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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 9.2

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Nov 2019
    Amazing place, staff, food, location etc! Do yourself a favour and stay here.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Sep 2019
    Great hostel with a chilled backpacker vibe. The hostel staff were the most helpful staff I met across hostels in China. 5mins to Dali town centre and buses are really straight forward. Excursions and day plans available at the hostel. Foods good too with Western options.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    04 Nov 2019
    The perfect place to stay in Dali! Beautiful courtyard, very comfortable beds and close to the old town. We also really appreciated the selection of movies in our room, great way to relax after a day of exploring.
    Sweden, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    18 Oct 2019
    English speaking staff, great location
    Israel, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    10 Sep 2019
    Bit of a mix between a hostel and hotel. Great staff, great facilities, unbelievable food and a great location just across the road from the old town.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    15 Nov 2019
    My stay here was great! The staff is SO NICE and the facilities were much better than expected. It does have a little bit of a hotel feel but it’s still a great place to meet other people. Perfect location to the old town and nearby attractions. My only complaint is that it was difficult to climb up and down the bunk bed due to the way the ladder is set up, but it’s not a big deal. I would stay here again!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    18 Oct 2019
    Great vibes. The common area was a good place to meet other travelers and the western breakfast at the sister restaurant is really nice if you want a little break from Chinese food. They also have a VPN built into the WiFi which was really convenient. Only downside I can think of is that they charge extra if you want to use a locker in the dorms (special sort of lock so it doesn't matter if you brought your own lock).
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    12 Oct 2019
    One of the best hostels we stayed in China! We met a lot of other travelers and locals here, it's a nice combination of guesthouse, community space and a restaurant. Pool table, pingpong, darts, and other games available to keep you busy. Location right next to ancient city and short walk to bus stops. Only negative point: not all staff member were knowledgeable about things to do around Dali. They didn't know how to get to the hot springs even tho advertised at hostel, or where to rent bikes.
    Finland, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    15 Oct 2019
    I’d stay here for the staff again, everyone was so so kind and sweet. They have a really cute and weird dog named magic which was an added bonus. Across the street from old town. No full size lockers for bags in the room, but they have safes with a 30RMB deposit for a key. Able to rent scooters from reception. Dorm was a little cramped but comfy. They have a lot of good food at the restaurant, tons of options. (secret 2nd pup on songs sisters roof. Go do your laundry and meet cho cho)
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    01 Oct 2019
    Good location- a short walk into the old town. Basic 4bed dorm- would be much better with curtains on the bed for a bit of privacy. Nice bar area and menu. Jocelyn on reception was lovely, she was the only staff member who was helpful and friendly.
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table


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