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Five Elements Hostel Dali

No.69 Dazhifang Village, West Gate of Dali Ancient Town, Dali 671000, China
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Ranked #1 of 71 Specialty Lodging in Dali
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked out of another hostel to come here for various reasons. Five Elements is just brilliant. The staff are all fluent English speakers and are very friendly. It's a 5 minutes walk from the main road in Dali's old town. The rooms are clean, very spacious and incredible value for money - we stayed in a double bed ensuite... More

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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I come back to Dali for sure I will stay again in Five Elements! The staff is great, they will help you with everything you need always offering the best solution. Is located 10 minutes away from the center of old village and that is nice because is super quiet and everything is very close.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at 5 elements and stayed 2 extra days in Dali. Staying outside of the city wall is better than staying inside the walls where it is ALWAYS crowded. I really liked Dali but the staff at 5 elements made the internet VERY easy to use. As a someone who uses things like FB it was great to be... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: -A nice place that is removed from the torrent of tourists in the old town. -The staff had great English skills -Room was clean, spacious and well decorated. Cons: -The staff accused us of having fake money! It was the most ridiculous, infuriating and insulting thing I have ever tried in my life. A 100 RMB bank note that... More

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3 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A long overdue review. One month in China, this is one of my two favourite hostel. The staffs are warm, the environment is cosy and the dogs... oh man I still think of those two lovely golden retrievers after my trip. So please whoever is reading this, do yourself a favour and stay at 5 Elements Hostel.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We lengthened our three nights stay with one extra night because of the relaxing and fun athmosphere. There is a nice back garden, cosy bar with pool table, books and ofcourse the two lovely dogs. Prices are good, breakfast is very good and the staff is extraordinary helpful. Location also nice, in quiet area just 5 min. walk from dali... More

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed in Dali four nights, all of which were at Five Elements. We were welcomed by English speaking staff and two friendly golden retriever. The common space is open and airy with plenty of comfortable seating, a pool table, bongo, guitar, and two desktop that have access to facebook and google (Wordpress, also). We stayed in the double room... More

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Hong Kong
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This hostal is located just outside Dali's old town city walls. Fine, so you don't have the hassle of going into the old town but are still nearby. The very friendly staff speak basic but understandable English. The communal area is convienient with a nice innergarden. Rooms are clean yet simple with a good matress on the floor. (Many Chinese... More

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Xiangkhouang Province, Laos
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The hostel is just perfect. We had a (big!) double room with private bathroom/toilet for only 120 yuan per night. The food is correctly priced and good. The hostel organised a movie night, a dumpling course and explained the majong game. There is a good atmosphere, staff is very friendly and helpful. The bus to kunming is only 150m from... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Almost definitely. From the moment we called to get directions, Matt; the receptionist / bar man / manager / all round good guy, was nothing but helpful and gave us plenty of tips on what to do in Dali and options of where to go next. The hostel itself is very clean including the room (doubles with ensuite available), it... More

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Address: No.69 Dazhifang Village, West Gate of Dali Ancient Town, Dali 671000, China
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Location: China > Yunnan > Dali
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