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Rainbow's Nest Reviews

104 Guang Wu Road, Dali, China

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26 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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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)


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 :)


We only stayed one night but everything was perfect. The two tenants (chinese girl and english guy) are really kind and friendly, they helped us to book train tickets, explained good things to do (like restaurants, where to rent bicycles…). The too, was really spacious (private double room) and clean with private bathroom. Highly recommended !


Rainbow's Nest is a wonderful place to stay to enjoy Dali. My husband and I had a great four night stay. The rooms are large, clean, sunny and nicely decorated. You are a short walk away to the main tourist area which is full of cafés and shops. Rainbow is an exceptional host and speaks great English. She is more than happy to help recommend restaurants, book excursions or bus tickets. Rainbow cares for her guests. She even delayed travel plans to make sure she was available in case we nee


Rainbow, the owner, is a very helpful person anxious to ensure that you enjoy your stay and speaks excellent English. She lives on the upper floor so is always available to help. The rooms are spacious and some have cooking facilities. She does not serve breakfast (but might do in the future) but there is a western diner called the Serendipity two blocks away One major advantage of Rainbows Nest is that it is inside the old town so convenient for everything but on a quiet side street.

  • 22nd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


We enjoyed our one night here. Rainbow was very nice and helpful. We stayed in one of the apartments and it was a great value for the money.

  • 5th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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