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“Efficient, clean hostel with great location-what a surprise” 5 of 5 stars
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Wanlilu International Youth Hotel Beijing Dongsi
No.1 Dongsi South Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China (Beijing Workers' Sports Complex)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 530 Specialty Lodging in Beijing
Jinan, China
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Efficient, clean hostel with great location-what a surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I had booked a reservation with Happy Dragon hostel because of the positive reviews on TripAdvisor, and had noticed that some reviewers were moved to a second location with little explanation. This happened to me, and I was a bit skeptical.

I am SO glad that I was moved.

Spring Time Hostel resembles more of a hotel than a hostel. In fact, only the prices seem like a hostel. It was modern, clean, inexpensive, and had a great location just in front of a subway station and 20 minutes walk from the Forbidden City. More restaurants and bars than you could ever visit are within a few minutes by foot/taxi/subway.

Polite and helpful, and also refreshingly laid back (as opposed to some of the stuffier hotels where I've stayed in China), the staff answered all questions and check-in and out were easy.

This is a great option for visitors who want hostel prices but the quieter environment of a hotel. I will definitely stay here again for the value, location, and nice rooms. The cleaning staff was a bit noisy in the morning...but that was a small price to pay for the other perks this location offers.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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St. Albert, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This hostel is brand new so everything works quite well. There are some things still being set up such as the food service and it looks like they are bringing in computers as I write this. The location is right by a subway so transportation is very close. The hostel is set back from the street so it's very quiet. The walls are paper thin so if you have noisy neighbours it could be a problem.
The beds are hard but everything else, they're new.
Lots of trash just outside the front door so you really have to watch your step, just like everywhere in Beijing.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Great location and nice room(room is very big, and comfortable bed). It just takes 20 seconds from the subway station. It is in the city center near Forbidden City, Wangfujing, Qian men Street, Temple of Heaven. Staff is very helpful, and speaking good English.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Nice room, comfortable bed. I would like to take a pillow because it's better than mine at home... It's clean and quiet.

The service takes care about the customer. We used the laundry service of the hostel who's good. They also booked some restaurant for us because we don't speak chinese.

Everything was smooth and nice. The hostel is close to many smalls shops and 2 lines of subway. If I come back in Beijng I will probably come back on that place. They also suggest some excursions. We didn't did but it's nice to have that possibility. They also suggest to rent some bikes.

Thanks to the manager who's a nice person. And thanks to the team who has a good english, it's not like that everywhere in China and it's really helpfull.

all was perfect!see you soon "Spring Time Hostel" team

Room Tip: take the 3floor... room 5316
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Wanlilu International Youth Hotel Beijing Dongsi

Address: No.1 Dongsi South Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China
Location: China > Beijing Region > Beijing > Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 530 Specialty Lodging in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From the Subway Dong Si Station, take exit D, then turn right, keep walking about 20m ,you will see our hostel.AIRPORT – From the airport a taxi will cost around 100 to 130 RMB. Alternatively you can take the Airport shuttle train to Dongzhimen subway, then take subway Line 2 one station west to YongHeGong Lama Temple station, then change to line 5 and travel south 3 stops to exit at Dong si station Exit D. BEIJING STATION From the Beijing main station you can take subway Line 2 one stop west to Chongwenmen station and then change to Line 5 and travel north 3 stops to the Dong si station Exit D (tickets are 2rmb). Then follow the directions as above. WEST TRAIN STATION – From Beijing West station take a taxi about 30RMB Or take subway from West station line 9 for four stops to Sidaokou and then transfer to line 6 to Dongsi station Exit D. BEIJING SOUTH STATION – take subway line 4 for four stops to Xisi station and then transfer to line 6 get off at Dongsi station.Exit D ... more   less 
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