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JB2-2 Jinmabiji Square, Jinbi Road, Xishan District, Kunming 650000 China
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#3 of 217 Speciality lodging in Kunming
The Hump Hostel Kunming
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Property amenities
Coffee shop
Rooftop bar
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Edgar wrote a review Aug 2019
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I've never felt so disgusted by a hostel after the deadbeat working at the restaurant charged me 5RMB for a glass of water. Why does this establishment pretend to be 'vogue' if its staff are nothing more than washed-up sleaze? And by the way, I've never seen so many prostitutes in a bar in my 5 years in China.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Ken and Shirley wrote a review Mar 2019
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My wife and I in our sixties from New Zealand stayed at the Hump beside Jinbi Square for just over a week split into two stays, one each end of March. The restaurant was not operating at the time but The Hump is surrounded by so much good eating and literally dozens of different styles of eatery within 5 minutes walk that this is not an issue. The Bar is a lively spot with young Chinese in the evenings. Bar staff friendly. The staff were wonderful where the Manager and one of the top Hostesses speak good English. The lady and man who tended our rooms were lovely, looking after us and keeping the room perfect and she speaks enough English for ease of stay, so we became friends. Excellent rooftop garden area to relax in between adventures around the city and greater Yunnan. We had a room on wing C. We thoroughly recommend The Hump on Jinbi rd. If traveling through Kunming in future we will definitely return to The Hump. Note. I ticked Quirky in the options below. Fun quirky.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: They all have the sounds of China at night. Same anywhere in China except the mountains.
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FarAway09528376701 wrote a review Jan 2019
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We booked two beds in the women's 6 bed dorm. It was probably the nicest hostel setup I've ever stayed at. Each bunk had its own fold out desk, two lights, nice heavy linens for winter, and a blackout curtain to pull completely across the bed, so you wouldn't get woken up by light in the morning. There were also locking cabinets for each bed, with key and lock provided. It felt secure and it was a nice touch. The heat/AC controls were also accessible, so when we checked in in the middle of the night in January, we were able to warm up the previously empty room quite quickly. The bathrooms are communal, but there are lots, with western toilets. The showers were also nice, with the changing area for each private stall having its own door as well as a shower curtain. It was all very clean.The only issue we had was that we were woken up by two male staff members who just opened the door and decided to fling open our balcony doors and have a chat for five minutes. At first I thought they wouldn't have realized we were there, as we'd checked in so late, but the curtains were drawn on two beds, so it should have been pretty clear that there were guests sleeping. Not long after, a cleaner came to clean the room, but it was around 8 AM for an 11 AM checkout, and we'd only been in our beds for about 4 hours, so we were a bit cranky. If there were other guests in the room who had checked out, it would have been understandable, but we were the only ones there. Overall, the facilities are lovely, and booking on their website was handy. It was fantastic that they were able to hold beds for us so late, to accommodate our redeye flight. However, the staff needs some basic training about when it's appropriate to go into the guest rooms.If you're booking online through their website, make sure to give the information for each guest, not only the one booking. When we booked, they only assigned one bed, though we asked for two, because they didn't have the name of the second guest. That was fine for us as they weren't near full occupancy and they just assigned another bed in the same room, but it could cause issues during busy times!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Skip the hostel's food and get across the bridge noodles from the large restaurant downstairs.
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Arthur T wrote a review Jan 2019
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This was our first time at The Hump and we were very surprised. If there's such a thing as a five-star hostel, this is it. Everything felt new, well-designed and well-built. Speaking with the manager (owner?) the next morning, I learned that The Hump had recently re-opened after a major renovation. Our dorm room was spacious and I was impressed by the design and quality of construction. The bunks are solid and quiet even when someone is in the bed above you and the door to the hallway closes quietly. The bathroom down the hall is amazing: long rows of sinks, individual showers and toilets. There's a large cafe/nightclub, but we didn't check that out. My only complaint is that there did not seem to be a kitchen area. I don't cook at hostels, but I do want a place to boil water for tea and coffee in the morning. The front desk filled my mug with hot water, but that's down the elevator and I need access to a kettle to boil water for coffee. Note: I accidentally clicked on the "location" rating and this site won't let me undo it. We were just passing through Kunming so I can't say much about the location other than it is in a lively downtown area with upscale shopping.
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Farina S wrote a review Oct 2018
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if you are going to visit the capital of Ecuador and still looking for a place to stay I highly recommend to check out the HUMP DAY HOSTAL!!! Why? # It's located in the historic center of Quito, so everything is pretty close (local food, restaurants, public transport, possibilities of sightseeing ...) # Besides from nice and spacious rooms you will have everything you need such as comfy beds, lockers, plugs next to the bed, clean kitchen, rooftop etc. # Best staff and lovly volunteers, who are willing to help with everything. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and felt surrounded by friends and good people the whole time! :)
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from SebastienGenier, Manager at The Hump Hostel
Responded 8 Jan 2019
Dear Farina, This TripAdvisor listing is in Kunming.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hump Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to The Hump Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Nanping Business Street (0.4 km), Jinma Biji Historic site (0.10 km), and Dongxi Temple (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Hump Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, airport transportation, and a concierge.
What food & drink options are available at The Hump Hostel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, breakfast, and a snack bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Hump Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include JianXinYuan (BaoShanJie), Dian Yue Tie Road Theme Restaurant —— HuoCheNanZhan 1910, and Qiao Xiang Yuan GuoQiao MiXian (WenHua Jie).
Does The Hump Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Hump Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Hump Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Hump Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Yuantong Temple (2.1 km), Jinma Biji Historic site (0.10 km), and Military School (1.9 km).