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Beijing City Central Youth Hotel Reviews

No.1 Beijingzhanqianjie, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

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759 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 60%Staff
  • 57%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 61%Facilities

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Easy, quick service. Not overwhelmingly positive but also there were no problems either.

  • 17th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


you get what you pay for. excellent location, staff barely speaks English. would come again


The location of this hostel couldn't be more convenient! Right next to the train station, a subway station just yards from the front door, and a little market selling everything you need (water, snacks, laundry detergent) next door. The 'travel agency' located in the hostel next to the elevators was convenient too. I signed up for the great Wall tour - with no shopping - the day I arrived at the hostel. I was on the 3rd floor close to the elevators so I had no problem getting wifi.


I only stay here when I'm coming in late to the train station which is directly across the street. The AC doesn't work at all except in the lobby and the room is hot with no air circulation. It's also extremely loud from street noise. The bathroom is relatively clean, but has a glass wall which is awkward. The WIFI doesn't work in the room, but there is a landline that does. Other than location, the only thing I like about this place is the generous luggage storage available after checkout.

  • 14th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The hostel was dirty and my room had a sour ashtray smell to it. The a.c didn't work very well at keeping the room cool, but was very good and dripping water all over the floor. Staff isnt friendly or helpful, wifi is very poor and only offered in the lobby, which is crowded and uncomfortable The location is close to the subway and there are usually taxies in wait right on the corner, but those are the only 2 good things about this hostel; and its not enough to make this a nice place to stay


Do NOT book this hostel with hostelworld. You will get a cheaper price when you arrive and they don't take into account the fact you paid a deposit online.

  • 5th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The best hostel in Beijing and well located . My first choice if ever I visit Beijing again

  • 31st Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


It's right by the central train station (which is good if you are travelling). WiFi doesn't work anywhere except in the reception hall. Beds are terribly horrible for the price you pay. After a month in China I can say this is the worst hostel (value for money) I've staid in. Rooms are clean though

  • 30th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It's ok if you are searching for a really central hostel where you only want to spend the nights. The staff is friendly but with very low english skills. The restrooms are even for China in a bad condition. The Wi-Fi is only "working" in the lobby.


Only a few staff speak English here, so I'd recommend preparing your basic questions in google translate and just screen capture all. It worked for me :) Don't expect the Internet to work here, it's on and off like other places in Beijing (even when I stayed at Marriot, the Internet was inconsistent). I also recommend to bring a tiny lock because they have cabinets for your luggages. The reception may provide it, but again you'll have to speak Mandarin. They also accept deposit in U.S. dollars

  • 22nd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Vietnam
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Staff didn't speak english at all and were not helpful when we asked for help (By the way, I think they won't understand this, you should translate it to chinese). The matress was the worst I have ever seen.


The wifi was limited to the lobby. The seats in the lobby were not enough for the guests. The room was okay but the shared bathroom can do more cleaning.


It located just right outside Beijing Railway Station, just across the main square. There is also a subway station (Beijing zhan) right outside the hostel. The staff doesn't speak much English. The room are clean but you paid for what you get. Linens and towels are provided.

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