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Leo Hostel

A Lai Ke Zhan, 52 Da Zha Lan Xi Jie, Qianmen, Xicheng District, Beijing, China

82%Rating

  • 81%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

Property Information:

Please note: this is the first and original Leo Hostel. Other hostels titled Leo are under different management... ;-)

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*WINTER SPECIAL: Not only are we Beijings most sociable hostel, we are now also the cheapest! Keep warm this winter!*

With our 8+ years of experience, we are very well established in Beijing & well-known throughout China. We are also continuously listed in several well-known travel guides - you can find some quotes below...

Lonely Planet China:
'Popular and ever busy, it's best to phone ahead to book a room at this bargain hostel tucked away down Dazhalan Xijie. It has an attractive interior courtyard... a lively bar and a fine location. Employees at reception make solid efforts at wooing international backpackers.'

Rough Guide China:
'Big, well-run hostel, 10 minute's walk from Tiananmen
Square, with a bar, pool table, movie lounge & free maps.
It's on the bustling pedestrianized Dazhalan street. It's easy to find. A leafy & attractive courtyard...'

Welcome to the Leo Hostel, Beijing's best choice for budget accommodation. Thanks to loyal support from our customers over the years, we were able to completely renovate the hostel in 2012. We hope we can now offer the best stay yet!

We are one of Beijing's most popular hostels, with a reputation of friendliness and fun. Please read below to find out more... :)

Best location: We are one of the most central hostels in Beijing, only 5-10 minutes walk from Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Qianmen bus & subway center.

There is no problem taking transportation to anywhere you want to go in Beijing. We can provide you with a free bus and subway map when you arrive. Please see our map (in the picture section) and compare our location carefully with the other hostels - our location is the best! We are also located in a historic hutong market street (see below for more details).

Budget beds: We are a large hostel that can accommodate more than 100 guests. We have a wide range of accommodation types to suit all levels of budget, and further discounts can also be offered to long-term guests and tour groups.

Great tours: We have a wide selection of great tours, including the Great Wall, Acrobatics, Kung Fu, & Beijing Opera. We also have some special Leo Hostel tours, like our very popular Secret Great Wall tour, where you will be the only ones on the wall. We also arrange Lhasa/Tibet tours, permits and tickets.

Great service: We are a very friendly hostel, with helpful, English-speaking staff that care. The management has many years experience catering towards foreign customers, so we hope our guests feel right at home :)

FREE services:

- FREE Wi-fi / Wireless internet around entire hostel
- FREE short-term luggage storage
- FREE security lockers (big enough for laptops etc - our hostel also has 24 hour CCTV camera security)
- FREE local area map, showing banks, post offices, supermarkets, bus stops, subways, and more...
- FREE local newspaper & Beijing information magazines - letting you know what is happening around Beijing right now
- FREE Chinese language guide - made by us to help you speak a little Chinese during your stay, and our staff can help you practice.

- Facilities & Services...

- Large, friendly bar & restaurant, with western & Chinese food menu (vegetarians welcome!)
- The Leo Movie World. Probably China's largest movie database, with a wide selection of classic & latest movies
- Laundry service
- Book exchange/sale, probably Beijing's biggest library!
- Pool table
- Plane, train ticket-booking & tibet permit service.
- Airport pick up and transfer

More Details...

We have a prized location inside the famous Da Zha Lan hutong market streets, with over 600 years of history. The Da Zha Lan hutong markets are filled with bustling character, with interesting shops, restaurants and stalls, leading right up to Tiananmen Square itself. You can also visit the nearby Qianmen shopping street, newly modernized with brand-name stores. Day or night, there is always something interesting to do or see in our area!

The Leo Hostel is a traditional Chinese hutong hostel, beautifully decorated with traditional furniture and fittings. As an escape from the busy market streets outside, inside the hostel are several peaceful, green seating areas, where you can relax with a good book or quietly socialist with friends.

Along with the normal Beijing tours, we also have some special Leo Hostel tours. Our Secret Wall tour is very popular. You will be pretty much the only ones there and you will see the Wall in its most natural form, without cable-cars or sellers chasing you along the wall! At the end of the tour you can enjoy a traditional home-style meal with your fellow trekkers. We also offer special Leo Hostel tours to Beijing beauty spots, where you can climb mountains, drift through natural gorges, go horse-riding, try bungee jumping, see ice-sculptures, go ski-ing, and more. And if you want to make your own private tour, we can arrange transportation for you.

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY GUESTS WITH AN ACTUAL PASSPORT AND CHINESE VISA CAN STAY HERE. WE CANNOT ACCEPT COPIES OR RECEIPTS FROM EMBASSIES. PLEASE BOOK AS EARLY AS YOU CAN.

您好,本店暂不提供内宾零散床位的预订,当地公安要求,中宾和外宾不能混住。请预订任何的Private room, 谢谢。

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  • Latest Review

    Great place IF you are looking to meet people, drink, and stay up late; decent restaurant/cafe attached to it (service a bit slow, though) No one seemed to abide by the 'quiet at night' rule- people were yelling, playing music, and one guy was even playing the banjo in the dorm. No respect for others. 2 toilets and 2 showers were shared by 20-30 people which was terrible. Bathrooms smelled bc you couldn't flush TP. Helpful staff, though, and a great location. Cheap, too.
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      Anonymous, Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
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Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included
  • Wheelchair Accessible


Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included


Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Things to Note

As per hostel's rules, we could not offer dorm beds to Chinese citizens. Please do not book dorm room, otherwise, your online reservation will be deem to an invalid one. Private rooms are still available for Chinese citizens. Thanks for your understanding.您好,本店暂不提供内宾零散床位的预订,当地公安要求,中宾和外宾不能混住。请预订任何的Private room, 谢谢。





Leo Hostel Located at A Lai Ke Zhan, 52 Da Zha Lan Xi Jie, Qianmen, Xicheng District, Beijing.
Leo Hostel
China
Beijing Xianwu District 100050 A Lai Ke Zhan, 52 Da Zha Lan Xi Jie, Qianmen, Xicheng District
82% 1121
39.8955087 116.3940404
Leo Hostel
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