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Sanlitun Youth Hostel Reviews

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

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84%

Rating
2194 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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91%

Staff made us feel like a part of the family. Great facilities, restaurant was good, pool table is a winner and the beer on tap was some of the best I've tasted. Clean rooms were great value. Will definitely stay here again. Thank you!

  • 16th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

Coming here already for years. Never dissapointed. Perfect place to explore Beijing and have a good rest afterwards. All of the staff speaks good english and is very friendly. That's unfortunately not granted in China.


100%

Good breakfast,come back again!


77%

my only problem with this hostel, is that they are cheap! they charge for everything, even for using the pool table! and youre not allowed to bring your own food/drinks from outside..


77%

Nice bar area with great drinks, coffee, and breakfast. Staff is okay, some were a little rude. Rooms and bathrooms are decent. Fine for a short stay or after a night of partying.


86%

This is a great hostel and definitely the place to stay if you want to party in Beijing. Great location and staff, and meeting fellow travelers is easy. I stayed in the dorms and also a private room and they were very clean and comfortable. My only criticism would be that the public and private bathrooms smell pretty bad all the time, even when "unused". Seems to be smells wafting up through the drains. Not sure what the hostel could do about this, but it was really the only downside of my stay.


80%

Ok hostel, nice places to hang around including the bar and the restaurant. Bit of a party hostel, had people coming in at all times in the night, especially if you're a light sleeper I would not advise this hostel. Bathrooms were not too bad.


83%

Really goos place to stay..close to metro (5/10 mins walking)..easy to find, clean, and good common areas to meet people..nice place

Owner Comment (Hide)
Nihao,hope you had a great time here and looking forward to your higher review next time.

89%

The location is great to go out in Sanlitun but a bit far from the metro station. There is a nice outside area and the dorms are good value for money.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your nice review, hope to see you again.

74%

The cleanliness of the bathrooms could be better. The air conditioning in our room didn't work...


77%

It'd be great if the floor under the beds are cleaned from time to time, as it is, a layer of dust occupy that space, and since travelers usually put their bags there...well, you can imagine what happens:)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comment and we will make best our room clean when you come next time.

86%

Everything was fantastic except the stench in the women's bathrooms.


80%

A good hostel for China, inexpensive and location is great for markets, restaurants, tube and airport access. The rooms are large and so are the common area showers. The staff are a light quiet but will help. Lounge/restaurant is a nice relaxing area and Alice will always have a smile! Food is expensive but very nice.


91%

Nice staff and clean rooms. Be careful when you order one of their set breakfasts- it takes a long time! But you can order scrambled eggs and toast for less than 10rmb- it's not on the menu but it's way better than any of the other breakfast options. Good bar at night and great place to meet people! Overall really nice base in beijing

  • 2nd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We will make quicker service for you,see you next time.

46%

We booked a private twin bedroom. Room obviously has not been cleaned properly - I even found cigarettes from the last person who stayed there. Bathroom was less than satisfactory with a blocked drain which meant that the whole room flooded whenever anyone took a shower.

  • 31st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

wifi in rooms is important. that might be a reason to look for alternatives. i do work for long hours, i cant seat in lobby all day

  • 31st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Latvia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

A great atmospheric hostel. Really warm and inviting and great to meet new party friends. Also, your employee Carine is an asset to the place. So helpful and a joy to hang out with. Cracking hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We really had a nice staying together with you,hope to see you again.

97%

Great location, helpful staff, great restaurant/bar in hostel, had a fantastic trip staying here!

  • 30th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Nice that they spoke pretty good English as well. We had no issues with security or cleanliness. And the drinks were cheap. Highly recommended!

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


60%

Wifi only in lobby and super slow. Location is good though if you like the bars and partying. Not the cleanest of places but good value and livable.


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