"After we have booked and were rejected by some other properties, we were extremely happy to find this place (first by complete accident)."
Location rating score
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.7|
|Distance to city center||0.1 KM|
|Nearest airport||Dali Airport (DLU)|
|Distance to airport||17.1 km|
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.
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.
The Jade Emu International Guesthouse does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"Staff were great and the location and facilities were good."
May 17, 2019
"Room is spacious and they will change your towel everyday."
May 29, 2019
"Staff were friendly and helpful when they could be."
August 7, 2019
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.
"Staff very helpful and most important she can speak english ..."
November 24, 2019
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.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 4-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
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.
The Jade Emu International Guesthouse
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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
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.
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.
This hotel was just great, its run by an Australian who seems to know what people want in a hotel and is full of useful information. The room was spacious and spotlessly clean and even had a heated blanket for the bed and a plug in heater, which trust me at night its needed in the winter. The hotel has an entertainment room which contains computers, games, books, a TV and many DVDS which you can take back to your room if you prefer. The restaurant/ bar is located in a courtyard so can be a bit chilly first thing in the morning and late at night, however heaters and fires are provided if you need them. We both really enjoyed our stay at the Jade Emu and would defiantly recommend it to others.
Phenomenal Customer Service!”
We had a great stay at the Jade Emu, the room was comfortable, and they offer wifi that tunnels under the Chinese firewall (ie facebook, other forbidden sites). The food was good, and the location was nice, walking distance to old town. What makes this hotel outstanding, though is their customer service. They arrange bus tickets, inclusive of taxi to bus station- when we left our jackets on the bus, the staff was able to track down the bus driver, and arrange to have the jackets left at the hotel for our return. This is practically a miracle in China.
Very pleasant stay”
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!
Fun, lovely hotel with good service”
The hotel is clean, equip with modern facilities. Close to Dali major attractions and is only 5 minutes walki to Dali Old City (west/south gate). Friendly English speaking staff provide excellent service. Very comfortable stay and will definitely go back to this hotel if visited Dali again.
Great place to make friends and hang with people”
I had a great experience in Jade Emu. It is unique in that it mingles people from all over the world with all kinds of backgrounds,and ppl here are open and friendly. Apart from this, it has nice rooms, and more importantly a lovely yard to have a drink/chat with friends here. The hostel also provides optional tours, which can save your research time
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.
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
My Stay at Jade Emu”
Possibly one of my best stays in China. I visited the Jade Emu during Christmas, where a Party with a real high calibre Dance Crew was organized . A friendly, well maintained place. Thanks to you, guys!
Good for stay”
Location a little bit far from dali city but a quite near with Dali old town with many facilities they have in their hostel. Staff very helpful and most important she can speak english very well.
Really good and excellent hotel”
Really worth my money. They upgraded our room with no extra charge. The location is excellent. A few meters to Dali entrance. The room is spacious and clean. Like a 5 star hotel!
This was a very enjoyable stay. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Definitely book the tea experience with them. It was worth it. Great atmosphere and environment. A bit slow with breakfast but otherwise no complaints. The location was ideal for exploring and going places. If I go back to Dali I would stay here again.
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.
Great Stay to Explore Dali Ancient City”
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.
Great value, good vibe, cold rooms”
Overall a good stay, with great value and clean, well-equipped rooms. Close to the old city of Dali with great shopping, mountain trekking, bike riding etc. Two complaints about the room: there is no heater, which makes the room VERY cold for the time of year I visited (early December). The floors are tile so it makes for an extra cold experience. Secondly, the lights they use in the rooms are daylight balanced, meaning the bright white colour they give off is very unwelcoming and makes everything look clinical and cold. I'd recommend they just use normal bulbs which would instantly make the rooms feel more warm and welcoming. The staff speak excellent English, and unlike most accommodation in China, Wifi is available in-room.
Awesome Hotel with good service”
We stayed in the guesthouse for 4 nights, in a double deluxe room. The room was very big, and clean (which isn't trivial in China), the staff was very helpful and it is recommended to book through them tours, taxis and bus. Everyone spoke English which also isnt trivial in China, and were very nice. It is in a central location, 5 minutes walk from all the pubs and 10 minutes from the main street. The Guesthouse is great and very very recommended.
Out of expectation hostel in Dali”
A pleasant stay. Very well equip room with all necessity despite a hostel rate of charges. The hotel provide daily tour that is charged reasonably. They even help us to book the bus back to Kunming in fare charges. Tips: I regret to prebook tour from Lijiang to Dali that end up with a forceful shopping tour. I should have join the daily tour together with the in-house hostel guest itself.
The best hostel I have ever expected in China”
The room is well equiped with the necessity that you can find in a standard hotel despite it is only a hostel. The environment is very American style where you would expect a little cafe/bar counter in the court yard with standard american breakfast menu. I hardly see many Western foreigner out in the street but I saw majority in the hostel itself! :) Tips: Becareful if you travel from Lijiang with prebooked Dali tour (even if you paid more for the tour to avoid shopping). They force you to go shopping and I heard some could even set a minimum spending limit. If you want to leave the tour half way, they would ask for a compensate of RMB480 per pax.