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King's Joy Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.81 Meishi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100051, China (Chongwenmen)   |  
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Ranked #274 of 5,423 Hotels in Beijing
3.5 of 5 stars 167 Reviews
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“Good for your money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Stayed 2 nights in this hotel. Great location, cheap, wifi in lobby, close to subway, overall not a bad hotel. The bar at the top of the hotel was nice. We stayed here in March so it was a little cold. The Peking duck at the restaurant was a good buy. They brought it up to our room. Nice customer service.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Almost no water pressure and limited hot water. Great breakfast included with my stay. Very friendly and helpful staff with the Hostel portion of the hotel, made evening plans quick and simple. Spoke english very well and knew the area. Room was about average, kind of small and secluded but the location made it easy to get around and see the sights.

Room Tip: No good side for views, it is in the middle of Beijing, rooms are all about the same, nothing to mak...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

- 7 nights stay at this hotel
- very great location, just 10 minutes to subway, about 3 minutes to bus station
- located near a historical site at Beijing, Tian an men
- a lot of good food, snack nearby hotel
- price was cheap
- wifi available at lobby
- bar at the top of hotel also provide wifi with great view

Room Tip: Better chose hotel type, reasonable price with great loaction
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

This hostel was a good find. 5 mins walk (max) to tiannanmen square and the metro, and a dorm room with a private bathroom for 45rmb per night if you book on hostelbookers ..

The bar is sweet, despite having the grumpiest bartender in the world, and the view is awesome. Wifi in the bar and in the lobby but not in the rooms. The girls in the lobby are really helpful and will assist you with anything you need - tickets, directions,recommendations etc. Hot water is a bit tricky - you can get it in the bar if you've bought the food from the hostel (5rmb for ramen noodles), otherwise you have to track it down in the main restaurant. They also have a book exchange.

Rooms cleaned every day and beds are comfy.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 days in November 2012 with my wife and 3 other friends. The rooms are fairly small but sufficient. You wont spend much time there anyway. Bathrooms are clean and there's always a hot shower.

The hostel is located just down the road from Tianamen Square and numerous subway stations.

The staff are VERY helpful even though English is limited. They managed to help us with all our enquiries. They will even arrange sightseeing tours should you require them. They will also arrange transport to and from the airport or railway if needed.

Free wifi is available in the foyer as well as in the bar situated on the 6th floor. This is a no-frills-no-fuss bar serving all kinds of cocktails and beer on tap at very good prices. They also do a decent pizza. The view from the bar however is FANTASIC! The best view of any bar I've visited in Beijing, pariclarly at night. It overlooks Tianamen Square ect. A MUST see at night!

Be careful of the breakfast however. If u not sure of what you're about to eat, ask or leave it all together. We tried the breakfast once and rather avoided it from then on. There's a Starbucks just up the road close to Tianamen Square that's good for coffee ect.

All-in-all...this was a decent place to stay. Cheap, clean, relatively quiet, centrally located, helpful and competant staff...what more could you ask for.

Thanks for a wonderful stay.

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wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Situated on a busy street the Hotel doesn't look much from the outside, but inside it is clean and economical. Good value and pretty friendly staff. The rooms are old and maybe the bathroom could do with some updating, but I didn't find this to be a problem. Half of the Hotel is a Hostel, but this is no problem and there is a good bar on the top floor and 2 rooms with Wifi access (no Facebook in China though).
Catch a Taxi to and from the airport, much cheaper option than booking a car.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I stayed in this hostel for three nights with two fellow backpacking travelers in November 2012. As we had booked this ho(s)tel online, we were still surprised how central (i.e. close to Tiananmen square and the Forbidden city) this accomodation was.

The room rates (we paid 50 Yuan per person per night in a four-bed room with own toilet and shower) were very good and the staff very friendly. The beds were very comfortable, although the room did not seem to have any heating but only an A/C. So it was a bit chilly in it in November. Maybe this is not the fault of the hostel but ours as we did not find out how to operate the A/C.

The bath is good and clean. Wooden storage boxes / shelves are provided which can be secured with your own lock. However, if you have something really valuable you can use the safety boxes near the reception.

The hostel offers a business area on the first floor, which helps with bookings of trains and tours (the later one is much cheaper if booked at one of the tour agencies outside on Meishi street or the nearby Hutongs). Unfortunately we only found out on our second-last day that there is a restaurant & bar & chill area with food, free-wifi access and pool-game at the top floor, offering a great view over Beijing and at the Tiananmen Square. This restaurant also serves breakfast for a good price, so make sure you go there instead of taking the 25Yuan all-you-can-eat (or all-your-stomache-can-handle) breakfast behind the reception.

All in all we can surely recommend this hostel to anyone staying in Beijing!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.81 Meishi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100051, China
Location: China > Beijing Region > Beijing > Chongwenmen
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — King's Joy Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 188
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