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Reviews of Dazhai Dragon's Den Hostel in the Rice Terraces

Hostel | Tiantouzhai, Dazhai Village, Heping, Longsheng, Guilin, China 541000

87.4% Overall Rating

25 out of 29 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/09/2014)

"Amazing location. It does not get any better than waking up with those terrace views."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Pets allowed

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

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87.4%

Overall Rating

25 out of 29 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Dazhai Dragon's Den Hostel in the Rice Terraces'

Atmosphere
92.0%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
79.2%
Cleanliness
81.6%
Staff
88.8%
Value
85.6%
Safety
92.8%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

26 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing location. It does not get any better than waking up with those terrace views.

Disliked: The thin walls/noise that everyone mentions is a bit of an issue, but wear some earplugs and you're good.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

05 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful location.

Disliked: Is really a 40 minute hike from park entrance!

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, view from the windows. The dumplings washed down with a cold beer. The view of the rice terraces. The walking opportunities. Did I mention the view?

Disliked: Hard to dry things in the damp. That is all I can think about to dislike.

80.0%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
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Eliza Brennan

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 June 2014 Eliza would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful location with some of the best views of the rice terraces. Has a nice dining/lounging space but isn't too party-ish. It is just far enough 'in' the fields that you can experience and hike through them, without being an excessive walk. Food was decent, rooms were clean, staff friendly, and very helpful/timely communication via email and phone in preparation.

Disliked: Like all of the hostels in the area it is a large wooden structure and therefore sound travels! If anyone is above you, it can sound very loud at night. Ear plugs are recommended, but it's also just part of the experience!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel had a nice vibe with a good communal area inside and outside overlooking the rice terraces.

Disliked: As mentioned in other reviews, the walls are only timber so I would suggest bringing ear plugs.

97.1%
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Julie Tran

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

01 May 2014 Julie would recommend this property

Liked: Staff are super friendly and helpful, could not have asked for a better view (stayed in 201). Food prices were decent compared to some of the places outside the hostel. Def bring ear plugs as the walls are thin and drying clothes can take a while due to the humidity. Nonetheless, I would def come back. You can leave your valuables at reception. Thanks again to the wonderful staff for making my stay a lovely experience!

Disliked: Wifi played up several times.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

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

08 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms are lovely. Nice views to the terraces. Common area is nice. Kitchen for breakfast is good.

Disliked: Toilets stink dampness, not really nice, even for Chinese standards. There is no hot water if more than 5 people have a shower at the same time. Wifi was not working very well and there is no soundproofing at all, you can hear all the guests. I would recommend it to stay one night, no more than that.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

06 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They are not kidding when they say the walls are thin! The view from the room is nothing short of amazing.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the view from the window.

Disliked: it was pretty hard to get there. hiking for 1.5h with a 15kg backpack in heavy rain isn't really fun.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

31 May 2013

Liked: The view was incredible.

Disliked: The staff was almost always MIA. Half of the items on the menu were unavailable. Night time was very loud.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

15 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Setting was magical. Staff friendly and helpful. Meals were very good.

Disliked: No dislikes to report.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A rural hillside location with no traffic.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Alexis McGaha

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 February 2013 Alexis would recommend this property

Liked: BEAUTIFUL VIEW! Pay extra for the mountain view, we did and were thankful. Robin at the front desk was great. He spoke great English and was very helpful. The breakfast was great so I would recommend it. The ladies there are wonderful.

Disliked: It was all great.

The property's response is...

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Stephenie Harrison

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 October 2012 Stephenie would recommend this property

Liked: It's definitely a hike up to Dragon's Den, but it is certainly worth it! As you make your way to the hostel (which is more rightly located in Tian Tou, not Dazhai), you will be provided with unparalleled views of the rice terraces, and from the hostel, making your way to two of the area's best scenic view points is a piece of cake. We booked a private double room and the view we had from our window was so beautiful we couldn't believe it. Our room had a very nice "log cabin" feel to it, and the bed was one of the most comfortable we have had in China. It was hard to leave it in the morning to explore! Also, the amenities on offer are fantastic - the food is some of the tastiest we have had in China (though do not get the local fried chicken... you will get ALL of the bird, head and feet included!) and prices not bad. The wifi was accessible throughout the entire hostel and was very fast for China, never mind up in the terraces!

Disliked: The walls are very thin, so you will hear every move your neighbors make (including some of their more, ahem, intimate activities). I could also see how it would get very cold here in the late fall and winter as our exterior walls had a few visible cracks and we could hear the wind whistling quite loudly at times. Also, given how nice the hostel is, the bathroom is VERY basic and not really enjoyable to use.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 August 2012

Liked: Location

Disliked: The ceiling of our room was open, so all kinds of insects entering when we turned on the light at night. The bathroom was quite old...

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Liene Turlaja

With my spouse / partner

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

12 July 2012 Liene would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere, possibilty to meet other guests, some (but not all) of the staff spoke very goo English and helped around.

Disliked: Rooms vere quite basic, bathroom had some technical problems. Despite fantastice view no tables outside, ut it was possible to bring chairs outside on own initiative. Some comments for future visitors: it is located in the Tintou village, not on the way to it. Viewpoint No2. to be followed is Music from Paradise, and this path has to be followed starting the ascent, otherwise it is possible to get a little lost.

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The view is amazing. you've got to walk a bit to get there but its worth it. the staff were really helpful and the food was great. the lounge area downstairs is great to hang out and the beds are fantastic.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff very polite and friendly. social area is very inviting. room was very comfortable.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very nice view, friendly staff

Disliked: nothing

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emma anderson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 June 2012 emma would recommend this property

Liked: The best loctation siting inside but seeing the scenery of the rice terraces, clean room and warm staff, proper western breakfast which is really difficult to get in the small village. Highly recommend.

Disliked: emma left no negative feedback.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

07 May 2012

Liked: Amazing location.

Disliked: Very different from what was described on the posted information and the flyers left in many youth hostels.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Lotus Zhong

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa

26 April 2012 Lotus would recommend this property

Liked: it is a new hostel, but exprienced owner and staff, speak very good English. clean and good atmosphere, it is a very good place to stay in such a village

Disliked: Lotus left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Jake was a wonderful host and has gone out of his way to make guests comfortable in his new hostel. The downstairs reception area is very attractive. However there were some fittings and fixtures that need to be improved. The room 201 (3-bed dorm) had a private bathroom whose door was so badly fitted, it did not close. Luckily I was alone in the room but it would have been impossible to share; far too intimate! There were no hooks and rails to hang towels or clothes., either in the bathroom or bedroom. No lockers to store things either. Jake has bought some wonderful English books and stocked the shelves with them but even after 3 days some of those books were missing. He should make people sign in and out for the books or they will soon be gone. He is perhaps too trusting of his guests and needs a bit more business sense!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel! One of only a few situated in the not so touristy parts of the rice terraces. Probably the best hostel in Dazhai being that it's new, has clean beds and a bar. The hostel had a very unique way of capturing the beauty of the terraces within the common area where the windows have been widened to create a panoramic view. Staff were very helpful.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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