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Reviews of Peking International Youth Hostel

Hostel | No.113-2 Nan Luo Gu Xiang, Dong Cheng District, Beijing, China 100009

88.8% Overall Rating

23 out of 25 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/08/2014)

"Location and atmosphere. Staff were also very nice and helpful. Decent rooms and facilities."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 32.49

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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88.8%

Overall Rating

23 out of 25 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Peking International Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
90.4%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
82.4%
Cleanliness
94.4%
Staff
86.4%
Value
82.4%
Safety
94.4%
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97.1%
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Lukasz Dukala

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 August 2014 Lukasz would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location

Disliked: Staff not being able to speak basic English

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

19 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and atmosphere. Staff were also very nice and helpful. Decent rooms and facilities.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff!

Disliked: There is no kitchen and the restaurant is overpriced! But there are plenty of options directly outside...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

02 September 2013

Liked: The hostel is in an excellent location. It has very nice communal spaces and a nice cafe covered in plants and flowers.

Disliked: The property is extremely small- the rooms are cramped and I was put in a bed in the eaves- I had to physically step on other people's bunkbeds to get into it which was not very nice especially when they were sleeping. There are only two toilets, two showers, and one sink to serve all the guests who are in dorms (about 16 people). They were not very clean at all. The communal areas were also very cramped, and the restaurant was very expensive and the staff very unhelpful.

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

Marije Muizelaar

With friends / other travellers

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

02 January 2013 Marije would recommend this property

Liked: Location and atmosphere!! Easy to visit the city by metro.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

16 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff and atmosphere there is really nice. Also the dorm rooms not only have bunk beds, but normal ones as well.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

09 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, simple but nice accomodations, clean, safe, comfortable. Staff was really helpful and it was nice to have a cafe on the premises. More of a hotel than a hostel, but with the nice cozy feeling of a hostel.

Disliked: Probably a bit pricy for what it is, but very high quality for what is too.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very pretty place. Lots of flowers and nice cafe out front. Great location too.

Disliked: Staff are very friendly and helpful but don't know a lot about the city or how to get anywhere on Public transport.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and modern furniture, really clean. nice cafe downstairs - but way too expensive.

Disliked: Very expensive breakfast and cafe (30 yuan for a cappuccino!!), staff not really helpful, atmosphere so-so. Good for independent travellers looking for a higher-end hostel accomodation.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is a very nice hostel to stay at. I was impressed with the cleanliness of the rooms and bathroom despite the low cost. The rooftop bar was a nice to place to grab a drink at night, though the beers were a little expensive (20RMB, in a supermarket they are much much less), but worth it for the atmosphere. Stay in the six room mixed dorm! It's proportionally way bigger than the four person ones.

Disliked: When I first arrived, I thought I had walked in the wrong door. The cafe is the first thing you see, and seems to be the main focus of the employees there. When I put my bag down to check in, it seemed like I was right on top of people who were eating there. And when I tried to grab food from outside and sit down at one of the downstairs tables to surf the Internet while I ate, they would not let me sit down, saying that outside food was not allowed. And the food is really expensive in their cafe, so I wouldn't want to buy food there. Only negative out of an otherwise great experience!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free PC available for those of us who don't have a wireless device Very comfortable beds and great showers! Staff much friendlier than is the norm in Beijing Free luggage storage and lockers Air conditioning in dorms Very clean with sleek decor

Disliked: Doesn't have the social "hostel vibe" - as it's tacked onto a cafe and the common area is tiny (the rooftop is part of the cafe). The shared bathroom is quite poky - lots of manoevring around the one sink.

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

fernando carrero menendez

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 August 2012 fernando would recommend this property

Liked: clean central friedly

Disliked: small,no room to move,pocket hostel

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

Grete Kvernland-Berg

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

29 July 2012 Grete would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice rooms - especially the bath room

Disliked: The staff did not provide sufficient service. The food staff was totally unprofessional. Food was very overpriced and not good at all. The pizza tasted s...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 July 2012

Liked: The building itself and the dorm rooms had character. The rooms were always clean and spacious. Everyone had their own charging station and lamp.

Disliked: Half of the staff weren't very helpful. I think the problem is there are a million people working there that no one likes to take responsibility for an issue. Such as the air con that broke for 3 days and the wifi that never worked. The location was terrible. Yes you are in the Hutong, but too far away from all the sights. 25min walk to the nearest subway is a massive pain. For what you pay I think you get ripped off.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is brand new and well thought-out. tt has a very nice European-style atmosphere. We had a private room with a private bathroom, and in some ways it felt more like a hotel than a hostel.

Disliked: The hostel has a cafe associated with it. Basic amenities (water, snacks, food) are therefore offered at a cafe price and not at a hostel price. We would have apreciated a cafe discount for hostel guests. The hostel is pretty far (20 minutes walk) from a subway station: however, it seemed like the city is building a new subway station nearby.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

13 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Only one computer, which was nearly always in use. Walls very thin so can hear everything going on in other rooms/bathroom etc.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean. The flowers and plants in front and in the cafe are a great touch. The staff is all very friendly and helpful. The rooftop is very nice, and the location is great.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Petra Jonsson

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

17 April 2012 Petra would recommend this property

Liked: It's beautiful!! At first I thought that maybe it wasn't for me since the area is quite touristy but after a few days I realised that the energy in this area is just great - also, it's just a 10 minutes walk to lakes and parks (where I had morning work outs together with old Beijing people). The venue in itself is covered in flowers, extremely beautiful and very good value for money (at least if you stay in a dorm).

Disliked: Petra left no negative feedback.

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

Brittany Dodd

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 April 2012 Brittany would recommend this property

Liked: This was the best hostel I've ever stayed in. The staff was very helpful & friendly, often making phone calls to tour companies and writing down translations for guests. The hostel is beautifully decorated and clean. The food served in the cafe is delicous. The roof terrace is fantastic in good weather for relaxing and getting off the busy streets. The dorms and bathrooms are very clean & secure.

Disliked: The location makes it a little hard to find. It's located on a narrow historic road, which is part of its charm, but some taxi drivers are unwilling to take you there. Actually taxi's can only take you to either end of the street and you have to walk the rest of the way.