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Dali Five Elements Hostel

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Reviewed 22 June 2013 via mobile

I stayed for three nights at this place, which is just great in many aspects. The staff is extremely friendly, helpful and patient, they help with everything from simple questions to organising trips and ongoing transport. They have a nice communal area with pool table, movies of your choice and a nice court with water fountains. Food is good and...

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FiveElementsDali, Manager at Dali Five Elements Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Thomas, thank you thousand times for spreading your word.

Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 12 June 2013

I stayed here three nights, coming from Lijiang and leaving to Kunming. I would absolutely recommed this hostel. First, the staff were just great. Friendly, patient, helpful. They gave me a lot of practical tips, and helped me choose the best attractions in the area. I reserved a private ensuite room. The room was clean, spacious and quiet. The location...

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FiveElementsDali, Manager at Dali Five Elements Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Yosef, Thank you a lot for your recommendation and giving tips to other travellers.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 May 2013 via mobile

Five elements is a charming hostel just outside the city walls of Dali. That is immediately the only negative point we have as you do need to walk 5-10 minutes to the city centre. However all other things were great. The staff was really kind, the rooms were clean and nicely decorated and they offer lots of fun activities such...

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FiveElementsDali, Manager at Dali Five Elements Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you. Yeah, it does take few minutes to walk into the center of the old town. Thanks to that, we are away from the crowded. Still, thank you for your positive review. All the best.

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 10 May 2013

So although it is not IN the center of Dali, it is VERY accessible since Dali isn't very big. Everyone was amazing and helpful, the room was spotless, shower pressure good, bathroom huge... and the food was amazing too. A really great place to stay!

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FiveElementsDali, Manager at Dali Five Elements Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you, Paul. And thank you for your review on Hostelworld.

Zhuhai, China
Reviewed 9 May 2013

Really nice place to stay. Convenient location and very friendly staff. It's really peaceful by the hostel, so you're guaranteed a comfortable sleep at the end of a long day. Staff are helpful and have very good English. Some nice food too.

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FiveElementsDali, Manager at Dali Five Elements Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you! Wish you good trips all around.

Tallinn, Estonia
Reviewed 30 April 2013

I liked that hotel. Very nice stuff with good english and quite good location near old town. And really good breakfasts and coffee. Best coffee and breakfast we had in China was in that hotel. thank you :) They offer free transfers and all kinds of ticket service to attractions.

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FiveElementsDali, Manager at Dali Five Elements Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you, Reena. Might be the first compliment on the coffee, haha…

Thones, France
Reviewed 30 April 2013

I stayed in this hostel just during one night but I appreciated very much this place: Comfortable, quite, very nive staff, good atmosphere, good and cheap western and chinese food! I recommend this place!

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FiveElementsDali, Manager at Dali Five Elements Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you, dear. Welcome back and stay longer.

Lijiang, China
Reviewed 19 April 2013

The staff was extremely helpful, gave good advice and information, and was friendly and fun. Also, they spoke almost perfect English and some where fluent in Japanese as well. Place is near the center of the old town, but on the other side of the main road, which is good if you like some quite at the end of the...

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FiveElementsDali, Manager at Dali Five Elements Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your appreciation, Yuval. Wish you a wonderful trip.

Paris, France
Reviewed 10 April 2013

The Hostel is very good. Good situated near downtown. The staff is very friendly and speaking English. Cuisine is Western and Chinese. Good price. Every day the animations for the guests. :-) They give you the practice information what to do and see around. Possibly leave your baggage after check-out for free. :-) Peter

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FiveElementsDali, Manager at Dali Five Elements Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks, Peter. Yeap, we do have a huge storage room. By the way, may you please recommend some good movies?

Province of Alicante, Spain
Reviewed 8 April 2013

I stayed here in May 2011, when it had been open just one month. Run by young Chinese people, who made me feel so welcome, I cant wait to go back one of these days. They organised a great excursion around the huge lake and several themed dinner evenings. Great place for comfort, feel and price.

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FiveElementsDali, Manager at Dali Five Elements Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for remembering us. Hope to see you in an instant after our two years' growth.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Being in the convenient place that we are, you can be involved in everything that goes on in Dali without being bothered by the noise at night. We provide clean rooms at a reasonable price, and have a beautiful garden area to relax, read books or chill out with friends. We serve fresh organic food, homemade bread, and also have a bar for those who like a drink. We are fluent in English, Japanese and Chinese. Free wifi is also available for any of our guests and if you don’t have a computer you can use ours. As travelers ourselves we always stay comitted to high standards, cleaningness and the friendlies possible service. nontheless we also comitted to reasonable prices for all types of accomondation and our other services, as well, so you are sure to find all ameneties and clean, nice hostel!Direction: From Xiaguan Bus Station:Expect to pay 40 RMB for a taxi.From Xiaguan Train Station:Catch the No.8 Bus outside the train station. The fare is 1.5 RMB. Get off at the West Gate in Dali Old Town (approximately 30 minutes on the bus. It is the last stop). From the West Gate, cross the highway and turn left along the highway. You're going the right way if you pass the transit police building. Walk about 450m until you see several hostel sign. look for us on the right behind jade roo lily pad. Point the taxi driver to:Five Elements Hostel Dali ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dali Five Elements Hostel

Address: No.69 Dazhifang Village, West Gate of Dali Ancient Town, Dali 671000, China
Region: China > Yunnan > Dali
Price Range: $14 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dali Five Elements Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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