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King's Joy International Hostel Reviews

No. 81, Meishi St., Xuanwu District, Beijing, China

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1147 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 64%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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Booked a single room during a fully booked weekend in April, got upgraded to a double room. The best location for a hostel with only 10 minutes walk to the forbidden city. However, I missed a hostel bar to hang around at during the night. English speaking staff and affordable prices would definitely made me come back next time in Beijing

  • 4th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Wish they hadn't closed the bar, as there aren't really any other public spaces in the building to hang out and meet people. But otherwise it was decent - reasonably clean and a very good price for a bed in Beijing.


This place is pretty fuzzy...internet can only be accessed in the LOBBY out of ALL 5 FLOORS of the hotel! Worst part for me is the business centre...I liked the woman and her 26 yr old daughter who were nice to me but the old man in the morning told me to leave because I wasn't BUYING ANYTHING BUT USING MY CPU FOR INTERNET! What the @##$$?! That's rude and I resent that. Atmosphere wise, absolutely none, nothing like a bar. And HOT WATER TAKES A LONG TIME TO GET!


King's Joy is a hotel that you're definitely getting more for your money in terms of location. The staff was nice, but strict. The dorm room was clean and had a locker to use inside (bring a lock). There's a security guard on duty at night who diligently checks the inside of his eye-lids for holes. They also have a for-profit tour company inside the lobby. Namely, it's the location that brings it home. It is merely blocks away from Tienanmen Square, the history museum, and Forbidden City.

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