Hostels in Dali, China

2 hostels available. Prices start from $3 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Dali

Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…***Property Policies and Conditions*** 1).3 days advance notice for free cancellation. 2).Our check in time is after 12 noon and check out before 12 noon. 3.We accept prepayment(Alipay) or cash … More
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"Very, very nice - The Lily Pad is very quite and friendly. The rooms are clean and the showers hot and great. I spent quite a long time there after traveling through India, Thailand, Laos, and … More

Hotels in Dali

"…The reception area is a very relaxed place, as well as the garden in the outside area, perfect to meet other travelers and share some nice travel stories. The hostel has good food also, and you … More

Guest Houses in Dali

"…We also could arrange local instrument performance by old villager, hiking to the Shibao mountain to see the old grottos that build in 1000 years ago. Things to note: Our reception open hour … More

Apartments in Dali

"…No curfew. Pet friendly. Child friendly. No Reception, Need to contact in advance. We will make the pre-authorization charge on the card to gurantee the booking." …"…Upon landing at Dali … More
"…In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 15:00 to 23:00 . Check out from 00:00 to 11:00 . Taxes included. Breakfast not … More
"…Taxes included. Breakfast not included. No curfew. Non smoking." …"It is 15.3km away between Sunset MuChunFeng and Dali Station, about 43 minutes by car." …North Gate of Dali Ancient City More
"…No curfew. We accept the customers age range 18 - 60 yrs years of age. Pet friendly. Non-smoking." …"…Once you reach Xizhou town, navigate towards the central area. Continue until you … More

Hostels in Dali, China

2 hostels available. Prices start from $7 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Dali (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Dali.

Dali is a lovely town in southwest China in the Yunnan province. This town used to be one of the backpackers' sanctuaries in China, and although it hasn't lost its magic, is getting more touristic and crowded. Anyway, you won't be disappointed with the town and the surroundings. You have the mountains and the mystic Erhai Lake and a lot of cultural aspects and sights to explore. If you like nature, this is the right place -- a few great hikes in the mountains or just cycling along the Erhai Lake is mandatory, don't miss anything.

The old town is surrounded by fortified walls and there is an easy walk that goes around the walls. A few kilometers north of Dali, you can find the Three Pagodas, one of the symbols of the town -– unfortunately you can only visit the outside area of the pagodas. Around Dali there are plenty of markets, so if you have the time, take half a day to explore one. If you have limited time in Dali, remember that nature makes this place really special -- trekking, cycling, or just crossing the lake on a small boat should be on the top of your priorities.

The best way to get in and out of Dali is by train, with one overnight sleeper train running from Kunming to Xiaguan. There are also buses that cover the entire province, but be sure to confirm that your bus goes all the way to Dali (many stop in Xiaguan). There is also one airport near Xiaguan that you can easily reach by taxi from Dali.

The hostels in Dali are usually very crowded during summer, so if you are traveling during this season, make sure you book in advance. Dali's hostels have average facilities and be prepared to trade cleanliness for price. The staff in Dali hostels seem to be too used to backpackers and usually they won't be a great help for your trip.

Written by local enthusiast for Dali hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Dali hostels CoffeeMarks

Dali Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Dali, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 2
Average dorm price $10
Average private room price $39
Cheapest Hostel in Dali The Lily Pad Inn (Dali, China) with $6.5
Party hostels in Dali DaLi LOFT Travelling With Hostel (2 in total)
Most Dali hostels are located in Gucheng District
Average rating of all hostels 7.9

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