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Reviews of The Jade Roo International Hostel

Hostel | 10 West Gate Village, Dali, China 671003

91.9% Overall Rating

43 out of 45 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/02/2014)

Kyle Gifford thinks…

"Many options for tours that can be organized quickly. Staff was helpful. Many options for ordering food. Good location to old city."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 14.57

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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91.9%

Overall Rating

43 out of 45 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Jade Roo International Hostel'

Atmosphere
88.0%
Location
86.4%
Facilities
92.8%
Cleanliness
92.0%
Staff
94.4%
Value
92.8%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kyle Gifford

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

11 February 2014 Kyle would recommend this property

Liked: Many options for tours that can be organized quickly. Staff was helpful. Many options for ordering food. Good location to old city.

Disliked: Food was a bit expensive. Wifi would often cut out and was frustrating to use.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Marian Zhen

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Relaxation/spa
Visiting friends or family

19 January 2014 Marian would recommend this property

Liked: The property was conveniently located near Dali GuCheng - where the tourists sites were. I loved that the place was really easily accessible and had an outdoor grove-like area that was fun to sit around.

Disliked: The staff were pretty incompetent. They promised to pick me up from the bus stop and then when I called, they refused to send a taxi over. They also misdirected me to the wrong buses when I was trying to go climb jizhushan.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Erik Jansen Cleto

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 January 2014 Erik Jansen would recommend this property

Liked: Location near the old city and some other attractions.

Disliked: Common bathroom, no separation between shower and toilet so when someone takes a bath, the whole area is wet.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean place which is close to the old city.

Disliked: Not the best vibe in the Jade Roo but you can walk over to the sister hostel Jade Emu for breakfast and using their patio, which is a great place.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is pretty good, easy to arrange onwards travel, nice cheap food, big comfy beds with electric blankets, great price, spotlessly clean toilets & showers, nice friendly atmosphere, access to Facebook, free laundry (though you have to pay a small amount for soap), right next to a reasonably priced fancy Italian restaurant if you feel like splashing out, clothes swap area, second-hand bookshop, good selection of tours... I could go on & on. One of the best hostels I've stayed in.

Disliked: Only one (very small) complaint - it's just outside of town rather than being in the city walls, but everything is walkable anyway so it doesn't really matter.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

cheryl Berry

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 November 2013 cheryl would recommend this property

Liked: Everything, very friendly, helpful, English speaking staff, fantastic location right by Ancient city, great information on what to see and travel timetables, Even gave me a lift to catch the bus on my departure. Rooms are clean and comfy.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike it was great

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Value for money, spacy rooms

Disliked: long walk from public transport

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kate Moxon

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

04 August 2013

Liked: Great location just across the road from the west gate, friendly staff, delicious cheap food, lovely dorms - this hostel is perfect!

Disliked: Kate left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Claire Stambach

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 July 2013 Claire would recommend this property

Liked: Located a few minutes walking outside the ancient town, otherwise everything is really good ! Food excellent :)

Disliked: Claire left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Dan Antonov

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

23 October 2012 Dan would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is nice, the room (double) was quite basic but good value for money

Disliked: the food was much bellow average (hamburger and breakfast)

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Sasha Verma

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

08 October 2012 Sasha would recommend this property

Liked: clean and comfortable

Disliked: food overpriced

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

02 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean rooms and facilities, good food and nice people

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

31 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice atmosphere

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

kuo hui chun

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 July 2012 kuo would recommend this property

Liked: none

Disliked: none

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

CHEN YU

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

06 May 2012 CHEN would recommend this property

Liked: nice staff

Disliked: CHEN left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Paul Xymon Garcia

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

05 March 2012 Paul Xymon would recommend this property

Liked: Like its sister hostel Jade Emu, the Jade Roo sets the standard for hostels everywhere in Asia. Attracts the right kind of travelers (it helps that the hostel is in hippie, laid-back Dali) so great atmosphere. Clean and spacious beds. Internet connection is tunneled to HK so the Great Firewall of China is not an issue. Soap, shampoo, and towels provided. Great value for money. So cheap yet you got so much more than what you pay for. The staff, headed by Dave, the owner, are great. Treats you not as customers but as house guests. I'd definitely recommend this property.

Disliked: Not really dislike but more like points to put in the suggestion box. Shared toilets and bathrooms are cleaned by the staff everyday but maybe air-freshener or air perfumer would do good. Also, another washing machine would be great. One washing machine for all the guests at the two hostels is a bit lacking, I think.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff, food was ok, fair room prices, excellent pool table at the Emu.

Disliked: Shared showers had low hot water pressure, hot and cold was subject to change, in three days i saw some guest(s) didnt flush the toilets(?), despite of the sign suggesting to do so :D

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

XIANSONG JIN

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 November 2011 XIANSONG would recommend this property

Liked: excellent

Disliked: NO

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Carlos Almenor

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

22 November 2011 Carlos would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and friendly...will definitely recommend it to any traveller that's heading this way.

Disliked: Nothing.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

lauren donnison

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 November 2011 lauren would recommend this property

Liked: what a fun and friendly place. Great food, clean and comfortable dorms. Super friendly staff and a great place to just relax

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was easy to find, the staff were really helpful and the rooms were very comfortable

Disliked: Nothing to dislike.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

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

30 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It looks like the Australian owner knows exactly what you're looking for in a hostel. I liked that it was fun but quiet enough to sleep!

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

AMELIE BARRE

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

29 July 2011 AMELIE would recommend this property

Liked: We've been travelling around the World for more than 6 months and this place was probably the best ever !! They have EVERYTHING you need: good internet connection, clean and spacious rooms, excellent location, delicious and cheap food, great patio with ping pong and pool tables, the staff is GREAT so friendly and speaking good English they can help you for whatever you need... The atmosphere is great, do not hesitate, just go there you wont regret !

Disliked: NOTHING

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

15 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything, really. The room, the staff, the location, the fact that they didn't ask money in advance for anything... Thank you, we enjoyed staying there.

Disliked: No such thing.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Laura Woodhouse

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

05 July 2011 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: GREAT HOSTEL! Free wifi, free towel, free shampoo and shower gel, free laundry. Great, huge beds. Lovely building and grounds. You can use the facilities at the Jade Emu but stay here and it's cheaper. Staff were wonderful, particularly Anna. Great place to meet people. Really enjoyed it here.

Disliked: The 6 bed dorm on 2nd floor had no curtains and could use a mosquito screen like the other rooms.


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