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Reviews of Happy Dragon Hostel

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

84.2% Overall Rating

295 out of 318 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/01/2014)

michelle challens thinks…

"Fantastic staff, who couldn't help enough! Comfortable accommodation that was convenient and clean. Excellent atmosphere, didn't want to leave, I felt so at home and cared for! Loved everything about…"

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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 32.35

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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84.2%

Overall Rating

295 out of 318 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Happy Dragon Hostel'

Atmosphere
76.0%
Location
85.6%
Facilities
79.2%
Cleanliness
84.8%
Staff
87.2%
Value
84.0%
Safety
92.8%
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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

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

Ida Roman

With friends / other travellers

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

25 July 2010 Ida would recommend this property

Liked: Everything from the superfriendly, helpful and happy staff to the nice, clean rooms and fun bar made our stay at Happy Dragon perfekt. Close to the Dongsi Subway, several big shopping streets and easy to find. Special thanks to John in the bar, Peach, Amanda and all the other helpful people at the hostel. A perfect hostel! We will absolutley come back the next time we travel to Beijing!! Lots of love / Ida, Daniel & David, Sweden

Disliked: Ida left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

18 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: most of the stuff

Disliked: nothing in particular

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

Clare McCormack

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

02 July 2010 Clare would recommend this property

Liked: staff extremely helpful rooms very clean atmosphere great. Would definately recommend this hostel

Disliked: Nothing at all all gud !!!

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

Customer review

23 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Maria Walschikow

21 June 2010

Liked: The breakfast was good and they serve great coffee. The hostel staff was very friendly and welcoming

Disliked: Maria left no negative feedback.

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

Darren Thomson

17 June 2010 Darren would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice hostel, good setup and very helpful staff, would recommend.

Disliked: Darren left no negative feedback.

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

Dominic Rogers

14 June 2010 Dominic would recommend this property

Liked: Ask for a room at the back as the ones that face the street/alley have early morning market noise and late night drinking/eating noise from the restaurant that sets up shop on the footpath outside.

Disliked: Dominic left no negative feedback.

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

EDWARD WALLIS

11 June 2010 EDWARD would recommend this property

Liked: Staff are very good indeed.

Disliked: EDWARD left no negative feedback.