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Sanlitun Youth Hostel Reviews

No.1 Chunxiu Lu(Gong Ti Bei Lu), Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

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81%

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2334 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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74%

Value for money is OK. Clean and komfortable beds in a great location, especially if you want to have a night out in Beijing. A lot of clubs in walking distance. Lacks the typical backpackers atmosphere though. Would stay there again.


77%

I went here expecting a great atmosphere and a great location. While the staff was incredibly friendly, and you can walk to the bars within 15 minutes, there isn't much of a social scene at the bar, and you're kind of located in an ugly back alley.


77%

The halls tended to be very noisy at all hours so sleep wasn't that great. Intermittent warm showers. Front desk staff was ok, Had a decent bar with spotty wifi. Overall it was above average.


91%

I like the food in the hostel.


66%

I have stayed at this hostel a few times now. The rooms are clean and decently priced and the staff is friendly. However, for the second time in a row, there was no hot water to shower and we were given no discount/incentive to return. The staff said this has been a problem for a while. So until the problem is resolved I'll find somewhere else to stay

  • 31st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

This hostel is located in the heart of the Sanlitun Area, where many bars and clubs are. The hostel itself is quite big but very well organized. They have a nice restaurant/bar which is great to meet other travelers. The restaurant itself is okey, but a bit expensive. The staff is really wonderful. We really enjoyed our stay here.


91%

The place is nice and cheap(to be in Beijing). Among the staff there was one who was really polite and helped me a lot..but I wouldn't say the same for all the other members. The subway is not very close but there are many buses one can take to reach it. Anyway the position is really convinent! The only problem is that there are only mixed rooms in dorm.


83%

I've actually stayed at is hostel about 4/5 times in the last few months as its location is perfect for enjoying the Sanlitun area. The hostel itself is fine but a tad unorganised. The staff, barring one particularly rude and extremely unhelpful women who I believe generally works nights, are actually quite good. Food is okay but there's much better food in the area. Overall I'd recommend it for sure.


89%

Great hostel! located near all the things to see and do in Sanlitun (walking distance from all the night clubs, bars, restaurants and malls). The hostel has a very nice bar and restaurant, which is full every evening with many young people. The room (private for two) was good and clean and the beds were comfortable. However, the shower and toilet in the room could be cleaner (I saw few small bugs). There's no sort of separation between the shower and the toilet, so one shower and it's flooded.


80%

Good location with very helpful staff..Rooms were nice and clean.overall nice stay.

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Thanks for staying at our hostel, we will offer better service to your next arriving.

83%

Decent hostel and very close to the party district!


89%

I loved this hostel and felt very at home here. Karine and Alice were such friendly and lovely ladies and they made me feel so welcome and comfortable. Thank you ladies. See you next time I visit China :)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for staying with us,we are hoping for your next coming.Best regards.

60%

Too many people per bathroom so they were seldom clean. Laundry service was very bad, but we had another bad laundry experience later in shanghai so maybe it's the same everywhere. Reception and bar staff was very helpful


26%

disgusting facilities, the toilets are my floor were virtually unusable due to urine on the floor and the smell of faeces. the smell greeted you as you reached the top of the stairs so it wasn't pleasant to say the least. woke up everyday at 7am by powertools, the room was cleaned halfheartedly and looked like it hadn't had a good clean for 10 years. informed staff and received a 'sorry', no compensation offered. had the cheek to ask for a good review! well here's an honest one.


46%

While in a great location this hostel has room for improvement, the beds are hardly turned down, there is no shared kitchen and the shared facilities could be cleaner. Some of the staff are friendly but can't say that for all of them, when i tried to book another night i was told the hostel was full, when i checked online there was plenty of rooms available. When i finally did checked out, the owners daughter refused to give me directions or even answer my basic questions. Not friendly. 0 / 10.

  • 9th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Great and helpful staff! :) Good location, friendly atmosphere, nice feeling! :) I would recommend this hostel for sure! :)

  • 9th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


46%

Even staff had some English, their communication skill was the worst. It felt like I was begging them to let me stay at their home. I stayed at the counter for like 30min to check in. The pubic toilets were nightmare. I was glad that I had to stay only one night. I would definitely recommend private room with a toilet in it.

  • 3rd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mongolia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

I have stayed at this property several times. This time I stayed in a double private room in the main building. The room was clean but old. It could have used some basic maintenance and updates on things like the floor, lighting, and the shower. Everyday we got clean towels and the garbage bins were emptied. A late night shower did not have any hot water. There is no elevator if you are on the top floor. The price of breakfast was on the high side.


94%

This is my first time writing a review so after staying at Sanlitun for Golden week, I must write about my experience. I stayed at the hostel for 8 days

  • 29th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

This hostel is in a lively area of Beijing, with the bar street being close by and a lot of neat restaurants in the area. The bar in the hostel and the small patio outside were great for meeting other travelers. The food at the hostel is more expensive than food from many surrounding restaurants. It was the National Holiday when I was here so it was slightly more expensive than usual, no fault of the hostel though. Would stay again.


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