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Reviews of Beijing City Central Youth Hotel Beijing

Hostel

No.1 Beijingzhanqianjie, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

Atmosphere 49%

Cleanliness 71%

Facilities 59%

Location 94%

Safety 82%

Staff 57%

Value 76%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Elevator
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Nightclub
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Vending Machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 2.93USD

Important Information

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Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 09:00

Latest Check-out: 12:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

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Atmosphere 49%

Cleanliness 71%

Facilities 59%

Location 94%

Safety 82%

Staff 57%

Value 76%

Showing 81-44 of 44 reviews

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 80%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Good location, Good breakfast,

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

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

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.

Customer would recommend this property

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 60%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Visiting friends or family

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.

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Great location, right opposite the train station and next to the subway, near supermarkets and restaurants, and great street food in the nearby hutong. Very spacious rooms and the aircon was really good considering the suffocating heat during summer. Reception staff spoke decent English, were polite and just got things done in a straight forward manner, though sometimes it took a bit of time.

Disliked: It was strangely dark in the corridors and bar/common room area. A huge hostel but not a great place to meet people. No internet (computers or wifi) and reception was always really busy so trying to check in/out, getting a map, directions or anything else took ages.

Customer would recommend this property

51% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 40%
51% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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.

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Jun 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break

Liked: cheap and very accessible to public transportation

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

Customer would recommend this property

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