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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a very amazing stay at the Downtown Backpackers. I travelled alone in Beijing March 2015, my friends recommended this hostel. From the time I emailed them for reservation, they are already very helpful and accommodating. They will always greet you with a smile. Plus, all of them speaks good english, asking for directions is very easy. Airport transfer is... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I find often when you read trip advisor reviews most people talk about it being a 'great location' but this was seriously perfect for travellers. It is on such a busy and cool street, with every different food and drink place imaginable. Try the frozen yoghurt place that is tucked down on the left hand side and is an independent... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

For a first-timer in China, I'd say this hostel is a very good choice especially if you are travelling solo. The rooms are really clean, affordable, and spacious. The hostel as a whole has a nice ambiance. They have dormitory rooms and private rooms as well, free and fast wi-fi Internet and, most importantly, their staff can speak reasonable English!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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 January 12, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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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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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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 

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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 

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