Dazhai Dragon's Den Hostel in Rice Terraces
We are the sister hostel of Guilin Wada Hostel, which is not only the top rated in Guilin on HostelWorld but also highly recommended by Lonely Planet. We know what you Westerners need and will give you the best experience of life in the China countryside.
The Longji Rice Terraces is one of the places in China that instills wonder. It’s a place that unifies its people and its native land. The humble land becomes their food and their magnificent masterpiece. Its towering rice fields become the landscape of everyone’s backyard. With each season comes a beautiful song with many voices and colors. It begins in spring, when baby shoots grow side by side, sitting idly in the calming waterbeds that cover the land beyond the horizon. Summer brought the motherly warmth of the sun, watching over her young as they grew into a brilliant green mass. Fall brought golden tears and whimsical dance for the harvest.
At Dragon's Den, we make sure you hear and see our song. We give our guests the opportunity to experience a part of China far removed from the bustling city life. This experience will have you cheating on your city life for a newfound love affair with mother nature. We provide affordable and a truly enjoyable stay with amenities .
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Breakfast not included
- Cable TV
- Common Room
- Free Wifi
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pet Friendly
- Pool Table
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Vending Machines
- Washing Machine
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.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
A reminder that Tiantouzhai is a 40 minute hike up from the drop-off at the base of Dazhai Village and if you are bringing heavy bags with you, you may consider utilizing the porter services offered by the minority women at the entrance gate for 25-30RMB. (Please note that the minority groups of Dazhai receive very little financial assistance and your contribution greatly enhances their living standards.)
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Directions from Guilin to Dazhai Village:
The direct bus will be the best way to dazhai village. The direct bus from guiln to dazhai village leaves at 9am and 1pm every day from the square outside guilin train station( not guilin north train station). We can easily reserve a seat for you on the bus to Dazhai Village. It will take you directly to the entrance, where you will then make your way up through to Tiantouzhai Village.
if you can't catch the direct bus, you can take public bus. By public bus: catch the bus to Longsheng（龙胜） at Qin Tan bus station (琴潭汽車站) in Guilin. Get off at He Ping（和平）, walk 3 minutes towards the ticket office. Then change the bus at the office to Dazhai Village.
Directions from Dazhai Village entrance to Dragon's Den:
We are located in the very scenic Tiantouzhai Village, a 40 minute hike from the base of Dazhai Village. Pay close attention to the signs leading up to Tiantouzhai Village. You may be required to ask local villagers on how to get to Tiantouzhai as there are very few signage. We are also enroute to Scenic Site #2 (Music From Paradise) so keep an eye for that sign as well. You will eventually pass the main public restroom in Tiantouzhai. We are just up ahead with our HI Hostel sign hanging over the path. All signs will be in both English and Chinese.
Because our hostel is located inside the rice terrace scenic area, so you need to buy ticket at the entrance in heping. The ticket is 100RMB for one person. If you have student card ,it's 50RMB for one person.
We are located at Site #1, Tian Tou Zhai in Dazhai village, the most beautiful village of the rice terraces. It is a 40 minute walk from the Dazhai parking lot, during which you wander amongst and see all the beauty of the rice fields.
We can also drive you to the top of Site #1, then its just a 10 minute walk to Dragons Den hostel.