Hostel is set around a wide courtyard with a nice lawn and a view of the mountain above. Great convivial bar. It's just opened (2 months). There are dorm type rooms for a dozen people. The double-bed rooms for the more comfort oriented guests are great. Large, high ceiling, brand new with en-suite nice bathrooms, all white with minimal and smart wall decoration. The service is great. They can do laundry, efficiently and reliably book transportation at market price, run errands for you.Just ask. You can have your eggs and bacon breakfast and share lovely meals in a Chinese home made, delicious but healthy way. The lady owner speaks flawless English, Japanese, her mothertongue Chinese and is always there to help. The staff is young and keen to assist you in any way they can. The place is only a 5 minutes walk from the old town. The quality of silence at night is a dream. When I go back to Dali, I'll stay tther for sure.
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- 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
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