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Sanlitun Youth Hostel Reviews

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

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2747 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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Great party hostel, Not that quiet or clean, but had a great time, good location and fun bar


I had a great stay at the hostel. They have an inside as well as outside common area where you can always meet a lot of people which created a great athmosphere. The only weird thing was that you couldn't bring food from outside to the common area. The room was pretty big and the bed was decent. Bathrooms were always kept clean and the staff was helpful and nice.


Was a very nice stay. I especially liked the outside area at night, very social and fun to have a few beers. Was great location for me because it is close to the embassies, and because there are many good cheap restaurants nearby.


The location was close to the bar street and the big shops, a 10-15 min walk to the closest metro. The staff were quite helpful. The downpoints are no wifi in rooms, laundry was really expensive, the bathroom were shared men and women for the private rooms and I didn't like having to shower and wash with men in the room.


The hostel is really well located and the bar/restaurant are a bit expensive but really good with a helpful and friendly staff that speaks good english (it's not that common in China!). My only regret is that there's wifi in the lobby but not in the room!!


Good hostel. Good facilities including a bar and restaurant. I was struggling to find the place and one of the staff came and found which I thought was absolutely fantastic. Overall a great place to stay.


Good selection of European beers at the bar, food available too (although I didn't try any), and the hostel is fairly well located for Sanlitun, particularly if you want to go to the big clubs which are about 10 minute walk away! Toilets and showers were pretty clean, and I never had to wait. Bad points: It's about a 15 minute walk to the nearest metro station. The wifi only works on the ground floor and isn't the best. Go to Great Leap Brewing round the corner for beers and burgers!


Located in an upmarket area but not near tourist sites. 15 min walk to a major metro stop--the one that goes directly to airport so very convenient. Much like a hotel--no common area except 2 sofas & pool table in a room off lobby. Attached restaurant but no kitchen; nearby convenience stores; pleasant outdoor patio. Not on street so it's quiet. Washrooms cleaned daily. 4 bed (no bunks) dorm room was small, 4 not-large lockers, 1 table, 1 stool, but light and 2 sockets for each bed.


Great and fun place. Everything is clean and they provide a lot of help for booking tours. No wifi outside of the first floor. The AC units in the rooms are old so it's really hot at night. I stayed in two rooms and it was the same situation.


The atmosphere is great and its location is very good (close to bar street). The stuff was quite helpful, ready to answer all our questions. What I didnt like was that there was no laundry room and it was quite expensive to wash any clothes in the hostel (20RMB per kilo if I am not mistaken).


It's a bit hard to find as its off the main road and through several courtyards. Rooms were a little dated, but the en suite in the room was gross, with a few plumbing problems needing addressed.

  • 10th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We needed to book a 3 bed room, and this hostel served the purpose fine. The nearest subway Dongsishitiao is a 10 minute walk away, which is fine unless you're in the searing August heat. It's a little tricky to find, but once you see the Bali Spa and Mexican Kitchen, just walk through the tunnel and it's right there. Most staff were very pleasant, but the food was very slow. There are a number of varied and good restaurants on your walk to the subway. Also walking distance to Sanlitun.


No WIFI in the rooms and when crouded no WIFI at all. If you want to party the location is very good. The food and drinks inside the hostel are expensive and you can't make your own food. Everytime I asked something I got the feeling that they helped me because they have to, I asked for places they recommend and they told me that I could find it on phone. Atmosphere is very good but the hostel is pretty expensive if you compare it to Chinese standards, not really good value for your money.


A lovely hostel to stay at. 10 - 15 minutes walk from Dongsi Shitiao subway station on line 2. Clean and well maintained. Lovely staff who are very helpful and speak good English. Good food available. Also very good location - near to many Chinese restaurants and Western eateries (McDonald's, Starbucks, Subway etc.). 5 minutes walk to Beijing Workers Stadium for football matches. I really enjoyed the stay at this hostel and recommend it.

  • 6th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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