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City Central Youth Hostel

No.1-5 Beijingzhan West Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100005, China
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Ranked #630 of 5,485 Hotels in Beijing
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it is very close to exit a1 and a must stay for backpackers and has enough rooms and all are very clean and well maintained The staff is very helpful and will always try to help you even in little broken but proper. English

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a long time coming, but stayed here few years ago and found it to be convenient place to be in. Yes, it is in the heart of a busiest intersection in the busiest city of China, but you can't go wrong with the location. You got to make few compromises as far as sound and beds is concerned... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in private room. Shared bathrooms in good condition. Helpful staff who will help to arrange trips to the Great Wall. Opposite train station. Some shops outside the hostel and the train station.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the greatest place ive ever stayed but the prices were cheap, the location perfect and the facilities adequate..... The staff don't speak the greatest English so the odd bit of confusion did occur however if like me you're using it as just a base there's nowhere better.

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Seoul, South Korea
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24 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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 April 19, 2015

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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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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