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Beijing Drum Tower Youth Hostel

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location is near metro station, if you go from airport, take metro to dongzimen, then take metro line 2, get off at guloudajie station, go to exit gate G, turn left about 200m. The area is famous for hutong tour. Staff is friendly and very helpful, beyond expectation. I stayed in pod B, the room is just the same like...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great location, just 200 meters from Guloudajie metro station on Line 2, in a wonderful area full of little alleys, cafés, and eating options (including an excellent chinese restaurant right next door and a cute little café right across the street - i.e. "Little X"). Staff his always helpful, and the place seems well run. I really enjoyed the capsules...

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

We stayed on august 1st, we arrive at 9 am and asked to have our room earlier because we hadnt sleep. The recepcionist do nothing for us, even when we saw people checking out and hiiuskeeping telling him the room were clean. When we asked him again for the room he told us we would have to wait after 2...

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This hostel was just minutes walk from the metro, cash point, 7-11, restaurants, street food, bars, shops and the back lakes! Perfect! The hostel itself had a nice area to chill on the roof, and a nice relaxing bar/restaurant downstairs, with good cheap beer! My luggage was missing for the first 2 days of my visit and the staff couldn't...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Room was spacious, towels changed daily, rooms cleaned daily but bedding changed maybe once a week.Plenty of restaurants in the area even a Mc D's for those that need it .Hostel also does lovely meals ranging from breakfast to snacks...have to say couldn't fault the food but you may not all be eating at the same time depending on what...

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Thank wimag
Reviewed 26 July 2016

position is perfect, everything is reachable. The best hutongs are just few hundreds metres away. Rooms are fine for the Chinese standards, and definitely it was very clean. Staff was polite and able to speak basic English.

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Mannheim, Germany
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

I can absolutely recommend this place. The location is awesome, you are so near to line 2, the most important line in Beijing! You also can walk to Hutongs and to the Houhai Lake. There are so many small Restaurants outside, where you can have great food for a cheap price. Bauzi and Dschio for 8 Yuan, thats a kind...

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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Omg this place is awesome! Instead of dorms they have capsule rooms that are stacked 2 high. You won't be able to stand up straight in them but there's an actual bed, nightstand, small table, and plenty of room for your backpack. It doesn't feel cramped at all. I'm LIVING for this place! There are even capsules with bathrooms in...

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Talbott, Tennessee
Reviewed 23 January 2016

I stayed in an en suite capsule here for 6 nights. It was convenient to have my own bathroom and it's a good price but the room is too cold in winter. There's no heater in the room and relies on a space over the door to take in heat from the hallway. This wasn't enough so I felt cold...

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Reviewed 8 January 2016

Capsule hotel now. Private 'rooms' at almost hostel prices is a pretty good deal but it's still definitely basic. Pros Good location - close walking distance to Bell and Drum Tower and the lakes, little further to the Forbidden city and extremely close to a subway station. Private 'rooms' at almost hostel prices\ Passable western food in the kitchen, the...

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The_DRUM_Cafe, Guest Relations Manager at Beijing Drum Tower Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. We are sorry for the confusion, please let us explain... We have normal private rooms (3 star hotel standard) and we also have private capsule rooms. It seems that you booked the private capsule, which should not be compared with a standard room. Our capsules are designed to offer much more space than...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
THE DRUM - Specialist Capsule Hostel & Hotel All dorm beds are private capsules. Private rooms are 3 star hotel grade. Just 200 meters from subway lines 2 & 8, & Drum Tower. Great tours & very sociable pizza cafe/bar... The Drum "Hot-stel" combines hotel accommodation with new-concept dorm room design.Free wireless/wifi internet is available throughout and the entire hotel has central heating along with air-conditioning. * All private rooms newly renovated with secure key-card access, flatscreen TV, western toilet and 24 hour hot water shower. * All dorm rooms have been upgraded into separate V.I.P. capsule bunk beds with secure keycard access doors, offering complete privacy to every dorm guest * Ensuite single capsule-rooms available (1.7m height, 3-4m wide - with attached toilet & shower).Beijing's best option for those just looking for a cheap private space with washroom facilities. * Don't miss the rooftop viewing deck, with unbeatable views of the Drum & Bell Towers, or consider booking a spacious roof-garden room. * Relax in the comfortable lounge area on one the ikea sofas or Korean/Japanese-style tea rooms. (* The onsite sports cafe/bar provides a great meeting place for guests, offering a hearty selection of western cuisine, fresh coffee, draft beer and cocktails.) * Great Wall of China tours and more can be easily booked through reception. Reception also arranges ticket booking and laundry facilities. * Excellent location, just 200 meters from 2 major subway lines. Easy access to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Lama Temple, Silk Market, Olympic area, Embassy area, all major train stations, the airport and more.Beijing will be your oyster with the free Beijing subway & sites map. Bicycle rental available. * Locally, banks/ATMS, post office, 24 shop, pharmacy etc are all just a short walk away. Stroll down to the nearby historical Drum & Bell Towers, and explore the ancient hutong quarter around the picturesque houhai lake, lively both day and night. * The Drum "Hot-stel" welcomes all. For more information please read below and see the photograph section. You can also contact us direct: drumtower.nihao (gmail). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Beijing Drum Tower Youth Hostel

Address: No 51 Old Gulou Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Region: China > Beijing > Houhai
Price Range: $16 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Beijing Drum Tower Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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“You could fine something better around”
 of 5 bubbles P5332XKclaudiab, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I would recommend choosing the queen private rooms, the capsule were really small.”
 of 5 bubbles Catiac, 24 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Spring for a private. There's a little extra room for you to get about, and you don't need to leave your room to have a shower.”
 of 5 bubbles AussieOnTheRoadcom, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
“We were in room 302 and is a little small. Rooms ending with 8 or 5 are in the corner and would probably be quieter and bigger.”
 of 5 bubbles yuninthesky, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
“I think i paid less than some others, so check online for the best price first.”
 of 5 bubbles carlinhosb851, 11 Apr 2015 | Read review
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