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Reviews of SleepyFish Lodge Dali

Hostel

Yu Er Lu (extension), Dali, China

Atmosphere 96%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 93%

Location 90%

Safety 94%

Staff 95%

Value 94%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 16.30USD
  • Breakfast 3.26USD

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 12:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Pet Friendly"
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Dali?

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Atmosphere 96%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 93%

Location 90%

Safety 94%

Staff 95%

Value 94%

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Anonymous
23 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: They have Dr. Pepper and fresh baked cookies. You don't have to pay for towels. Cozy beds. Very clean. The staff is soo nice! They have a nice little cafe. It's right by all the happenings in old town Dali, but it tucked away and quite. The staff can make all your wildest dreams come true... or at least they are very helpful in all the adventures you want to go on or things you need help with.

Customer would recommend this property

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43% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The hotel is nice IF you choose the more expensive rooms...

Disliked: DON'T BOOK THE BUDGET ROOMThe budget room is basically a janitor's closet that they decided to turn into a room one day to appeal to a wider public... It is so tiny that you cannot open your luggage without hitting the bunk bed or the door (tiniest room in 3 months travelling in Asia!). It is not even that clean. The windows can't close, and it gets cold in Dali. Besides, the "mountain view" advertised on hostelbookers is a fantasy, instead you have a view on a rooster and a dog that have a habit of making a concert from 3am to 10am. The worst thing though is the "shared bathroom". Shared, oh damn right it's shared... The ONE toilet/bathroom cabin is shared with all the people eating at the restaurant, the staff, and the other unlucky ones who chose a room without an ensuite bathroom. To reach it, you have to go down a storey in the open corridor, meaning that once you're out of the shower, you have to walk in the cold night to get back to you room... Oh and the shower is either boiling hot (at some point I wondered if the water would be drinkable considering how hot is was) or freezing. So take your pick, being cooked alive or catch pneumonia. I think they should stick to non-budget rooms because they don't seem to know how to offer a decent budget room.

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Anonymous
29 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: This place is quiet yet well-located. Our triple room had a balcony and plenty of space. Staff are friendly and helpful. Food and drink is good and well priced. Rooms are clean and nicely decorated. This is a great place to stay in Dali Old Town and highly recommended.

Disliked: If you don't like dogs you should know there are two big dogs that live at the lodge - they are lovely though. During my stay the internet was down until the last night, but when it worked it was very good and fast.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Beautiful hotel, a bit out of centre. That is good and bad (you need to walk a bit, but it is not that noisy). Great food: both Chinese as Western. The staff was helpful, they helped with booking transportation and had bikes to rent. Nice place with an owner that knows what it takes to be a good hotel. And.. it was nice to have a little chat with her mother!

Disliked: Nothing.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
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77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: very clean, friendly helpful staff, nice golden retrievers, affordable room

Disliked: It's way down by the east gate, about a mile walk from the west gate where everything is. Too far away.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
23 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Nice outdoor area, good food

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
22 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Sleepyfish had been recommend to us and it lived up to all expectations.What an oasis this gem of a place is.It is beautifully appointed,rooms are tastefully furnished in traditional Bai style and beds are just like you have at home!Help from staff was always most professional and friendly and their food was very good.Their muesli and yoghurt breakfast plus their Yunnan coffee was the best ever.Maxine,our host,is also so experienced and competent, and as with her staff,was a delight to meet.There was also plenty of help available which included being able to rent bikes and store our luggage.Nothing was a problem for the staff of this lovely hostel.The two Golden Retrievers and caged birds made this lovely accommodation like home.

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
17 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: SleepyFish had a homely feel. The rooms were nice and clean and good size. The room I stayed in had a balcony with seats to sit and relax while enjoying the beautiful courtyard area. They had a pretty good menu selection and food was tasty. I felt safe and staff was very helpful.

Disliked: none

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
07 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
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Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Its location is a little outside the main hub of Dali Old City, which gives it a peaceful atmosphere, yet allowing visitors to get into the midst of the city center fairly quickly. The hospitable and caring staff also contributed to the relaxed, homely atmosphere of the hotel.

Customer would recommend this property

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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 May 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Nice big clean room with only 4 beds and a bathroom for the room. Very helpful staff, quiet location (at least 10 min walk to center of old town where the tourist stuff is centered). Highly recommend renting a bike and riding out along the lake through the small villages. It's beautiful and rather empty of tourists.

Disliked: A bit pricey but you are getting a nice room for your money.

Customer would recommend this property

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