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Sanlitun Youth Hostel Reviews

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

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2481 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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Quite clean and the reception staff is really helpful.


Lovely and very helpful staff, nice atmosphere. Kitchen is a little bit slow. I would definitely recommend it!


I wish Wi-fi is available at the rooms each

  • 6th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Smug attitude at times from a few of the staff, but most of the time they were very helpful. The location is great for walking to the clubs down the street. There is a mall next store and convenience stores outside. The lounge area isn't really so inviting and you are not allowed to bring your own drinks into the nice bar area downstairs


Helpfull staff and a good place in Beijing for backpackers as well as for normal tourists. Also the guided tours were ok.


although the area is pretty expensive, it's right on the main metro loop. staff were super friendly, room and bathroom were clean, and they had hot water! the common area was nice to hang out in, and I met a lot of cool people. if you're not looking for bars, a hostel up by andingmen might be more your speed, but even still this was a great hostel.


Good choice. Will stay again.

  • 26th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Really good spot close to the metro station and nightlife. Really good price.


Will definitely come back. I like the area, staff was supportive, price is good and the dormitory is nice.


The hostel was unorganized and some of the staff very unhelpful! My friends and I arrived at 4 am, and had booked the night before so that we could go straight to our rooms. But then the staff woke us up at noon with someone coming into our (private) room and yelling at us in Chinese for five minutes until someone finally explained in English that we had to change rooms - and wait for an hour for our new room! The staff also kept forgetting to extend our booking when we asked, which was a pain.


Sanlitun is a regular stop for my friends and I when we're in Beijing. It's location is tough to beat, and prices are also quite reasonable. You can easily walk to a number of places - including markets, the walking street, Worker's Stadium and Gymnasium, subway stops - and find essentially everything you need close by. While we love staying there, we have found that the quality and attitude of the staff has dropped off considerably sincer our first stay several years ago.


simple and easy - but came into the years !!!


A little far from the Subway station, especially in the freezing winter. Everything else was great.


Great staff that are super nice! The hot pot night was delicious. And for tht price, unbeatable




location easy to reach from the airport-express train to dongzhimen(25rmb) then 5min taxi ride(13-15rmb).very helpful and friendly staff.food at the bar is very good-especially the breakfast! rooms are clean but the bathroom is a bit old.only problem:no hairdryer in the room (even tho website sais there is...),no soap/shampoo provided.overall a great value for what you pay,i always stay here when i have to spend a night or two in beijing.


+friendly staff, big dorm room, very cheap, great location -too few sanitary facilities, common area to small & with uncomfortable furniture

  • 12th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hotel was underdevelopment. So it was hard for staff. The stay started with a nightmare which was most likely bad luck. The room had no window was too hot and the air con leaked. The staff were amazing, upgraded our room to en suit and gave us a free night. The food at the bar was good and it felt safe with friendly guests... I would go back.


The staff were pretty great, and the restaurant had real hot chocolate that tasted amazing! However in the dorm there were many girls simply living there and the room was so stuff and full of their things and food was all over the room. It was disgusting. They were very rude, and since they lived there they acted like they owned the place. Maybe one dorm room for long term guests and one for travellers? Also the ceiling fell in so things were a little hectic getting that fixed. Bad wifi.


Had a great time here and met some wonderful people through the Great Wall excursion! Highly recommended and a great beer selection in the bar :)

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