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Reviews of Happy Dragon Courtyard Hostel

Hostel | No51, Dongsi Jiutiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China Beijing, China 100007

82.6% Overall Rating

154 out of 172 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (17/09/2014)

"Really friendly staff-they are all so lovely and happy to help. really close to the subway easy to get anywhere you need. Really enjoyable stay."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 42.23

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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82.6%

Overall Rating

154 out of 172 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Happy Dragon Courtyard Hostel'

Atmosphere
84.0%
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83.2%
Facilities
76.8%
Cleanliness
83.2%
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84.8%
Value
79.2%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

01 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A really cool hostel, nice location, very nice staff, the bar is very nice and comfi with a supercool roof top part and food and drinks are good (western prices though). We had a pretty double room whith a huge and comfi bed!

Disliked: Prices in the hostel are a little high, but it is the same in other hostels and other shops and restaurants are near by.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
City break

25 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the staffs are so friendly, you can always talk with them ,and they can always help you if you have any problem.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

paul bergougnoux

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

23 September 2013 paul would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are lovely, the rooms are cosy and really good value for money. On the whole the layout of the hostel is very enjoyable as it is a typical courtyard chinese layout. the bar and terrasse ofer a nice place to retreat from the craziness of the city.

Disliked: nothing

91.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was located in a hutong, on an alley full of personality and charm. Great location, on subway line 5, and close to restaurants, bars, banks, shops. The place looks great, with a cool rooftop terrace and it attracts all sorts of wonderful people. Clean, too. Nice staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere was great and the staff really helpful.

Disliked: Laundry service is pretty bad for what you pay.

77.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty hostel. Very friendly staff.

Disliked: The toilets are far away from the dorms and shared with the bar, therefore got quite dirty at night, when the drunk bar people used the toliet.

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

13 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: la disposición de los cuartos en torno al bar que era muy agradable.

Disliked: no me gusto para nada los tours que ofrecen, le tour de la murralla china dice que hay un guía pero solo habla unos minutos en el camino y luego sigues por tu cuenta. te hacen comer en media hora a las apuradas. su hubiera sabido esto no lo hubiera comprado. igualmente con el show de acrobacias, nos dejaron una hora antes y nunca supimos porque y el espectáculo era promedio, hay mejores en beijing. tampoco lo hubiera comprado de saber sus características.

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

Mario Gimenez ferrer

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

29 August 2013 Mario would recommend this property

Liked: We liked the place where is this property, the atmosphere of this hostel. The rooms are clean. The bar zone is wonderful, unless a bit expensive.

Disliked: The shared toilet and showers, maybe too small. This hostel don't have a free common room.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Catalina Almeida

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 August 2013 Catalina would recommend this property

Liked: Definately value for money. The aircon in rooms in lounge made it very comfortable as I visited in summer. The 6 bed dorm had enough floor space and the bathroom was cleaned daily. You can get good western food from the bar and if you need a change from noodles for breakfast try the porridge, or Swiss brekky, and for dinner the fries that come with the hamburger are sooo good! Cafe lattes aren't bad either. And there are plenty of comfi lounges to chat and chill in. Upstairs above the bar is an ample courtyard with more outdoor tables and lounges. Staff are very friendly and helpful, some speaking more English than others.

Disliked: The locks on the doors were locked with padlocks from the outside and a slide lock from then inside, so if someone was out late, the door had to remain unlocked until that last person came in. I think they are expanding and may in future have self-wash facilities, but for now this does not exist. Laundry can be taken to the nearby Dragon King for 15¥/kg. But all in all it was comfy, clean and friendly.

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

Alexandre Proulx

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

01 August 2013 Alexandre would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff.

Disliked: Alexandre left no negative feedback.

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

Brittney Baker

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 July 2013 Brittney would recommend this property

Liked: The best atmosphere!.... and they provide towels!

Disliked: Brittney left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

15 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were great. We checked in late at night, our train ran late, but despite a glitch in the booking the staff found us beds and even organised a tour for us 6 hours before the tour bus!

Disliked: At the time I stayed the the place was a bit of a construction site, and the hours in which the builders worked could be early (7-8am)

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

Michael Jones

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 June 2013

Liked: Rooms spacious, food good.

Disliked: The noise! There were signs up apologising for any "inconvenience" caused by the building work which they had going on, but that didn't explain the apparent need to start it so early in the morning. Some other guests mentioned this to the receptionist and asked if they could possibly refrain from starting until later in the morning - they did for one day, but the day after that they were even earlier than before, using a pneumatic drill outside the rooms at 7am! The building work didn't explain the nocturnal singsongs either - there's a time and a place for singing a selection of Queen's greatest hits, but 12.30am in a hostel courtyard well within earshot of the dorms isn't it. Don't stay here if you want to sleep!

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Marisa Clark

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 June 2013 Marisa would recommend this property

Liked: It was the cleanest hostel I have stayed at so far and the staff were very helpful. They informed me what tours I should do with a group or how to get to others that they recommend by using public transportation. I would stay there again if I ever go back to Beijing.

Disliked: There was construction working since they are improving rooms (but I knew this from reading there reviews and decided to stay anyways which I am glad I did). The bathrooms smell which is not pleasant but nothing a spray or deodorizer wouldn't fix. And, if you go to Lee's Café in their courtyard, the pizza listed with a picture of a pizza is in fact a quesadilla.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Visiting friends or family

16 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The second floor of the bar is fantastic, buying one local draft beer and get one free and siting on the second floor, talk and feel the night breeze, very cool!!

Disliked: This moment is rebuilding, so maybe the noise is not ok.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

donna laughlin

With friends / other travellers

City break

11 June 2013

Liked: Nothing. I would not stay here again.

Disliked: No laundry service was available when I asked. Staff said the washing machine was broken. Front desk staff were unable to arrange taxi pick-up. Although the food menu had a lot of dish choices, only a small number were actually possible to get. Front desk staff did not tell me at check-in time that construction work was going on in the courtyard. It was ugly-looking with loud drilling and hammering noise from 8am and dangerous (who wants to trip over a pile of building materials when returning home at night). Bar staff were sullen and unhelpful. During a power cut, they refused to supply candles and told us we could not order another round of drinks because they were shutting the bar instead. Another guest told us that his locker key could open all the lockers in his dorm room (he discovered this by mistake). Only 2 computers in the bar- one was completely broken, the other partly broken. Internet speed was frustratingly slow.

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Aaron Soo-Hoo

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 May 2013 Aaron would recommend this property

Liked: The location was good since it was located in the Hutong districts. Just a few minutes to the main road and it was nice to be in a quiet surrounding.

Disliked: Aaron left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Near the metro station. Soap and shampoo in the bathroom. Curtains to keep privacy for the above beds. Nice place on the roof.

Disliked: A little far from bars and restaurants, few restaurants around. 7:00AM the noise of renovations.

97.1%
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Louise Latz

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

04 May 2013 Louise would recommend this property

Liked: It was a good location. far enough away from the road that it wasn't too noisy, but close to subway stations and I walked to tiannanmen square! it was small enough to have a nice atmosphere. and the upstairs dining area was really nice, loved the round chairs :)

Disliked: The lock on the door was difficult to open. not much really.

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

Shu-An Liu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 May 2013 Shu-An would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is very close to the metro station and they have a nice bar/common area. I stayed in the 6-bed dorm and they provided a towel, shampoo, shower gel and soap for washing your hands in the shared bathroom (I know that might sound basic to you but after almost a month in china I have made the experience that you can't take these things for granted at all when staying in a dorm room). I booked the tour to the great wall (Mutianyu) with them and everything went fine.

Disliked: Wifi only in the common area.

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

Kate Whitaker

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

02 April 2013 Kate would recommend this property

Liked: The room had air-con, lockers and a private bathroom which made for a very comfortable stay. The central courtyard and bar were great places to hang out and meet people and the staff were all so lovely and helpful with everything from booking train tickets to organising tours; you couldn't want for more! The hostel is very close to the metro and an easy walk to shops, bars, banks, eateries and there are many nearby Hutongs to explore.

Disliked: If people come back late you'll be able to hear them in the courtyard and the rooms are fairly basic, but at £5 a night it's still an absolute bargain!

85.7%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, down a quiet street a few minutes walk from the metro. Many convenience shops along the nearby high street. Friendly staff. Wifi works well (no Facebook). Nice bar/cafe area to hang out. The food is variable, overpriced compared with other china hostels. Don't bother with the 'muesli' - a bowl of fruit with less than a teaspoon of oats sprinkled on top!

Disliked: I (a girl) was in a room full of noisy and dirty boys. Why no girls only dorm?! Don't stay here if you want to get some sleep. I stayed for 5 nights and was woken up at various times of the night every single night.

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Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

05 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is awesome. It really is the place to stay if you come to Beijing. The establishment is small and homey. It has a lot of character to it. The rooms are nice and clean. Ad the staff are extremely nice and helpful. If you need anything including advice about Beijing just ask them and they will be happy to help. Look no further, you have found the right place.

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

22 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Where to start? Everything was beyond amazing. The hostel is very beautiful, clean, and located in an amazing, central area. The staff were beyond helpful . We stayed in a dormwere clean and great for the price we paid. Walk a block in any direction and there are street vendors, stores, and sights galore. Metro is 200m away which makes transport to/from a breeze. Will recommend to anyone traveling to Beijing

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Kirsten Jacobsen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

20 February 2013 Kirsten would recommend this property

Liked: From what I've heard from fellow backpackers, hostels in Beijing are notoriously win-some/lose-some. Happy Dragon Courtyard Hostel had its own restaurant and bar (with slightly high but fair prices), lots of pre-planned activities to book for cheap, helpful and attentive staff, comfy beds, and free wi-fi.

Disliked: The 6-bed dorm rooms are quite cramped, and unless you're the one under the heater, you will be cold at night! Otherwise, they're great value for the money, especially in a city like Beijing.