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Reviews of Kings Joy Hostel

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

87.7% Overall Rating

174 out of 188 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (10/04/2014)

"Good location. I came from Beijing west railway station by bus no.9 and get-off at Qianmen-Xi bus stop,then walk ,along Meishe street around 100m and hotel is there. Go to Summer palace by bus no.5 that the bus stop is…"

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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 42.07
  • Breakfast USD 5.66

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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87.7%

Overall Rating

174 out of 188 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Kings Joy Hostel'

Atmosphere
81.6%
Location
96.8%
Facilities
77.6%
Cleanliness
92.8%
Staff
80.0%
Value
95.2%
Safety
89.6%
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85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

01 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great private room for the 3 of us, better than big shared room and great value for money!

Disliked: The fish tank!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa

27 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and ideally located. Great value, and a short walk to Tianamen and Wangfujing street. Near Qianmen Dajie and the hutongs.

Disliked: Overall, the property was great. The only thing is that not everyone speaks English - but that is true of everywhere in China. Compared to many other places I have stayed, I would be comfortable living here as a non-Chinese speaker.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Rebecca Nielsen

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 June 2011 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, big dorm rooms! You are basically staying (with your other dorm mates) in a hotel suite room with private ensuite. Great price for the optional western breakfast. Nice and close to forbidden city and cheap restaurants. Overall, much better value for money than anywhere else we found in Beijing.

Disliked: Being new to the hostel scene they are still working on setting working on organising things like a dumpling party. They didnt have a table tennis table :(

100.0%
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Mondher MORABET

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

22 June 2011 Mondher would recommend this property

Liked: Good value for money, clean, safe

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it is clean

Disliked: nothing

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Rachel Meakin

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 May 2011 Rachel would recommend this property

Liked: Unbeatable location at a very reasonable price - 10 minutes walk from Tiananmen Square and some nice 'hutongs' around too. Very pleasant helpful staff, good safety boxes and luggage storage, and generally well-thought out for travellers.

Disliked: Cleanliness was generally excellent but the shower curtain was grimy! Good basic breakfast for 10Y extra but no coffee or black tea included. No hot drinking water provided in the dorm accommodation.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent. Kings Joy was clean, conveniently placed, and safe.

Disliked: I have not complaints

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

25 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were clean, and the staff answered any questions that I had. The location was perfect!

Disliked: N\A

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good central location to the main sites, good food streets and shopping streets just around the hostel, english speaking and friendly staff, wifi available at the tour office at the lobby ( from like 0730 to 2230). ( not sure if the bar at the top level has wifi). clean. Quite close to subway station

Disliked: no wifi in the rooms

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Visiting friends or family

15 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is ideal for visiting Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City etc.

Disliked: Accommodation was a bit basic and the bed was hard. Breakfast was sparse.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

10 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, friendly staff. Breakfast included was extra (and welcome!) bonus

Disliked: N/A

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

09 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are extremely helpful and the comfort is superb.

Disliked: Nothing much.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ian Hardwick

With friends / other travellers

Work / volunteering

06 May 2011 Ian would recommend this property

Liked: The helpful staff, the location

Disliked: Nothing

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

Louise Teale

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 April 2011 Louise would recommend this property

Liked: Close to Tienanmen Square (but far from Salitan which is where the bars and cafes and good shopping is).

Disliked: Advertised as a hostel when really a hotel (big building with no character and floors and floors of rooms). Some of the staff at the front desk were unhelpful and unfriendly.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

09 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really comfy beds, very helpful staff, great location - really close to Tiananmen square and the line 2 subway. Free wi-fi in the upstairs bar and free baggage storage. Train booking service available from information office. Overall very happy with Kings Joy!

Disliked: The breakfast offered for an additional Y10 in the upstairs bar can be a bit lacking if you get there later than 9am. We found that there was no milk or juice being topped up / lack of plates and cups. Shouldn't have a problem getting toast with jam though!

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Easy to find

Disliked: Noisy from the window that was not closed properly

100.0%
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Edgardo Lamberto Ramos

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

06 March 2011 Edgardo Lamberto would recommend this property

Liked: Candy, the manager is so accommodating, also all the staff. i would definitely stay at King's Joy again if i go back to Beijing.

Disliked: none i can think of.

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jack lee

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 January 2011 jack would recommend this property

Liked: The staff

Disliked: no

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jill Howe

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

07 November 2010 Jill would recommend this property

Liked: is what it says it is. Centrally located and short walk to station made travel about easy and very cheap. Hotel rates are great for what you get. Hotel at hostel prices. Very clean. robert the manager is great and always willing to help with information. He even gave me my lost computer money back and had all the computers fixed within 24 hrs! Like robert all the staff are friendly, well-spoken in English and helpful. I'd definately return to this place when needing a bit of comfort in a very busy city.

Disliked: Bathroom water spills out a bit on the rest of the floor but it is manageable!

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Neil Cowey

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 September 2010 Neil would recommend this property

Liked: Location to Tianamen Square and subway system

Disliked: dorm matresses were hard

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Customer review

Alone

09 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was definitely the highlight for me. They took great concern with my needs and did their best to accommodate. Very very well pleased.

Disliked: Nothing really, other than placing me in the farthest room possible from the elevator.

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Ulrika Stanzl

09 October 2009 Ulrika would recommend this property

Liked: It was all very good

Disliked: Ulrika left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

30 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great service from staff and top location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

hendrikus van den hoogen

08 August 2009 hendrikus would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location and very friendly staff

Disliked: hendrikus left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

23 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and nice rooms...

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.