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Reviews of Beijing City Central International Youth Hostel

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

74.4% Overall Rating

372 out of 439 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/02/2014)

"Incredibly easy to get to from the subway; Line 2, Beijing Railway station, go out Exit A, you'll see it before you finish climbing the elevator. I had a 4 bed mixed dorm, didn't have bunk beds, plenty of space for a…"

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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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74.4%

Overall Rating

372 out of 439 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Beijing City Central International Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
58.4%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
67.2%
Cleanliness
72.8%
Staff
67.2%
Value
79.2%
Safety
83.2%
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77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Tomas Borecky

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 September 2011 Tomas would recommend this property

Liked: location was really good

Disliked: it was too big, so it hadnt the atmosphere of a hostel

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

Daniel Thornton

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

18 August 2011 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: everything

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

06 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Central location, good access to RailwayBathroom

Disliked: Bathroom needed revamping

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

thomas hadrick

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa

05 August 2011 thomas would recommend this property

Liked: total

Disliked: nothing

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

Patrick Segmueller

With my spouse / partner

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

04 August 2011 Patrick would recommend this property

Liked: Its very central located opposite Beijing Railway Station. Subway, Supermarket etc. in front of hostel. Rooms are small but neat. Bathrooms are nice. The highlight is the common room on 3rd floor. We would go there anytime again.

Disliked: -

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean bedroom excellent location,right next to subway and main railway station good luggage storage free pool and table football effective aircon Room cleaned everyday

Disliked: Self service laundry = nightmare, 6 hours to dry our 1/2 load of clothes in dryer! Very noisy due to thin walls and room shakes and rattles as people go up and down corridor! Have to pay 100 yuan deposit for internet cable (no wifi), hairdryer etc. Showers had cigarettes on the floor Toilet bins werent emptied

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

25 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a great location -- the subway is literally right outside the front door, making it easy to get anywhere in the city. Alternatively, it's only a 15 minute walk to the Wangfujing/Oriental Plaza area. There are numerous supermarkets around, so you'll never be in want of noodle bowls and Coke (or Tsingtao, as the case may be)! Right across from the train station, so it't convenient if you're traveling that way. The internet in the room (ethernet, not wireless) was free and worked great.

Disliked: The front counter was always busy, making it difficult to check in/out or take care of any such business in a timely manner. Although the staff were generally nice and spoke decent English, they were frequently overwhelmed by guests and thus didn't take the time to be overly friendly or helpful. I felt like the bathroom could've been a bit cleaner. Also, there was a strong smell of smoke, even in non-smoking rooms. Not a lot of restaurants or nightlife around (unless you want to eat McDonald's and KFC all the time). I anticipated more Western guests, but most are Chinese staying here to be close to the train station. That meant there were few opportunities to meet other English-speaking foreign travelers, and I was subjected to frequent ogling by the more provincial Chinese guests.

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

Thomas van Buuren

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2011 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Low price, location

Disliked: Lack of character, no wifi on room, not very helpful staff.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, Good breakfast,

Disliked: Staff in the bar were not able to understand few english words.

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

Natalie Verbeke

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

20 July 2011

Liked: The rooms don't all have bunk beds which is nice so you have some space in your room.

Disliked: The washingmachines didn't work properly, my laundry was soaking wet after washing. The dryer didn't work ok either, was supposed to take 2 hours but ended within an hour with my laundry still wet. Luckily when you ask about it they give you a new coin, but having to do that twice is not nice. And they barely spoke English.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

18 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: had little problem while registering myself .I gave my ref number but it seems they wanted me to pay more but then I printout the copy ,what I have to pay and then they agree.Overall it is a very nice hostel for everything.my score 100%

Disliked: nothing really

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 July 2011

Liked: the size of the room was good. The location is also good, not for attractions but for being located right next to the metro and station, so is easy to find.

Disliked: the service, friendliness and helpfulness of staff is shockingly poor, non existant. unless you are looking to purchase one of their expensive tours, they do not help you at all, are very cold and unfriendly and do not speak any english. The travel desk, other than selling their tours, is clueless, unable to provide any basic city knowledge other than giving a map, and misdirected us several times. The shared bathroom facilities are woefully inadequate: there was only one working western toilet and one asian toilet for a floor of maybe 20 dorm rooms. The walls were also paper thin and our whole dorm was woken several times during our two night stay by drunken people running around the corridors singing and talking loudly, again which reception or management did nothing to prevent. The lock on the lockers was so small that none of our small or normal size padlocks could work, and none are provided, so one has to search to buy one suitably small enough. Also, wifi is only available in the bar and not in the rooms.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

07 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cheap and very accessible to public transportation

Disliked: incorrect information on their record. It shows 15 person reserved under my name

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Yu Ji Fang

Alone

Family Holiday

10 May 2011 Yu Ji would recommend this property

Liked: Very convenient to stay over night

Disliked: Reception Staff should be able to handle Calls in English, absolutely below expectations, Staff does not understand Basic Conversations. Staff was to lazy to connect a important call to my Private Room, Poor performance of Reception Staff!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cheap hostel with good location

Disliked: -

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

09 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Travelers Lounge where you can hangout with friends a & meet new people from all over the world after a tiring day touring beijing!

Disliked: Doorman who doesn't help guests carry their bags inside

65.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

08 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Zero charm

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

17 January 2011

Liked: The only good thing is the reception staff spoke a little english. But really nothing else, dont stay here!!!

Disliked: One of the worst hostels I ever stayed at. The beds were so hard and terrible I couldnt sleep all night which is the main thing you want to be able to do in a hostel/hotel. The bathrooms were horrible. In the winter they dont warm them up so it is freezing cold when you go to take a shower. No toilet paper in the bathroom. Just a horrible place. I'm happy I had just booked one night because we spent half a day here and were happy to leave!!!!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

04 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location. Big clean rooms.

Disliked: Smoking in the hostel allowed.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

04 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. Easy access to transportation.

Disliked: Staff entered room after it was cleaned.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

11 November 2010

Liked: Location was great. Suttle bus just opossite and metro station just outsite the hotel.

Disliked: Dirty. Bathroom very old with black "shit" in the lavatory and shower. When showering water goes everywhere outside the shower. A lot of dust and more "shit" in all the corners of the room and under beds.

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

Edward Stewart

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference
City break

01 November 2010 Edward would recommend this property

Liked: it was okay.

Disliked: it was just okay.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

01 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and clealiness

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Oliver Kerr

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 October 2010 Oliver would recommend this property

Liked: Huge bar on the third floor to meet anyone to go out for a meal/excursions/drinking with if the people in your room aren't too much fun.

Disliked: Not alot.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

16 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Service