Beijing Jade Youth Hostel Reviews
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Location, location, location! My main reason for choosing this hotel/hostel was the location and it couldn't be beat (IMO). It's a 5 minute walk from Wangfujing Road, 15 minute walk from two subway stations and 20-ish minute walk from Forbidden Palace. Hard to find at first though. Doesn't really have a hostel feel. It's a hotel with rooms converted into a hostel environment. Bathroom was meh: seen better but also seen worse. Staff were blah. Didn't really go out of their way to help
Great staff that helps you find your way around the city. This is my second time staying here and I liked it. The location is not exciting, but quiet and safe. So if that is what you're looking for you will like it. Other wise you will either be walking a bit, taking a bus to the subway, walking to the subway or taking a taxi.
I stayed in a mixed dorm and the beds were super comfortable! Eat elsewhere though because the restaurant food was not good.
Easy to find but a fair walk from any metro stations. Staff were ok but not overly helpful. The place feels clean but the atmosphere is much more towards the feeling of a hotel it's not at all sociable other than meeting people in your room. Facilities were ok but there was only wifi in the reception area and bar so not ideal. However it was cheap and the rooms were great so I'd visit again.
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the location for this hostel actually isn't too bad however taxi driver won't have a bar of it if you tell them to go there. I Ended up having to catch a bus to the women's hospital from Qianmen station and then a took took (only person who would take me). Location wise it's tucked away in an empty Hutong (more of an alley) along the east side of the Forbidden city wall. Short walk into town where there is a post office, some banks and western shopping. Dorm room was nice, hostels a tad quiet.
Ths was a hotel partly converted into a hostel. There was no hostel atmosphere.- no common area to meet other travellers, no wifi in the dorms (only in the lobby) and no travel information provided.
Initially can be quite difficult to find, however the excellent location makes up for it.
We had troubles with the check in. They first gave us a twin room instead of a double room. When we finally got the good one, it was not clean (toilet not flushed, hair, etc). The day after we were missing towels in the room. One good point is that they are pretty reactive with complaints. The chinese breakfast is average.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 18-24
- (1 review)
The Staff was unfriendly and did not speak english. A very Nice hostel, but too expensive compared to others.
It s bad practice to renovate a room while you have guests staying in it. Cleanliness not great. Unfriendly staff. But can't beat the location
Firstly, I would recommend not staying in china at all! This place is close to forbidden city and tienanmen square... That's all it has going for it. It was clean-ish...The staff were rude, did not speak English for the most part, and definitely did not want to you help you with most things. Glad we didn't get the breakfast included option- looked gross, But so was the rest of the food elsewhere. I would expect more for the price. Ps- research local scams- they are everywhere!!
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
The staff were friendly and helpful, especially on the morning we left. . The Taxi drivers never knew where it was. Maybe have a better map showing the location. Also an explanation of Buses and routes available, will be helpful. Drinking water in the room is a necessity. More like a hotel, than a hostel.
- Novice Nomad
- South Africa
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
Staff weren't the friendliest but overall a solid budget hotel. (Not really a youth hostel)
This isnt really a hostel, but a low level hotel situated in an ugly rectangular building. We were highly disappointed and moved after just one night. The room was not clean and dark, with bad smell, broken mirror, toilet overflowed after one use, staff very unfriendly, WiFi working only in loby. The location may look OK on the map, but actually its half an hour walk from the subway, and the only thing within walking distance in the forbidden city and night market, but neighborh unpleasant
Could be a great place, if it wasn't for the staff. Might be unwillingness or lack of English spoken, but it makes you feel like back in bad old state collective days. Take your money elsewhere if you want it appreciated.
Very disapointed by the staff I recommended this Hostel , but not anymore Yes it is clean , simple but not enough , some rooms smell realy bad Staff is not at all cooperative , pretending not to speak english , they refused to call a taxi because changing hostel , to join a friend , and I had paid the room of course Really bad experience
WE STAYED AT THE JADE FOR THREE NIGHTS... EVERYTHING ABOUT IT WAS BETTER THAN I HAD EXPECTED. ,,,,,,THE PRICE/VALUE ,THE CLEANLINESS, THE FACILITIES THE PROXIMITY TO TIANAMAN SQUARE AND THE FORBIDDEN CITY, THE SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD. THE RECEPTION STAFF WERE VERY PLEASANT AND COULD SPEAK ENGLISH. THEY WERE ALSO VERY HELPFUL IN BOOKING BULLET TRAIN TICKETS FOR US AS WELL AS GETTING A TAXICAB FOR US. THE ROOM WAS SMALL CLEAN, NOTHING SPECIAL ...THE AIR-CONDITIONER WORK EXCELLENT.. ILL STAY AGAIN
In a good location but staff could be rude and there is little possibility of meeting other travelers. If you don't want to sit inyour room there is only the lobby.
Not near any subway stations which I found slightly annoying, had to get a bus to the subway station (and forbidden city ad tianenman square) and then get on your way! Manager and staff were useful, but could be a little rude or blunt at times. Is also a hotel, which I feel ruins atmosphere- did not meet or talk to anyone else. It is fine, but I think there are better places for a similar price to stay in Beijing!
Staff was abit indifferent. Although they did answer most of the questions. Just abit too robotic compared to some funky hostels I've stayed at. Overall the hostel (hotel) was ok. Clean and a sense of space. About 10 minute walk to Wongfujing which isn't too bad.