I stayed at 5 Elements for 2 nights and found the staff to be quite helpful. Our room cost 100 RMB/night -- good value for what you are getting.
The rooms were clean and well maintained. However, there was not a a/c in our room, meaning it was cold at night. The hotel did provide an electric blanket, which we used.
The main room of the hotel is spacious and is good if you just want to hang out. They have a small stove in the room at night to warm it.
The water in the bathroom took a long time to find the appropriate temperature. It was either too hot or too cold. Adjustments to the nob took minutes to materalize. But once the temp was right, the shower was fine. The bathroom has an open plan - ie the shower is next to the toliet.
Food was fine but a little expensive (we found food in the town to be expensive since its a tourist destination).
I'd recommend staying here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Booking.com and HostelWorld so you can book your Dali Five Elements 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.