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Beijing Downtown Backpacker Hostel

No.85 Nanlougu Alley, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China (Houhai)
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Ranked #4 of 283 Specialty lodging in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful hostel situated right in the middle of a very vibrant and bustling hutong, minutes away from the metro and great food places. The room was excellent, price was great but most of all what made this hostel stand out from the rest was the staff members. Unfortunately the airline had lost my luggage somewhere in Shanghai... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights on way to Mongolia and will be back for sure. Staff are super friendly even when arriving at 2am in the morning. Location is fantastic with great street vibe day and night. Two subways within an easy few minutes walk. The accommodation itself is very clean, air conditioned and includes breakfast in cafe attached next... More

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly, warm staff, cheap beer, reasonably priced, and probably the best way to start exploring Beijing's hutongs & Gulou Dajie area. Beijing can be a really fast and disconnected experience if you just check into some hotel somewhere, but you meet a lot of people and really connect with a friendly and human side of the city in Nanluoguxiang. This... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

They have everything you need! Very clean, perfect size room, friendly and helpful staff. I can only recommend this place! A buzzing street with all sorts of shops you can imagine. Very close to the forbidden city I mean like walking distance if you dont mind to walk 😀

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is a great place in a great location! There might be hostels closer to the forbidden city or other historical sights but nothing tops this hostel in terms of closeness to a bustling shopping street and an abundance of restaurants and bars. In fact the pedestrian street it is located on is possibly one of the busiest in Beijing.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We loved staying here. We booked the superior suite which was still cheaper than other hostels and hotels in the area. The room was clean, the AC was great, the bed was super comfy and we didn't hear any noise from the streets or bars. The location is great for exploring the hutongs. The staff behind the reception desk were... More

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Valencia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

It's a nice play to stay even for people who doesn't know Beijing at all. Took a taxi from the airport at night, got 3 places the same room with a bathroom. Nice place with internet access downstairs and cold beer available to enjoy on the rooftop. Good breakfast. Great Great Wall tour ;) Fully recommended.

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

They picked us up at the airport (for a fee, but well worth it!) We stayed in 3 different rooms due to my last minute planning. The best room was the one upstairs in the back, It had a nice, bright open area between the bedroom & hallway out. We stayed here because of the Mutianyu Great Wall trip. We... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Sign up for the mutianyu great wall and really enjoyed it. With the kind advice of the tour guide, took the cable car up half - point before hiking all the way up. The view is really amazing and is definitely worth the hike despite the rain. Strongly recommend

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Spot on, all positive, very friendly ,nice rooms ,clean and comfortable, great shower , helpful staff ,interesting area , nice roof top area for a cold beer , Great Wall trip was fabulous. well located for the subway

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Address: No.85 Nanlougu Alley, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
Location: China > Beijing > Houhai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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