Dazhai Dragon's Den Hostel in Rice Terraces Reviews
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Fantastic location, staff were lovely and couldn't do enough go help.
It's quite a hike up from Dazhai but totally worth it. One of the most relaxing places I've been to. The view from the hostel is amazing, the toilets (western) were clean, but the facilities are pretty basic. You also have free towels available. But like others have noted, it's made completely out of wood, so earplugs are a must if you're a light sleeper. The food was also good.
This hostel was in a prime location with a beautiful view of the rice terraces out the window. The staff was very friendly and after purchasing one cup of green tea, provided me with hot water for my tea leaves for the rest of the day. The food was also very good and they had a couple restaurants in the area. The only possible disadvantage was the climb to the hostel. If you have a heavy bag, I definitely recommend having another person carry it up (many people offer when you depart the bus).
Location is great! Amazing views! There was no water most of our stay but when your in such a small village you cant expect much, it adds to the experiance. Staff are great and very helpful with good english
The only issue was that there was no water, not even cold water. The hostel advertises "hot" water. I understand that problems arise, but we were told by the staff that there is usually no water in the town. Again, it wouldn't have been a problem if we had known to expect this. If plumbing is the issue then water should at least be brought into the rooms so that the toilets can be manually flushed. No water = no shower and stinky rooms and toilets. Other than the water issue, we enjoyed our stay
The night se arrived we saw 2 huge cockroaches in the living room and one in the room...and the bathroom was not clean at all. They also need to upgrade the building as it is almost falling down and is a shame as the place and the views are amazing.
Amazing location, basic facilities, but that's what u get In a mountain village! A well kitted out hotel would just feel weird.
Amazing location with the beautiful view of the rice field. A bit of hard climb to get to especially after a tumultuous bus ride up to the parking lot from Guilin. They have a kitchen that sells most local food around the region. There is a small local school on the first floor so it could get loud if you are trying to sleep into the noon time. very easy to get to number 1 (about 30mins) and number 2 viewpoints (about 20min). An hour and half away from number 3 viewpoint.
Beautiful location. Only thing I was not so happy about was the very small and basic toilet/shower combination.
Great Hostel to stay if you are hiking to or from Pingan from Dazhai. Because it is built all out of wood you can of course hear everything going on around you, but I personally really liked to atmosphere of the building. Could get quite cold in winter though. Bring a backback or pack lightly because the hike from Dazhai is quite a way up hill. Eldery women will carry your luggage though if you can't manage. Great staff and great atmosphere at night in the rice terraces! Great Curry!”
We had an amazing time in Dazhai. The hike up to the hostel is not for the wary but it is 100% worth it and hiking is the whole reason you come here! Beautiful hilltop hostel, delicious food (if slow at times) and great advice on hiking routes around the terraces.
Nice international hostel. Very good starting point for hiking your way through the rice terraces.
Great location if you want to get away from the majority of visitors to the rice terraces, staff were very friendly and helpful.
Old wooden building with a lot of character. Serene location and spectacular views - even from the dormitories. Awesome lounge. However, the bathrooms aren't awesome (poorly lit and not very well ventilated.) Remember that it's a fairly strenuous 45 minute hike up from the Dazhai parking lot, so don't bring too much luggage. I'd definitely recommend this place.
Even the hostel is called Dazhai it is not on the village of Dazhai, it is 40 km away by foot. The staff was nice and the views are amazing. The hostel is very cozy, all made of wood.
Wonderful views and common area, no lockers.
Great location, very good vibe. Staff's English isn't that good though. Would stay again.
Incredible location in the middle of the rice terraces! Staff are friendly and helpful. Their eggplant dinner dish is great and they help you book a bus back to Guilin. To get to the hostel, call the hostel and ask them to book a seat for you on a bus (actually a van, not a big bus) from the Hong Kong hotel. The Hong Kong hotel staff will not know anything about this bus. Follow the hostel's directions and book a seat with them ahead of time. Two nights here is perfect for the rice terraces.
Great location which is really the reason you go to the terraces. The hostel also has good food and advice about walking routes to get the most out of your time on the terraces. Rooms are decent, the bathrooms are very basic.
Great hostel! One of the best! We Stayed for one night and had a great time! The hostel is located directly on the Rice terrasses, therefore when you made it up there it's totally worth it (40 minutes climbing the hills). Perfect view! The Staff Speaks english and is always willing and able to help. Resonable Food prices and cozy common room with lots of Sofas. The rooms are super clean but a bit old Fashion including Chinese toilets but if you ok with that it's real nice. Beds are comfortable