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City Central Youth Hostel

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 June 2015

This is a long time coming, but stayed here few years ago and found it to be convenient place to be in. Yes, it is in the heart of a busiest intersection in the busiest city of China, but you can't go wrong with the location. You got to make few compromises as far as sound and beds is concerned...

Thank DomSan
Reviewed 13 June 2015

Stayed in private room. Shared bathrooms in good condition. Helpful staff who will help to arrange trips to the Great Wall. Opposite train station. Some shops outside the hostel and the train station.

Thank Rtw1415
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

Not the greatest place ive ever stayed but the prices were cheap, the location perfect and the facilities adequate..... The staff don't speak the greatest English so the odd bit of confusion did occur however if like me you're using it as just a base there's nowhere better.

Thank Biffajk
Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

The only good thing about this place is its proximity to the main train station. But you'd be much better off staying farther away and taking a taxi or paying more for a better place nearby. I could write an essay about how awful this place is, but in short: the beds are hard as rocks, the bathrooms are in...

1Thank J M
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 12 May 2015

This is the worst place I've ever stayed. Horrible customer service, terrible mattress, dirty room, no locks on the public showers, the place seems to be full of old Chinese men who enjoy walking around the corridors in their underwear. Claimed to have WIFI, but it only worked when you sat in the lobby... even then it was terrible. Only...

1Thank Scott_Saigon
Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Pretty much a dump. But at the low price, you can't expect much from it. The bathrooms are pretty disgusting (there are very few stalls with doors that actually close), the internet is horrendous (wifi nonexistant in the rooms, even the hard lines take 30 seconds to load a simple webpage), the beds are essentially a wooden plank with a...

Thank jwright1309
Reviewed 19 April 2015

You get what you pay for and this hostel is testament to this. Extremely unhelpful staff with limited English skills, poor wifi and seedy bar facilities. Not a place to meet travellers as it seems the only people staying here are businessmen or nationals. The only upside is the location.

Thank Raquel M
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a week. It had a great location to walk about the city or get the underground. The place was clean with good facilities. The wifi was terrible while we where there though. We booked a cheap rate online and continued to pay the same rate each day extra we wanted to stay so that's a good...

2Thank James K
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Reviewed 11 September 2014

If you are looking for simply a place of rest which is also convenient and cheap, there are very few in Beijing that can offer this combination. This place is one of them. The Hostel sits right next to the bus stop, train station (Beijing Railway Station) and metro (Subway). Immediately outside is the Post Office for which you can...

2Thank Steven M
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

First the good. Dorms are four bed proper beds. No bunk beds. Clean dorms with lockers. Location is right in front of the main train station. Excellent. When you are walking out of the station look to your left/front for the pedistrain bridge. (About 10:00 if looking at a face of a clock)The building that towers above it will have...


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Address: No.1-5 Beijingzhan West Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100005, China
Region: China > Beijing > Beijing Railway Station / Jianguomen
Price Range: $32 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — City Central Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 276
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“Go somewhere else”
Joffer77, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Air con is constantly on in rooms and there are no windows.”
532raquelm, 19 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Any room not facing the Beijing Railway Station is recommended as it may be slightly quieter.”
stevenmC245XY, 11 Sep 2014 | Read review
“3rd floor next to elevator is a club, you may asked the room at the corner to reduce noise”
litaindahsari, 12 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Clean rooms and English speaking staff.”
tokyos2014, 23 Jul 2014 | Read review
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