Beijing City Central Youth Hotel Reviews
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Everything was typical of what is found in a hostel that caters to the Chinese. Though they have a few western facilities and promote themselves as a good place for foreigners they do a poor job of it. Their command of English was bad and they didn't understand anything I was asking them, only when I spoke to them in Chinese did they finally get it. The rooms were clean and the beds not as hard as other places I've been in China. The bathrooms were filthy, poop left in toilets and in showers!
Location is very good! The train station is right across the street, and the metro is right outside the hostel. You can also walk to Wangfujing and Tian'anmen, which is very convenient. The hostel is clean and has OK facilities. The only downside is the staff, who are quite unpleasant and unhelpful. Overall, I would recommend staying there.
It was a place to stay, nothing more really. Dirty (though the sheets were clean - big plus), irritable staff, no control over who comes and goes (there's a guard, but he's off in his own world). At one point there was no hot water. I appreciated it because I was tired and was just happy to have someplace warm to stay. The plus was that this was SUPER easy to find and located right at the central station so getting anywhere was a piece of cake.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
The location is beyond than perfect, just in the corner was an entrance to the subway; they had helpful staff 24 hours attending in the front desk so its very convenient for a late arrival; the central heating was awesome, it was warm since you get into the lobby and also in the room, also in the showers the heating was working perfectly all the time; the rest It was as expected: the beds were very hard; the internet was not working at all and the bar area was dark, No computers available.
The only reason to stay at this hostel is for the location from the Beijing central train station, particularly if you have to catch an early train the next morning, or arriving really late - and that's it. With a little effort you can find better hostels at cheaper prices in Beijing. The staff were pretty rude and made me to feel like I was inconveniencing them by giving them money. Wifi (sometimes) only works in the bar, and you tend to feel pressured to buy a drink or leave.
If you want somewhere clean and very close to the main station for a night, this is perfect. Aside from that avoid, as it's a soulless atmosphere. The ''free'' Wi-Fi has a cost because the staff come and pressure you to buy expensive tea in the only place you can get reception. It's not right that they advertise it as 'free Wi-Fi'. I really wish I hadn't booked four nights in advance as a 'rest' stop after a lot of travelling. I would have moved somewhere with more life after one night.
This place is perfect. Comfortable, clean rooms, and a great resturant with street frontage. The staff were especially amazing, they went above and beyond for us.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
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