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Reviews of Beijing City Central International Youth Hostel

Hostel | 1 Beijingzhan, Qianjie, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China 100005

72.9% Overall Rating

385 out of 457 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/08/2014)

Marjana Harej thinks…

"For sure the location is a big advantage of this place. It is easy to find. Also the price is good, rooms are airconditioned."

Read all Beijing City Central International Youth Hostel reviews

Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Bar(s)
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 2.92

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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72.9%

Overall Rating

385 out of 457 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Beijing City Central International Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
53.6%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
64.0%
Cleanliness
75.2%
Staff
63.2%
Value
77.6%
Safety
81.6%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Nathan Thomas

Alone

City break

17 August 2013 Nathan would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly and helpful, especially Ms. Chen (at the front desk). She remains charming and wonderful even if some crazy guy off the street is yelling in her face. Also the hostel is very big, and very clean. And no bunk beds -- you get your own space to look at the ceiling, which is nice.

Disliked: The Bar. It's where you go to use the internet, but the setup is sort of awkward, and there's no place you really want to sit. At night people would come, order a beer and then leave, but rarely stay for two. Maybe they could try moving the pool tables to the back and cleaning out that storage area, idk, just my opinion. The bigger bartender is sort of a lout.

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

13 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: -

Disliked: -

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: located is very convenient and easy to get to

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Jenny Karlsson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 July 2013

Liked: I stayed here because it was central and close to the airport shuttle. If you are only staying a few nights and are just waiting for a flight or a train (It's right opposite the train station) it is an ok hostel. If you are staying longer find another hostel.

Disliked: Beds hard as usual in China, the shared bathrooms closest to my room had two western toilets, one you couldn't lock and the other one was dark. Same for the showers.

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

Gorka MADARIAGA

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 May 2013 Gorka would recommend this property

Liked: Buenísima localización y muy limpio.

Disliked: Es igualito que un hotel, no tiene ambiente de hostel y las zonas comunes son pocas, sencillas e incluso cutres.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

27 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's clean and the location is right next to a subway stop which is great. A 10 minute walk away from Starbucks and Burger King is also great.

Disliked: The walls are thin so sometimes you can hear everyone walking in the hallway when it's busy

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

BHARAT LOTWALA

Alone

Business / conference

18 May 2013 BHARAT would recommend this property

Liked: Location great

Disliked: cleanliness of Toilets.Wifi should be upgraded.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

09 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Ok

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

nabhasporn saengpayap

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 April 2013

Liked: The location is superb and easy to access the train station. The bed sheet is very clean and no smoking smell.

Disliked: 1. I stayed room 4005 on 13/04/2013, there was a small rat running in my room. I informed the staff next morning but she acknowledged and looked like this is normal thing in the hotel. 2. The common toilet is so dirty, no flush. 3. some staff behave to the customer without friendly manner like chasing the guest to wait at the other floor.

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

Vanessa Bennett

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 March 2013 Vanessa would recommend this property

Liked: Central location, value for money, and helpful staff.

Disliked: The bar / social area is uninviting and the staff are very RUDE.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

22 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location

Disliked: They were unfriendly and not service minded. Did not talk much english. The breakfast was bad and overpriced. They ignored that we had prepaid a deposit(10%)..

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

alain naour

Alone

City break

06 February 2013 alain would recommend this property

Liked: Location is good, It is easy to book online and the value is alright but...

Disliked: ...Hostel is very noisy, some people spit on the floors, run and yell 24/7 .Guests should be told to be quiet from 10pm until 7am . There needs to be big signs in CHINESE and enforcement from staff. Some guests don't know how to use western toilets and leave a mess behind. Same goes for showers.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Sara Mejias

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

05 November 2012 Sara would recommend this property

Liked: Nice big rooms. The rooms were clean.

Disliked: The beds are rather hard. The toilets really smell. The shared showers are also smelly and FULL of hair. The staff are not very nice or helpful. They only had Wifi in the bar. When I asked about internet on a computer then acted like i was strange for not having my own wifi device. Later I found that only next door was a huge very nice super fast internet cafe 6yuan per hour. They easily could have told me this but for what ever reason did not.

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

ezra meallem

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

05 October 2012 ezra would recommend this property

Liked: close to the train station, subway and also the airport shuttle bus. The room was first class

Disliked: none

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

29 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic location right next to the train station and metro, good wi-fi but only in the common room. Spacious rooms and well kept.

Disliked: The kitchen was filthy, but we didn't plan to cook fortunately! Overpriced bar, but we've seen that everywhere in China hostels. Unexpected room-mate in the form of a cute mouse.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

28 September 2012

Liked: Very good location across the railwaystation, airbuts shuttelbuss and metro

Disliked: Staff is very rude, does not know good english, very complicated check in and check out procedure.no wifi in rooms. no credi card payment or cash in any other currency than the loca. no towels soap etc in the hostel rooms. some hostel rooms have no window, others are right in front of ther very noisy aircon. very unpersonal rooms, and quite grotty toilest and long aisel to get lost.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

27 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very easy to find from the airport or metro due to its location across from the main railway station, rooms are always clean, nice bar area with well-stocked bar and pool, hot and plentiful showers and toilets., good location about a twenty minute walk due west from Tiananmen Square

Disliked: Whilst it has hostel facilities (cooking, washing, dormitories) it's more like a standard hotel, resulting in a quiet atmosphere

77.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

22 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, very close to Beijing Train Satation and MRT Spacious room ( budget room with windows) Can extend checkout till 9:00 pm

Disliked: No WIFI

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean hostel!

Disliked: Staff were a little busy at reception.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

ANTONIO FERNANDO ZOGLIO

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

09 August 2012 ANTONIO FERNANDO would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and safe.

Disliked: Shared bathroom need to be cleaned more times in the day.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, good location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

JB Joubert

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

06 August 2012 JB would recommend this property

Liked: It is very central

Disliked: I did not like all of the homeless people lying on the streets outside of the hostel. You don't feel safe walking there at night

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

Naomi Wills

Alone

City break

04 August 2012 Naomi would recommend this property

Liked: The four person room I was in was nice! There were no bunk beds and there was enough space even when 4 people were staying (luggage and all)

Disliked: ROACHES IN THE KITCHEN!!!!

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Alexandra Hooper

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

01 August 2012 Alexandra would recommend this property

Liked: fantastic location if you have limited time in Beijing but if you've got a bit longer there are nicer areas

Disliked: Facilties were definitely not what the website lead you to belicve but not bad otherwise. The girl on the information desk was unhelpful and openly rude.

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

Emily Maycock

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

20 July 2012 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, no frills, clean.

Disliked: Sometimes (only sometimes) the showers are not very clean. Generally after a busy period. They could do with doing quick cleans during these times.