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Reviews of Happy Dragon Hostel

Hostel | 29 Ren Min Shi Chang Xi Xiang, Dong Cheng District, Beijing, China -

84.3% Overall Rating

298 out of 321 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (03/08/2014)

Aimee White thinks…

"Good location. Helpful, friendly staff. Good food and tours on offer. Printing, laundry, and other services available."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 32.44

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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84.3%

Overall Rating

298 out of 321 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Happy Dragon Hostel'

Atmosphere
75.2%
Location
83.2%
Facilities
80.0%
Cleanliness
87.2%
Staff
88.0%
Value
84.8%
Safety
92.0%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed in a four bed dorm with Private ensuite. Rooms were basic but what you expect for the price. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Sad to have missed the free dumpling night

Disliked: The room was very small and got quite stuffy. The shower is just a drain in the bathroom so everything got quite wet. The directions to find the hostel from the metro station are not quite right (ie there is no market dragon street). Would be helpful to include the address in Chinese characters are part of the booking confirmation like other Chinese hostels have done.

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

Tom Leczynski

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 May 2012 Tom would recommend this property

Liked: Nearly every thing, great friendly staff great atmosphere good vale for money... the tours were great too, owe and the coffee was good so was the food if a little overpriced

Disliked: the location wasnt to far from the station but the local area wasnt the greatest even thoe the people were.. The food was over priced but tasty and the option to have eggs in the morning muchly apreciated...

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

Katrina Bartolomeo

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

29 April 2012 Katrina would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was super nice, beds were comfortable. Its a really chill place, I'd definitely recommend it.

Disliked: Restaurant was a little pricey, you can get the same amount of food for half the price outside the hostel; you're paying for convenience.

82.9%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Kyel Lee

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 April 2012

Liked: A little expensive, but it's beijing. Amazing staff! they are always trying to help you if you need help. The atmosphere was amazing, people were open to meeting new people, made a couple friends it was a good hostel! And if you r looking for cheap local food, right around the corner, there are some chinese restaurants, serving rice, fried rice, and noodle, noodle soup, cost you around 8-13quai per meal.

Disliked: the location is a bit off from the centre, not much tho and there's a subway station nearby. From the subway station, forbidden city is about 15 minutes ride, so not really off from the centre of the city. but a little pricey for the service i got. Although beijing is usually more expensive, i think i could find cheaper hostels providing the same service in beijing.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Augusta Cater

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 April 2012 Augusta would recommend this property

Liked: fab hostel, clean enough, brilliant atmosphere and all round a lovely place to stay. The staff make the hostel extra special by being so so friendly and really nice to talk to! Would recommend this hostel to anyone! so cheap for what it is! will be back next year for sure.

Disliked: Augusta left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean room, extremey friendly staff

Disliked: rather expensive cafe/restaurant, no kitchen for cooking

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

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

05 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was very helpful and friendly and they have all information we wanted.

Disliked: Cable TV doesn't have English language

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

Francisco Heyser Ortiz

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 April 2012 Francisco would recommend this property

Liked: Its hard to find the words to say how much I enjoyed staying at the Happy Dragon Hostel and the Happy Dragon Courtyard. The second is way nicer but the atmosphere is better in the hostel. I think its the best hostel i've ever stayed in 10 years of traveling. The girls working there are just so nice, friendly and helpful, they just solve all of your problems, and treat you as if you where part of the happy dragon family. I have no complaints, Betty, Summer and Kathy are the ones that I spoke and befriended more with. The whole staff makes you feel like home. I've returned to beijing several times in this trip and I always go for the Happy Dragon. I had so much fun, meet cool people, made good friends...

Disliked: Well maybe i could say that the beer at the bar was a bit expensive comparing it to some other bars in Beijing, but anyway it was perfect...

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

Catherine Bateman

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 April 2012 Catherine would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very helpful and friendly.

Disliked: Catherine left no negative feedback.

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

caleb pearse

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 March 2012 caleb would recommend this property

Liked: AWESOME! Super cheap, fun friendly staff, great location, good bar to hang out with other travellers. Food is good but your in CHINA, get out have local food for half the price!

Disliked: only one toilet for reception/resturant and bar

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

sophie haywood

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 March 2012 sophie would recommend this property

Liked: lovely staff, restaurant and bar and great rooms!!!

Disliked: nothing!

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

betty wilson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 March 2012 betty would recommend this property

Liked: The best staff members and good location.

Disliked: No

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and the staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Arnon Ilani

Alone

City break

05 March 2012 Arnon would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is absolutely service oriented. They are ready to listen and help with a smile and usefulness. Printing service, city directions for shopping, quick tour of the room. They arranged taxi to take me in the night for the airport with no delays. They also upgraded my bed with no extra charge. Simply put, excellent service.

Disliked: Location, there is not much beyond the doorway. You step outside of the hostel into a boring alley.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cosy bar great drinks clean so helpfull staff you can get many good advoices there

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

24 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's very clean!!! Comfortable beds and very clean. I love the staff and atmosphere!!!

Disliked: They don't have a kitchen to prepare some food. You cannot bring food to the bar/restarurant, so there's no place to sit if you bring your food.

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

CHIA CHEN WU

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

21 February 2012 CHIA CHEN would recommend this property

Liked: I love this hostel, the price is really amazing and staffs are really friendly!!

Disliked: we can hear the noise outside the door!

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family

10 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the subway station of Dongsi. Staff really friendly and helpfull. Nice atmospheare. Cheap.

Disliked: Very little bathroom, little window, old furniture (but for that price is ok).Sometimes too noisy during night-early in the morning.

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

Eduard Fernández

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 February 2012 Eduard would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice staff, and good location. Also, very good price

Disliked: Eduard left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Mariusz Zakrzewski

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 February 2012 Mariusz would recommend this property

Liked: everything

Disliked: nothing

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

Naomi Murphy

Alone

City break

26 January 2012 Naomi would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the fact It was very easy to get to from the airport and the train station,the building is small and yet lively and comforting...great food and nice bar,the shiops are very near by and so is the subway...excellent.

Disliked: The only issue I had this time round,Ive been here before,was the room I was given was downstairs and near the kitchen and the bar so It was abit noisy but not that much and It was new years so It was a party atmosphere...I slept well though!!

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 January 2012

Liked: cheap

Disliked: we got stuffed around with a booking for a private excursion to visit the great wall. Also at times very noisy even for a hostel. like a lot of China too much smoking indoors even with a private room with the door closed the smoke would come in. bathroom facilities dirty with poor hotwater/shower.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: -nil

Disliked: The heater was bad. It will stopped suddenly.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everthing was good

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

05 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: all

Disliked: nothing