Beijing Downtown Travelotel, Beijing

Dongcheng District
8.8
2,138 Reviews
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Impeccable Hosteling Experience

I've stayed in over 50 hostels in 30 countries, and I feel this was the best. The location was ideal, free breakfast, and incredibly clean. The room and bathroom were spotless, especially in comparison to other hostels in Beijing. It was cleaner than any hotel you would see in America. The staff was great, booked my train ticket to Wuhan for me, and it was a great price. It had everything you would want in a hostel.

Scott
2015-09-07
USA

Very good hostel

3 pers room -- good, clean, big. Breakfast -- good. Service -- good, very nice people. Advices -- good. Location -- good. Price -- good. Restaurant part -- a little expensive. When i visit Beijing again i certainly will book this hostel.

Edwin
2013-07-16
Age 51 | netherlands

Enjoyed our stay here

This hostel is in a great location with friendly helpful staff. Also provided good tours at a good price. Very clean place and right in the heart of all the sites so easy to bike around. would recommend staying here.

Jennifer Theobald & Brent Rowlands
2010-05-14
New Zealand

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 beautiful hutong street lined with fashionable cafes and shops (a bit like in the Soho area of London, but cheaper!). It is a very nice neighbourhood, very safe, and close to the Forbidden City and the parks with lakes. The only downside is the distance from the nearest metro station (well over ten minutes, long if you have a big backpack).

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorms are shared by four, six, or eight, and do not have lockers but they do have ensuite bathrooms. The showers are ok, except the whole bathroom floor is the shower floor, which means once one person has taken a shower, the floor is wet (and slippery) for the rest of the day. Rooms are cleaned daily. The reception doesn't have enough keys for each room so the doors to the dorms are usually left unlocked. The beds are comfortable and there is air-conditioning (or heating as appropriate). Windows are equipped with mosquito nets.

Common Spaces

There aren't that many common spaces, and this is especially felt in the rather tiny living room, just opposite the reception, where there isn't much to do anyway. There is an internet room downstairs with three computers, and you have to pay -- which is quite unusual for China. There is an international phonebox across from the reception (inside the hostel) for which the staff can sell you phone cards. They can also sell you bare necessities items, such as toilet paper (which is not provided in the rooms!), drinks, and postcards. The cafe next door is where breakfast is taken, but during the rest of the day and evening it is a cafe like any other (paying drinks, of course).

Summary

The hostel is located in a great little street with lots of cool shops and pubs, and the beds have mattresses thicker than usual for China. However, the hostel staff does make a few mistakes, which is always disappointing -- even if they offer compensation. And the lack of space to socialise is unfortunate, but then you can always go to one of the many nearby cafes.

Celine
2008-11-22
Belgium

Friendly, clean, efficient, helpful

Excellent hostel in an ideal location for all of Beijing's attractions. Clean and friendly. The air conditioning worked well and the showers were hot. Helpful staff but not obtrusive.

Frank Fardell
2007-07-05
Australia

Description

****DOWNTOWN Backpacker's is of cause for the backpackers********
As real backpackers with thousands of kilometers' travel experience, we have decided to build up one accommodation for us, the backpackers. The facilities and styles in DOWNTOWN are absolutely different from star hotels or youth hostels, because only being real travelers, can we understand what a real backpacker wants/needs.
DOWNTOWN is located in the famous protected HuTong area. Staying in DOWNTOWN, you can hear old Beijingnises hubbub, you can chat with real beijingnises, and you can walk to BeiHai Park and enjoy an old Beijing opera. Staying in DOWNTOWN, you are in a presentation of very detailed daily life of Beijing citizens, and DOWNTOWN helps you to share most of their traditional customs.
As experimented Backpackers, we know how to match our service to your joie, by providing you supplementary services such as organizing --camping, climbing, and hiking to the Great Walls; and planning visits to watch Beijing opera and Chinese acrobatics. Moreover,for whom interested in Beijingnises' everyday life, our local tricycle drivers can show you each HuTong around DOWNTOWN, and you will even be invited into some Beijingnise's home.
Our principle is to help you to save every cent in your trip, and so, breakfast is included in the room price. If you have a reservation in DOWNTOWN, you can benefit from our uncharged service of picking you up at the airport or at the train station. Our travel information consulting service is always available, because our staff are all experimented backpackers. So, don't hesitate to talk to them.
In DOWNTOWN, we can also reserve for you cheap hotels in other cities (in China), as well as air tickets, strain tickets, or even boat tickets。

*****Facilities*******:
•Each room has one—eight beds, equipped with an independent bathroom, an air-conditioner
•24hours hot water provided
•internet service bar
•travel information consulting service
•small supermarket
•self-service laundry room
•reading area and Backpackers restaurant & bar
•bicycle & car rent service
•a big bathroom on the basement

******Our service*****:
•uncharged services: pick up、breakfast、70% F&B discount for booked backpackers、exchange books, travel information consulting
•climbing guiding, hiking & camping to the Great Wall, bicycle renting,、internet service、Peking opera performance、acrobatics performance、Laundry service
.1 person stay here above 2 days or 2 person stay here 1 night, we can pick u up from the airport with no chage.

Location and Contact

Location

• Our BACKPACKERS is located in the center of the ancient capital of YUAN dynasty, and that is why our hotel is called Downtown. This area is now the very famous protected area of old Chinese impasses, called HuTong:
• In NanLuoGu alley, our Downtown is near the Forbidden grove and just behind BeiHai Park. You can easily go to Tian'anmen Square、The Summer Palace、The Forbidden City, The Temple of Haven, etc. by bus. The subway station is only 20 minutes by foot, and public facilities such as banks、post office、supermarkets are very near.

Map

Map

Address: Beijing Downtown Backpackers No. 85 Nan Luo Gu Xiang, Jiao Dao Kou, Dongcheng Dist, Dongcheng District, Beijing (Peking), Beijing Municipality, China

Beijing Downtown Travelotel is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website

Website Beijing Downtown Travelotel Beijing (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: +86 10 84002429
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Breakfast

Towels

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

Bike Rental

City Tours

Luggage Storage

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

Bar

Concierge/Info Desk

Entirely Non-Smoking

Food/Restaurant

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Laundry

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Swimming Pool

Credit Card Payments

Max. Age: All Ages

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

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