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Rainbow's Nest Reviews

104 Guang Wu Road, Dali, China

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38 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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My stay at Rainbow's Nest was really great. The location is on a quiet street only a few minutes walking from the main street of the old city. The view from the rooftop is just stunning. A very relaxing place! The owners were very friendly and helpful. Both of them speak excellent English. I will definetly come back here for a longer stay.


The two managers are very friendly and helpful. Their English is excellent. The laundry is free and the communal kitchen allows self-catering. Highly recommended.


Great place if you want someplace quiet to get a good sleep while exploring Dali and the area. Rooms were basic but nice and clean. The location is perfect, in one of the alleys in the heart of the old town. I'll definetely stay there again if I come back to Dali.


Rainbow Guesthouse was clean, comfortable, spacious and welcoming. Staff werefriendly and it was helpful that they could speak English. we appreciated the good service provided and would recommended thehostel to other travellers wjo would prefer a centrally located, but quiet location with good atmosphere.


Had a really nice stay here. Hostel is in the old town of Dali, close to the city center, but right far enough for a peaceful nighttime.


We got an upgrade for free and thus stayed in an apartment instead of a twin room. The apartment was very spacious, extremely clean and comfortable. The staff are lovely, kind and always helpful. Plus, the location is perfect: The centre of Dali old town is a only two streets (5 min) away but this neighbourhood is very quiet at night.


Staff were very helpful and spoke good English. Room was spacious with bedroom and sitting area.

  • 31st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


We were very pleased with the apartment, very spacious and we even had a fridge! Shower could be better, but the rest of the facilities were all very good, fast wifi, nice common place. Very friendly staff and excellent information on how to get around in Dali. Information on Hostelworld says they rent bicycles but they actually don't. However, this is not a problem since a lot of shops in Dali rent bicycles. Doing laundry is free but clothes take a while to dry.


Rainbosw's Nest is a very charming, nice and quiet place. Yet still right in the centre of Dali. Just a few minutes away from the hotspots. The owner speaks English (her partner is from England) and will help you with everything you ask her. She even provides maps of the Er Hai Lake (a nice lake outside of Dali, which is excellent to cycle) and the mountains nearby. The place is very clean and has a nice roof top terrace! Highly recommended!!!!!!!! :)


We stayed at rainbow's nest for four nights, and found it a very good place to stay. The hostel is located in a quiet street, only a short walk to the old city's main streets. We booked a double room, but were upgraded to an apartment for free. The rooms are really clean, spacious and nicely decorated.On top of the building is a large rooftop terrace. Rainbow is a friendly lady who speaks English and will offer her help for anything you need. She makes sure that you will enjoy your stay in Dali!

  • 5th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Stayed here for four days and extended with another two. Yes, there is some construction going on but that did not bother me much and will end when it's done :) Rainbow and staff are always very friendly and helpful with great advice what to do or see, the rooms are huge indeed, especially for the money and the location is great. Inside the old city but on a side street to be away from all the crazy (mostly Chinese) tourists. Stay here and you will not regret it. Would go back if i could


Very nice place, clean and quiet, a little outside the crowded area and its very relaxing. Rainbow was very king and helped us with many travel tips and suggestions. I recommand this place to everyone.


Our apartment was clean and spacious with separate bedroom and sitting area. Bathroom very clean but lacked a separation between shower and rest of the room. Mattress on our bed was bumpy. The staff was very helpful throughout. The most serious problem was daytime noise from a building being constructed next to the hotel. In July 2014 the ground floor had been completed, and the second floor may be finished soon. All is quiet at night.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for staying with us. There is a door to the bathroom, which is standard in most buildings. Not sure what more you would want. As for the mattresses, again we're not quite sure what you mean. Nobody has ever mentioned that before. Our apologies for the construction work, not much we can do about it. But should soon be finished. Kind regards, Rainbow.


The host rainbow was really nice and sweet, and she upgraded us to an apartment since the standard double bed room we booked was under renovation. The hostel is great location-wise, right in the middle of Dali Old town. The hostel is set in a traditional Chinese courtyard style, but the rooms are fresh, clean and comfortable. Definitely good value for money! I would stay there again for sure :)

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