This hostel is in a great location, about a five minute walk from zhongshan tourist street, Taiwan snack street, and the ferry to Gulangyu. Because it's located in a back alley, you might have some trouble finding it, but you'll probably end up enjoying yourself as you walk through the maze of houses, chicken cages, and shops. I found the beds and facilities pretty standard for China. All around, a good place. Thanks!
Stayed here for three nights. Great location, right off of west street. The staff were very helpful. They helped us book bicycles, a bamboo raft down the river, and were able to answer any random questions we had. The hostel has a lot of natural light and a great feel, though it definitely isn't the rowdiest of hostels. The bed was probably the comfiest i've slept in since moving to China. All in all, it's a good atmosphere for relaxing and plotting the next day's adventure.
Kelly's Courtyard is a nice, quiet hostel within walking distance of Tiananmen Square and line 4 of the subway. The staff was very helpful and prompt with service. The manager, Bob, speaks good english and didn't fail us with directions or recommendations. Though I haven't traveled too much in China, Kelly's had a more homey vibe than most hostels I've been to. Definitely a good spot if you want a quiet and comfortable place to recharge while in Beijing.