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Beijing Downtown Backpacker Hostel

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Davao City, Philippines
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hostel is comparable to the excellent hostels in Singapore. Location is close to main road and subway station. Also, its location is a tourist destination itself- being the most famous and nicest huting- Nanluoguxiang, and has lots of shops for souvenirs&apparels, restaurants, and food take out counters. Has free breakfast, wifi, and lockers.Hostel staff are the best! They can...

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Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beijing Downtown Backpacker Hostel is a centralized hostel with a fantastic staff and great accommodations in the middle of a very busy hutong. It's very hectic the minute you step out the front door, but is a great location to explore the city. There's lots of great street food around, as well as many sights, the subway and a nice...

1Thank TC6217
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My name is Frederic Pauchot, chinese name Bao SHOUFEI, french chinese teacher in Nancy, France, I come to Beijing Downtown from year 2004 and from that year cannot expect to to go to another hotel in Beijing! Its place in BEIJING is the best we can expect: on Nanluoguxiang, close to Shishahai which seems to be the best area for...

1Thank Frédéric P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We signed up for the 10K Wild Great Wall hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu. This tour, while not for the timid (6 miles of fun!) was exactly how I wanted to experience the Great Wall. This is an experience that I would not trade. Jackie was a fantastic guide. Very helpful. Very patient for when we needed a quick break....

1Thank MrShibby
Darwen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Backpackers Hostel - Great Wall tour & Opera I was recommended this great wall tour in particular because it was thought to be well organised and have none of the common jade (read tat) shopping involved. The hostel responded quickly to my enquiry via email and I paid via Wechat (I live in China). I arrived on the day at...

1Thank TandJen
Gainford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2017

My first time staying in a hostel for a while so wasn't sure what to expect, but needn't have worried because it was a great experience. I shared a four bed room with two guys - they were really considerate room mates and the curtains around the beds provided plenty of privacy. The beds were comfy and I had ear...

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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 7 January 2017

we booked 2 rooms for 2 nights in winter. the heater of one room on the 2nd night was not working. when we informed the front desk in the morning, staff was apologetic and we were allowed to have late check out free of charge. also had free airport transfer. tip... towel is not provided. you can request towel from...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Not sure how common this is, but be aware that your room might now have windows. If you're dealing with jet lag this could be a bit frustrating. On the plus, the location is great in a bustling hutong (though under lots of construction during our stay) and the complementary breakfast (sans coffee, which is extra) was also nice, though...

1Thank WineDash317
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I can't say enough great things about this place. Here are some of the highlights: -Friendly staff -Free Western breakfast in the restaurant next door (egg, toast, bacon, orange juice) -AMAZING Great Wall tour -Large kitchen and refrigerator storage -Large locker area -Free tea -Cute, central area The only downside was that there is a lot of construction going on...

1Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The location is very convenient and easy to go anywhere. Very lovely small hostel, nice staffs but the bathroom is not really clean. They have curtains for every dorm beds which are really nice and give privacy. Byw, they provide free breakfast!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beijing Downtown Backpackers Accommodation is the original Nan Luo Gu Xiang Youth Hostel. Located in the traditiona Hutong location - Nan Luo Gu Xiang Alley, Beijing Downtown Backpackers Accommodation is much more economical than similarly placed competitors. As a well established value provider we are well attuned to the essentials. Rooms are basic, but well priced, clean and tidy. Our staff are well aware of western traveler needs and cater for various Great Wall tours and Hutong Bike tours. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Beijing Downtown Backpacker Hostel

Address: No. 85 Nanluogu Alley, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Region: China > Beijing > Houhai
Price Range: $17 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“If you are a light sleeper take a room of your own or ensure you have ear plugs and eye mask”
 of 5 bubbles JoT242, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“good location”
 of 5 bubbles 855marcelj, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Email them well in advance to guarantee a space. Also try on the morning of the trip as they often have spaces.”
 of 5 bubbles LP1ECP, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Lockers in the rooms don't seem to be secure enough - use the free lockers in the basement.”
 of 5 bubbles Dreydel, 4 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Private rooms are a good deal compared to normal hotels”
 of 5 bubbles CromoX, 4 Aug 2015 | Read review
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