King's Joy International Hostel Reviews
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There was a huge and cheap room. But I went in the wrong day the sixth floor bar was close because under construction. But I will go back there in very soon.
The hostel is nice and is in a very strategic location. It would have been nice to have wifi in the rooms because it is very inconvenient to go to the lobby everytime you want to access the net. The cleaners of the room didn't do a nice job, they only clean what can be seen. The toilet cleaner is a very big disappointment, she shouted at me because she didn't want me to use the toilet in the lobby while she is cleaning a certain stall. She didn't want people to use the toilet so she will not cle
Reception staff speak very good English and very helpful, very convenient location close to Tiananmen Square and the metro, and lots of shops and restaurants. Rooms comfortable. Bathrooms could be a little cleaner, but the best I found in China for the price, so still get a thumbs up.
The hostel is transforming to a hotel, so don't expect much out of it. the staff was good and helpful but there was no atmosphere at all or a common area. The rooftop bar and computer rooms are closed, but if you do come for the central location and a short stay, then it's a very good call.
Despite selecting a 2am arrival on the day we arrived they sold our rooms, because we apparently arrived past the cutoff point, and made the 3 of us stay in a shared room. They are also lazy with cleaning rooms and some rooms lacked hot water.
Unorganised. Didn't have a room when I had made the booking online the week before (and paid).
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
I stayed at the hostel 15-20 Oct, The directions from the website were difficult to follow. Taxi drivers would not take the directions in Mandarin that I got from the website. The staff for the most part were not helpful apart from 1 receptionist. The bar was closed for refurbishment which was not on website and they were not running tours as advertised on website
I stayed in both a four bed dorm and a six bed dorm. All were clean and not cramped. The single beds are comfy. It's a great location, right near tian an men square and qianmen station. Not your typical traveller's hostel. It's more of a hotel for chinese, as there's little traveller's atmosphere. However it's very good value for money and quiet. Good if you need to stay for a longer amount of time. Staff are also very helpful.
Difficult to find from the directions. Good location for Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City on foot. Good metro links to Summer Palace and Beijing North station for trip to Badaling to visit the wall.
No bar, no convivial space. Good rooms, but a real sleeping-factory. I had to go to another hostel bar to meet people....
A clean room in a faceless budget hotel, within a few minutes walk of Qianmen Shopping Street, Forbidden city and T. Square.
My stay was great since I was hardly ever in the hotel but they really need wi-fi in their hotel rooms, and to get rid of old signage boasting about the viewing bar. The beds were small but comfortable and my room was clean. Only bad thing is people are really loud in the hallways during mornings. The staff were really helpful when I needed to call my next hotel and explain in Chinese that I wanted to check in later in the day, and also arrange for airport pick up - I really appreciated this.
- Novice Nomad
- New Zealand
- All Female Group, 25-30
- (1 review)
So close to Tianamen Square and forbidden city. Great to be able to walk to the attractions.
China is another planet... but this planet is amazing, because people, historical places are absolutelly umbelievable. prices are very cheaper and food is a surprise, traders are excellent negotiators,... however me too, Lol.... well King's Joy International Hostel, has a nice atmosphere and good support for visitors in general, ... however I disagree with the posibility to use wiffi only in the commons, and not at the rooms, I disagree with it....
we arrived two of us and were separated in different rooms for the whole stay (5days) - we booked the room together. Wifi is super slow and ONLY at the reception. Staff is not so polite. My roomcard (key) was blocked almost everyday so I had to always go downstairs and ask for new one or unblocking mine (dont understand why) Location is on the other hand very good close to Tianmen square (15min). It's a hotel so do not expect backpackers atmosphere.
Right in the middle of the city, great location. I would definitely return
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
It was the second time for me to come in the King's joy but it was not like before, the staff were far from friendly and they forgot how to smile. The bar at the 6th floor which makes the owner so proud closed at midnight ?! and when you asked a drink at the bar it was as if you were annoying the barman. The only advantage is that the hotel is near Tian'anmen place (just 5 to 10 min by feet), however this place looks more like a cold and cheap hotel than a happy and lively youth hostel.
This wireless wifi does not seem to work and I spoken a lot of guest having the same complain. No action taken. It make life very inconvenient as specially when we need capture information on our phone.
I have stayed here many times, I think it might be the cheapest u can fiind in BJ with a good loocation and clean place, is more like a hotel than a hostel. During winter time the price is cheaper and includes breakfast, but during summer time is expnsier and not breakfast but still is cheaper than other places. Its a quiet clean place and very close to Tian'an men.