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Beijing City Central Youth Hotel Reviews

No.1 Beijingzhanqianjie, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

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692 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 61%Staff
  • 58%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 61%Facilities

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Bar And Common area Very Sad, staff rude And unpolite. They Close The area when They want And You can't use internet in any other part of The hostel.

  • 18th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The staff were super helpful. They offer extended check out that is paid hourly (10RMB) A superb idea! Some negatives, however. The carpet in the corridor has clearly seen better days and really needs a good clean! The beds in the twin room had rock hard Chinese matresses so don't expect a comfortable night's sleep! I didn't get to use the bar but it looked like it might be a good place to meet people and breakfast is offered at just 18RMB (with the option of beer!) which is really cheap!


Great location。


The hostel is located at a very central place, the metro is located next to the hostel which will take you in 10 minutes to the city centre. Next to that the hostel is within 50 meters of the train station. However, the staff of the hostel does not speak English very well and therefore they cannot help you that much. The hostel is not clean at all and especially the toilets are dirty. When you want to use the facilities then keep in mind that everything costs money.


Unhelpful stuff and very very rude!! Not recommended altough it has a good location.

  • 28th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Excellent location with shuttle bus from airport,subway and train station all within walking distance.


Despite numerous unfavourable reviews, I chose this hostel anyway for its location directly across from the train station. I booked a private twin ensuite, and found it to be much cleaner than reviews had suggested. The room was also very spacious. However, the air conditioning didn't work (they offered to move us to another room but that A/C didn't work either) and I couldn't get on the internet even after they tried to help me. I would stay here again if taking another early train.


i have stayed at this hostel many times and always liked it and so autmatically booked another stay there, but this time it had really gone down hill, the rooms where not as comfy or nice as they once were and the cleaner definatly hadn't been in there, it was now expensive for an awful stay without the nice atmosphere that was there before even the bar seemed closed, amd i won't be returning!

  • 17th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


We stayed there for 4 nights, and we found it was really well located right next to the Beijing Railway station metro. We first rented the room with shared bathroom, but the room was really basic and the shared bathrooms are not clean. We upgraded for private bathroom and then it was ok room was better and bathroom was clean.


Location was good, staff not friendly, Wifi only at 3rd floor.


Difficult to access internet through self-owned WIFI device. Even there is notification about procedure to get access, staff just said NO.


Honestly never been more disappointed in a stay at a hostel. The location is the only thing above average. The only wifi available is in a lounge on the 3rd floor. When we went there to use the wifi they said we could not sit in the lounge without purchasing anything, so we sat in the stairwell… The beds are hard even by China standards - I've lived in China for 2 years now… Would not stay at this hostel again or recommend to anyone.


Good Things: Thank you for your service and for the spacious room. I appricaite the toilet paper, and the daily cleaning. Room for improvement: The bathrooms and showers could be more clean, and it would be good if the wifi worked and the internet connection was faster.


Location is perfect if you need access to the main station. However, staff are rude and unhelpful and there is no free wifi as advertised. Wifi only works in the bar, where you have to pay for drinks to use the wifi.


There is no WIFI included in the price. You must pay for it.




Worst Hostel I have ever stayed at. Besides the good location everything was very poor. Air conditioning didn't work in my room, showers were beyond filthy and half didn't have locks, wifi was only available in the lounge room on the 3rd floor, however, if you wanted to have a seat in the lounge and use the wifi you needed to pay for a drink or they would kick you out (so much for free), to play billiards in the lounge you had to pay 20RMB per game, and the staff in the lounge was very rude.


Good hostel with a fantastic location to the train station. Perfect for an overnight stay if you take the train and it's close to a lot of main attractions as well.


Staff were abrupt and unfriendly. Hostel claimed to have free wi-fi, but this was only available in the bar, and the barman would only turn it on when the bar was busy. There are better and cheaper places available in Beijing.


We stayed in a twin room for 6 night. The hostel is great located in front of Beijing railway station and 5 meters from the subway =). But .. There was no window Into the room, and the air conditionner only work some month .. It was so warm and no way to cool off the temperature .. No solution from the staff (other than pay extra..). The most annoying thing was the "FREE" wifi .. Only available on the bar / pool From 10am to 10pm, and it's an obligation to take something!

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