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City Central Youth Hostel

No.1-5 Beijingzhan West Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100005, China
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Ranked #752 of 5,464 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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Seoul, South Korea
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The only good thing about this place is its proximity to the main train station. But you'd be much better off staying farther away and taking a taxi or paying more for a better place nearby. I could write an essay about how awful this place is, but in short: the beds are hard as rocks, the bathrooms are in... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the worst place I've ever stayed. Horrible customer service, terrible mattress, dirty room, no locks on the public showers, the place seems to be full of old Chinese men who enjoy walking around the corridors in their underwear. Claimed to have WIFI, but it only worked when you sat in the lobby... even then it was terrible. Only... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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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162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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SAINT CLOUD
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61 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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69 hotel reviews
222 helpful votes 222 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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