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The DRUM

No 51 Jiu Gu Lou Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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Ranked #24 of 588 Specialty Lodging in Beijing
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Warsaw, Poland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is really cheap place, so don't expect much but it's very good located in the center of Beijng. Friendly, helpful english speaking staff. In the evenings hotel bar is full of people from all over the world it's worth to spend some time there.

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Drum T, Guest Relations Manager at The DRUM, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your great comments. Thank you for saying that we are a really cheap place. For what we provide, our room prices are very reasonable. Although our dorm prices are above average - you do get your own personal capsule/cabin, which is good fun and almost like a private room. Non-guests can also visit our cafe-bar.... More 

Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This place was renewed in 2014 and deserves a much better rating. It's now a capsule hostel where everyone in the dorm gets to stay in their own capsule/pod. Great idea and easily worth the extra price as it gives you a little private space. Definitely the most interesting choice out of the hostels ive stayed at in Beijing. I... More 

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Drum T, Guest Relations Manager at The DRUM, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for your great comments. We ask that guests please ignore any reviews previous to summer 2014. The whole hotel has been renovated and there is a new cafe-bar. All dorm beds are now in the form of separate capsules/cabins (or "hobbit-holes"!). They are very popular with guests. We also offer private single capsules with toilet and... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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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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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

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

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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PJ
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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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