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My favourite hostel in Yunnan. Each resident is provided with a metal safe in their room. Cross the high way and you are right there in the old town of Dali. The hostel is near the big mountain range. Staff were helpful and polite and nicely reserved. Quite a nice and relaxed atmosphere overall. Delicious food on offer (cashew and chicken curry yeah!). Bathroom smelt musty but that was fine. Facilities were clean. Gary, the bookshop man, was a gent and full of info. Good value, not to be missed.
The hostel was in a fantastic location, right near Old Town of Dali and fronting the magnificent Cangshan Mountains, making it easy access to the hiking trails or renting a bike to tour Erhai. The hostel featured many useful services and also very VERY tasty food! We enjoyed our first stay very much!
Good location, near west and south gates of old Dali. The food is really good, mix of western and asian dishes. They also have a BBQ night on Thursdays! The courtyard is really nice to chill out and they also have a bookshop near the hotel with a lot of english books. Staff is really nice and helpful apart from Sophie who was a bit rude.
Quite disappointed. Had to spend the first night in my room in the dark, the lights were controlled by a main button BEHIND the bathroom door, the staff never told me, really uncomfortable to spend my first night in the dark and cold, couldn't use any of the appliances or dry my hair next day in a very cold room. No drinking water provided in the room (free neither paid water,) that made my stay even worse. Brought my keys to reception to have my room clean, it wash't done. So much to improve.
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- Female, 41+
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Great hostel, great food - both Chinese and Western including real New Zealand cheddar cheese!!!!! great staff who were really helpful (they even advised us not to rent a scooter from them but from a place in town as they were better!) Dali is a gorgeous city and the hostel is just a few mins walk from the centre. Recommend the Bad Monkey bar, British owned, which also does a fab Sunday Roast cooked by the owners themselves :)
Fantastic hostel, would go back in a heartbeat.
Great hostel!! Very good location, big rooms, comfortable beds and amazing courtyard to relax in the evening. I also recommend the tours they organize, they are good value for money.
This hostel was very comfortable by Western standards. The dorm beds are very comfortable, food and beverages were on par or cheaper than restaurants and bars in the old town. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff who speak great English... and free do it yourself laundry. The owner was lovely and the quality of the stay at the hostel compared to the price of a bed is the best I have seen in Western China.
it is the best hostel in wich ive stayed in china so far and ive been here 5 years!! the rooms are fantastic and then staff is very helpful. The food is great and after eating outside we decided that the best food was there. If i ever come to Dali again, without any doubt ill stay here again.
A very nice hostel which is a great value for money.
The hostel is very hard to find the itinerary on the website is very bad. The staff was soso except Tanya, she was patient and friendly, thanks to her.
Thé staff is very helpful and you cant fond à betterave place
Double bed ensuite room relief my stress after 4 hours travelling in the express bus from Kunming to Dali. Walking distance to Dali oldtown and the train ticket can purchase on the opposite of the south gate of oldtown. The restaurant in front of the hostel serve a nice dishes with resonable prices. From Dali to Lijiang only 2 hours by train. I really enjoy the trips from Kunming (2 nights) to Dali (2 nights) to Lijiang (4 nights) then by train back to Kunming (2 nights).
A bit difficult to find the hostel as the direction given from hostel was not completely correct, bus no. from xiaguan train station has been changed the route about 2 weeks before my arriving. Please check the bus no. again!! But all in all , the hostel was super cheap and clean , helpful staff. Great value for money
After 3 months in China I've seen many good hostels, but this one is just awesome. Delicious food, excellent staff, perfect facilities, big comfortable beds and perfect location.
we loved our stay here. Everything you wish for is there. Free DVD rental, selfservice laundry, views, tours to a reasonable price, friendly and helpful staff! We would definetly stay there again!
The best hostel i been to. You will experience more than you can imagine in this hostel. I will definately come back again. Thank you Nana and everyone else. You guys rock!
Very comfortable to stay here! Probably the best youth hostel in China!