Beijing Hotel Reviews

Beijing Youth Hostels and Budget Hotels

9 Dragons House
9 Dragons House Hostel, Beijing 9 Dragons Hostel has a great hutong location and is an excellent choice for those seeking budget private rooms.
Located just 100m from Zhangzizhong Lu subway station. Private rooms (from ¥198) are well-equipped and great value. The dorm rooms (from ¥60), however, are quite cramped. Some rooms have internet connections and there is wireless access in the restaurant. The restaurant at 9 Dragons House boasts bacon & egg breakfasts from ¥18, there’s a common room and a lovely small balcony affords a charming view over the hutongs. The common room is a bit too small and dark to make it a fun place to interact with fellow travelers.
Address: 78 Dongsi Jiu Tiao Web: www.dragonshostel.com Ph. (010) 8403 6146
Subway: Zhangzizhong Lu
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Leo Hostel
Leo Youth Hostel, Beijing Leo Hostel is one of the most popular backpackers in Beijing, mainly due to a fun, friendly atmosphere.
The bar and common area is the centerpiece of the hostel and turns into a very lively place at night. The facilities in the common area, including wireless internet and pool table, are great. Leo Hostel also benefits from welcoming staff and a great location on a lively street about 10 minutes walk from Tiananmen Square. Beds in the spacious dorm rooms start at ¥50. In fact, the dorm rooms are some of the best in Beijing. The private rooms aren’t quite as nice as at some other hostels and cost ¥200 ($29).
Address: 52 Dazhalan Xi Jie Web: www.leohostel.com Ph. (010) 8660 8923
Subway: Qianmen
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Beijing City Central Youth Hostel
Beijing City Central Youth Hostel The Beijing City Central Youth Hostel is the best option for those who want to stay near the main train station.
A sprawling complex, it’s much more like a hotel than a hostel. The private rooms (¥268) are excellent and the deluxe rooms (¥368) especially are a great option even for mid-range travelers. Private rooms with shared bathrooms are ¥134 and dorm beds are ¥60. The communal showers and bathrooms are clean if not very private. Beijing City Central Youth Hostel has a massive and lively bar and restaurant, and young, friendly staff. The hostel also boasts a breakfast buffet for ¥20, plentiful public computers, a mini-market and a communal kitchen.
Address: 1-5 Beijingzhan Xi Jie Web: www.centralhostel.com Ph. (010) 6525 8866
Subway: Beijing Zhan
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Peking Youth Hostel
Peking Youth Hostel, Beijing A good choice for those looking for dorm accommodation in Beijing, the Peking Youth Hostel is big on atmosphere.
Built in a traditional Si-He courtyard design, the hostel is both charming and full of character. The downside of this design is a reduction in privacy, with most rooms looking onto the communal courtyard area. Dorm beds start at ¥80 and are worth the money. Private rooms (from ¥350), however, are not worth the money. In addition to the courtyard, there’s also a nicely-decorated indoor communal area/bar/restaurant. Peking Youth Hostel has a cool location in an alley right near the east wall of the Forbidden City.
Address: 5 Beichizi Ertiao Subway: Tiananmen Dong Ph. (010) 6526 8855
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Downtown Backpackers Youth Hostel
Downtown Backpackers Youth Hostel, Beijing Downtown Backpackers Youth Hostel is rough around the edges but located on a very cool street: a traditional hutong packed with bars and cafes.
The location is a tad inconvenient though, with the nearest subway station (Andingmen) a good 15 minute walk away. Rooms are clean but simple with no extra features. Dorm beds start at ¥70. All dorms have their own bathroom and if you get a 6-bed room (or fewer) they are surprisingly spacious. Meanwhile, private rooms start at ¥200. There is a common room, but on such a lively street there aren’t a lot of travelers hanging out in the hostel. Not the best quality hostel around but a good choice if you want a dorm bed.
Address: 85 Nanluogu Xiang Web: www.backpackingchina.com Ph. (010) 8400 2409
Subway: Andingmen
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Jade Youth Hostel
Jade Youth Hostel, Beijing Much more like a hotel than a hostel, Jade International Youth Hostel features 102 rooms spread over multiple stories.
Dorm beds start at ¥60. Bathroom facilities should be sufficient with 10 showers for each floor. The private rooms are nice and clean and come with a television and phone and are priced from ¥260. On the premises is a restaurant serving Chinese meals throughout the day. There is also an internet bar and a very large common room, perhaps too large to make it useful for meeting other travelers. The location is good – just east of the Forbidden City and walking distance to Tiananmen Square and Wangfujing Dajie. Service seems a bit indifferent.
Address: 5 Zhide Bei Xiang Web: www.xihuahotel.com Ph. (010) 6525 9966
Subway: Tiananmen Dong
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