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Reviews of Kings Joy Hostel

Hostel | 81 Meishi Street, Xuanwu District, Beijing, China 100051

85.0% Overall Rating

193 out of 209 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (04/10/2014)

Cassandra Lawrence thinks…

"The location was excellent, right near Tianannmen Square, the rooms were big and clean, the shower worked well and the it was such good value for money."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 42.23
  • Breakfast USD 5.69

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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85.0%

Overall Rating

193 out of 209 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Kings Joy Hostel'

Atmosphere
75.2%
Location
96.8%
Facilities
74.4%
Cleanliness
85.6%
Staff
84.0%
Value
91.2%
Safety
88.0%
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Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

13 December 2011

Liked: Good Location. Warm.

Disliked: Very rude and ignorant staff in both the reception and bar. Very helpful and friendly girl in the Business Centre. This is not a typical Backpacker Hostel as they like to describe themselves as, it is a cheap hotel for Chinese that want to attract the backpacker market without having the usual laid back, friendly market. No joke, the buffet breakfast was downstairs was the worst breakfast I have ever eaten, the breakfast in the bar upstairs was edible and the coffee wasn't too bad. Depressing place... go to either Happy Dragon Courtyard Hostel or Emperor Hostel, x100 better.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

09 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I lived in a single ensuite room and everything was working well ... it is clean, warm and safe. Hotel is well located in downtown area and what's more, there are a lot of restaurants around the hotel so that you can eat out if you want to enjoy local foods. Also there is a street market near it, and accessible to subway, bus stops and train stations. If you want to stay at a place rather than a hostel, this is for you!

Disliked: Nothing

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

02 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location and good tours.

Disliked: One of the male receptionists should improve his courtesy.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Alysa Hoskin

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 November 2011 Alysa would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean and a great value. The location couldn't be better, we really loved how close it was to the night markets and everything. Plus you have a private shower and Western toilet in your room, which is amazing for the price. We loved this place.

Disliked: It lacked a little bit of the hostel feel in the lobby, but head up to the 6th floor and the bar will give you that feeling.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Anjali Kulkarni

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

11 November 2011 Anjali would recommend this property

Liked: Location is excellent. WiFi was available in the Business room, but did not work on my laptop, so I had to go to nearby cafe to check the mail.

Disliked: Nobody at the reception could speak or understand English. I only hope China learns English fast. It was a big problem finding places, no map had English signs. For any queries, the reception staff diverted us to Business room and the girls sitting there were not interested in providing any information. They SIMPLY did not know. I think the Business Center is for selling tickets to tourist packages only.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very convenient location! And the hostel is clean - the property is a combination of a hotel and a hostel and has more hotel-like standards.

Disliked: Extremely expensive breakfasts - 35 yuan for a buffet. Same applies to dinners in the restaurant downstairs. Also the staff is not very friendly, although they can speak English and will help you if you ask them specifically.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

29 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Public toilets

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: really nice and flexible english speaking staff, nice large rooms that are cleaned daily

Disliked: nothing

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Raymond Hamill

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 October 2011 Raymond would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and 6bed dorm room was massive. Lots of space for a dorm. It was more like a hotel suite (2 rooms) turned into a single dorm. Shower pressure was excellent. Bar/restaurant on 6th floor is good for chilling/ wifi. meeting others, but a bit pricey

Disliked: No personal lockers in dorm and having to pay everytime you open secure locker at ground floor level. Travel agent did help me book ticket for airplane, but its frustrating that every question I asked her, was met with a "I have no idea" response, and she didn't seem to have any desire to ever find out the answers to my questions, even though she must be asked the same questions by so many other travellers.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was very clean nd n terms of facilities it was alrite. .

Disliked: I found that it was expensive for what you get, also i found that the staff were very laid back, and not inclined to help you much.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Adriana Demetrova

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 October 2011 Adriana would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

HECTOR CORDERO

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 October 2011 HECTOR would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms are really clean, the price is good. In general is very worthy for the money that Ipaid.

Disliked: The staff, one recepcionist made me sure that he had booked two more extra nights apart from the ones booked through Hostelbookers, as I did not trust him, I checked it out with another colleague and he did not had done it. He did not excus for the mistake, the other colleague was also so rude.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

19 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 24hoursDrug store is located within 2minutes from KingsJoy Hostel. It was very helpful.

Disliked: Nothing

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

midori kishimoto

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 October 2011

Liked: location and price is ok but you can find much more better place near here

Disliked: toilet was broken everyday. there is no wifi in the room.i was stay 2nd floor was ok but 5th floor was no wifi. people is not friendly,they say sorry i will busy when i tell to them i lost my wallet. but she was really nice person at travel office.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Caroline Gross

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 October 2011 Caroline would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are great, and the location is superb -- walking distance to Tiennamen Square and the Forbidden City, smack in the middle of the shopping district and traditional hutongs on Xuanwu District. The room was very clean (though spartan), and the bed was comfortable. The free wireless internet was nice. The breakfast was good the one morning I had it -- worth the 35 yuan I'd say, especially since it included coffee. The food upstairs was good, too, for nights when you're too tired from a day's activity to go out. I also enjoyed the two activities planned through the hotel -- the Mutianyu Great Wall Trip and the Beijing Opera.

Disliked: Only very small things -- I didn't like the smell of the soap in the shower (though the handsoap smelled nice). Also some guests were noisy when I was trying to sleep, but earplugs solved that.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

13 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great value for money. Clean rooms.

Disliked: Chinese guests/staff talking/yelling very loudly in corridors was common the 3 nights I stayed here, the rooms not very noise proof. Shower bit more than Luke warm, but not hot...good pressure though and clean. Towels & linen provided.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Karan Rawat

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

12 October 2011 Karan would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and no hassle tourist booking center

Disliked: This is more like a hotel than a hostel Have to pay to use stuff like pool and football which are usually free in hostels

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

09 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Is indeed more a hotel than a hostel.

Disliked: Overall, everything was OK.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

08 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very big rooms, nice location close to subway and many shops

Disliked: There are no lockers in room and you have to pay for locker in lobby. Directions provided are really bad if you are not taking taxi

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean, nice position

Disliked: big prices at the bar and restauran

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference

06 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: goo location, helpful staff

Disliked: only compliant is internet was slow and sometimes dropped, making VOIP near impossible

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Frank Schlotterbeck

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

05 October 2011 Frank would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice hostel. But more hotel instead of a hostel. Very neare by the tiananmen square and the forbiden city. Dfinitly recommendebale.

Disliked: Metrostation was closed during the october holdays. But thats not the fault of tue hostel!

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Thomas Simpson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

02 October 2011 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: It's only tound the corner from Tiananmen square, right next to a hutong with a traveller's bar on it (helen's cafe). Clean, bar is pretty cool and has a good view of the city. Staff are really helpful and the restaurant is so cheap! Liked it so much we stayed for another 5 nights.

Disliked: Only bad thing is the bar isn't as cheap as other bars near by but it's still good for a couple before you head out, it's only a few yuan dearer.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lucy jagger

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 October 2011 Lucy would recommend this property

Liked: Clean rooms, great bar/ restaurant. Great tour organized to the great wall.

Disliked: Reception staff very rude!

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and good value for money

Disliked: Nothing really