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Reviews of Happy Dragon Courtyard Hostel

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

82.3% Overall Rating

153 out of 171 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (07/04/2014)

"It was easily accessed by subway. The dorm rooms are pretty spacious. It has a cute Chinese decor!"

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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 42.24

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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82.3%

Overall Rating

153 out of 171 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Happy Dragon Courtyard Hostel'

Atmosphere
84.0%
Location
82.4%
Facilities
76.0%
Cleanliness
83.2%
Staff
84.8%
Value
79.2%
Safety
86.4%
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Shante nwanaebi

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

18 September 2012 Shante would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the location, easy access to the subway. Great staff and enjoyed time with other travelers.

Disliked: The shared bathroom was small.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Thomas Babbage

Alone

City break

03 September 2012 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: In a good place near the subway, has comfy beds and curtains around the beds, nice bar area etc!

Disliked: The glass door to the bathroom, not that see through, but still......

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

02 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely hostel, the courtyard space is great to relax in and the coffee in the bar is good. The metro stop is a few minutes away giving you easy access to the city.

Disliked: The showers were often dirty, I think because a lot of people use the one toilet block. The showers also had appalling pressure and changed temperature from boiling to freezing every minute or so.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff at the hostel were really helpful, with information about Beijing and booking onward train tickets.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Ashley Taylor

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

29 August 2012 Ashley would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were fantastic helped with booking excursions and train tickets. Had a bar so it was esay to meet people. It is right next to shops banks and the metro.

Disliked: sharing 1 bathroom with 2 toilets in for the whole hostel that was only a small dislike.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good and clean rooms. I stayed in an dorm for 6 persons with a bathroom. The staff of the reception is friendly and helpful.

Disliked: The cafe/bar was overpriced and the staff inside there was slow.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

City break

17 July 2012

Liked: I liked that it was in one of Beijing's Hutongs and near the subway.

Disliked: The hostel was only surface clean, it definitely needs some upkeep and a solid deep cleaning. The beds were loud (squeaky) and there was a lot of noise from the courtyard. The restaurant in the middle takes a lot of the character away from the original courtyard feel. Staff was okay, be very careful when you're hiring a taxi to the airport through them (I booked and paid the night before, and then suddenly there were two more people, I demanded a partial refund and argued that the other two should not be paying full price either.)

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

Colleen Gillon

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

17 July 2012 Colleen would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice staff, good food, many activities can be arranged through the hostel. Having been around to a few other hostels, the prices appear very acceptable.

Disliked: Doors are locked by padlock, which can be a pain and causes a problem for security. There are lockers though.

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was really friendly and willing to help with anything. The hostel is really clean. You can order food or drinks at any time. Even if you are in a dorm you can have a little bit of privacy because the beds have curtains. That was unexpected and really nice.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely courtyard. Near to Ghost Street for some great food.

Disliked: Expensive drinks, and you couldn't bring your own food or drink to the only social space in the Hostel.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

04 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The cafe had very tasty food. I loved the book exchange, and the employees were very helpful with directions and booking issues. I loved the pond with the pet ducks, and the free WiFi.

Disliked: The cafe prices are very high, and the showers could use a little extra attention. The bathroom stalls are very tiny. It would be nice to have an alternative lock on the hostel dorm---having just a padlock to fasten on the outside made it difficult to feel secure sleeping in the room.

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really relaxed place and smiling staff!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

14 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great rooms

Disliked: public restrooms were a litttle janky...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

04 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and character

Disliked: Ants in bed

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

30 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 10/10. Perfect location, friendly/helpful/English speaking staff, the place I'm going to stay next time I'm in Beijing!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly and helped us out a lot. The athmosphere was really nice, since this hostel is located in a Hutong. The place was also great for meeting other travellers. The food served was excellent and the prices reasonable.

Disliked: The rooms are a bit moist and smelly, but this seems to be part of the Hutong experience, since usually the builsings are not connected to the city's water system.

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

18 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very cheerful, friendly and helpful.

Disliked: A dusty, dirty area

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

12 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were exceptionally helpful and seemed genuinely interested in us. They spoke good english and were able to accurately deal with all our requests.

Disliked: Though the bedroom was a good size and the bed was comfortable (which in China is a real plus) there seemed to be a problem with damp. There was a automatic air freshner that gave the room a constant "synthetic perfumed" smell but which was unable to disguise the odour of damp. 2 other bedrroms we saw suffered the same problem.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything fine. We enjoyed it very much!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Mao Thygesen

With friends / other travellers

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

31 March 2012 Mao would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was amazing. Helped us out a lot with last min arrangements. Plus the coffee is good.

Disliked: Mao left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Jamie Moore

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

28 March 2012 Jamie would recommend this property

Liked: Very cool laid back vibe, really fun and friendly staff, good location.

Disliked: I'm afraid I'll have to echo many of the other comments: the room smelt pretty bad!

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

Joao Santos

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

05 March 2012 Joao would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The restaurant was a wonderful place to spend extra time when not touring.

Disliked: The walk down the street to the hostel was hard, as the taxi did not drop me off at the door, but on the main street, which meant I had to walk for about 15 minutes with luggage.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were great and always smiling. The bar/ cafe area was very welcoming, and the location is good, close to the subway and some excellent and very cheap restaurants.

Disliked: Quite cold in winter!

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

Sebastian Albrecht

Alone

Work / volunteering

30 January 2012 Sebastian would recommend this property

Liked: - situated in a good area - friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: - in winter it is quite cold, even the dorm / sanitary wasn't really warm