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City Central Youth Hostel

No.1-5 Beijingzhan West Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100005, China
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City Central Youth Hostel
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Ranked #529 of 5,465 Hotels in Beijing
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014
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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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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty much a dump. But at the low price, you can't expect much from it. The bathrooms are pretty disgusting (there are very few stalls with doors that actually close), the internet is horrendous (wifi nonexistant in the rooms, even the hard lines take 30 seconds to load a simple webpage), the beds are essentially a wooden plank with a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You get what you pay for and this hostel is testament to this. Extremely unhelpful staff with limited English skills, poor wifi and seedy bar facilities. Not a place to meet travellers as it seems the only people staying here are businessmen or nationals. The only upside is the location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We stayed here for a week. It had a great location to walk about the city or get the underground. The place was clean with good facilities. The wifi was terrible while we where there though. We booked a cheap rate online and continued to pay the same rate each day extra we wanted to stay so that's a good... More 

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Wuhan, Hubei, China
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you are looking for simply a place of rest which is also convenient and cheap, there are very few in Beijing that can offer this combination. This place is one of them. The Hostel sits right next to the bus stop, train station (Beijing Railway Station) and metro (Subway). Immediately outside is the Post Office for which you can... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

First the good. Dorms are four bed proper beds. No bunk beds. Clean dorms with lockers. Location is right in front of the main train station. Excellent. When you are walking out of the station look to your left/front for the pedistrain bridge. (About 10:00 if looking at a face of a clock)The building that towers above it will have... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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27 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The hotel is located very close to metro subway station line 2, 5 minutes walk to MRT Exit A so it is easy to go everywhere in Beijing with 2 CNY only. Across the street of Beijing´s Central Train Station.Room are clean & decent.Wifi connection only available on the club.

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Turin, Italy
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213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Ok this place is chap and really close to nthe central station and the subway station. The downs: it's relatively dirty and noisy. The wifi doesn't work perfectly and on to9p of that you have to sit in the bar where the waiter comes every 5 minutes to ask you what you want saying the purchase is mandatory. Good place... More 

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

When I visit china all time I have been in this Hostel. The reason is close for every thing. It s just next to train station. also clean rooms and average price. That`s why I like stay here. Staff not rude but not professional but every one can speak English.

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Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed one night in this hotel. The room was quite spacious. It had two single, twin beds. The frames were quite basic and, as customary in China, the mattresses with extremely thin. That's what you should expect at any hostel in China, though. It could have been a bit cleaner. It was not unlivable or filthy, but both the... More 

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is located right in the centre of Beijing and very close to main attractions. A bit dirty and with lots of people that smoke within the hotel, which leaves it with a horrible smell throughout. The rooms are basic and the beds are hard, almost uncomfortable. Breakfast is OK but just too salty. There were cockroaches on the... More 

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