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Beijing Downtown Backpacker Hostel

No. 85 Nanluogu Alley, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China (Houhai)
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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed at Downtown on three occasions when I was in China. I stayed in dormitory accommodation that was reasonably priced. THe other backpackers were all pleasant and considered of others late at night and early in the morning. Good way to meet and talk with fellow travellers. It is easy to find from local subway station. It is in... More 

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled across this hostel when we stayed in Beijing. Stayed in the 6 bed dorm and it was the best hostel we stayed in throughout China. Breakfast included, always hot water available. Staff are super helpful organizing tickets or tours to CBA basketball match, a private tour to the wall & a Kung Fu show. Highly recommend staying at the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed a few blocks away for our first couple of nights in Beijing and were so glad when we moved here. The double room (250 RMB) was a bit small for us with our bags but that did not detract from the stay. Plenty of hot water all day and a comfortable bed. The included breakfast next door is... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Very good location in the Hutongs in Beijing. Close to everything. Very good clean rooms and affordable prices. They are in the process of building a common kitchen. Staff helps you with organising trips, train tickets etc.

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

Thank you for your comments! Hope you could enjoy again at our hostel next time when you come to Beijing! We'll try our best to do our better! More 

San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I really liked this hostel, it was a breath of fresh air after some other less than satisfactory hostels I'd come across during my China trip. The only thing I will say is to NOT follow the directions they have on hostelworld! I took the airport shuttle bus like they said and the stops were completely different, I was lost... More 

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

Thank you very much for your long comments and interpretations. I really appreciate your sincerity and kindness. Yes the airport shuttle bus is a little compliated, even for us (Chinese people who reside in Beijing), because the stops are quite different than that on the map and are different than normal bus and there is not any English announcement for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The location i s excellent: safe, beautiful and with good transportation options. The staff was very helpful and accommodating. The price was fair. They offer very good activities and tours that people from other hostels come here to book. The place is clean and well kept, there's a roof terrace too although no many people seem to use it. 10... More 

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

Thank you very much for your comments! Wish you could have a good time here in our hostel again next time when you travel in Beijing. We will try our best to do our better! More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This hostel is on a ridiculously popular and busy street in the hutongs, with lots of food options around, and close to the metro. We opted for the "balcony room" since there were no other window rooms left. The balcony though, while private to the room, is basically a glassed-in passage leading to the room, and is too narrow to... More 

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

Thank you for your comments! The balcony was what we designed for guests to have some privacy and quietness. Your advice is very valuable to us. Yes the space is narrow and we will try to do something to optimize the condition. Wish you could have a good time again in our hostel next time when you travel in Beijing!... More 

Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The hostel is located in the Nanluogu alley, which is a happening alley for whole day. It is around ~5 minutes walking distance to Nanluogu subway, and 10-15mins to a bus-stop. So the transportation to go around Beijing totally is not an concern. The hostel provides 24 hours hot water! Totally appreciate this when the weather is cold outside. And,... More 

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

Thank you very much for your comments and appreciation. Hope we could have you again here in our hostel next time when you travel in Beijing. May happiness to you and all your family! More 

London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

In one of the most buzzing areas of the old Beijing, the hostel is perfectly located close to bars, restaurants, the subway, etc. Rooms are ok in terms of comfort particularly given the price. Staff was briliant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Great hostel! The Wifi worked in the room and was fast. Plenty of hot water. Great location (on nanlouguxiang), the people at the desk spoke a little English, they booked a two Great Wall trips and also a Beijing opera trip for me (btw: Beijing opera is awful, I don't recommend it). Their free breakfast is ok (egg, toast and... More 

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Address: No. 85 Nanluogu Alley, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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Location: China > Beijing Region > Beijing > Houhai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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