This is a nice hostel closto the drum tower and 10 min walk from city walls. All of the hostel staff were really friendly and helpful. Cafe is nice n reasonably priced and the vegetarian breakfast was good, 25 rmb I think, for loads of scrambled egg, tomato, toast and museli. I didn't really like the birds kept in cages on the roof terrace, it seemed a bit cruel, but this seems to be pretty commonplace in china. Also I would sggest somemore neutral music in th cafe, other than loud chinese pop.
This hostel is in a great location, only footsteps away from the great wall. It is located in a tiny village which is lovely and quiet. There aren't really any alternative options for dining other than the hostel. The food on offer is fantastic , healthy and tasty but very expensive for a backpacker's budget. Museli with fruit and a black coffee is 50 yuan, an evening meal with the family is 65 yuan. We would have stayed for a week if we could have afforded to, because the wall is amazing!!
Location is fantastic on Nanlougu hutong which is alive and packed with people at all hours. There are loads of bars and good places to eat, mins from the hostel and only 5 min walk from the new subway station. Rooms are excellent value, for a double ensuite (no window, it's cheaper) it's 80 yuan per person, inc breakfast. We stayed 5 extra nights, it was cheap and nice. The only thing I would suggest is have 2 breakfast options,eggs and pale toast for 13 days is too much, fruit would be better!
The family that run this hostel are lovely,it's very cheap and in a good location. It did feel a bit more like a home stay though than a hostel, as someone from the family slept in the lounge or an empty dorm every night which felt a little awkward. We took a tour out to the countryside and stayed in a Ger, arranged by the family. This is a must do,it was the best part of our trip so far. Breakfast of toast and tea/coffee is included which is great considering a lot of hostels don't provide this
This hostel is in its early days and it shows. It's well located about 15 mins from Red Square and some nice cafes and restaurants. Owner more than helpful with free registration. However there are improvements needed. One cupboard for guests food but two for staff?. Two toilets in one room with no partition is pretty pointless. Showers are in the kitchen, bizarre. Needs bigger table for guests to eat and more than 4 stools. Bathrooms a little dirty + need to ask for loo roll constantly.
We loved and miss this place, maybe it's be better to end here than to start here because other hostels just don't compare. Staff are really knowledgable and nice to just sit and talk with. Huge kitchen with everything you need to cook and plenty of room for all guests. They had lovely touches like free cookie and ginger tea evenings. The dorm beds are queen sized with curtains and dorms are a good size. The design of the building is really cool and location central. We will definitely return!!!