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Reviews of Beijing City Central International Youth Hostel

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

75.2% Overall Rating

377 out of 444 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/06/2014)

MO HAN ISABELLA KWOK thinks…

"I come from Hong Kong and was teaching in Australia & China. In fact I always stay in this hostel when I was/am in BJ. The location is EXCELLENT, easy to travel anywhere in BJ and other parts of…"

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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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75.2%

Overall Rating

377 out of 444 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Beijing City Central International Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
57.6%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
68.8%
Cleanliness
75.2%
Staff
67.2%
Value
81.6%
Safety
83.2%
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80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

MO HAN ISABELLA KWOK

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

20 June 2014 MO HAN ISABELLA would recommend this property

Liked: I come from Hong Kong and was teaching in Australia & China. In fact I always stay in this hostel when I was/am in BJ. The location is EXCELLENT, easy to travel anywhere in BJ and other parts of China. The police station, supermarkets, eating places, banks & tourist info centre are nearby.

Disliked: (1)There is NO WIFI available in the rooms!! You must consume something in the bar so as to get access to the WIFI system which is not very stable! However, if you have a lap-top with you, then you can have access to a land-line which is very good.but you need to pay $100 deposit. (2) The staff should have some measures to protect guests from being affected by the noisy, dirty, rude and indecent guests, no matter these guests' nationalities or age. The staff seem to be blind or dumb if they see these people's improper conducts in the common area! the management must be improved. My students will come to stay tomorrow. If they report to me the situation does not improve, then I will l STOP introducing this hostel and ask the university to cancell all the bookings in the coming July & August despite its excellent location!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

04 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location, right near subway

Disliked: no wifi

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

03 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is a cheap place and has a great location. It's literally right in front of Beijing main train station and has a subway stop 30 seconds away.

Disliked: I dislike the noise and not so soft beds, but totally worth it for it's location!

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

05 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean, quiet

Disliked: a bit old styled a lot of old people

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location very good, cheap.

Disliked: No social areas unless consuming extortionately over-priced drinks in a bar utterly lacking in both atmosphere and (with good reason) patrons. Internet theoretically only available in aforementioned bar, actually not available at all. Dormitories have no windows, making them suffocatingly hot and stuffy, even in April. I dread to think what they would be like in August.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Room was clean and the location very good.

Disliked: Bar area wasn't very nice. Some of the staff did not even try to speak English when I needed help.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

02 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 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 hostel. Super cheap.

Disliked: Kitchen only on level 3 (I didn't use it). Bought a bottle of water and coffee, they were very expensive for crap coffee from a thermos (10 RMB) and not that great bottled water 500ml (8 RMB, total rip off). So though the bed was super cheap, better to buy food etc elsewhere.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very near to Beijing Zhan (train station) Friendly & helpful staff Clean, comfortable guest room, shower and toilet facilities Reasonable price

Disliked: Nil

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very near to Beijing Zhan (train station) Friendly & helpful staff Clean, comfortable guest room, shower and toilet facilities Reasonable price

Disliked: Nil

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Centrally located, convenient.

Disliked: Size of room

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 October 2013

Liked: The location. The rooms were ok too, actual beds rather than dorm beds, but very hard. The washing machines were reasonably priced.

Disliked: It was dirty and dingy, with very little natural light. The Internet was very flaky, and turned off at midnight, for some reason. The bar was dirty and dark, cigarette ends all over the floor. They played terrible music very loudly making it impossible to Skype. There was a communal kitchen, but it was industrial and not very clean. I wouldn't want to prepare food there. There was an overpriced breakfast available, but I didn't want to eat in the dirty bar. Staff could hardly speak English and were pretty rude. I would never stay here again.

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

Dipak Shah

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 October 2013 Dipak would recommend this property

Liked: the location and the cleanliness

Disliked: the attitudeof the staff

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

bat-el benjamin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 October 2013

Liked: Close to the subway

Disliked: The staff was not nice. The bartender was rude. The feeling was that they don't want you tu stay In the bar. After 11 pm there is no wifi!!! Definitely the worst hostel I stayied in. If you stay more then a night and want a nice hostel With good atmosphere this is not the right hostel!!!

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

Pieter Marinus Schaaf

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

03 September 2013 Pieter Marinus would recommend this property

Liked: Twin rooms are fairly big. Bar on third floor occasionally hosts some small art exhibitions.

Disliked: Bathrooms weren't very well maintained. Broken locks on some showers and leaking toilet lead to a feel of uncleanliness in spite of frequent cleaning by staff. Music in bar was pretty loud at times.

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

Customer review

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

27 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's position

Disliked: I was told my door would be fixed that night but it wasn't and I slept with it open. If I tried to close it the alarm was activated.

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.