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Reviews of Beijing Sanlitun Youth Hostel

Hostel | No.1, North Road of Worker's, Stadium, Chun Xiu Lu, Chaoyang Beijing, China 0000

84.3% Overall Rating

354 out of 380 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/05/2014)

"I loved the social scene of this hostel. I met so many other travellers which was important was I am travelling alone. They do cool things like free hotpit which is helps you meet people as well. The rooms are quite…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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84.3%

Overall Rating

354 out of 380 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Beijing Sanlitun Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
88.8%
Facilities
80.8%
Cleanliness
74.4%
Staff
84.8%
Value
86.4%
Safety
88.8%
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48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

09 August 2011

Liked: Location, some activities during the week were cool.

Disliked: No freedom to do what you want, you can't bring outside food or drinks (not even a bottle of pepsi!), very expensive laundry service and when asked if there was a laundry service close to the hostel they refused to tell us, screwed up our booking because we showed up 1 hour late due to a delayed flight. Overall a bad experience, I would not go back.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location in Sanlitun. Very social lounge area.

Disliked: The couple of tours organised through the hostel were disorganised, and often unsuccesful. The bathroom was not cleaned daily and therefore would get quite dirty. On the date of arrival, I could not get access to my room until about 4.30pm.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great!

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: really great place to meet people.

Disliked: Nothing.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Graeme Johnson

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

04 August 2011 Graeme would recommend this property

Liked: People where friendly, food was relay good price. Good service.

Disliked: stairs, No lift

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

28 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Not too bad, it had a lot to offer, beds were a bit hard and bathrooms could use some work..

Disliked: beds, bathrooms

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Anna Meliksetyan

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

22 July 2011

Liked: The dog.

Disliked: The are several shortcomings of this Hostel. The first is that it its location is confusing to find at first. Second, the hostel's twin bed room is very dirty (bed sheets and towels are horribly stained). The shared washrooms are also very dirty making it highly unpleasant for anyone to stay at this hostel, unless they book the private ensuite room, to which we were changed to for paying extra (and at a higher price than on hostel bookers).

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

19 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked the helpfull and nice staff. The restaurant works great.

Disliked: We had a double room ensuite and it smelled a bit damped.

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

Casey Marvin

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

18 July 2011 Casey would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, helpful staff, friendly atmosphere, unbeatable location.... it is really the perfect hostel.

Disliked: nothing

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

Adam Blanar-Oviatt

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

15 July 2011 Adam would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel was great. The air-con was powerful and the room was very clean and had a nice white duvet. It had locked lockers for security. The wi-fi was great and there were numerous indoor and outdoor hangout spots and a decent food selection.

Disliked: this place was great.... You do have to leave a key deposit that is more than the cost of the room. Just make sure you turn in the key and have cash!

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: i really liked the grat location. The stuff is very firendly, they helped us to book flights etc. Even the restaurant downstairs is very convenient to take a drink and meet some other people.

Disliked: we had a private bathroom. For this we paid of course extra, inmy point of view we paid by far too much. in the bathroom water was coming out of the toilet and it was smelly. so i would recommend this location for backpackers, but if yiu are on travel with boyfriend or girlfriend, maybe another location would be more siutable.

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

Jerry Ruth

With my spouse / partner

City break
Shopping
Visiting friends or family

07 July 2011 Jerry would recommend this property

Liked: The room was clean and plenty cool for the summer; the staff was more than friendly and everyone spoke excellent English; help was always available whether in finding something fun to do, how to get somewhere, where to mail a package, you name it; the environment was super-cool without being affectatious; and the food was really good while being reasonably priced.

Disliked: Nothing really to dislike. This may sound small, but the owner of the property blew in on Monday with some relatives or something and spent the whole day talking loudly, making the staff nervous, and flirting with the guests. It was so annoying that none of the guests wanted to hang out in the common area. The owner needs to stay away and let the manager and staff run the property since they understand foreign guests.

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

James Cox

Alone

City break

05 July 2011 James would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location. Very clean. Friendly staff.

Disliked: Beds were a little hard and food and drinks were a little pricey (15 for a beer and 30ish for cheapest food). It's also a bit annoying that I turned up to book a room and ended up having to use their computers as you could only book the 8 bed dorms online. But seriously, these were the only bad things about the hostel I can think of. I thoroughly recommend.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

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

04 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of evening activities including a fun dumpling party.

Disliked: A little bit far from the subway especially when you have all your luggage!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

29 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, friendly staff

Disliked: A bit far from the subway (20 mins. by walk)

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

Amie Dolan

Alone

City break

29 June 2011 Amie would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, helpful staff, nice common area. I really loved the location as it's close to tourist areas, bar street and shopping centers.

Disliked: The rooms are very basic. Also, there is no elevator so it's tiring lugging your backpack/suitcase up 4 flights of stairs!

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

16 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Incredibly good value for money. The bar is heaps of fun and the tours that they offer are excellent and also good value for money.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

michael fitzsimmons

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 June 2011 michael would recommend this property

Liked: Good great wall day trip. Good location

Disliked: Big place, staff too busy to be friendly

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

01 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location if you want to go to the bars at Sanlitun.

Disliked: There was no water the first day and it was not fixed until 11pm. On the day I left there had been a water leak on the ground floor and it smelled pretty bad.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

26 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Ok location, and and a good place to meet other backpackers. Good food in the bar and a really good atmosphere.

Disliked: Few bathrooms and showers. Could have used an update on their airconditioners.

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

Omar Acosta

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

21 May 2011 Omar would recommend this property

Liked: Easy access to all the major clubs, bars and western restaurants.About 10 mt walk to the nearest subway.

Disliked: They don't provide towels so bring your own. Slow internet and/or computers. No vpn/proxy.

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

James Gladman

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 May 2011 James would recommend this property

Liked: the location was amazing..Yashou Market just down the road, subway station the other end and loads of shops, bars and restaurants all around

Disliked: although there was a bar to hang out in..there was no common room to relax in and use the internet or read a book without having drunk people shouting.

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

Julie Sugano

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

15 May 2011 Julie would recommend this property

Liked: There was staff available 24/7, they were really helpful, they spoke English, and they were very knowledgeable about the area.

Disliked: The food wasn't great, but decent

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bar and social area

Disliked: nothing

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Lisa Kriss

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 May 2011

Liked: Once you were inside, it seem clean

Disliked: Everything, the location was at the back of a building site, car parking lot, did not look inviting at all. The staff were very unfriendly, and not helpful, food was very pricey, and so was the beer, and they made no effect getting people together and talking.... not a fun place to stay. No choice of movies or music..... Just boring!! They also lost my train ticket, very unprofessional and did not make me feel comfortable at all.