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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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ALESSANDRO TREBESCHI

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 September 2011 ALESSANDRO would recommend this property

Liked: good location

Disliked: more hotel than hostel

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Christopher Read

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

22 September 2011 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: more of a hotel than a hostel but whatever you call it, it is sensational value. I would rank it as 3-4 star by Aussie standards. staff and particularly the manager/owner are fantastic. free wifi in shared areas. brilliant location for Tianenmen square etc and the rail/bus networks. good western or chinese brrekky. spotless rooms with exquisite ensuite.

Disliked: we found the restaurant service a bit slack (once0 but the hotel is surrounded by masses of restaurants at all levels. if you thrash around in bed you might hit the hidden switch that turns the tv off

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Logan Potere

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

14 September 2011 Logan would recommend this property

Liked: Great location: Close Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Great places to eat near by as well. Great bar with wifi access. Helpful information desk which provide tours to the Great Wall as well as show (kung fu, opera, etc...) tickets. Nothing bad to say about this property; would definitely recommend.

Disliked: The only thing is that the shower is the bathroom (ie they toilet and shower share the same floor) so bring a pair of sandals. Nothing that distracts from the value of the property though!

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

Astrid Hugo

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

13 September 2011 Astrid would recommend this property

Liked: we got a private room, more like a good basic hotel than a hostel

Disliked: we had minor issue with missing laundry, which was fixed the next day

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

13 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, clean, nice affordable restaurant

Disliked: Tours to the Great Wall sold by the hotel do not worth the money you pay for it. Shop around before you decide buy tours from the hotel.

91.4%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

11 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great place to stay, great bar.

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

08 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 3-star Hotel, Spacious dorm, Nice staff, Great location

Disliked: The bathroom has no lock. No lockers in dorm, only small lockers on first floor for 1 yuan/access

94.3%
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Rene Bourassa

As a family with children

Family Holiday

06 September 2011 Rene would recommend this property

Liked: We thought the room was pretty clean however the shower curtain needs replacement (room 318) this is only a detail all-in-all this was a great hotel. The staff were very courteous, providing a lot of help in finding tours and giving directions.

Disliked: The closest subway station is a good 10 min walk.

91.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very large and comfortable rooms. Like a hotel!

Disliked: One had to pay for lockers on a per/use basis. There is no lunch menu. Need a lock on the bathroom door. Some of their trips, e.g., to the acrobats, were more expensive than other hostels.

71.4%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

26 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Happening touristic area

Disliked: Location is difficult to find. Wireless not always available. Expensive touristic area.

100.0%
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Husin Hutomo Ho

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 August 2011 Husin Hutomo would recommend this property

Liked: I'll back n stay at there for more than 1 day.

Disliked: none

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

23 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Location was really great so we had no problems to get to famous places like Forbidden City.

Disliked: nothing

94.3%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

06 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very big dorms, great bar on rooftop

Disliked: no lockers in dorm

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

31 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I always enjoy staying at Kings Joy and it's sister hotel Jade. I've had many groups there as well.

Disliked: A minor point is that the rooms are a little small.

94.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

10 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great single room, helpful travel office.

Disliked: Lacks a bit of character - more of a hotel than a hostel, but didn't spend much time there, so not too big of a deal.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

10 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Bit expensive for double room in China but worth it cause almost a hotel facility

Disliked: Triple room a bit small

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean, safe and good location

Disliked: can't use wifi in the room

88.6%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

David Young

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 July 2011 David would recommend this property

Liked: Functional hotel sty[e accommodation , clean well and appointed and efficiently run Staff are generally well informed and helpful but lack the friendly what can I do for you approach of hostels Location is great with ease of access to Tieannen Square as well as local alleys and food outlets of all types. Reaching the hotel is easy by the Metro.

Disliked: Reception is formal and seems to be less able to give detailed local advice

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Customer review

Alone

Relaxation/spa

06 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location, new facilities

Disliked: none

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!

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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 :(

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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.