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Beijing West Station
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Beijing is a massive city with a lot to do for the traveler. You obviously have to visit all the traditional tourist attractions (the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, etc.), but there are thousands more things to do based on your interests. You can immerse yourself in the Chinese life by walking around different areas, you can stop and eat at small cheap restaurants, go to parks... the subway system is very good, cheap, clean and safe. So pick Beijing hostel close to a station, you will have to walk quite a bit anyway... but at least if you're close to the stations that'll help.
Beijing hostel staff are also usually very friendly and eager to help, so they will be your best resource to find ways to enjoy Beijing. They can write a few Chinese characters for you, tell you where to taste the best tea, help you fix a bike if you use one, make copies of your passport for your next visa, and they can tell you where you can eat dog (!) or the more traditional Peking duck for cheap, and how to go clubbing safely. All Beijing hostels will also have organized tours to book (try to chose the ones which don't include shopping, even if they cost a bit more because being forced to stay in jade or silk stores for hours instead of enjoying the Great Wall like you expected is not the greatest way to spend a day in Beijing).
Beijing hostels in particular and hostels in China in general usually don't have a shared kitchen for their guests to use. However, they generally do provide fast-food sorts of meals (which are usually much more expensive than food you can get from a nearby restaurant). Instead of eating the pizzas and BLTs at your Beijing hostel, be adventurous and try out the local specialties. We recommend that you plan to stay at least a week if you want to truly enjoy seeing Beijing.
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Hostel Far East International Youth Hostel
"The Beijing Far East International Youth Hostel is a part of the Far East Hotel and therefore incorporates the little luxuries of a hotel, such as daily room cleaning, but is still a hostel with cheap dorms and a basic kitchen. The dorm rooms are simple rooms of four single beds (not bunks) and are therefore quite spacious. You're given a locker in your room and the room needs an electronic credit card-type key so your valuables are quite...
Templeside Lianlian Hutong Guest House
"This is a great hostel, very picturesque and in a quiet setting amidst the nonstop noise and bustle of Beijing. The owner Bobby and his staff (especially the very sweet and charming Sharon) are very hard working and do their utmost to make their guests stay as pleasant as possible. They will order food for delivery for you from a local restaurant -- it's very tasty and very cheap. There's also cheap internet, 2 yuan for half an hour. The only...
HI - Beijing - Zhaolong International Hostel
"I stayed here for a week. It's all right, a little bit expensive if you are staying here alone, but other than that it's fine. The room smelled bad, though." … "Well, it's a Hostel. Nothing more, nothing less. The rooms are clean, there is sometimes strange smell in the corridors, and the staff is lazy but friendly. This hostel is a good starting point to discover the city." … "The Zhaolong is behind the hotel of the same name,...
Beijing Downtown Backpackers
"Beijing Downtown Backpackers is a great place to sign up for the tour to the Great Wall, as they are cheaper than most other places for the same service. They are also employing professional staff who, although they make a few mistakes (in booking errors, laundry items damaged), are willing to give you financial compensations for it! It also provides a free breakfast. The Location The Beijing Downtown Backpackers is located in a...
HI - Beijing Jade Youth Hostel
"This is the nicest hostel I have stayed in -- anywhere -- ever -- period. I had no problem recommending this place over any number of hotels. I would stay here -- even alone -- without question. Choose a dorm room and hope for some cool roommates. If, on the other hand, you are traveling with anyone else -- you cannot even remotely hope to do better than this place. Immaculately clean, beautiful rooms, great food service, gorgeous lobby and...
Beijing City Central Youth Hostel
"Beijing City Central Youth Hostel offers good value for money and has very good facilities available. It is easily accessed on the Beijing Metro. It is a hotel as well as a hostel and is quite big. The Location Beijing Central Youth Hostel is extremely convenient to get to, as it is located next to an exit of a metro station. It is served by BeijingZhan Metro Station on Line 2, next to the main Beijing Railway Station. Exit A of the...
Beijing King's Joy Hostel
"Very good place to stay! - Kings Joy Hostel is a very nice and central place to stay in Beijing. It is only a few minutes to walk to the Tian'anmen Square. The rooms are clean and tidy with a very nice furniture. The staff is always friendly and helpful. It is also possible to have breakfast in the hostel which is very western and delicious. All in all Kings Joy Hostel is a very warm and friendly place, which can only be recommended to spend...
Beijing Red Lantern Hostel
"I found my second home at Red Lantern House, Beijing - Thanks to the wonderful, friendly, and helpful staff of Red Lantern House (especially William, Simon, Kane and Lisa), me and my wife preserve beautiful memories of Beijing. The place breathes with history and exotic atmosphere. The crew is constantly smiling and tries hard to make the guests feel well. The rooms are clean and warm, the food is excellent and trips (to Great Wall at...
Beijing Leo Hostel
Qianmen Gateway Area
"Beijing Leo Hostel is a great place for hanging out with other travelers. It's a really big hostel with its own bar and restaurant. The Location Located on a quite crowded hutong area, it's a perfect place for party people. It's just a five-minute walk to the Tian'anmen Square and the center of Beijing. There is a Metro and Bus station close by. You can't miss the Hostel -- just walk down the Da Zha Lan Xie Jie until you see the big Leo...
Super 8 - New Dragon International Hostel
"We stayed at New Dragon for a week and loved it, it became like home. All the staff are relentlessly friendly and helpful, the rooms were really clean and comfy, toilets were clean, and it was a great spot -- just ten minute walk from WangFuJing -- the main shopping area -- with a metro stop. It's situated in a quiet hutong where you can get the feel for daily life in Beijing when you walk up and down -- you get to see daily card playing...
Sleepy Inn Downtown Lakeside Hostel
"Sleepy Inn Downtown Lakeside Hostel feels a bit like a motel with the rooms accessible from the outside, but here the rooms are dorms. The Location The hostel is located next to the Xihai lake on a nice and quiet street. There aren't many tourists around here, which makes it a perfect place to get the feel of how the locals live in Beijing. It's about a ten-minute walk from the Metro and the entrance is easy to spot with the big sign....
Saga Youth Hostel
"Saga Youth Hostel is a very large hostel, and although it does not have the most welcoming staff (unless you book a tour from the tour desk) at the time of visit, the hostel has a lot of good points that make it an enjoyable place to stay. The Location Hidden down at the bottom of a hutong in Doncheng that seems to go on forever, Saga is relatively easy to find; with a lack of pavement, you will be at the mercy of the cyclists,...
Beijing Drum Tower Youth Hostel
"Not bad with the guy at the front desk - I like this place just because of the boy sitting in the front desk who can speak fluent English. My heart will be with him forever!" … "Feel at home! - This is one of the only hostel's i've been to which makes you feel at home! The staff is just so friendly and helpful! and trustworthy too, everyone there speaks sufficient english and do not hesitate to go out of their way to help you for...
"… Inn is ideally located in the most central and historical area of Beijing,around Tian\'anmen Square. All major attractions are within short walking distance from our doorstep. Here you will find famous shops, supermarkets,night food market and so much more...And feel the Hutong culture in Beijing. If you are from the Chinese mainland and want to stay in the mixed dorm, please pay for all extra beds in the mixed dorm. We will...
PekingUni International Hostel
"… station, it takes only 15-minute ride to the Summer Palace by bus, 5 minutes ride to the Ruins of Yuanmingyuan, and 15 minutes ride to the 2008 Olympic village. You can also take the metro and subway to go to the Lama Temple and Tiananman Square. It is also very convenient to the Badaling Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. Our youth hostel offers standard single and double room with private bathroom and toilets, 4 to 8 bed dorm room...
Discovery Youth Hostel
"… on providing the best service and will assist you with any queries you may have. Less than a ten minute walk to and from the subway station you can access every main tourist attraction with ease. In particular, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City are only 10 minutes ride away. Weï¿½re also adjacent to a main bus station making travel around the city a breeze. Here are some of the services we offer: *FREE reading. *FREE...
9 Dragons House
"9 Dragons House (Xinmao Hostel) presents a good image when you enter it, but cramped dorms, a rather dour manager and staff, and an emphasis on selling tours rather than helping the traveler to make his own way, all reduce the overall experience. Security is mainly at the room level where a card with a chip is used for access, and there's always someone at reception, with the front door closed at night The Location The hostel is...
HI - Beijing - Peking Youth Hostel
"The charming HI - Beijing - Peking Youth Hostel is located in the heart of Beijing. Most people who stay here seem to either extend their stay or simply wish they could stay longer. The guestbook is filled with complimentary thoughts and desires to return. The staff are extremely helpful and go out of their way to make your stay a very positive and rewarding experience. The Location The hostel is centrally located in one of Beijing's...
"Good location, but not very accommodating. - We came to this hostel with high expectations based on previous reviews and were disappointed. They were not as accommodating as I would expect a well reviewed hostel to be. They did not provide free drinking water to refill water bottles. They also charged us to make a simple short distance phone call and were upset when we tried to pay for small things with a 20 quai bill. On the bright side, the...
Houhai Courtyard Guest House
"… Forbidden City which you are familiar with, we will also show you modern music, dramas, art galleries and clubs. We offer very competitive prices starting at only $7 for a bed in a shared room, to rooms that costs $15 and upwards. Outside the Inn, you may meet the warm-hearted and friendly local people in the Sanbulao Hutong, as well as being able to taste traditional snacks. Nearby you will find groceries, post-office and banks....
"… as the carrier of traditional Chinese culture. On arrival in Beijing, a place that has a long history and rich cultures, you can feel its uniqueness simply by living in a courtyard, tasting Peking roast duck, climbing the Great Wall, listening to Beijing Opera and so on. If you are eager to know more of the city, living in a courtyard must be the best choice. The comfortable atmosphere in Beijing courtyards makes you feel right...
Sitting on the City Walls Courtyard House
"Best in Asia - Wow, Wow, Wow! That's about it really. Rick and co have managed to keep this hostel magical and I really felt like I got an inside few of the traditional life in Beijing. I'd say the hotels in Beijing are not as good as this place! The best hostel I've ever been in. And I've stayed in about a hundred at this stage!" … "… greetings within neighbors, and a simple and happy life atmosphere: all these remind you of...
Sanlitun Youth Hostel (Wangfujing hostel)
"… food. There’s free home theatre in our restaurant every day and there’s discounted restaurant prices on certain days of the week. We also offer tours to many of Beijing's famous attractions and provide transportation and tickets to the city's hottest talked-about shows. We organise daily tours to Mutianyu Great Wall and the Ming Tombs and city tours to Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square. We also have daily...
Alley Garden Courtyard Hostel
"Located at the heart of culturally-rich Beijing city, Alley Garden Courtyard Hotel's architecture is traditionally designed as a 'Si He Yuan', meaning an old style Chinese house. It offers clean and comfortable rooms that are affordable. It is also equipped with various amenities that include free WiFi in the room and courtyard. With its central location, you are close to several tourist attractions and easy transportation links nearby,2...
Beijing Sanlitun Youth Hostel
"Very good - Great!!! workers really helpful, good food." … "… pick up * Free Dumpling at every Friday night * Free Chinese HotPot at every Monday night * BBQ night (every Saturday night 18pm) You're welcome to play pool and table football for free. A home theater experiance for free in our restaraunt everyday . You can rent our bicycle and ride around beijing. And lots more services that you will find in our hostel .(including...
Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel
"Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel (opened in July 2008) is a really cozily decorated and welcoming place. It's not super social, but the rooms and bathroom are well heated in winter and the courtyard is a peaceful haven for summer evenings. The Location The hostel is located near FuChengMen metro station. When exiting the station, take exit B. Just as you exit onto the large street (Fu Cheng Men Nei Da Jie), wondering by the newsstand if you...
"… almost 300 year old building of the Citycourt Hotel is favourably located within an ancient urban area ,offering you a taste of Chinese culture, a unique experience and friendly, personalised service. Surrounded by shops, entertainment and tourist attractions. Citycourt Hotel enjoys excellent public transport that links you to other parts of Beijing. Decorated with traditional Chinese furniture, the guestrooms face the courtyard and...
P. Loft Youth Hostel
"P. Loft Youth Hostel is in need of a good scrub and paint. There is Wi-Fi throughout and all indoor areas are supposed to be smoke free (but unfortunately they often aren't). The Location The hostel is in an old area, very close to the Lama Temple and not far from the metro (subway) and so not far from most places in Beijing. There are plenty of eating places within a reasonable walk but there's not much right close by. Rooms and...
Dongzhimen Golden Pineapple Youth Hostel
"It's a converted hotel -- windowless rooms - Stayed here for three nights-late sept. 2009. Made booking two days beforehand -- on arrival this could not be found, but this seemed to happen often. I was asked to open up my email and show confirmation. the quoted price was even rounded down slightly. In fact this is a standard two- or three-star Chinese hotel, with mainly windowless rooms turned into a hostel. My room had four beds, two by two,...
"… tourists, friendly and helpful, we are dedicated to make you feel at home. Great tours We offer a wide selection of tours: The Great Wall: a must! We personally recommend hiking from the Jingshanling section of the Great Wall to the Simatai section. These two sections offer a breathtaking scenery on top of being amongst the most original sections of the Wall, foreigners believe it to be a “must”. A tour to the Badaling Great Wall...
Three Legged Frog Hostel
"… also available. Each room has a SHOWER and SIT DOWN TOILET as well as TV, INTERNET CABLE JACK and A/C. Other advantages are free INTERNET, WASHER, LIBRARY of books, SOFT DRINKS and FREE LOCAL CALLS. The location of the hostel is also quite ideal. Just 15 minutes from Qian Men and Tian An Men, the hostel is located in an area convenient to travellers. Just 5 minutes walk from the hostel is the newly restored historic area,...
"… This is precisely the kind of quiet and fashionable living that Beijing House endeavors to offer. You can visit Water Cube and Bird;s Nest from here; it will only take you about 20 minutes by taxi. On the way there, you can stop at Bell Tower and Drum Tower, and have a Chinese traditional snack, very cheap and deliciousChegongzhuang station in Subway line 2, B Exit walk to east, first traffic light turn right.(Cui Hua Jie) end of...
"… and the hip YEEHA happenings nightly!FREE admission to two of Beijings' hottest night spots [The club tm] in Sanlitur and Hou hai. Includes special discounted drinks for all YEEHA guests!There's also heaps of Chinese cultural events to help you immerse in the rich heritage of Beijing, including tea ceremonies, acrobatic shows, kung fu spectactulars, and of course the nearby Tiananmen square / Forbidden city complex.***As part of our...
Beijing Templeside Hutong House
"… courtyard, hearing the whistle from swiftly flying-by doves, watering the garden, walking the dog, the Templeside house gives you 'a glimpse of what life in the city is really like'. The Templeside House Hostel has the best location in the city center of Beijing. It is less than 3 kilometers to all major sites of Beijing including Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Hou Hai lakeside bars and Xi Dan shopping centers. Over...
Beijing Templeside Courtyard Hutong House
Xi Cheng District
"… location in the city center of Beijing. It is super close to metro station. There are two old Buddhist temples around the hostel, in only 3 minutes walking distance. --------FREE SERVICE ---------- * FREE hot tea all the time * FREE Internet and Wi-Fi * FREE dumbing party and Chinese culture lesson * FREE 24-hour hot shower * FREE luggage storage * FREE towels, linens and duvets * FREE DVDs, games, books...
Happy Dragon Hostel
"Happy Dragon Hostel is well located for access to many visitor sites and transport hubs. The building mixes traditional Chinese style with traditional backpacker style. Overall, it is an excellent place to stay, especially for the new arrival in China. The staff are exceptionally helpful and have a wealth of knowledge, and the proprietor asks how can he make the hostel better (he also owns Happy Dragon Courtyard Hostel). During our stay,...
Templeside Deluxe Hutong House
Xi Cheng District
"… An Men and most important sightseeing places. Over 20 buses and 2 subway stations around the hotel make all traveling very easy. ----------FREE SERVICE ---------- * FREE hot tea all the time * FREE Internet and Wi-Fi * FREE dumpling party (every Monday) * FREE 24-hour hot shower * FREE luggage storage * FREE towels, linens and duvets * FREE DVDs, games, books to borrow including guidebooks such as LP...
Badaling Great Wall Courtyard Hostel
"… hostel, located at the crossroad of the old city which is at the foot of Beijing Badaling Great Wall, is of the Si-he-yuan building style from the Ming and Qing Dynasty.The courtyard is 500 meters away from Badaling Great Wall and 1000 meters away from Badaling Broken Great Wall. In the daytime, you can enjoy the unlimited sights of the Great wall as much as you like, and in the evening, you can go to the hot spring that is 1000...
Beijing Lanting Youth Hostel
Chao Yang District
"Around the adjacent Olympic Park Inn, Dadu City Wall Relics, the Chinese garden, to the altar, the Lama Temple and other Olympic venues and attractions; ride to the Confucius Temple, Shichahai (after Shanghai), Gong House, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Wangfujing, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, etc. very convenient . Unique architectural style inn, lush green vegetation, forest trees, flowers; room warm and elegant, perfect...
Confucious International Hostel
"… It is located in the alleyway protection zone in beijing city.Here you will savour traditional culture of ancient Beijing even extensive chinese histroy.Lama temple is only 2 minuteswalk from here..and 3 minutes walk to the directorate of the Imperial Academy,the highest educational ministration in feudal China.Tiananmen Square ,embassy area ,Sanlitun bar street just in close range.We strongly recommend you imagine live here and...
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Beijing Travel Tips & Suggestions
Beijing and the Great Wall of China are two places all first-time visitors should put on their itinerary. To avoid tourist scams (and in Beijing there are many) read about it in your travel guidebook before you go to Beijing.
I love Beijing! The air quality is terrible, the traffic is a nightmare, and all of the tourist sights are crowded, but I still love Beijing because there is so much to see and do. Locals are very friendly, but make sure you bring a Mandarin phrase book. I easily spent six days here.
— Pippin, USA
Don't stay near the Tian'anmen Square area. It's full of tourists traps and pickpockets. Everybody tries to rip you off. Noisy everywhere. But Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City are great!
Great city, loads to see, forget about Mao's tomb, 3 odd hours to queue and no backpacks / water bottles allowed. The Wall is amazing, but Ming tomb's a waste of time. Tianeman Square, the Forbidden City, the Buddist temples, and the parks are great and the locals are very friendly. A major problem is language, you must have English - Mandarin cards or else... A funny story is an American tourist who used the box of matches from the hotel. The taxi took him to the match factory! Otherwise great. Train travel is very easy - use SEAT61.com, a great website about train travel.
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