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29 Ren Min Shi Chang Xi Xiang,Dong Cheng District., Beijing, China

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1815 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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Only there for a brief night before flying, but all was good


We booked a private double room. The rooms are squishy so no space to open your luggage except on your bed. The showers run out of hot water and the bathrooms don't look brand new (i.e. they seem clean, but there's stains between the tiles, rubber seals). The bed was very hard. We were only there for one night and paid next to nothing so can't really complain about the above. The staff were absolutely welcoming and very lovely which is invaluable in a city like Beijing.


Basic, functional hostel. The halls were grubby but the room was clean enough and warm. Walls are pretty thin, and wifi was really, sometimes impossibly slow in the evenings. I was using it as a staging point for a move, so having to haul suitcases full of books etc. up a flight of stairs to the second floor was a pain, but if you're a normal tourist that won't bother you, and the location is pretty decent (near two subway lines and many buses).


The location is quite good, close to the subway. The builiding is not so nice, this hostel is not the best in China, but It's good. No common area, only the bar where you can drink something and eat international food (it was a shame, I prefered there was chinese food). The staff is nice,but the best were Carrie, she was really helpful with me, she helped me a lot to find some vegeterian food and the guy in the bar, really kind!


I thank all the staff for their hospitality this weekend. You are doing a great job and changed me from a regular at Sanlitun Youth Hostel to a Happy Dragon Hostel guest.


Friendly staff, always helpful! Near to the metro from where you can go anywhere in Beijing.


Great stay. I really enjoyed my time at Happy Dragon. Excellent, friendly staff. They speak good English and were very helpful if I had any questions. The hostel is right beside a subway station and centrally located, close to many of the main sights.


Having me move rooms in the middle of my stay was inconvenient. If you do that, you should offer a voucher for a free meal or drink at the restaurant. Also, another complaint: No free area to hang out in other than the restaurant. I don't want to spend a lot of money on food and drink. I just want a place to sit and talk to my friends!


the food in the restaurant is not good. You pay a lot for almost nothing


Visited this hostel in December 2014. Positive points: it's cheap, situated in the very center, bar coctails cost little money. The place is poor. The room has air condition but in didn't work correctly. The air was warm, not hot. So it was very cold in the room. The window was old and winter wind came to the room. We asked to make change to another room, but they told all rooms like this. Water heater is also not enough for 2 people. It was my first and last visit there!

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We are so sorry about that,We just changed new heat and all rooms are very warm now.


I stayed here for a few nights in Beijing. Was a good place. Very clean - helpful staff - central location - will stay again


Great hostel with all expected facilities in hostels today. Very helpful staff and nice food (although all western) at the onsite bar/resteraunt. Good atmosphere even in the quiet tourist season. The place would benefit from a communal lounge area though!! A little out the way in a back street but easy enough to find from the metro station!


This hostel was amazing! It was worth every penny. They have amazing tours that they offer for a very reasonable price. I really enjoyed my time on the Great Wall, and am very thankful that Happy Dragon Hostel made it very memorable. It is a very clean hostel. I really liked the cafe and bar on site... I think was very offered at a reasonable rate.


Great staff, clean rooms (cleaned daily), great and convenient location


***FOR DIRECTIONS: when you get out of the subway (Exit B), you will see street. Use the bridge to cross it. Then you see an alleyway/small street ahead of you. Walk straight for a few blocks, you will see an alleyway to your right with a big sign on top of a building saying "HAPPY DRAGON". - Try using public transport to the Great Wall- it's much cheaper and quite easy to get to, and you won't be taken to jade and silk shops like all the other tours. - Hostel was good


Staff excellent, rooms really cleans and good location. Value for money.....excellent. I will really recommend From Spain


Third time staying here. All new staff now but still the same old services. Not as many travellers this time of the year but all is well as of now)!


Everything is wonderful.


Nice hostel - the staff can book lots of tours for you and are great when you need help navigating giant Beijing. The hostel is fairly easy to reach by public transport despite being quite hidden away. There's a lively market just outside the front door every morning.


Just a heads up for ladies: if it says mixed dorm in Asia it's code for guys. I stayed in a mixed dorm and was the only girl. Didn't bother me, just a PSA. Other than that, the staff was helpful with getting me where I needed to go. Location is like 5 min walk to metro. Night market around the area. Not much for common spaces in the hostel but it had a nice little restaurant with a fair priced breakfast.

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