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Beijing Downtown Backpackers Reviews

No. 85, Nanluogu Alley, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

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89%

Rating
1455 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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71%

Really, super friendly staff. Great location, too. But the room was quite dingy and small (double ensuite).


94%

Hostel was exactly what we was looking for - we enjoyed our stay very much. This is right on Nanluogoxiang - best location for any hostel in Beijing. Thank you Downtown!

  • 13th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Very Clean. Very friendly and helpful staff. They spoke English, which helped because my Chinese is absolutely atrocious.


100%

Very helpful staff, excellent location, great package offered (great wall 6km hike), reasonably priced. Guide Emily was very helpful during the great wall transport. Would definitely stay here again.


91%

Great stay. Nice people. Great breakfasts. Loved the organized trips - we did the Great Wall Hike. Good value for money

  • 25th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

I love this hostel well mainly due to its location. The hostel is in Hutong street which has so many small shops and it was a really nice place to hang out especially at night. It near with metro station too. The staff were good although some of them had this dismissive vibe. But the rest were fairly accommodating. The room had quite a large space but had no tv. Overall, I had a nice stay there and would recommend.


86%

Good hostel. Area is a bit busy

  • 4th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

I stayed in Beijing Downtown Backpackers during the Golden Week in October. I booked a 4 mixed dorm with an own bathroom, which was great! The beds were really comfy, it was clean and the bathroom had a good shower. The room itself was big as well. Unfortunately there were no locks on the lockers for your stuff and the room did not lock itself; you had to ask the reception to do so. Also, the Hutong area is really crowdy and expensive, so go outside to buy food for local prices.


94%

We had an excellent stay at the downtown backpackers hostel. Room was nice and tidy and the beds were comfortable. We booked the 6km great wall hike, which we liked a lot. The Jinshanling section of the great wall is not very touristy (even though we visited during the national holiday) and provides you with an excellent great wall experience. Overall no complaints about the hostel, we will definitely book this hostel again when we'll return to Beijing.

  • 3rd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

They had a very good breakfast for free, the location was excellent


100%

An excellent hostel full of smiling helpful staff, close to local transport and lots to do locally. Would highly recommend the Great Wall tour to jingshanling - Simatai and cannot recommend this hostel highly enough


91%

We loved this Hostel! The location within the Hutongs is just amazing. The staff was very helpful and the room really nice, even though it had no window. It was a very pleasant stay :)


89%

Very good choice in Beijing! It's very well located, they have useful staff and they do have a kitchen and breakfast included, which is something I've been missing for a while in Asia. Wifi is quite good. Cozy room downstairs to chill and watch TV. Thumbs up for this place!


100%

This is a quiet and peaceful hostel in an excellent location right in the middle of Beijing's historic hutong. It's just 5 minutes walk to the subway, and the surrounding area has lots of interesting places to explore plus some good restaurants. The staff are very friendly and easy to talk to, and the room was spotless (I stayed in a twin room). As a bonus, the cafe next door had good food and a nice (free) breakfast to start the day. Thanks to everybody at Downtown!

  • 26th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

I hardly give 100% ratings but i gotta give it to this one. Comfortable beds, huge lockers, clean, free breakfast, and helpful staffs.


100%

Good price for excellent location in downtown😊Staff spooke English and they were very helpful and friendly 😊😊the room was neat with LCD TV and sheets super clean and the shower in perfect conditions. The Continental breakfast was simple, however was good 😊Our private room was cozy too with a little extra reading room😊😊😊


91%

This hostel is in an incredible location - based in the center of the Hutongs, which provide an insight into great culture and shopping/ restaurants! The staff were very helpful, a number of day trips are provided by the hostel including trips to the Great Wall.


86%

I got a clean private room with attached bathroom, which sort of exceeded my expectations even without a window. Shower (warm water), air con was working fine. Except that the aircon made a constant ticking sound that disturbed my sleep throughout. Otherwise, it is in a central location in Nanluoguxiang, fantastic facilities (free locker for 72 hrs!), great tour to Mutianyu and 20% off @ the cafe next door which was a very cozy place. Great experience :)


77%

not bad for China it is clean and in a good location. staff helpful enough. shower and toilet should be separated otherwise worth the money.


97%

Very helpful staff with good English skills. Relatively clean (depends on your roommates). Great location and close to the subway.


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