We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 503 Dali B&Bs / inns

Friends Guesthouse and Hostel

No.2 Wenxian Road, Old Town, Dali 671000, China
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Friends Guesthouse and Hostel to your Saves list
Friends Guesthouse and Hostel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
63%
Ranked #56 of 503 Dali B&B and Inns
A recent review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013
Mathias D Paris, France
  • Reviews (19)
  • Photos (5)
  • Room tips (2)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

19 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    2
    10
    6
    0
    1
See reviews for
1
2
2
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Paris, France
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Friends Guesthouse is a nice little hostel very well located, with decent prices and nice staff but with some major flaws: - The wifi was very bad, even in the common area, - Water was barely hot in the morning (a little annoying when it's 0 freezing outside), even after 10 mn of waiting for it to get hotter... -... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kathmandu
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay at this YHA hostel, minutes from the South Gate of the town and extremely handy for transport. The four-girl team managing the place were very helpful and friendly. Rooms were quiet and I was sorry to leave.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Stayed one night in a twin room. The bathroom was quite dirty, and the room itself not so clean. A strong smell of sewage came out of the bathroom, making an otherwise average room quite bad. At 90 yuan, it wasn't good value at all compared to other hostels in Dali The courtyard is nice enough, though full of rats... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

Apart from the rooms being very average, my experience here was not good. After asking for two nights, they told me to pay just for the 1st night. Then the next morning when I asked to pay for the 2nd night they said they had already given my bed away. This led to an argument and I was insulted by... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Prachin Buri, Thailand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Location is great, in front of Dali south gate with few seconds walking ! or you can wait bus no.19 at front of GH to go to three pagoda scenic. Friendly well english speaking staff, they service and support are great you can find alot tourist information and book any ticket here with cheap price. (bus, ropeway, scenic) Bathroom is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Riga, Latvia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

So mostly there are only positive: location, staff, price. They can organize a tour for you or get tickets to the bus. Location is also good just outside the old Dali. As negative room was a bit noise as river was passing by, and it was realy cold at nights and mornings as there were no heating. But that`s common... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yverdon, Vaud, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

A very good guesthouse in Dali. Near the door of the city and at the begining of the pedestrian area. Dali is for me one of the more beautifull city in China "quiet" and calm. The breakfast was very nice and the reception speaks English what else? We hear the river in some room so if you don't want i... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ghent, Belgium
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

I arrived with bus 8 to this great little village. A taxi driver did not know the guesthouse but dropped me off in the right street and I managed to find it easily. The guesthouse is set just a little back from the main road, near the city gate. I arrived without a reservation and got a really nice room... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lincs, England
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

We stayed here in a twin room for 1 night in August. I had booked the room quite a while in advance and was offered a choice between a twin room and a double as we had arrived just before someone else - do not like to think what would have got if we had arrived later as we had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nanchang, China
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
57 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

Friends Guesthouse and Hostel has an excellent location across the road from the South Gate of Dali's town Wall. The hostel itself is functional and adequate, but is uninspiring, lacking character and atmosphere. Our 2 rooms, a double and a triple, were clean and of a good size. The common room/breakfast room/reception is quite small, and it is also where... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Friends Guesthouse and Hostel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Friends Guesthouse and Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Friends Guesthouse and Hostel

Address: No.2 Wenxian Road, Old Town, Dali 671000, China
Location: China > Yunnan > Dali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelBookers so you can book your Friends Guesthouse and Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

5 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (2)
Viewed
Other (2)

See which rooms travelers prefer