x The average starting price for a place to stay in Dali is £5 per night.
North Yeyu Road(opp. to final stop of Bus 8) Old Dali TownOutstanding 97%
Area 69 West Gate Village, DaliExcellent 93%
jcteets I really like 5 Elements, but there were a few problems that while easily fixed might make your stay not as comfortable if you plan to stay more than a night or two. First, the good things - the location is right next to the Jade Roo/Jade Emu guesthouses outside the city walls and next to the Cangshan mountain range. For those of you looking to avoid sleeping inside of Old Town and all that noise, this is a nice and quiet location. Also, the staff are very friendly and the rooms are large and airy - and nicely decorated! There is wifi access throughout, but really spotty/slow in the rooms. The things that weren't as excellent - first, there isn't a lot of common space so you spend any time in the common areas sharing couches and tables with anyone else who happens to be there. Depending on what kind of traveler you are, this could be a good thing or a slightly annoying thing. I don't like to meet new people before I've had my first cup of coffee for the day! Also, the bathroom doesn't have anyway to prevent the water from running out of it into the room, so the white tile floor quickly becomes very slippery and very dirty (and was not cleaned in the two days we stayed there). All in all, I think this hostel shows promise of becoming a great place to stay and just needs to work on providing more common space and also making sure everything is very clean. I would recommend staying here, but wanted to give the pros/cons as I see them so you know what you are getting! I hope this helps the next traveler...
Area 10, West Gate VillageExcellent 92%
marg.harkn A great place to stay just outside the Old City wall. Very friendly & helpful & an excellent place to organise value for money sightseeing. A friendly meeting place with people from all over the world. Thanks Dave, we really enjoyed staying in lovely Dali.
2 Wen Xian LuGreat 80%
aboo10 Stayed here for a fantastic week. We had a family suite, which was perfect for us, with our own en suite! Clean and simple. We asked for the bathroom to be cleaned midstay and it was done efficiently. Location great - right on doorstep of old town, and quiet being away from the hustle and noise. Only down, was getting our laundry back, and finding they had mixed our stuff up with someone else's leaving us missing a stack of clothes as the recipients of ours had already checked out!
Opposite to East Gate of 60th Hospital North End of Yeyu Road0 0%
Across No. 60 Hospital West Gate, Yeyu Road Dali Old Town0 0%
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