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Forbidden City Hostel

No.5 South Heyan Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China (Tian'anmen/Wangfujing)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Water leakage in the walls. Taking a shower? Be ready so shower with the worms who comes out from between the tiles. Hundreds of them. Most discusting thing Ive ever seen. Cockroaches too. Booked 2 rooms 2 months ahed before going there. Bookings got messed up. Had to wait 3 hours for check in. And only got 1 double room.... More

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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Stayed here on the first leg of our trip through Beijing and it was ideal. The price was very good, we haf no problem getting a triple room as 2 of our 3 group were female not wanting to be in a room on our own. Room was perfect size for our needs, we were using it as a base... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The hotel is located at walking distances from places you want to see and subway is not far away. Rooms are ok. Our booking included breakfast, but we had to start a little discussion to get them. The staff is polite but not really friendly. Even if I keep in mind the rooms are cheap, I would not stay there... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

the location quite far from subway wang fu jin, about 20 minutes walk there, i was damn tired of walking and no idea where is the location, finally found it, it was at the end of the road. better take a bus just cost you RMB 0.40 (using IC card, if by cash only RMB 1 only, beter take bus).... More

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Falaise, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The only good thing about this hotel is the location. Rooms are dirty, damp and in need of repair. WiFi& internet is very slow and often not working. Breakfast is poor, I actually went round the corner to Jade Hotel and had a full breakfast and that was better value.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed there in our first leg and the location is perfect. Right next to the Forbidden City. Rooms aren't that great though, pretty damp and not that clean either. Reception staff were quite helpful and even organised a mini bus trip to Mutianyu. Wifi wasn't working all the time. Didn't try the restaurant as they didn't offer anything Chinese.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

The Location is great, its close to the Forbidden city and it has a bus stop right in front. The first room we had had a window towards the hallway and smelled like mold, we asked if we could switch room and they gave us one with a window facing the outside. That room was great and clean. They also... More

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is small but location is excellent as its near to most visited tourist spots eg forbidden city, tian ang men, basic amenities. Room is small, average rating in term of cleanliness and services. Reasonably price for the location. Wifi free. Hot water and heater available and most appreciated now as the weather is freezing cold -15c. May not... More

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

If you're looking for a great location near Tienanmen square and the Forbidden city with friendly and helpful staff, and don't mind a pretty dirty place, this hotel could be for you.Keep in mind though, that the great location is close to key Beijing sites, but is not close to good bars / restaurants or other tourist infrastructure. It's really... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

i book this hotel thru expedia and i arrive from BCIA on 220am. t the hotel staff expecting my arrival and i got my room key. and tell me where to buy mineral water at 3am in the morning. the area is safe. the hotel room i request have window and is on ground floor.i should have request first floor... More

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Also Known As:
Forbidden City Hotel Beijing
Forbidden City Hotel
Address: No.5 South Heyan Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
Location: China > Beijing > Tian'anmen/Wangfujing
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Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant
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Ranked #1,211 of 4,968 hotels in Beijing
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