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The Jade Emu International Hostel Reviews

Area 10, West Gate Village, Dali, China

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731 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 96%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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Friendly staff, very well located and great atmosphere for Christmas ! Meet some great people there !


I stayed 5 nights in the jade emu. It was a really nice time there. It's really easy to meet people and you can enjoy the woodfire in the evening. The food tom the restaurant (western and Chinese) is also very nice !

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I stayed only one night but it was a great place. The staff was nice and very helpful. The rooms are very clean and well equipped


I stayed in a 4-bed ensuite and it had very clean, comfortable beds and toilet. Good showers with hot water. Personal lockers for valuables. Good food and cafe. Excellent rest place. Staff were very helpful and informative.


I loved this hostel, fantastic staff, great location and atmosphere. So much to do at the hostel with the pool table, table tennis, friendly atmosphere and various tours. The only downside is the noise if you are trying to sleep, as most rooms are right next to the pool table and table tennis area and can be quite noisy. Otherwise, excellent place to stay!


I am very satified abt Jade Emu hostel, the staffs are very helpful, they helped me to book the bus in last minute and gave me many useful info. The room was very clean and the bed was so comfortable. Specially, they had VNP that allowed to use facebook. I was very happy abt that. Jade Emu is a very good place to meet people, they have the good common area, specially the library with plenty of great books. They also have washing machine for free. Jade Emu is the best hostel that I have stayed.


Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here - really well set up to help with day trips and onward travel. Would have no hesitation staying again.


Very nice room, but we had a leak in the bathroom. Good advice, Nice travel tips.


Overall, we had a great time, the hostel has a great atmosphere, and it's a good place for meeting fellow backpackers.. We were staying in a 6 beds room, which was a bit small, but very clean, and in a very good shape.. The location is convenient because it's close to the main road, and all the transportation, there might be hostels which are located in a more central locations in the old city, which I guess is both good and bad. I think it's perfect for a 2-3 days stay.


Really enjoyed my stay here and the deluxe dorm beds were just amazing. Only thing I have to say is that the restaurant was outrageously expensive. Just because were foreigners doesn't give them the right to charge a ridiculous amount and the portion sizes were small aswel. Apart from that all was good and the staff there were very friendly.


Jade Emu is a top notch hostel. The staff are incredibly helpful and accomodating, and speak English very well. The location is great, five minute walk to Dali Ancient Town. They organize many great tours within the area, I checked out the cormorant fishing which I very much enjoyed seeing (even if it is a bit touristy). There are a lot of Erhai Lake related tours and suggested trekking. The food here was very good (although sometimes a bit slow at night, make sure to order early).


Would stay here again, nothing to complain about.


The staff picked me up from where the taxi drive dropped me off, and brought me to the place where the bus went. They were a great help with getting the bus ticket (which stops near the hostel), and were always very friendly. The hostel looks nice and is a comfertable place to stay, and a great place to meet others.


Can't fault this place really. Was extremely professionally and well run. The only thing that bothered me was that the wifi was pretty slow


Very noisy - we had a room backing onto the main courtyard and there were children screaming and shouting from 7.30 in the morning until quite late at night (but this time it was the grownups on the fussball and pool table). Beds were large and comfy. Location easily missible if you're not paying attention like us but good access to Dali old town. The deep fried dumplings were fantastic.

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