When we checked into the Forbidden City Hostel, Beijing, we were given a dingy room with no windows and a heart-shaped bed - it looked like something out of a 1970's porn film!
There seems to be a consistent problem with drainage in a lot of Beijing's hotels and this place was no exception - there was a horrid sewerage smell coming from the bathroom all the time. When we notified reception they gave us a can of air freshener - thanks!
There is a small restaurant on the ground floor which served ok food but they haven't introduced the smoking ban in China, so you have to deal with people puffing away (without any ventilation) while you're trying to eat - gross!
Overall, I'd advise to pay a bit more and go for a nicer hotel in Beijing - as there isn't a good range of budget options for travellers.
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- Also Known As:
- Forbidden City Hotel Beijing