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8.3
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8.3
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Excellent location
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  • Dali Gucheng - the Old City490 m
  • Dali Foreigner Street540 m
  • YangRen Jie ZhongXin GuangChang680 m
  • Monument of Shih-tsu Taking over Yunnan690 m
  • Four Scenic Resorts of Dali710 m
  • Jennifer and Friends'1.02 km
  • Dali University1.27 km
  • Dali Cang Mountain1.48 km
  • Mt.Cangshan and Erhai Lake Scenic Resort1.48 km
  • Dali Wenxian Road1.72 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    The Jade Emu International Guesthouse

    Area 10, West Gate Village, Dali City, Dali, China, 671003 - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 17 times

    "The twin room is nice and spacious, good value for money, beautiful traditional house."
    Anastasia - August 3, 2017
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 91% of guests
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.5 facilities on premise
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Blackout curtains

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Dali in the last 24 hours

    Compared to 1,685 Dali properties at Agoda for various dates

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    Value for money score
    8.6/10
    Room comfort score
    8.1/10
    Cheapest price score
    Review score - United States
    8.4/10
    Better than
    99
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money8.6
    Distance to city center0.1 KM
    Location rating8.3
    Nearest airportDali Airport (DLU)
    Distance to airport17.1 km

    Rooms available at The Jade Emu International Guesthouse

    8.1
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Boutique Twin
    Boutique Twin
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 semi double beds
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    Boutique King
    Boutique King
    ...
    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Smoking allowed
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Triple
    Deluxe Triple
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Smoking allowed
    • 3 semi double beds
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    Superior Queen Room
    Superior Queen Room
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    • Shower
    • 1 queen bed
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    Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room - Private bathroom
    Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room - Private bathroom
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Superior King
    Superior King
    ...
    • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
    • Smoking allowed
    • 1 king bed
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    Single Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room - Shared Bathroom
    Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room - Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Standard King
    Standard King
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Smoking allowed
    • 1 king bed
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    1 Person in 6-Bed Poolside Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 6-Bed Poolside Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    What people love about The Jade Emu International Guesthouse

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Very comfortable throughout, a must stay if returned."

      CHUA

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      January 23, 2016

    • 8.0
      Very good
      Cleanliness

      "Nice place with clean rooms and a nice common area."

      Sara

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      July 5, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Absolutely the best hostel we have been at China."

      Ori

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      September 24, 2018

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Large, clean rooms, we had an excellent private double."

    Kanli

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    June 1, 2017

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    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping
    15 mentions
    Food & Dining
    6 mentions
    Internet
    5 mentions
    Breakfast
    4 mentions

    What they offer

    9.6
    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "Queen room with ensuite was spacious and comfortable."

    Sidney I.

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    April 17, 2016

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    American
    Asian

    Restaurants on site

    翡翠庄园西餐厅
    Cuisine:American, Asian, Australian
    Menu:Buffet

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    Reviews of The Jade Emu International Guesthouse from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.7
    Excellent
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    Rating via Agoda8.3
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    Cleanliness8.2
    Facilities8.5
    Location8.3
    Room comfort and quality8.1
    Service8.5
    Value for money8.6
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    9+ Exceptional (53)
    8-9 Excellent (25)
    7-8 Very Good (50)
    6-7 Good (6)
    <6 Below Expectation (16)
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    Mar - May (37)
    Jun - Aug (45)
    Sep - Nov (28)
    Dec - Feb (40)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Erwin from Switzerland
    Couple
    Superior King
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

    Deluxe King Room was Deluxe”

    We enjoyed there 4 nights. Very clean and big room. Many activities to join if you like. Poker, Table Tennis,, Billiard Competition, Tea Degustation. Hostel stays around 4 Minutes away from the Old Town. In the Hostel you get also Good Lunch or Dinner., Western or Chinese. Breakfast could improve.. A good place, also to meet other travelers. Reception is very friendly and helpful and many speak speak English.

    Reviewed July 17, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Michael
    Couple
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Loverly place at Dali”

    The Jade Emu is amazing and we had a great time there. Staff is nice and helpful and rooms are clean and look very nice.

    Reviewed July 20, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Audrey from Malaysia
    Group
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    A Nice 3 Nights & 2 Days Stay”

    Take #3 bus (turn right after exit Dali train station) and stop at Gurong Hotel. Cost 3rmb only. Gurong Hotel is just next to Red Dragon Wall Gate (a big grey stone wall). Cross the highway and walk straight for about 5min until came about 77 Guesthouse. Then, turn left and walk uphill to Jade Emu Guesthouse. The guesthouse is nice. Room is spacious and they will change your towel everyday. There are no air-conditioner in the room but the room will get cold especially during night. Only few minutes walk to Dali Ancient City. Anyway, we have a nice stay here. The staff can speak/understand english and don’t forget to meet Magic (i think the owner’s dog). p/s: Take the same bus #3 from the guesthouse to Dali train station which is also the last stop

    Reviewed May 29, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Samantha from United States
    Group
    Deluxe Triple
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    Great hostel for international travelers”

    Jade Emu was very convenient to the Dali ancient town, just across the street. Front desk staff were super sweet and helpful. Good Chinese and western food available at the hostel throughout the day...prices comparable to places in town, always tasted good. Nice selection of reasonably priced beers. Also a very cute dog belonging to the owners who would come play with me! Rooms were spacious and comfortable, although in the winter time it could be quite chilly at night, and the small space heater they had didn’t really cut it. The shower in our room was poorly designed so it would flow down into the toilet area, causing significant flooding. Other than that, it was a great place to stay.

    Reviewed February 15, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Wiraya from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Close to ancient town”

    This place is easy to find compare to other with chinese name(I booked 2 difference hotel for to night). It's 5-10mins walk to ancient town. The lady staff who can speak english no so helpful but another staff who can't speak english very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed November 24, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ori from Israel
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    Incredible”

    absolutely the best hostel we have been at China. The rooms are amazing, perfectly located good breakfast, and above all the staff are super friendly and helpful, especially Jay from the reception was helping us with any small question and problem we had and take care that we would have the best visit in Dali during our honeymoon. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed September 24, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Robert from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Boutique King
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Very nice guest house / hostel ”

    I enjoyed my stay at the Jade Emu. Staff were great and the location and facilities were good. I enjoyed chilling in the restaurant area.

    Reviewed May 17, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Yevhen from Ukraine
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room - Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    Very good”

    The hostel is nice. They also keep the restaurant (it's a bit pricy). The personnel were giving me good tips regarding the area. The room was good but the construction work just behind the wall was veeeeery annoying! Though as usual I don't care about outer sounds. This work has been done by the property.

    Reviewed April 29, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Susan from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 6 nights in March 2018

    Exceptional”

    We stayed at Jade Emu for 6 nights. The staff were very helpful and friendly, accommodation & facilities were excellent. The food was good. We would definitely recommend if you are staying in Dali. We will be returning ourselves next year.

    Reviewed March 18, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anastasia from Canada
    Group
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

    foreigners hostel”

    First time travelling in China. After we have booked and were rejected by some other properties, we were extremely happy to find this place (first by complete accident). The twin room is nice and spacious, good value for money, beautiful traditional house. reception has nice drinks and delicious breakfast, and can help you with bus booking. Big common area where you can meet other travellers.

    Reviewed August 03, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Goh from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Standard King
    Stayed 1 night in December 2013

    Great Stay to Explore Dali Ancient City”

    Friendly, Clean and Basic room

    We were happy to stay in this hotel and the staffs also helpful to assist us to plan for our journey around Dali. We have a tour round the lake of Er Hai, went up to Chang Shan Mountain, visited the 3 Pagodas Temple and also have been an enjoyable day to explore around the ancient city of Dali.

    Reviewed December 25, 2013
    9.3
    Exceptional
    dinh from Vietnam
    Family with teens
    Stayed 1 night in October 2013

    Best budget hotel in the world”

    Location just close to old town, clean room and spacious, well-run by good owner, staff can speak good English

    I strongly recommend this hotel to all fellow travelers. The price is budget but the room is modern in traditional context. Perfect staff with international standard bar and menus. Just minutes walk to old town.

    Reviewed November 02, 2013
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Kanli from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior King
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

    Exceptional”

    Just outside the old city but a short 5 min walk from the gates and easy to get around. The staff are generally helpful but sometimes quite busy so you have to be a bit patient. Large, clean rooms, we had an excellent private double. It was a rainy few days with little sun and I couldn't figure out how to get hot water for my shower (solar heat for water) though admittedly I didn't put up too much of a fuss for the staff to fix it.

    Reviewed June 01, 2017
    5.6
    ZING from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Superior King
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

    good location but poor staff hospitality”

    Arrived in morning. After check in, going to town directly. Coming back in noon with sweat. Willing to take a bath, but there was no power supply. Asking the staff on it, the answer given was it was a blackout. But, I found that others room still can switch on the fans. After checking around myself, I found that the main switch in room was off and the staff was so unresponsive! Then, in the next morning there was loud renovations noise nearby. Hostel didn't give any notice regards this. Can't even sleep well as I need a deep rest after my hiking trips. Decided to check out in noon directly even I have paid for two nights.

    Reviewed March 26, 2017
    7.2
    Very good
    Rossupon from Thailand
    Group
    Deluxe Triple
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

    Hotel is not in Anceint town but not too far”

    Good guest house for relax. Staff is helpful. We can book Dali city tour and bus ticket to Lijiang here. It is very convinience. Room is clean but not in Anceint area. Walk to Anceint town around 10 minutes.

    Reviewed April 25, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Sidney from Australia
    Couple
    Superior King
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

    Great location ”

    Great spot to visit Dali from, near ancient city and access to transportation. Fun place to stay with lots of atmosphere. Queen room with ensuite was spacious and comfortable. Lots of variety in restaurant. Staff very helpful and English speaking. Would stay again

    Reviewed April 17, 2016
    6.3
    Good
    Stephen from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2015

    Just an average guest house..”

    Location and cost

    The location of this guesthouse is excellent, just a 10 minute walk away from the centre of the old town, and many facilities to keep the guest amused. However, the room was small, dated and scruffy, with a small CTR that only showed BBC world news. I had to share my room with midges each day, probably due to the fact the rubbish bin was never emptied. The shower area stank of urine so the use of bleach would have been a nice touch!! During my 6 days stay my room was cleaned once and that was only because I asked after 3 days!

    Reviewed June 04, 2015
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Voon from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in July 2014

    Great. Enjoyed my stay very much. ”

    (1) Good location, near Dali ancient city and other places of interest (2) Staff friendly & helpful & speak English (3) International setting & ambiance.

    Simply a great place to stay! Never can get bored with various games available. Room clean and well-kept. Would love to stay longer if not for time constraint. Staff are friendly,speak English, and helpful in arranging tours and booking bus tickets.

    Reviewed July 17, 2014
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Paul from New Zealand
    Couple
    Superior King
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

    Very pleasant stay”

    The guest house and its facilities, friendly people, good walking access to old Dali town.

    We enjoyed staying at Jade Emu Guest house, the place was relaxed, quiet and interesting with its own library and free DVD's, two restaurants, pool table, plenty of arranged tours if you wanted them, Wi Fi and DVD in the room, good for foreigners who appreciate an English speaking owner (Australian), sometimes a bit difficult to communicate with the Chinese staff and they can be slow to get things done, particularly getting your fist coffee in the morning......we met some great people who are now on our email contact list!

    Reviewed May 18, 2014
    7.7
    Very good
    ENG from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2013

    International-friendly and convenient”

    Staff were friendly and able to communicate in English, easily arranged tour services and provide a variety of other services

    Stress-free and relaxing as there was no need to be constantly worried about communication problems. The guesthouse offered tours to destinations like Er Hai Lake and other services such as free dvd rentals and thursday night bbq which kept our stay interesting and enjoyable. Location wise, it is conveniently situated about 10 minutes away from the old town. Wifi available and allow access to Facebook.

    Reviewed December 25, 2013
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