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Five Elements Hostel Dali

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No.69 Dazhifang Village, West Gate of Dali Ancient Town, Dali 671000, China
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Five Elements Hostel Dali
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Ranked #2 of 87 Specialty Lodging in Dali
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Neath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For us, this was probably the best thing about Dali. The accommodation was extremely comfortable and after being in China (in Kunming) already for about 10 days, we took advantage of the hostel's Western style menu! A pool table also made it a relaxing place to spend the evening. The staff were so very helpful - and they spoke English.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Situated just outside the old city walls. Far away from the road to be very quiet at night. Close enough to get within the walls in 7 minutes. Fluent English speaking staff, very kind also. Helped us book train tickets over Chinese New Year all the way to Guilin. They paid on their card and we gave them cash. Best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The five elements hostel is the absolute perfect place to stay in! Conveniently located 5 minutes walk from the old city, five elements is a clean, friendly, and comfortable hostel. The rooms are spacious, clean, and quiet, the common area is beautiful and cosy- with a pool table, lots of sofas, computers (with VPN!), and cute little kittens running around!... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We really loved it here. Great atmosphere, good food, nice staff that speaks English, clean and big rooms and super close to the old city. All perfect and definitely recommended. Plus they had two super cute kittens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

had a lovely time here in Dali with this hostel, right around the corner from the over trendy Jade Emu that gets overcrowded due to it's Lonely Planet review But the guests here actually all talk to each other- I noticed immediately at the Jade Emu every backpacker had their face in their smartphone the staff speak excellent English, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I stayed here for a few nights. The staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming. The beds had electric sheets which were great during the cold nights so I had no problem sleeping. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I stayed here for 5 or 6days. as soon as I arrived the hostel, I found that here will be nice.(^^) the receptionist, floral, she was smiling and helpful. thank you. I stayed in the dormitory and the bed wasn't comfortable very much, but it's ok. I slept well anyway.haha the hostel gives you good hot shower. what I loved... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here in January 2015 and though we only initially booked for one night, we ended up staying for four because the staff were so helpful and the hostel environment just so welcoming. It's in a good location, under ten minutes walk to the Old Town, near the highway but not so close that the noise of traffic is... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Staying 2 nights in twin room, we can call this place our home in Dali. Very comfortable, good sleep, relaxed atmosphere, and everything you need when traveling, literally, is here. Most credit goes to the staffs doing great work in taking care of the guests; and the friendly dogs too, for the warm welcome. Other than the usual attraction is... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Nice staff, good location, clean rooms & great food. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful. There are a few different staff, and the majority have a decent level of English. There is a bus stop just 50 metres from the hostel and one of them explained that we could get back to the train station from here via... More 

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

We are really surprised and flattered to see such a comment from you, Luke. We are so delighted that you enjoy here and also the movie(It is really a great movie) Next time when you come here, we can watch more movies together~ And the dogs, we have bathed them and we will bath them more often to make them... More 

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