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Drum Tower International Youth Hostel

No 51 Jiu Gu Lou Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China (Houhai)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Beijing, China
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36 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

If you are looking for a very cheap dorm bed in a good location in the Drum Tower area of Beijing, and don’t mind having to wear flip flops to avoid the dirt, then this place will do the job. The location is very good, about a 5 minute walk to Guloudajie line 2 subway station and very close to... More

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Zeeland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

It was a nice, clean room. it is a hostel, so don't be expecting the Hilton. Very convenient to Houhai (bar street), also to the subway. The common room is very nice with tables to use your computer. The counter people are very helpful. They had one or two cats walking around wanting to have their ears scratched, cute. They... More

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Savanna, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Don't let the lobby fool you, the rooms are in terrible condition. I had to clean the mirror just so I could shave in the morning. The bedding was torn and stained. There is a cute sign on the bathroom wall warning you to use the floor matt(sp). Unfortunately, there was no mat, just a moldy outline of one on... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Stayed 5 days. Comfortable, close to subway. Walkable to many of the things and places you will want to see. Very useful information board and excellent wifi connection. Quiet at night for sleeping. A little dingy in bathrooms but manageable.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The location was great, 10 mins walk from the nearest subway entrance. Macdonald was within 1 minute distance. Further Southwards, there are quite a number of fine dining restaurant, which serves good food at reasonable pricing. The lobby was nicely decorated. We stayed at the 4th floor (Room 410) , which provides the best view, however the room was filthy.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

If they just gave this place a bloody good scrub it'd be a great hostel. It's in a great location, about a 2 minute walk from Guloudajie subway station. There are lots of things to see in the surrounding area that are walking distance, and numerous street food stalls and restaurants around. If you're weary when you arrive, right over... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

This is the place to stay when all the other budget options are full. That's what happened to me as I did not take the National holiday into consideration when planning my trip. The English ability of the staff is so so. The helpfulness of the staff is excellent. The location is good but too touristy for my tastes. The... More

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights in an 8 person mixed dorm, booking it only a day before checking in (Hostelworld.com). Location-wise, this place is great because it's a really short walk to the Guloudajie subway station, which makes travelling about simple. Apart from that, there's a pharmacy, a convenience store, McDs (if for one one meal, you are too... More

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Brisbane
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Stayed here for a week, it was overall pretty comfortable. Very central to everything with great shopping areas, bars and restaurants nearby. The subway is a short walk away. A big thank you to Brian and Harrison for making my stay great, they went above and beyond their call of duty by helping me out!

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Klang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

The hostel is located 10 minutes walk away from the subway station line 2 (or line 1?). Will be 5 minutes walk when the new line open. Besides, the bus stop located right outside of the hostel doorstep provide a great connection of the hostel to other tourist destination of Beijing. It is also only 15 minutes walk to Back... More

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Address: No 51 Jiu Gu Lou Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Location: China > Beijing Region > Beijing > Houhai
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Beijing Drum Tower Youth Hotel is located within the Second Ring road, close to Metro Line 2 Gu Lou Da Jie Station.Drum Tower Hostel has more than 40 sets of various categories of rooms. We privide air conditioner,24 hours hot water, wifi, billiards etc. We are looking forward to seeining you in Beijing! ... more   less 
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