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King's Joy International Hostel Reviews

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

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1092 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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It's NOT a hostel, but a hotel, feebly attempting to transform some of its regular suites into dorms EXCLUSIVELY by replacing the regular with bunk beds. The rooms are CLASSICALLY furnished, offering very EFFECTIVE and EASILY adjustable air conditioning, integrated in the ceiling. SADLY they lack any lockable spaces, which are however AVAILABLE, smallish in dimensions, for a modest fee of 1¥ / storing. WI-FI is LIMITED to lobby. What's good the location is SUPERB and luggage storage room SECURE.


-Clean room with functioning hairdryer and television -Bedding was comfortable and sheets were not stained or torn


it wasn't a hostel actually, just a hotel with dorm rooms. so facilities were a bit better than an usual hostel, but the place was boring. still really good, if you'll only go there for the shower


This is my third time staying at King's Joy. That speaks for itself. The location is amazing, just down the street from tian'anmen square and has a metro station nearby. I will stay again next time I'm in Beijing.

  • 3rd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


First off, this is NOT a hostel. It's a hotel. But i was looking for some time alone and privacy so it was great value for me. Staff arent the best but okay. Not very friendly but not rude as well. However, their laundry facility was down the entire time i was there (3days) so that was a bummer


This is not what it advertised! It is a grim, cement block hotel with no atmosphere, bar or clean rooms. We were meant to stay here for the last 4 nights of our trip but when we turned up and realised it was way below what we had asked for, we moved to the Leo Hostel Beijing. In short, our room was dirty and stank of smoke. The bar they advertise had been closed since Oct '13 and there were hardly any other travellers. The staff were unhelpful but we did finally get a refund. STAY AWAY!!!!


First, it is not a hostel! Forget the youth traveler's atmosphere because there isn't. Perfect position, close to tiananmen, but nothing particular about the structure. I asked to keep the room 1h more (1 HOUR) cause I needed to get a shower and the answer has been: "you have to pay if you keep the room longer". Thanks guys, next time in Beijing I'll choose one of the amazing hostel I visited during my stay there! Cheers


Nice place doesn't really feel like a hostel in the sense where you can easily meet new people. The only place you can access the wifi is in the reception and with only a handful of chairs you may find yourself having to stand up. Having said that though the location is great and really easy to find. Ans the hostel was clean and the room I stayed in was good value for money. Great for if you want an early start in the morning as the subway is so close.


This is more a hotel than a hostel-don't expect staff to help you very much or meet many other backpackers


I went to Beijing to extend my passport in the Indonesian Embassy and stayed for only a night in this place based on my friend's recommendation. Turns out it was really great, the location is very strategic, it's located right beside Qianmen Avenue, a favourite tourist destination and only 5-10 minutes walk to Qianmen MRT station. The room was spacious and clean, the bathroom is inside the room, and the price is really good. The only bummer was that you can't use Wifi inside your room.

  • 7th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This is a hotel, not a hostel, and definitely not backpackers place. The only thing that I can complain at, is that they do not have wifi in the room, just in lobby, everything else is ok.


Staff barely speak English. Roof terrace is advertised in the website but it is out since October 2013! Same applies to the Internet cafe. No information centre in the hostel, no willingness to help either. No chill out area, so if you are looking for a hostel feeling atmosphere, you can forget about it here! No train/bus ticket sale available in the hostel. No idea of where stations are neither! Avoid at all cost!!


위치도 좋고 저렴한데 바로 옆이 공사판이라 좀 시끄러웠어요ㅜ_ㅜ

  • 20th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel is located near Qianmen Station (前门站) which makes traveling to other locations much easier. Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City were walking distance and there is much to see on the street of the hotel. The staff was friendly and very helpful! I would definitely stay again if I return to Beijing!


This hostel (hotel) is the best valued hotel, with cheap price.CNY40 in three stars hotel. The room is very big, with many windows with street view. That is absolutely the best youth hostel in China. The beds are comfortable. have wardrobe, tables etc.. The location is excellent, near tianmen, the forbidden city, the old historical lanes, the oldest cinema, very intereseting area.I (love) enjoyed to stay in this hostel (hotel) very much longer time then my original plan. Highly recommend!!!


not a party hostel, but clean and cheap

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