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Reviews of Kings Joy Hostel

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

84.0% Overall Rating

202 out of 221 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (31/07/2015)

Nicolas pino thinks…

"Its location is pretty well located. It's close to the subway station qintao, right opposite to the Tiananmen Square and forbidden city. It's also close to traditional hutongs with good restaurants."

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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 41.80
  • Breakfast USD 5.63

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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84.0%

Overall Rating

202 out of 221 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Kings Joy Hostel'

Atmosphere
72.8%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
74.4%
Cleanliness
79.2%
Staff
83.2%
Value
92.0%
Safety
91.2%
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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%
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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

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

ALESSANDRO TREBESCHI

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 September 2011 ALESSANDRO would recommend this property

Liked: good location

Disliked: more hotel than hostel

100.0%
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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

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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.