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The Jade Emu International Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Built in 2008, the Jade Emu International Guest House is run by Dave (from Australia) and his partner Song (from China). It caters for the 'budget conscious' traveller looking for rooms and facilities of a more international class. Double, twin/triple share and dorm rooms available - all are modern, clean and comfortable. Staying here, you'll be relaxed and ready to explore the ancient and natural wonders in this beautiful area of China.

Located just 1 minute from the West wall of Dali Old Town and 5 minutes walk to the centre of town, the Jade Emu International Guest House is conveniently located.

Guest House highlights include:
- A beautiful spacious courtyard
- Quality pool table, ping pong and fussball tables
- Electric blankets on all beds
- Home Theatre System playing movies
- Free 100Mbps Internet and WiFi throughout the buildings
- Satellite TV (AlJazeera World News, TV5 LeMonde, Deutsche Wella)
- Facebook Access
- All twin share and double rooms have a DVD player or digital entertainment system
- Bar with a wide selection of beers, wine and spirits.
- Cafe with great tasting Chinese and Western foods
- Discounted Tours
- Kettles, towels, soap and shampoo provided in all rooms.

Our aim is to make your stay in Dali fun, comfortable and safe. We're sure you'll enjoy your stay! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Nov 2018
    Absolutely fantastic hostel! The owners, management team and all staff are incredibly helpful and welcoming. A lovely dog named magic runs around who is an absolute delight to watch! Food service tastes great (especially the beef burger) and they offer snacks, daily activities and provide tonnes of support for your time in Dali. The beds are very comfortable with heated blankets in case you get cold.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    20 Nov 2018
    Rented both a dorm room and a private room at Jade Emu—both were fantastic. Very clean facilities, helpful staff, good food at the restaurant. Also a very nice atmosphere for meeting people with a good location for seeing all of the sites in the old town. Definitely rent a scooter somewhere in the old town to see the lake and other nature sites. Highly recommend!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Nov 2018
    Second time I've stayed here, been great both times. Awesome location and super helpful staff.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    31 Mar 2019
    The hostel is quite a good location situated near the old city but not inside which is too crowded. The receptionist was good in giving info. The food and the atmosphere was nice. They clean the room everyday.
    Singapore, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 Nov 2018
    Really lively hostel with a great atmosphere. Easy to meet new people. Location was a big plus, very close to old town and the bus stop.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    23 Mar 2019
    Had a really nice time staying here, but it wasn't without it's downsides. We stayed in a 4 bedroom dorm and the bunks has a serious squeak problem. Every time you turned over at night there was a nice big groan from the bunk below. I think this was actually caused by the metal lock boxes attached to the bunch (which were great btw). Our room wasn't very clean when we arrived, but I think that might have just been the quests that were there. Food was really good, try the mushroom claypot.
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    12 Mar 2019
    Very nice hostel overall. Beds are big and comfortable, clean. 10 mins walk to Dali Ancient town, 20 mins walk to The 3 Pagodas. Would stay here again
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    21 Dec 2018
    Overall we had a wonderful stay. Some issues such as lack of hot water and clogged toilets came up. The staff were attentive and responsive to concerns. The common area was very friendly and we even participated in the Christmas party.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    30 Nov 2018
    Nice hostel opposite old town, nestled in an area with several other hostels. I stayed in the newer dorms (ensuite), which were nice with plenty of space, electric blankets, outlet/light on each bunk, etc. Note: they are across the alley from the main building. As it was the off-season the hostel was fairly quiet, but food was decent and people hung out in the common area. Good location, short walk to old town and close to bus stop for the train station, lake/villages, and 3 Pagodas.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    03 Dec 2018
    The very large private room with en-suite shower was overall very good value for money. + Close to the old town, + Close to the Three Pagodas, + Bus connection to Xiaguan station, + Large outside communal area, - No central heating in the rooms or communal areas - so wrap up warm in winter! - Shower could have been more powerful, but given the price of the room, I cant complain :)
    Finland, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table