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Sanlitun Youth Hostel Reviews

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

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2529 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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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 :)


Stay here each time I'm in town, always a great time!


Hard to find. Opposit the Holiday Inn but further down the road. It's set back in a courtyard you cant see from the road. There is a security man & gate for cars, go in & turn right. Sanilun is the cooler, more vibrant space on your right. Good internet. Great showers. I was in a room of 8 with people who had stayed there for weeks. Room was messy, was glad just there 1 night but they were really welcoming, kind & generous. Hot chocolate was fantastic!


The first day, we had only cold water in the shower. The bathroom was tiny and not very clean: there were some leaks at the bottom of the toilet seat. The food was ok, but expensive and we always waited a very long time (once, more than one hour!) to get our meal. The staff was not so friendly. The room was overheated and we had to keep the window open not to suffocate, because there was no way to adjust the heating.

  • 31st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I did not like the days they were changing the tiles of the floor it was so cold, dirty and dusty. You must have told us about it before to book.


Great hostel. Staff are very helpful and friendly and the pizzas available are delicious as hell, will defs stay here again


A little bit far from the metro station but still in an reachable distance. The staff was very friendly but a little slow. That atmosphere was amazing, they have a really nice bar/restaurant and the rooms are small but cozy. I stayed over new years eve asnd they provided traditional chinese hot pot! For Chinese standarts it is very clean. They also provide a lot of posibilities to do tours and co. Always someone there for you! Totally worth the money!


We loved our stay this is a great hostel. We will be back


The hostel was amazing! What made it really special was one member of staff who would do anything for you. Her name was Carine and she made my stay complete :)

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