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Beijing Downtown Backpacker Hostel

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No. 85 Nanluogu Alley, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it is not cheap as it seems to be the rule in Beijing, the rooms are very clean, air conditioned is available, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Obviously there are chances to meet new people, in the terrace, the lounge or joining the tours they organise. We are happy of our stay there those 4 nights.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel is fairly nice. The shower is ideally designed, splashes everywhere. However, the room is air-conditioned (very, very nice in the summer) and nice people seem to go there. Also, great hosts with good English skills and very helpful in planning activities in Beijing. Also free breakfast which was great!

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Zachary P, Manager at Beijing Downtown Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. We will try to manage the splashing shower. I am sorry for that. Wish to have you back here next time when you travel to Beijing. Wish you happiness! More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good hostel, great location, 5 minutes from a metro station and easy to find, walking-distance to Tiananmen square and the Forbidden City but be aware that Beijing is VERY spread out, so taking the metro is probably recommended. Wouldn't say the Huton it's located in is "very typical" like some others on here have, it's very touristy and hip,... More 

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Zachary P, Manager at Beijing Downtown Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and nice comments. We will continue to do our best and take your suggestion. Thanks again! Hope you could stay in our hostel next time when you come to Beijing! More 

Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great location. Central to everything. Clean. Walkable to forgotten city and T square - can do it in about 30 mins. We travelled with 2 young kiss and hostel was perfect. Welcoming of kids. Free breakfast next food - basic but sufficient. Would stay again

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Thank you very much and hope to have you back next time! More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Really nice hostel in Beijing, great Location, good value for money, helpful staff and clean rooms... brilliant stay!! Close to Lake, Souvenir Street, Food Market and Forbidden City and loads of restaurants nearby plus 5 minute walk from Subway!! Perfect!!

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Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stayed here for six days in a double en suite room and it served us very well. Ruby was very helpful ahead of time with arrangements. Since we were staying at least 5 days they provided a free transfer from the airport. Our room was compact but perfectly adequate, clean, bed was comfortable and bathroom was fine. The subway... More 

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Muncie
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

My wife and I used the services of Downtown Backpackers for an organized bus tour of the Great Wall during a recent trip to Beijing, and were very impressed with the value, organization, and ease of the experience. It was great! We loved them so much, we immediately got on a new list for a trip to a Chinese acrobatics... More 

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baroda , India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

hostel is situated in a good location of the hutongs. Nan- luo-guxiang is a touristy hutong. all kinds of eateries, bakeries, smoothies and what not available which are all overpriced. it is in no way a traditional old chinese hutong. it has been refurbised. just see the bricks on the walls and you would understand. now coming back to the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

we came to china during winter time and in the middle of the nite..luckily the hostel have the pick up service..really help a lot for us who arriving late. The hostel location is really strategic...close to anywhere, and the ally is really lively at nite..loads of food to try just a step away from the hostel..we will definitely come back... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Stumbled across this hostel when I knew I had to find somewhere else to stay after finishing a tour. Got a 7 bed dorm for equivalent of about £8 which included breakfast. Very clean room with nice big lockers if you want to secure your luggage whilst you're out and about. Bathroom cleaned daily, there was no shower curtain in... More 

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