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The Jade Emu International Guesthouse

"Staff were friendly and helpful when they could be."

Alexander - August 7, 2019
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The Jade Emu International Guesthouse

Area 10, West Gate Village, Dali City, Dali, China, 671003 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
Property highlights
Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the hygiene measures
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Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
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Nearby landmarks
Dali Gucheng - the Old City 490 m
Dali Foreigner Street 540 m
YangRen Jie ZhongXin GuangChang 680 m
Monument of Shih-tsu Taking over Yunnan 690 m
Four Scenic Resorts of Dali 710 m
Jennifer and Friends' 1.0 km
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
8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Hot tub

  • Sauna

Value for money8.7
Distance to city center0.1 KM
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportDali Airport (DLU)
Distance to airport17.1 km

Rooms available at The Jade Emu International Guesthouse

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.1
Jing Pin Te Da Chuang Fang
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    Superior Queen Room
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 queen bed
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    One-Bedroom Suite
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed & 1 sofa bed
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    Boutique Twin
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 semi double beds
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    Family Suite
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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    Boutique King
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Smoking allowed
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Triple
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Smoking allowed
    • 3 semi double beds
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    Superior King
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    • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
    • Smoking allowed
    • 1 king bed
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    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
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at The Jade Emu International Guesthouse?

    Check-in is from 01:00 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 The Jade Emu International Guesthouse?

    The Jade Emu International Guesthouse is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 90 CNY. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Jade Emu International Guesthouse has a car park that's close to the hostel. 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.

    What are my dining options at The Jade Emu International Guesthouse?

    The Jade Emu International Guesthouse features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

    What is the smoking policy at The Jade Emu International Guesthouse?

    The Jade Emu International Guesthouse does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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    What people love about The Jade Emu International Guesthouse

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Bathroom

      "Comfortable bed and fantastic shower."

      Salwan

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      December 13, 2020

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Staff 

      "Staff were friendly and very helpful."

      Fallon

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      October 5, 2020

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "A friendly, well maintained place."

      Konrad

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      March 30, 2020

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    Value for money score
    8.7/10
    Room comfort score
    8.1/10
    Service score
    8.6/10
    Location score
    8.3/10
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    Overall rating:
    8.6
    Excellent
    839 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.3
    Facilities
    8.6
    Location
    8.4
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    What travelers say they love:
    If I go back to Dali I would stay here again.
    Fallon from China
    Group
    More about The Jade Emu International Guesthouse

    More about The Jade Emu International Guesthouse

    For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Dali, The Jade Emu International Guesthouse is the perfect choice. Only 0.1 KM from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. For those of you who want to venture out, Dali Gucheng - the Old City, Dali Foreigner Street, Monument of Shih-tsu Taking over Yunnan are just some of the attractions available to visitors.

    At The Jade Emu International Guesthouse, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, convenience store, daily housekeeping, postal service to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

    Guests can choose from 23 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel's garden are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Whatever your purpose of visit, The Jade Emu International Guesthouse is an excellent choice for your stay in Dali.

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    Most talked about facilities

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

    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Possibly one of my best stays in China."

    Konrad

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    March 30, 2020

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    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
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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
    8.6
    Excellent
    From 839 reviews
    8.9Location
    8.8Service
    8.8Value for money
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    Rating via Booking.com8.8
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    10
    Excellent
    Cleanliness8.5
    Facilities8.6
    Location9.1
    Room comfort and quality8.6
    Service8.9
    Value for money8.9
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    <6 Below Expectation (69)
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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Sonya_p
    Solo traveler

    Superb”

    First comes first. Location. At the beginning I was a bit upset that my place was not in the old town, but then I&#39;ve realized how lucky I was. Bus stop is very close to the hostel which makes ...
    Some bathroom elements (like taps, shower holder, etc) are quite old, rusty and wobbly. Would be nice if you can raplace them.
    Reviewed May 28, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yu
    Solo traveler

    dali great hostel”

    very good hostel, very nice staff, would like to stay here next time again
    Reviewed May 14, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jan
    Couple

    Relaxing, forgetting the time, didn&#39;t...”

    - Room was awesome, clean, very comfortable and with plenty of space - Breakfast options are plenty, especially Western. There are also Chinese breakfast options nearby - Location is also good, as ...
    Nothing I can think of, it&#39;s really good. On rare days I&#39;d like to be able to have breakfast a bit earlier, but that&#39;s really a small minor point.
    Reviewed April 17, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Hope
    Solo traveler

    Fantastic atmosphere and FAST WiFi”

    An international hostel run by a mixed family who have lived in Dali for over a decade. The hostel has a great open layout and a very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, and the staff were friendly. I...
    Reviewed April 17, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Limakilo1314
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    The clerks are very friendly and beautiful
    Reviewed March 15, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anna
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    Location was perfect for me, outside the busy old town, but in walkable distance (across the road). The room was very clean and wifi worked really well so I could work from there.
    Reviewed October 21, 2020

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Anna
    Solo traveler

    Superb”

    The location is convenient - across the road from the old town entrance. 3 minutes away from the bus stop to the railway station (2 kuai and 50 minutes ride).
    The upper bunk bed is very high and short people need to jump off the lowest ladder.
    Reviewed October 21, 2020

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    7.0
    Very good
    Anonymous
    Solo traveler

    Good”

    Location was great, only a few minutes to the Old Town gate and the airport shuttle. Staff were friendly and helped to arrange a shared van to Shaxi.
    No hot water in the shared dorm room both nights of my stay.
    Reviewed October 09, 2020

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    5.0
    Ekaterina
    Group

    Perfect location, ideal for backpackers”

    Perfect location, just across the road is Old town. Cheap, perfect for backpackers
    On our last day the toilet didn&#39;t flush. When informed, the staff didn&#39;t fix it
    Reviewed September 15, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mark
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    The Jade Emu was a great place to stay while in Dali, the staff was awesome and super helpful. The guesthouse had some of the best Western food in town and had affordable beer. Good location and they ...
    Hard to find when checking in at night.
    Reviewed September 14, 2020

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    7.0
    Very good
    Lindsey
    Group

    Good”

    Great location right across the street from the Dali old town. Many choices of rooms for all budgets. We stayed in building 6 in a twin room with AC. The room was very tastefully decorated and our ...
    Only two of the washing machines worked when we were here but there were a lot of guests who needed to do laundry so there was a bit of a wait to do laundry. Some of the food and drinks looked better ...
    Reviewed August 21, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Joe
    Solo traveler

    Stayed in private room”

    Great value for money. Excellent mini library to kill time when the weather is too bad to go out. Room was clean and spacious. Wonderful selection of movies.
    Reviewed August 21, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Marina
    Couple

    Good Vibes”

    Friendly staff, cheap imported beers, comfortable private room. Offered a free upgrade on arrival. The restaurant which is linked to the GH does excellent local and international food.
    Nothing :)
    Reviewed August 09, 2020

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    7.0
    Very good
    Lynn
    Group

    Good”

    It was a good value for the money. The property is located right outside the walls of Dali Old Town. The man who owned the place gave us some good advice for hiking on Cangshan mountain. For a small ...
    We saw that this hostel had great reviews so had high expectations. However, overall the staff were unfriendly. They seemed almost annoyed when you asked them questions or wanted to order food. We ate...
    Reviewed August 08, 2020

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    7.0
    Very good
    Christina
    Group

    Good”

    The place is easy to find. It&#39;s just less than 10 minutes walk from the ancient town. The room is spacious. The owner speaks good English.
    Our room was ok, nothing like the pictures though. Other than the owner the staff don&#39;t speak English. Twice had issues with the breakfast. Had to wait for museli for 40 minutes, even though ...
    Reviewed August 06, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Chantelle
    Group

    Best Stay in China”

    This hostel &#47; hotel was by far the best place I’ve ever stayed in China. Close location to the old town, amazing food, English speaking staff and VPN internet &#47; access to movies and TV shows ...
    Reviewed August 03, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Robert
    Couple

    We have extended”

    It is so nice that we have extended our stay by a few days.
    Reviewed July 29, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Robert
    Couple

    Perfect for me.”

    Hospitality, food, drinks, billiards, employees, discussions, international people and Dave the boss as well as fair prices, location ... The Jade Emu counts for the best accommodations I&#39;ve ever ...
    Reviewed July 27, 2020

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    7.0
    Very good
    Emily
    Group

    Boutique not budget”

    Arriving at this supreme location, we were accidentally placed in one of the budget guest rooms. The staff agreed to change us to a room of comparable size but with nicer fixtures, on-suite bathroom ...
    The initial room wasn’t what we had book but that was quickly sorted. So nothing bad at all.
    Reviewed July 23, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ethan
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    This is my new favorite guest house in China. Wonderful location, amazing staff, great amenities. Did I mention the price? It is everything you could wish for in a cool place to stay.
    Nothing!
    Reviewed July 17, 2020

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