Best Hostels in Dali for Couples, Groups, and Solo Travellers

Dali is a city in the Yunnan Province of China. It's a popular tourist destination because of its impressive old town, which has many cafes, bars, and shops. The area has become a popular travel destination for independent Chinese tourists but continues to remain an international destination as well with a lot offer foreign travelers. It's a nice place to relax after a hectic travel schedule in southern China.

There are a variety of affordable accommodation options in Dali. Hostels and guesthouses offer a range of different room types and styles, and prices are usually reasonable.

How much do hostels in Dali cost?

Average Dorm Price $6 ($2 to $10)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $27 ($3 to $78)

A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, and small groups.

Dorm Bed: $5.93
Private Room: $10.16
Overall Rating: 95%
The Dragonfly Guesthouse is a favorite hostel and budget hotel in Dali. The hostel has several great common areas including a nice outdoor garden, a small bar where you can order cheap drinks, and a rooftop terrace that offers great views of the area. There is also an interesting art room that has musical instruments and art materials that guests are welcome to use. The hostel has the standard amenities as well including free wi-fi throughout and airport and train station pickups. They also organize pub crawls and activities for guests.

The rooms at the guesthouse are relatively large and there are private rooms available with ensuite bathrooms. Single, twin, double, and three bed family rooms are all available. There are also dorms that sleep six or eight people. Beds are all equipped with their own reading light, privacy curtain, and power outlet.
200 Pingdeng Rd Dali Old Town , Dali, China,

A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, and small groups.

Dorm Bed: $5.07
Private Room: $6.76
Overall Rating: 83%
Five Elements Hostel is another popular hostel with backpackers and budget travelers in Dali. It's just a few minutes from the town's famous Old Town and it has a stylish and comfortable decor where you can meet travelers from around the world as well as local staff. The hostel has an on-site restaurant that serves a homemade breakfast every morning. Both western and Chinese food is available. There are also shared meals available for lunch and dinner. This is the perfect opportunity to try traditional home cooked Chinese food (that is MSG free).

Whether you're traveling alone or with a group of friends, this is a fun and social place to stay where you're sure to meet other guests. They host regular events like video game and movie nights, hot pot parties, Chinese barbecues, dumpling parties, and day trips to nearby villages.

Guests can choose between private and dorm rooms. Private rooms include twins, doubles, and three bed family rooms. Dorms sleep either four or six people.
Area 69 West Gate Village, Dali , Dali, China,

A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, small groups, and families.

Dorm Bed: $8.47
Private Room: $16.26
Overall Rating: 90%
SleepyFish Lodge is another favorite guesthouse in Dali. It's located near the East Gate of the Old Town and is decorated with a traditional Bai style. It has a friendly atmosphere where you can meet international travelers from around the world. The staff is also friendly and helpful, and they speak a variety of languages.

The hostel has a nice garden and roof terrace where you can enjoy a nice view. There's also a a cafe that stays open all day and serves western food and there are a variety of amenities available including free wi-fi, travel advice, a laundry service, and bicycles for rent. There are also golden retrievers that live at the hostel.

SleepyFish has 14 rooms that you can choose from. Many have balconies that look out on the courtyard. Private rooms include twins, doubles, and two and three bed family rooms. Dorms sleep up to four people.
Yu Er Lu (extension) , Dali, China,

A good hostel for solo travellers, female travellers, couples, small groups, and families.

Dorm Bed: $4.23
Private Room: $10.84
Overall Rating: 89%
The Jade Emu International Hostel is one of the most popular hostels in Dali. It's located just a minutes walk from the West Wall of the Old Town and is a five minute walk from the middle of town. There's a nice courtyard where you can enjoy the outdoors. There are also a variety of activities available for guests including a pool table, ping pong table, and foosball tables. There's an on-site bar as well that serves affordable drinks and a cafe that offers both Chinese and western food.

A wide range of private rooms are available, as are dorms. Private rooms range in style and include standard, deluxe, and superior rooms. There are single, double, twin, and two, three, or four bed apartments available. Dorms sleep four, six, or eight people and both female only and co-ed rooms are available.
Area 10, West Gate Village , Dali, China,

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