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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

299 out of 322 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/10/2014)

"The stuff is super super super friendly!! They are very helpful and the trips they organize are good and cheaper than if somebody would do it by theirselves. Also, the location is just great, 20 minutes walk from the…"

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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 32.49

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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84.3%

Overall Rating

299 out of 322 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Happy Dragon Hostel'

Atmosphere
75.2%
Location
83.2%
Facilities
81.6%
Cleanliness
85.6%
Staff
88.0%
Value
84.8%
Safety
92.0%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

30 October 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The stuff is super super super friendly!! They are very helpful and the trips they organize are good and cheaper than if somebody would do it by theirselves. Also, the location is just great, 20 minutes walk from the forbidden city.

Disliked: room standard could be better and the surrounding area looks a bit trashy, but it is still a good value for money.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

26 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful and friendly staff with good English knowledge; great location

Disliked: Small common area

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

Aimee White

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 August 2014 Aimee would recommend this property

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

Disliked: No social area- we could sit in the restaurant but wasn't quite the same. The shower door was almost broken, and there was also construction works going on outside which was noisy. But the latter wasn't the hostel's fault at all.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff.

Disliked: No common room at all, you can sit in the bar/restaurant but its dark and hot. Mattresses are extremely hard. There is construction going on directly across the street, noisy from 0430h til 1900h, location is really not that close to attractions, need to take taxi/metro etc.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

18 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Near subway

Disliked: construction infront the hostel

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

Andrew Whyte

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Family Holiday
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

31 January 2014 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Good Location, Friendly Staff!

Disliked: Showers

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

michelle challens

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 January 2014 michelle would recommend this property

Liked: 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 it! Superb value for money!

Disliked: Stairs up to the rooms, but a kind member of staff helped me take my case down, I didn't even ask him!

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

Shane Griffin

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 January 2014 Shane would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Located near the subway and within walking distance of Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City.

Disliked: WIndow in room would not close fully and also the heater was not working.

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

Jeremy Lee

As a family with children

Family Holiday

01 January 2014 Jeremy would recommend this property

Liked: near to everything you needed

Disliked: none

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are really helpful, and the location is alright close to the public transport easy to get it from the train station.

Disliked: The bathroom was clean but the odors from the sink was horrible, it stank.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

14 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is very clean and the staff are very friendly. Their tours to the wall are worth the money.

Disliked: The food at the bar is not so good.

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

Chantal Patton

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 October 2013 Chantal would recommend this property

Liked: The bar/restaurant area's small but really nice. Food and drinks are decent and pretty cheap. The dorm had a locker for each person, so you can keep any valuables safe. The hostel's slightly tucked away, so it's relatively quiet, but it's still close to a main shopping street and the night markets.

Disliked: The shower over the toilet is a little odd, but not really a problem.

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

Michael Keys

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

13 October 2013 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: The bar, the helpful staff and the activities on offer

Disliked: The bathroom is tiny

82.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was clean and had lots of information for travellers. Staff were very helpful, they were happy to provide advice and assist with questions. The dorm was well suited to people travelling on their own with each bed having individual lights and plug sockets so you could continue reading without keeping the whole room up. The location was very central and there was even an early morning market outside selling, clothes and food I enjoyed the tours provided particularly the acrobatics and it was nice having them available. Think it was a very good value place.

Disliked: Not much, would have liked to stay longer. I felt the bar lacked a bit of atmosphere, perhaps as you were unable to bring outside food/drinks and people where going outside to get Chinese food as only western was available. This is the only real communal area. The room was quite dark as the only window opened out to the corridor Also think some of the activities and tours are no longer available so the website should be updated to reflect this.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff are very kind and helpfull. and the room is cleaned every day!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 September 2013

Liked: Easy to reach from subway

Disliked: Very small rooms and tiny bathrooms

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

Emily Hansen

With my spouse / partner

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

27 September 2013 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff!

Disliked: The deluxe double room had the most uncomfortable bed that we have ever slept on, and it was actually two beds pushed together.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was always very helpful and spoke very good English, always willing to help when you needed it

Disliked: The restaurant was a bit overpriced, showers are literally right over the toilet

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

03 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Small hostel, very friendly staff. I stayed 9 nights at this place, and It was really good.

Disliked: The wifi was not working so well.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

13 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really had a great time at this hostel! The location was good, the staff was very helpful and friendly, even went out with us for drinks, dinner, helped us buying good Chinese booze, especially Echo from the bar is super sweet and always a joy talking to. Met lots of people, beds were nice, showers clean.. really it's hard to find anything to complain about!

Disliked: No free beers - beers should always be free! ; ) Joking, really there is nothing bad to say.

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

Inna Sych

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2013 Inna would recommend this property

Liked: Location, price and staff.

Disliked: Aircondition in the room was out of order.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

06 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere and location was nice. Staff spoke English and was helpful.

Disliked: The water in the shower would come on and off at times.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

17 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I just stay one night , but I really like the small hostel, the staff speak good english and the room are nice clean, and nice welcome! i will recommend to may friends. and it is nice bar to meet people.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

tess nowadly

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Visiting friends or family

17 April 2013 tess would recommend this property

Liked: we had nice stay there verything is good.

Disliked: tess left no negative feedback.

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

bashall anna

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

17 April 2013 bashall would recommend this property

Liked: the staff speak good english, the hostel are nice.

Disliked: the bar in the hostel are close early