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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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Easy to find, the directions the hostel gave us coming from the airport were great. Staff were friendly and had great English. Lovely location close to subway and with lots of shops and food places, it's not a cheap street though and very busy in the evening. Our triple private room was really big and clean with comfortable beds and... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location, in one of the most visited streets in the center of the city. The staff speak basic but sufficient English. They give very good advices for your visit. The hostel isn't luxurious, but it offers a nice kitchen and everything necessary to feel comfortable. The beds are relatively soft, in comparison with the tough ones that we found... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is great, gree breakfast, and nie rooms with private bathroom. Clean and prepared for anything you need. The tour to the great wall they offer is a backpacker price, but without doubt, is completely worth it. Not 5 stars because the staff can be more friendly.

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Manila
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was located in a very busy street. Personally I did not like that because it was too chaotic for me but that said location was very central. Rooms were basic, not much decoration happening. They offer tours which is quite convenient as one just sign up in the lobby. There is wifi but no connection to fb etc. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was my second time at beijing backpacker, my stay was just as perfect as the time before. The staff is very helpful, location is perfect, and the rooftop was just the best place to watch the CNY fireworks!

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

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 June 30, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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 7 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 2 helpful votes
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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