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Happy Dragon Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice friendly hostel with all the basic necessities. Perfect location near city center and underground station. Pleasant English-speaking staff. Low prices for staying in the hostel and good prices also in their cafe on the ground floor where they serve European food, it is tasty and fine for breakfast.

Thank Alina D
Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing special. It is a hostel with the most basic amenities. The best thing was the people. The workers were attentive and the guests were lovely to chat with. The free beer upon arrival was also appreciated!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beds are not clean especially the blanket, we're having rashes after the stay. The staffs aren't friendly and hospitable, when we're asking for a small cup to make coffee in the morning, they said they don't have and refuse to borrow whereas the property has a bar and a pantry. Room temperature are low at night w/o heater, we...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here recently for a week from 18th April, in a double room, and can't figure out how this place gets so many positive reviews. My fiance emailed this place 24 hours prior to arrival to confirm our reservation, and we were told everything was okay. On arrival, the night manager told us he had "made a mistake" and...

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Plus: - Location is very near to Dongsi Subway Station - Affordable cost. They even upgraded my room to double bed eventhough I booked a single bed room without any additional costs - The receptionists speak near fluent english, definitely helpful when asking for helps such as transportation guide - Clean and comfy bedroom - They will help you to...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I stayed in Beijing Saga Youth Hostel (China, Beijing Shi, Dongcheng Qu, DongDan) which is one of the Happy Dragon hostels. We stayed in a private double room which was basic but sufficient. Towels, slippers, shampoo and showergel are provided. The restaurant/bar was very cosy and drinks and food are very cheap compared to other hostels. The food is very...

Thank Travelgirl491
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I only stayed one night but found the hostel to be very good. Bed was comfortable, everything was clean. Close to an oddly large amount of framing and trophy stores, but also close to everything else. The staff spoke near fluent English which was a real plus!

Thank Lauchie T
Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

First off if you are planning on seeing the Great Wall this hostel offers many different tours and they are cheap. Avoid the hassle and join a tour group. They will take you to the wall and you can explore for several hours alone, and they give you an Americanized Chinese lunch. The hostel is great. Kind of difficult to...

Thank Jack_Tonka
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Nice hostel and for the price you pay its worth it. Recommended. Took the trip to Muntiyani with the happy dragon and was great. Not many tourists and good food included. To find the hostel u cant go straight as they said because its a building under construction. Just do the turn around the corner.

Thank Eduardoalmeid
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the hostel in a 5 person dorm for 10 days. As soon as we arrived (early hours of the morning) we were warmly welcomed in and given a tasty cheap breakfast. Our room was warm and comfortable, as well as secure. The staff were very kind, welcoming us and remembering our names. The hostel also had a...

Thank MCh3rry

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*New bicycle hutongs tour starting 1st March**FREE weekly parties of... dumplings (make and eat) , bbq … join-in, enjoy the food and meet new friends! :) That’s right … 2 times a week there is free food! :)+ 'Happy Hours' and special drinks promotions in our barWelcome to the Happy Dragon Hostel, your happy home in Beijing! Within two years of opening we have established a great reputation as being one of Beijing’s best hostels, offering everything a guest needs … and more! We take pride that our service standards are second-to-none, and guarantee that your stay will be happy, entertaining, memorable and excellent value for money. We prefer the personal touch when catering for our customers and staff are more than happy to chat with you, you can learn some Chinese and get the best tips for where to go and getting the best deals when out shopping or needing advice. We’re one of the very few hostels in Beijing to have a real bar, so the atmosphere is great for meeting fellow travellers and other guests, and we have a full tours programme to take you to the must-see Great Wall plus a variety of spectacular shows that are guaranteed to impress. Anything you need and we’ll do our very best to help! :)Our friendly staff are enthusiastic and able to help you with everything: most have years’ of youth hostel experience and are fluent in English as well as having leisure and tourism training and experience (some members are also qualified English tour guides). All rooms are cleaned daily and well maintained, with reading lamps, bed curtains, lockers in the dorms and drawers/cupboards/hangers/shower rails (+free towels +free shampoo and body wash) + hot/cold air-conditioners and extra blankets or a heater if you need. We have a 'quiet policy' for late at night so you can sleep comfortably, as although it's a fun hostel we still know our guests need a good night's sleep :)The hostel atmosphere is like a big family, being relaxed whilst being super-clean and tidy. There is a 24 hour reception + security and our staff are available around the clock to help with all your needs.In addition we can also help you book domestic and international flight and train tickets as well as being able to book you hostels throughout China.**We can also arrange fully tailored trips to Tibet at a guaranteed cheapest price**Facilities:- Web access in lobby (with Facebook when available!) with headphone / microphones / webcams + USB connections- FREE Web access in room - FREE Wi-fi in room - FREE Wi-fi in lobby - FREE library (good selection of Chinese/English/foreign language books and travel guides to read / swap 2-for-1 / photocopy)- Printing and photocopying service- Postal service + stamps for sale- FREE local, city-wide, national travel info- Phone cards + help to easily buy new SIM cards + recharge phones- CD/DVD burning - Taxi booking service to Beijing sites / railway / airport- onwards travel advice to other destinations- train + domestic/international plane ticketing service - Bicycle hire + bicycle tours- Cable TV - Kung-fu lessons from Beijing's award winning Tom Zhang- TV - Refrigerator - Secure key card access + lockers- Efficient laundry service - 24 hour security - Ensuite (western-style!) bathroom with hot and cold shower in all rooms- FREE towels + linen provided- FREE shampoo + body wash soap in all rooms- Ticketing service- FREE 24 hours hot shower- FREE hair-dryer use- FREE extra blankets + heaters in winter- FREE parking - Bicycle parking - On street parking - Late bar with daily special offers - Breakfast choice of American/English/Continental- Restaurant with Chinese + Western food menu- No smoking policy in our bar restaurant in the mornings before noon- Hot and cold air conditioning all rooms- Tours desk - FREE luggage storage - 24 hour receptionAccommodation InformationAll rooms are clean, warm and comfy - newly renovated and decorated. All rooms are equipped with modern security key-card access doors, 24 hour hot water, TV, western toilet and shower, and hot/cold air-conditioning. We also offer free internet connection sockets in every room, and free wireless throughout the hostel.Location InformationWe are located to the north-east of the Forbidden City, 10 mins walk east to Wangfujing shopping street and further 20 mins walk onwards to Sanlitun Bar Street. Out of the hostel on the right is the Dongsi Metro Station, you will arrive in Tiananmen Square in 4 stops and also 4 stops straight down to the Temple of Heaven. This Metro connects all the important places of interest including the Capital Airport, Beijing Main Station, Summer Palace etc.The hostel is also walking distance from the Forbidden City's North entrance and the famous JingShan Park, where from its hill top pagoda you can see amazing views over the Forbidden City and all of Beijing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Happy Dragon Hostel

Address: No.29 Ren min shi chang xi xiang , Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China
Region: China > Beijing > Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Price Range: $20 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Happy Dragon Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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