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Five Elements Hostel Reviews

Area 69, West Gate Village, Dali, Dali, China

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346 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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Stayed 3 nights in a twin private with shared bathroom. The room was with a window to the hallway and the beds were kind of squeaky. The bathrooms throughout the hostel were not sufficiently functional although it looked like it was cleaned daily and there was only one western toilet for 3 floors. The common areas however were very nice with a nice patio inside the hostel. Staff was also helpful


Great location just outside of the old city. For the dorms there was only one bathroom on each floor but this actually was never an issue!


Good location right opposite the Dali old town! (beware that Dali train station is actually in Xiaguan, not Dali, and you need to take the Chongzhengsi Santa Gongyuan bus to actual Dali - you will need to ask the driver when to get off as Honglong Chengmen is not the name of the stop) food is good value and very tasty, including western and chinese dishes - western breakfasts and banana/chocolate sauce pancakes are amazing! staff are friendly too :) sadly, my room didn't have a bin :(


Staff were friendly and helpful. The place is situated right outside the old town - can be hard to find when you're first trying to get here, so take note. Nice common areas to hang out in, with facilities like pool table and movie screenings. Food served were pretty good too. Rooms were not exactly the most well-furnished but still a nice place all in all. Could do with better and cleaner lockers in the dorms though.


Very friendly and charming hostel at the door step of Dali old town and the mountains. We loved the cosy internal garden, the common area with movie nights, computers with VPN, Yunan coffee and breaky at reasonable price. The staff tries to help, most with good English. They even shipped within a day something I'd forgotten, to my next destination through another traveller :) The facilities could be cleaner but defo a recommended place to chill out


We had a very nice stay at Five Elements Hostel. The Location is near the Old Town so it is very convenient. The rooms are very good for the price and the staff was very helpful. Also there is a Computer access with VPN.

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Thank you for your comment, we are glad to hear that you had a good time here .Hope you have a nice trip in China .


Pretty good. Staff didn't know as much about what was going on in the surrounding area as I would like, but they did bring me to the bus for my transit to Lijiang which was super nice. Location is perfect though, just outside the old city.

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Thank you for your comment ,It's our pleasure to help you ,hope you have a nice trip in China .may be see you next time .

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