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Reviews of Happy Dragon Hostel

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

83.4% Overall Rating

303 out of 326 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/04/2015)

Kevin Fischer thinks…

"Staff was super friendly and helpfull. Location was amazing, with good cheap and authentic restaurants and a street market near by, close to the metro too. Rooms are clean and nice, Great value for…"

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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 32.66

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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83.4%

Overall Rating

303 out of 326 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Happy Dragon Hostel'

Atmosphere
73.6%
Location
81.6%
Facilities
80.8%
Cleanliness
82.4%
Staff
88.8%
Value
85.6%
Safety
91.2%
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71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

daniel march

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 November 2010 daniel would recommend this property

Liked: very cheap, and a good place to meet people

Disliked: People are always smoking in the bar / restaurant. A major negative for a non smoker

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 November 2010

Liked: Great location. Good book exchange.

Disliked: Paper thin walls, loud sex next door. Bar too expensive. 10 yuan for a small beer is ridiculous.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break

07 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was nice and clean and also a fun place to stay. There is a little pub in the hostel where you can get cheap beer but not so good gin & tonic. I definitely would recommend this place.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

30 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the staff- they helped us a lot specially in booking our train tickets. Even though they don't smile a lot.. once you asked for help, they go out of their way to help. Most can understand and speak English. the CLEAN rooms.. love it!

Disliked: the walls outside the rooms...the doodles on the walls looked dirty ( but not really dirty) and sometimes scary..some looks like blood on the wall. The rooms though are kept clean everyday. If they do repaint the walls this hostel can be at par with some business hotels in the area

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

Tom Starr

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 October 2010 Tom would recommend this property

Liked: I LOVED staying at this hostel. With Beijing being my first stop I have found this place to be amazingly welcoming, accommodating and friendly. The staff are fantastic and a lot of love goes out to Amanda, John, Sally, Flower and Petal! Not to mention Lee the owner who treated us all extremely well on my birthday and during the hostel's 2nd year birthday.Bottom line is, if you're coming to Beijing come and stay here!!!

Disliked: The only minor thing that I'd change about this place is how hard the beds are. Kinda made my arms and chest ache as I tend to sleep in the feotal position. Other than this our stay was perfect.

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

Nils Stefan Koch

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 October 2010 Nils Stefan would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice and friendly staff. Good value for the money. Good location.

Disliked: Sometimes very noisy from the bar (loudly music and talking) after 11 p m disturbing guests who want to sleep. The staff have to learn to control these situations when guests cannot behave due to too much drinking.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the best hostel I have stayed in Beijing. Cool bar, nice people, cheap food.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Sightseeing & culture
Relaxation/spa

10 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It´s a nice family-character in this hostel. everybody is such friendly and helps you to travel and organize trips....

Disliked: You must wait long time to get breakfast.

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

Joseph Ryan

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

04 October 2010 Joseph would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff, cool bar, great place to meet people.

Disliked: Dont order the burger at the bar! Its not a burger, its a bun with a cold slice of ham and bacon with some salad. Why would they do this to me? WHY?!

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

Johannes Maiterth

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

04 October 2010 Johannes would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very nice and the self made dumplings have been great :)

Disliked: Johannes left no negative feedback.

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

Thomas Tawn

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

24 September 2010 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Best hostel I've been to. Great place to meet other travellers. Good facilities and excellent staff.

Disliked: Thomas left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

21 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I like the location, many sights are within easy reach, walking distance.

Disliked: They do not speak English much. They are not well organised (they do not keep record of the excursions which have already been paid).

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was very friendly, but only a few people were able to book train tickets and offer help. Some of the people you asked them to book train tickets, but then they have not done it.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I, like a bunch of people there picked it because it was a lot cheaper than most in Beijing but the more expensive ones would want to be pretty impressive because Happy Dragon had all you needed. Bar was small but a top little joint with good food and decently priced drinks. Staff are awesome - Sally especially is a champion. It's a short walk to the forbidden city, subway is just down the street, has markets outside in the morning, they can hook you up tickets for just about anything. Overall, sweet joint

Disliked: No dislikes

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Richard Shapiro

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

31 August 2010 Richard would recommend this property

Liked: Good clean rooms. Staff are very helpful and professional.

Disliked: No common room except for the bar, which is very noisy at night. Could do with somewhere to chill out and chat to people.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

28 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A great hostel with everything you could possibly need, helpful staff and good tour service

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a nice place, quite good location, helpful staff.

Disliked: They don't have a common area, except for the bar which isn't really designed to meet new people. So unless you have nice roommates like I did, it will be hard to find fellow solo-travelers.

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

David Sisson

Alone

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

22 August 2010 David would recommend this property

Liked: Great place! Would stay there again if in Beijing!

Disliked: David left no negative feedback.

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

William Turner

With friends / other travellers

City break

14 August 2010

Liked: Not much.

Disliked: The unhelpfulness of the staff when telling us we would have to move on, despite having pre-booked a room. Internet is awful and kept crashing.

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

Benoît Pillonel

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2010 Benoît would recommend this property

Liked: the location and staff, the bar

Disliked: Benoît left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture

07 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice sourroundings and helpfull staff. Clean romms, good value for money.

Disliked: You can quiet easely hear people in the other rooms.

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

Tessa Greenwood

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

03 August 2010 Tessa would recommend this property

Liked: This location was great. I loved renting a bike and biking around the local hutongs as well as Houhai Lake. Really close to a subway station which I recommend as an affordable and air conditioned mode of transportation. Best part? The free evening get togethers. When I was there, there was a free BBQ and beer night, a free Peking duck evening and a free dumplings night. AMAZING. Internet is free but in China the service is pretty shit, which can't be helped. If you are a foreigner who likes to party totally check out Sanlitun or Houhai. Happy Dragon generally has other foreigners at the bar who migrate there during the night. Make some friends and take advantage of cheap drinks. Awesome times ten. Great staff, great English, great showers, free shampoo and body wash and universal plug sockets for your electronics. Amazing. Don't let Beijing get you down though. Just don't buy crap, don't be fooled, barter until you cry and don't even bother with silk street or Wanfujing. Check them out if you want but they are totally over priced and also a lot of stalls are run by workers who are told to not sell below a price that is way too high in the first price.

Disliked: The air conditioner could have been stronger and you can't escape the mozzies. So bring the repellent.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

01 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very friendly and helpful, and they made an effort to get to know everyone staying at the hostel.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

25 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff, cleanliness of the place and the atmosphere of the Hostel

Disliked: The staff were too busy because of the summer holidays! I went there in winter they were much more helpful and nicer