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Reviews of Five Elements Hostel Dali Hostel

Area 69, West Gate Village, Dali, Dali, China

Atmosphere 91%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 82%

Location 87%

Safety 95%

Staff 96%

Value 95%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 14.52USD
  • Breakfast 2.90USD

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Dali?

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Atmosphere 91%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 82%

Location 87%

Safety 95%

Staff 96%

Value 95%

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97% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 100%
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  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Feb 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: They arranged for me to be picked up from the train and dropped off at the airport. It wasright across the road from old town dali. They had lots of tours and suggestions of activities. Everyone was friendly and helpful

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 80%
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  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Nice common area, wifi everywere, large area for laundry, TP in toilets, helpful with onward travel, convenient location.

Disliked: Flimsy foam "mattresses", dirty and short beddings, no TV (for the World Cup), room hasn't been cleaned in a while, bed assignments in dorms not enforced. No enforcement of "quiet hours".

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 May 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

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

Liked: Really friendly and helpful staff, not a long walk to downtown Dali, very good value and the food they serve was quite decent too.

Disliked: No complaints at all.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Everything was fine so far

Disliked: Location is a bit outside

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thank you for your staying here. Sorry that we can help about the location. Truly, it takes few minutes to walk to the center of the old town.

97% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The staffs are kindness and helpful.

Disliked: The TV in the room is not always working.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

I'm sorry that actually no TV sets in Twin rooms (Shared bathroom), that one in your room is much like a decoration. While all the TV sets in private rooms ensuite work well.

83% Overall Rating
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  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The rooms were clean on arrival.There was a cosy TV and reading area.

Disliked: I was not offered a bed linen or towel change during my 4 night stay.The rat which ran around the bar and restaurant area every night should have been removed. The hostel staff regarded the rat as "normal".The bar area was too cold to sit in at night (doors were left wide open).

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: nice and quite

Disliked: rats in the garden,

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Sep 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Rooms were big and nice, staff did their best to help when they could. Common areas were big, cool, and relaxing.

Disliked: Nothing to do with the hostel but a bit quiet, they tried to get an activity on each night but lack of people meant they never happened. Also the bathroom had no shower curtains, so wet floor and stagnant smell.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: none

Disliked: none

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
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  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
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  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 May 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: 5 Elements has a nice common area, decent food for a decent price, and different nightly events for each night of the week. It is directly across the Highway from the old town, so I think that makes it a little quieter than being IN the old town. For the price and everything offered, it might be the best hostel we've stayed in since being in China.

Disliked: When they say hot showers, they mean scalding hot. It seems the cold water had been turned off completely.

Customer would recommend this property

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