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Dali Lao Shay Youth Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

“Lao Shay” is run by a group of young people who love backpacking as well. Thus we know what you need when you are on the road: free WiFi,free use of computers in the common room; free luggage storage and free use of self-help kitchen. I am sure you would love our environment as we have seen lots of guests enjoying their breakfast (western-style) and drinks in our courtyard and common room.

“Lao Shay” is a small and elegant boutique hostel with a lovely garden. Some rooms are with air conditioning and double bath. The courtyard is full of green and you will be surrounded by lovely flowers in the elegant common room.

We with its unique location, is situated at the northwest corner of Dali Aboriginal living area conveniently. Just a few steps away from the hostel, you could easily find the most authentic of the Bai ethnic snacks and daily necessities. There is a the biggest markrt in the old town and supermarket 120m away from hostel, where you could find the local vegetable,fruits and food. It is where our guests always find it interesting. Moreover, you would find the bus station is 100 meters away, where you could catch the bus to Three Pagodas park. The famous March Street (Sanyue Jie) and the Gate of Cang Shan Mountain are also nearby, it is within walking distance and we are only 400 meters away from the north gate. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 9.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Mar 2019
    Lovely hostel in a great location in old Dali town. The dorm room was clean and the beds had a duvet and blanket so it was warm! It had a lovely area to sit with free hot water and tea and even fruit. They also had good bikes to rent for only 10rmb for a half day.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Feb 2019
    I met some great people here and the location is perfect!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    09 Sep 2018
    I really liked my stay here, the staff was super friendly and helpful and I loved the terrace. The location is really good, inside the old town but outside the main traffic area and just few meters away from local food market. Would recommend the hostal to anyone who goes to Dali
    Latvia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    05 Jul 2018
    Really peaceful spot just on the edge of the old town near the market. We had our own room which was clean and comfortable. Loved having access to a VPN and also being able to rent bikes, drink great beer in the common courtyard space. Would definitely recommend!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    15 Jan 2019
    Dali Laoshay hostel is a comfortable, well located place to stay with a chilled vibe and some of the best coffee you’ll find in chinese hostels. It is easily reachable from the train station (one bus and then you’re basically on the doorstep) and perfectly placed in the old town of Dali. We stayed in a dorm room (the cheapest option available) and the beds were still very comfortable and we were warm despite it being freezing outside. Great place to stay and incredible value for money!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    01 Oct 2018
    Solid hostel in the Dali old town. Easy to reach and close to good restaurants. Communal area is nice although there is no food served. The bikes we rented through the hostel did a good job, only ¥15 for half a day. The staff were helpful when we needed travel advice. The shower was hot and very good but no western toilets.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    23 Dec 2018
    Staff was very friendly and helpful with directions and recommendations (but was best in Chinese). Interesting group of Chinese guests around who help out and hang around, which gave the hostel an interesting atmosphere. My only caveat is that some parts of the room, towels could be cleaner.
    Singapore, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    21 Sep 2018
    Location and staffs are both great. But there are only squat toliets for dormitory rooms, and I think they need to be cleaned more often.
    Hong Kong, Couple, 31-40
  • 6.6

    Good

    07 Jan 2019
    Location was good near the ancient city and local market. Rooms were not super clean and beds were oncomfortable. Be aware: my room door (dorm) did not close well. I think my roommate didn’t notice and therefore anyone could get easily in the room. Check this beforehand. Common room was nice, and there was a small fire place for the cold winter months. Breakfast is cheap, but would recommend you to go to restaurants. Bakery No.88 and Birdbar Cafe have amazing breakfasts for a fair price.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6

    Good

    19 Jul 2018
    Great location in the northwest corner of town, just outside the touristy areas but within walking distance of everything and nearby a bus stop. But it's filthy, especially the toilets, which constantly stank of urine and were poorly cleaned, poorly lit, and cramped. Went the better part of a whole day w/o toilet paper. Soap is a tiny bit of liquid soap mixed with water. The rooms were a bit better, but still needed a proper dusting. Staff friendly enough, but probably wouldn't stay again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available


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