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City Central Youth Hostel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   No.1-5 Beijingzhan West Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100005, China (Beijing Railway Station / Jianguomen)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

I had booked this place for one night, simply for convenience due to its location next to the railway station and easy access to the airport on the metro connecting with the airport express train. However I only really think there was Chinese people staying in the place which I found quite noisy. My private en-suite room was spacey and... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I had a great time in the hostel, although there wasn't much of a hostel vibe during low season. Most of the guests were chinese and although there is a common space with billiards tables, people were not really mingling. The room was nice and clean and the bed was comfortable. They had a large locker for luggage. The location... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Clean and an ok location.I have stayed here a number of times not because it's the best hostel i found..but because of its convenient location (just across the Beijing railway station). Nearby you can find both chinese and western fast food restaurants, supermarkets and subway station just adjacent to the hotel. The only negative would be windowless rooms...a lot of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Simply i loved my stay there. The staff were always very friendly, helpful and could communicate well in English. We loved the feel of the rooms, which had the most fantastically comfy beds. Great choice!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I honestly wasn't expecting much since we paid only RMB200 for a private room, but I was still pretty underwhelmed by what we got. Service was crap - staff were abrupt and unfriendly, spoke little English, and were unhelpful if you asked for help for anything. I got the impression they would only do the bare minimum for guests. Building... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This isn't really a hostel, more a kind of cheap, dirty hotel with shared rooms. The bathrooms are permanently filthy and don't often have toilet paper. I would try and use toilets in restaurants rather than use the toilets here. The staff don't speak much English and aren't very helpful, so you can't ask questions about things to do in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Good location, just next to the central station. The bed was clean, but hard. The bathroom was terrible, very dirty toilets after the morning rush. A lot of noise from the traffic and construction outside during the night, really hard to sleep! The breakfast was OK.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Just a few step away from subway and Beijing Railway Station. The room price is very cheap if you are in tight budget. Many supermarket, food stalls around hostel, clean but not for outside this hostel.

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Address: No.1-5 Beijingzhan West Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100005, China
Location: China > Beijing > Beijing Railway Station / Jianguomen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — City Central Youth Hostel 2*
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