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Mar 31, 2015 by Elianne von Kaenel

Jade Emu is a perfect place to stay. very close to the old town of Dali. The rooms are clean and have everything inside you need. The Staff is very friendly and helpful. They speak very good English and even some French! The food is very good. For my taste the coffee could just be a little stronger;-) I would recommend this place to everyone!


Mar 31, 2015 by regula

This is my first stay at Jade Emu in Dali. After 6 weeks of travelling in Asia and having met different hostels in different countries this hostel is the best one I have been in. A very friendly and helpful staff and management are very much present any time of the day. Needed information were always correct and there is no fee taken for ticket reservation.
Big and really clean rooms and bath rooms make the stay here be a real pleasure. Towels are exchanged on request. At night it's quiet. A little improvement with lot of impact would be a safe in the room. Credit cards are accepted without bank-fee!. I recommend this hostel to other travelers of all age.Thank you for your great job you do every day


Feb 10, 2015 by Borah Lim

Jade Emu was an economical, clean, and wonderful place to stay during my Dali travels! The guesthouse is located conveniently close to many attractions and takes only 5 minutes to walk to the ancient city. The service was nice, with hot water showers, clean bathrooms, and the guesthouse provides a variety of entertainment, such as ping-pong table, pool table, foozball, and the TV and computer lounge. The workers were very friendly and helpful, from giving many advice and tips for solidifying travel plans and telling us how to get to places, in decent English too. The one complaint I had is that my bed lamp didn't work and was never fixed even after several notices to the workers. However, overall, I would definitely recommend this place and come again next time!

Best Guesthouse in Dali

Oct 28, 2014 by Colin B

Second stay at Jade Emu, this time for 3 weeks. Wouldn't stay anywhere else in Dali. Across the road from Old Town; Western & Chinese food; Hosts Dave and Song friendly, knowledgeable & helpful; likewise other staff (all have English). Lots of people from lots of countries passing through and very friendly atmosphere..Weekly buffet and BBQ (optional but very good) Staff can organise transport and tours if required
From Tripadvisor, October 20th, 2014

Hostel at a very good standard

Oct 12, 2014 by Pancha Fran

Actually this place is the best (in its segment "Guesthouse") I found during a 5 weeks journey through China. It has a very good standard for being a guesthouse or hostel. The rooms are clean, relatively new, spacious, even equipped with flat screen TV and DVD player (what helps when the raining season comes). The location is perfect as you just cross the street and you are entering the old town. They offer a good range of food from Chinese to Western at an acceptable price and good quality. The staff is really friendly, speaks very well English and they are very well prepared for foreign tourists (esp. backpackers, arrange a lot of tours, group or individual or help you with transfers and all other questions...).
They just opened another Italian Restaurant in the other building (also very good quality of food and a nice decoration) and the Book Shop/ Library where you can rent or buy books or rent DVDs...
I really found all I needed...
I would always stay again at this place!
From Tripadvisor, October 6th, 2014

Best so far!

Jul 28, 2014 by Jack Reid

"This was the best hostel so far in China. (Travelling 2 months) We had a double budget room. Great atmosphere. Table tennis and pool table was fun. Also guitars and much more. Food was lovely…"
From Hostelbookers, 2nd July, 2014

The Jade Emu 13887232726 Area 10, West Gate Village Dali Old Town YN, 671003 China 4.8 5.0 6 6 Jade Emu is a perfect place to stay. very close to the old town of Dali. The rooms are clean and have everything inside you need. The Staff is very friendly and helpful. They sp