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City Central Youth Hostel

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Manchester, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with a friend for one night as we were catching a train with a tour group from Beijing Station the next day, and the hostel is literally across the road. CN¥168 for a room with a window. Functional. TV but only Chinese channels. The shared bathrooms were ok but not especially clean, and many of the cubicles for... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

The only positive I can say is it's a great location with easy access to the train station and subway. It's noisy, the beds are hard. The bathroom smelled/stank. Night person on duty was not very good at understanding english, and the others were mediocre to bad as well.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

first the good bits - right next to the station and even closer to the underground. Decent supermarket and shopping centre almost directly underneath in the subway station entrance, plenty of cheap places to eat, not too far from many of the main sights, Free wi-fi, and not too expensive. However, beds are rock hard, and I like futons! Noisy,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Disclaimer: To date, this is my one and only Chinese hostel experience - so for all I know, Beijing City Central Youth Hotel might be outstanding value for money. Having just stayed at some amazing hostels in Europe, however, I struggled with the drop in standard. Culture shock, perhaps. The good: The location. Beijing City Central Youth Hotel is located... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This was our first hostel/hotel in China and it was miserable. The front desk staff and every staff member we met didn't speak English and were not friendly at all. They told us no wifi when we asked and then laughed at us as we walked off. The place feels more like a jail with no windows in rooms, a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

I doubt you are reading this unless you are a die-hard backpacker. If you are not - take a pass on this place and go to a hotel. If you are, the only good thing about this place is it's location, the very closest bed to Beijing (Central/Main) train station. I stayed in the hotel floor. It's really dirty, as... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

We spent 4 nights here. The location is good, right next to a subway station (the subway in Beijing is fantastic!) and the central train station. The room is pretty big but the beds were só hard (even for Asian standards)! The staff spoke barely english and they were not friendly and helpfull at all. For a whole floor with... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The only good thing about this hostel is the location. The beijing central station is a dirty place which doesn't look that safe. The staffs are impolite and slow, they gave me a room that a didn't ask because I check out late and according to the hotel's rules they can't hold the room, however this rule was not written... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

it is very close to exit a1 and a must stay for backpackers and has enough rooms and all are very clean and well maintained The staff is very helpful and will always try to help you even in little broken but proper. English

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a long time coming, but stayed here few years ago and found it to be convenient place to be in. Yes, it is in the heart of a busiest intersection in the busiest city of China, but you can't go wrong with the location. You got to make few compromises as far as sound and beds is concerned... More 

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Address: NO. 1-5 BEijingzhan West Street, Beijing 100005, China
Location: China > Beijing > Beijing Railway Station / Jianguomen
Price Range: $24 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — City Central Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 276
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