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Dali Five Elements Hostel
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8.4

Excellent

223 reviews

223 reviews

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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Dali Gucheng - the Old City 450 m
Dali Foreigner Street 530 m
YangRen Jie ZhongXin GuangChang 660 m
Four Scenic Resorts of Dali 670 m
Monument of Shih-tsu Taking over Yunnan 720 m
Jennifer and Friends' 980 m
Dali University 1.3 km
Dali Cang Mountain 1.5 km
Mt.Cangshan and Erhai Lake Scenic Resort 1.5 km
Dali Wenxian Road 1.7 km

Dali Five Elements Hostel

#69 Dazhifangcun, Ximen Village, Dali Ancient Town (The west of Dali Ancient Town, 50 meters north to Honglongjing Gate but on the other side of Highway 214.) The working hours are from8a.m.to12p.m., Dali City, Dali, China, 671000 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Dali City part of Dali, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Dali Airport. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage and restaurant on-site.

Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Bar

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Pets allowed

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Value for money8.6
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportDali Airport (DLU)
Distance to airport17.1 km

Rooms available at Dali Five Elements Hostel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.2

Standard Twin Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Garden View Queen
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Queen Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Queen Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Twin Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 2 single beds
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Queen Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Cozy Room (2 beds)
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Cozy Double Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Double Room (with Air Conditioner)
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Double room - Single use - De Luxe
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Dali Five Elements Hostel?

    Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to Dali Five Elements Hostel?

    Dali Five Elements Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Dali Five Elements Hostel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Dali Five Elements Hostel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for an additional charge. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Dali with private transportation, the hostel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

    Is breakfast offered at Dali Five Elements Hostel?

    Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Dali Five Elements Hostel.

    What is the smoking policy at Dali Five Elements Hostel?

    Dali Five Elements Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

    What is the closest airport to Dali Five Elements Hostel?

    The closest airport is Dali Airport, 17.0 km away from Dali Five Elements Hostel.

    What are popular attractions near Dali Five Elements Hostel?

    Dali Five Elements Hostel is located in Dali City area, which is famous for attractions such as Dali Gucheng - the Old City, Dali Foreigner Street and YangRen Jie ZhongXin GuangChang.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Dali Five Elements Hostel?

    Dali Five Elements Hostel is located in the Dali City area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Dali Cang Mountain, Mt.Cangshan and Erhai Lake Scenic Resort and Butterfly Spring Park.

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    What people love about Dali Five Elements Hostel

    • 8.4

      Excellent
      Cleanliness

      "Both rooms are clean and comfortable."

      Yonghong

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      April 15, 2019

    • 8.4

      Excellent
      Cleanliness

      "The room is big and clean, The staffs are very helpful even only one of them speak well English."

      Suwannee

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      March 18, 2019

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Location

      "5 elements is a wonderful place just 5 minutes walking from old town."

      fabio

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      February 17, 2019

    Property ranking|Compared to 129 Dali properties
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    Room comfort score
    8.2/10
    Value for money score
    8.6/10
    Service score
    8.5/10
    Location score
    8.4/10
    Better than
    88
    %
    of Dali properties
    Better than
    83
    %
    of Dali properties
    Better than
    82
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    Better than
    81
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    Overall rating:

    8.4

    Excellent
    223 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.2
    Facilities
    7.7
    Location
    8.4
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    More about Dali Five Elements Hostel

    More about Dali Five Elements Hostel

    Dali Five Elements Hostel

    Dali Five Elements Hostel is a distinct addition to Dali and a smart choice for travelers. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, get the most out of your trip with a stay at Dali Five Elements Hostel.
    At Dali Five Elements Hostel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the hostel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Dali is made even more convenient with the taxi, car hire and shuttle services available at the hostel.
    For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out and luggage storage. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hostel's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundry service keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
    Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Dali Five Elements Hostel. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hostel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
    All rooms at Dali Five Elements Hostel are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the hostel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service and air conditioning. Some rooms at Dali Five Elements Hostel are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television available in some selected rooms.
    Don't worry about being thirsty as a coffee or tea maker and instant tea are provided in some guestrooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hostel you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Dali Five Elements Hostel. Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the hostel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.
    Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hostel's BBQ facilities.
    Dali Five Elements Hostel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage, located right in the hostel. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hostel's library and shared lounge and TV area. Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the shops.


    Reasons to stay here

    Find rooms here that are cheaper than 99% of all other options in the city.
    Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hostel scored higher than 89% of them for food and dining.
    According to guests who stayed here, this hostel's room comfort is rated higher than 87% of other accommodations in Dali.

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    Amenities and facilities

    Very good
    Facilities

    7.7

    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping

    10 mentions

    Breakfast

    4 mentions

    Food & Dining

    3 mentions

    Internet

    3 mentions

    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Chinese [Mandarin]
    Internet access
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Wi-Fi in public areas
    Things to do, ways to relax
    • Billiards
    • Garden
    • Massage
    • Ticket services
    • Tours
    Cleanliness and safety
    • Breakfast in room
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Free face masks
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Temperature check for guests and staff
    Dining, drinking, and snacking
    • Bar
    • BBQ facilities
    • Coffee shop
    • Restaurants
    • Room service
    Services and conveniences
    • Concierge
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Laundry service
    • Library
    • Luggage storage
    • Shops
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    For the kids
    • Family room
    Access
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Check-in/out [express]
    • Check-in/out [private]
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Pets allowed
    Getting around
    • Airport transfer
    • Bicycle parking
    • Car park [charges apply]
    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [on-site]
    • Rental car
    • Shuttle service
    • Taxi service
    Sports equipment rental
    • Bicycle rental
    Available in all rooms
    • Closet
    • Clothes rack
    • Desk
    • Free bottled water
    • Hair dryer
    • Internet access – LAN
    • Internet access – wireless
    • LAN Internet in room [free]
    • Linens
    • Non-smoking
    • Private bathroom
    • Shower
    • TV
    • Wi-Fi [free]

    Location

    #69 Dazhifangcun, Ximen Village, Dali Ancient Town (The west of Dali Ancient Town, 50 meters north to Honglongjing Gate but on the other side of Highway 214.) The working hours are from8a.m.to12p.m., Dali City, Dali, China, 671000
    Excellent
    Location

    8.4

    Airports
    • Dali Airport (DLU)
      17.1 km
    • Lijiang Sanyi Airport (LJG)
      109.4 km
    Hospital or clinic
    • Dali Liren Hospital
      14.2 km
    Cash withdrawal
    • ATM
      530 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

    Property policies

    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Infant 0-1 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib available upon request
    Children 2-12 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out
    • Check-in from12:00
    • Check-in until22:00
    • Check-out until12:00
    Getting around
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)50
    The property
    • Number of rooms 16
    • Room voltage220
    • Year property opened2011

    Reviews of Dali Five Elements Hostel from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    8.3
    /
    10
    Cleanliness8.2
    Facilities7.7
    Location8.4
    Room comfort and quality8.2
    Service8.5
    Value for money8.6
    High score for Dali
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (56)
    8-9 Excellent (31)
    7-8 Very Good (30)
    6-7 Good (8)
    <6 Below Expectation (21)
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    Mar - May (31)
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    Dec - Feb (45)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Enrico from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Great stay in Dali in the best hostel with great staff ”

    My stay at the Dali Five Elements Hostel was great. The room was clean and comfortable, the location of the hostel is excellent. A trip to the old town, the temple and the mountains is highly recommended. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the guests very pleasant. Especially Susan was a great help to me, she showed me special places with local food and gave me good advice. Thanks again Susan for that. I will definitely come back. Many thanks for everything, we will see each other again soon.

    Reviewed February 06, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    jared from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

    A hidden gem in Dali”

    This place felt like Home! As soon as we entered we were greeted with smiles and laughter. The rooms were nice, comfy, and electric blankets were a plus. The location is prime 200 meter walk to ancient town. The beers are cheap and food is tasty. What stood Out the most was the staff! Susan is amazing. She made the stay there great for us. We can consider her a friend now. She recommend things to do, places to eat, made a fire for us, and even organized scooter rentals for us. Thank you Susan and 5 elements! We will be back for sure

    Reviewed January 24, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Florian from Croatia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

    Exceptional”

    I was happy to return at 5 Elements in Dali. The main reason to come back was nice atmosphere in the lobby every evening, hanging with guests from all over the world and great staff who were all very friendly and helpful, specially Susan who helped me with every request I had. From climbing the Cang mountain, swimming in the lake, booking train tickets, choosing best quality local products at honest price and trying delicious local cuisine. Thank you again! See you soon!!

    Reviewed January 31, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    sain from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Garden View Queen
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

    Oustanding hospitality ”

    Dali five is a great space for you to rest, cheer, make friends, and sharing of travel information. The staffs there are remarkable kind and friendly. Especially Mei, she sent me to TianlongBaBu with her electric bike and help me to buy the ropeway ticket to Ximatan. I deeply appreciated Mei effort to help her guest in every circumstances. Please stay with Dali five and you will experience what is Dali great passion in hospitality!!!

    Reviewed May 07, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    fabio from Italy
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Home away from home”

    5 elements is a wonderful place just 5 minutes walking from old town. the stuff is very helpful and friendly specialy Susan . You will feel very comfortable in there. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed February 17, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    lijun from China
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

    Room space is big and cleaning”

    Beautiful place,Kind staff,everything is good 。Have a beautiful back garden . Available sunbath if you want.

    Reviewed January 15, 2019

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Stewart from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Great location and wonderful staff”

    I really enjoyed my stay here, the staff were so caring and helpful. I had so many wonderful conversations with Susie, she gave me advice on where to go, helped me find whiskey and try local drinks, taught me about some new foods and even took us out for dinner one night. The location was great, Its so close to the top of Renmin rd. The value for money with the rooms is great too. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

    Reviewed January 05, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Florian from Croatia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

    The best hostel in Dali”

    Friendly and helpful staff, funny guests and quiet location few passes from Dali Old Town and Cang mountain makes 5 Elements one of the best places to stay. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed January 21, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Babakazarmi
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Garden View Queen
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Exceptional”

    Value for money. Good location as in for attractions. And easy to reach. Next to bus stop and 3 minutes walk to dali Castle. Outside has mountain water.

    Reviewed January 04, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Enrico from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Best stay in Dali.”

    Susan is just the best, you made my stay so great.

    Reviewed March 23, 2019

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kee from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Friendly Staff and Guests”

    though dali old town itself didnt' impress me much, the hostel make my stay memorable where the staffs are friendly enough to share information and interact with me. Even voluntarily offered to help with foods delivery. Had awesome beer time with them. Would recommend.

    Reviewed March 25, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    sutep from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Exceptional”

    Very good for supporting and very nice service

    Reviewed March 14, 2019

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Steven
    Couple
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Exceptional”

    Large room with a beautiful garden, close to the ancient town

    Reviewed January 04, 2019

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Yonghong from United States
    Family with teens
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Good value”

    The staff is very friendly and gave us good site-seen and restaurant recommendations. The facility seems to be remodeled/extended from a family house, because rooms can be different with some strange configurations. The price is unbeatable, so we booked a separate room for our daughter, which is more comfortable than our room downstairs. Both rooms are clean and comfortable. Each room has private shower and toilet, but the shower and the toilet share the same space in the room, which I think is a quite common setup in this type of hotels in the region. Self-service laundry cost a small price, and there is no daily housekeeping. Location is really convenient. Crossing the street, you will enter into the most bustling area of the old town.

    Reviewed April 16, 2019

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    Thank you very much for your confirmation. The showers and toilets of the Ancient Town of Dali Inn were reconstructed from the old Bai’s houses, most of which are integrated. Thank you for your understanding. We provide daily cleaning room service. Maybe you left the inn to go out for a long time. Didn't tell us if you need cleaning, because some guests don't like cleaning their room everyday. Finally, We look forward to stay at our inn agin and to give you a better service experience.

    Responded April 26, 2019
    Dali Five Elements Hostel
    8.8
    Excellent
    Roel from China
    Couple
    Deluxe Queen Room
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

    Warm welcome!”

    Shuzhen gives us a warm welcome! And she helps us with informations about the cirlty and China😊. Five Elements is a nice guesthouse, situated near the old town, 5 minutes walk. It is a quite place, with a garden if you want to sit outside.

    Reviewed January 10, 2019

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Jessica from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

    Nearby old town”

    I had a private room and it was good. The bathroom needed a few things fixed but otherwise was clean. The girl who works at night was really helpful but the girl who works in the morning had to clean the rooms and work the front desk and cook breakfast if you order it. She was friendly but was a bit too busy to help. The courtyard was nice to sit in though.

    Reviewed May 17, 2019

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Thawatchai from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Excellent”

    Staff is very good and kind Most of them can speak English and try to help me every thing.

    Reviewed September 04, 2019

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Suwannee from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Very good Hostel ”

    The room is big and clean, The staffs are very helpful even only one of them speak well English. The location is good just cross street to the old town.

    Reviewed March 18, 2019

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    7.6
    Very good
    EDI from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Strategic location & friendly staff”

    It was great to stay in Dali Five Elements Hostel. Strategic location, nice garden, good price and the most important is very nice staff, especially Susan. She speaks English very well. She's very friendly and helpfull to all guests. The only minus of this hostel is there is no sign to the hotel from the main road. I suggest the hostel management make a sign about the hostel in the main road in order to help the guests find the hostel easier.

    Reviewed January 10, 2019

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    7.6
    Very good
    Mazliyana from Malaysia
    Group
    Deluxe Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Nice hostel at nice enough location.”

    The hostel is just a few metres away from the old town entrance and very near to 2 mosques as well as halal eateries. Muslims traveller are very much recomended to stay in this hostel.

    Reviewed April 24, 2019

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    Thx so much! Welcome to our hotel again!

    Responded April 26, 2019
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