianchi lake. Outside Guesthouse have 2 public bus station easily transport you go to T...
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Kunming MamaMoon hostel

76 /100

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Kunming MamaMoon hostel

Kunming MamaMoon hostel opened in August 2018, with fine decoration and artistic theme. It is used to receive tourists from all over the world. the host likes to travel, you can also learn a lot about a local culture from the host. Kunming MamaMoon youth hostel has a refrigerator, washing mac...
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7
Kunming Glad Inn

71 /100

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Kunming Glad Inn

Kunming Glad inn is located in Guomao business zone of Kunming near the Baohai park, next to the Kunming International Exhibition Center and walking only needs 3min. It is only 1.2 kilometers from our hostel to Kunming Train Station. It has good infrastructure of life near our hostel. There is a Wal...
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Utra Safari Villa

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Utra Safari Villa

Utra Vacation, Use the shared economy to activate the value of the idle villas. A courier station for the young traveler, As the stronghold of the Yunnan Tibet and the Pan Asia independent travel. We are alone, not in the ordinary way. Cross boundary integration of literature and art and scienc...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Kunming, China.

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If you're already planning to visit Kunming, China - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Yunnan province

The capital city is Kunming. Yunnan province borders Tibet Autonomous Region, Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar. Yunnan is home to 25 ethnic groups and was a significant part of the Southern Silk Road. The land is just as diverse as the people, from rice terraces in Yuanyang to the vast grasslands and snow-capped mountains in Shangri-La to the Shilin Stone Forest near Kunming to the many Tibetan temples all over Yunnan.

Jenica Suson

The Summer Palace

The park itself is enormous, but choosing a few places of interest are enough for a good long walk. We went through Suzhou Street – market on the bank of the river, passed through Long Corridor – it’s a picturesque corridor painted with scenes from Mythology and tales, crossed 17-Arch Bridge, climbed on Longevity Hill to the Tower of Buddhist Incense and enjoyed the view on the Kunming Lake. An Imperial Garden is a splendid choice for those who like to wander and enjoy the blend of nature and architecture on the way – this place gives a genuine aesthetic pleasure.

Elina Rukavitsyna

Kunming, China Travel Guides

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