The Jade Emu International Hostel
Built in 2008 and foreign managed, the Jade Emu International Guesthouse caters for the "budget conscious" traveller looking for rooms and facilities of a more International class. Staying here, you'll be relaxed and ready to explore the ancient and natural wonders in this beautiful area of China.
Just one minute from the West Wall and 5 minutes walk to the centre of Dali Old Town the Jade Emu is conveniently located.
- Beautiful, spacious courtyard
- Free Internet and WiFi throughout the building
- Bar/Cafe with great tasting Chinese and Western food and a wide selection of beers, wine and spirits.
- Quality pool table and dartboard
- Satellite TV with English channels (including BBC World)
- Towels, hair dryers, soap and shampoo all included free of charge
- A table tennis table is also available at the Jade Roo (sister guesthouse - just 30 metres away).
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Airport transfers
- Bicycle parking
- Breakfast Included
- Breakfast not included
- Cable TV
- Common Room
- Currency exchange
- Free Internet Access
- Internet Access
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pool Table
- Reading Light
- Tours/Travel Desk
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
See picture 7 of our photo gallery for a detailed map!
Chinese Directions for the taxi driver...
大理古 城西门 村十组 ( 红龙井 城 门斜对 面西北 五十米 荣升钢 门窗制 作中心 后排 )
From Xiaguan Bus Station:
Expect to pay 50 RMB for a taxi to the Jade Emu/Roo International Guest House. The taxi driver will not normally use a meter to get to Dali Old Town. This is the standard rate for locals as well.
Alternatively, for those on a tight budget... Catch a taxi to the XiaGuan train station (5 RMB) and follow the instructions below for getting here from XiaGuan train station
From Xiaguan Train Station:
Catch the blue bus outside the train station called 'Xiaguan Train Station to ChongSheng Temple'. It has no number, and departs every 20 minutes. The fare is 1.5 RMB. Get off at the 'Red Dragon Well Gate' (called 红龙井城门 or Hong2Long2Jing3Cheng2Men2). Red Dragon Well Gate is an archway in the grey stone Dali Old Town West Wall (approximately 30 minutes on the bus). From this archway, cross the highway and walk 60m along the highway in the same direction as the bus. You should see the Jade Emu International Guesthouse sign (on a 5m pole beside the highway). Turn left up the small street. You will then see the 40 square metre sign ahead of you for the Jade Emu and Jade Roo guesthouses...
Because of roadworks on 214 National Highway you will most likely be dropped off near the East Gate of Dali Old Town. It is a 20 minute walk from there to the Jade Emu. Alternatively a taxi will take you here for about 10 RMB. Be sure to tell the bus driver you want to get off at Dali Old Town or otherwise you might find yourself in XiaGuan (Dali New City).
From Dali Old Town
Some mini-buses from Kunming and Lijiang will drop you off in Dali Old Town at various locations. With the map in hand it is an easy walk to the Guest House. If it's been a long day and your backpack/luggage is too heavy, a local taxi will drive you to the Guest House for 10 RMB.
From Dali Airport
A Taxi from the airport will cost 80-100 RMB to the Jade Emu International Guest House
An important note about taxi drivers...
Some drivers may try to tell you a range of stories such as 'The Jade Emu no longer exists' or 'The Jade Emu is in a dangerous area of Dali'. They do this in an attempt to take you to a less reputable guesthouse that pays them commission to take you there. Our advice in this situation is to find another driver.
Still having trouble finding us? Just give us a call (with the number provided by Hostelworld after booking) from Dali Old Town West Gate and we will come and meet you!