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Beijing Downtown Backpacker Hostel

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Corpus Christi, TX
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First, the hostel & staff are so welcoming! Always finding ways to help you make the most of your visit to Beijing, whether with tickets to the Forbidden City or an easy bike rental or a hutong tour! I had a private room, 105, which allowed me a bit of relaxation at the end of many long days pushing my...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We did the fun tour to the wall it was brilliant. Our tour guide ,May, was very friendly and knowledgeable about Chinese history. The hostel is clean and the staff are very friendly. I would definitely recommend this hostel especially for its value for money.

Thank daniel c
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The transportation to and from the wall was simple and, as advertised, no extra stops. The tour guide May was very helpful and spoke very good English and told us a little bit of Chinese history on the ride. Definitely recommend using them for tours - reasonably priced!

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Some friends of mine are coming to China soon, and this is what I will tell them: do this tour, forget about going to other places in the Wall that are crowded. We booked the tour with Downtown Backpakers and it has been amazing! Totally worth it! They take you here in a bus, explain the history (in our case...

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Sherbrooke, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay at this hostel for only one night, during a long layover iun Beijing. The hostel was very very quiet! We slept really well! The rooms are really simple, but efficient! It is located in the middle of the old Beijing (downtown) on a calm and charming street (only few cars on this street) The only downside, the cleanliness...

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Oyten, Deutschland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The was the best choice to stay in this Hostel downtown in Peking . Nice clean room simple includes a free breakfast. I Would stay next Time also in this Place . The stuff is veey friendly you will get a free Maps of the City .,. Perfekt

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Davao City, Philippines
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hostel is comparable to the excellent hostels in Singapore. Location is close to main road and subway station. Also, its location is a tourist destination itself- being the most famous and nicest huting- Nanluoguxiang, and has lots of shops for souvenirs&apparels, restaurants, and food take out counters. Has free breakfast, wifi, and lockers.Hostel staff are the best! They can...

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Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed March 10, 2017

Beijing Downtown Backpacker Hostel is a centralized hostel with a fantastic staff and great accommodations in the middle of a very busy hutong. It's very hectic the minute you step out the front door, but is a great location to explore the city. There's lots of great street food around, as well as many sights, the subway and a nice...

1Thank TC6217
Reviewed March 3, 2017

My name is Frederic Pauchot, chinese name Bao SHOUFEI, french chinese teacher in Nancy, France, I come to Beijing Downtown from year 2004 and from that year cannot expect to to go to another hotel in Beijing! Its place in BEIJING is the best we can expect: on Nanluoguxiang, close to Shishahai which seems to be the best area for...

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Reviewed February 28, 2017

We signed up for the 10K Wild Great Wall hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu. This tour, while not for the timid (6 miles of fun!) was exactly how I wanted to experience the Great Wall. This is an experience that I would not trade. Jackie was a fantastic guide. Very helpful. Very patient for when we needed a quick break....

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beijing Downtown Backpackers Accommodation is the original Nan Luo Gu Xiang Youth Hostel. Located in the traditiona Hutong location - Nan Luo Gu Xiang Alley, Beijing Downtown Backpackers Accommodation is much more economical than similarly placed competitors. As a well established value provider we are well attuned to the essentials. Rooms are basic, but well priced, clean and tidy. Our staff are well aware of western traveler needs and cater for various Great Wall tours and Hutong Bike tours. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Beijing Downtown Backpacker Hostel

Address: No. 85 Nanluogu Alley, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Location: China > Beijing > Houhai
Price Range: $12 - $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“105 had a window but no view & was quiet and clean, with an ensuite bath.”
amphetamine47, 2 days ago | Read review
“If you are a light sleeper take a room of your own or ensure you have ear plugs and eye mask”
JoT242, Jan 19, 2017 | Read review
“good location”
855marcelj, Apr 29, 2016 | Read review
“Email them well in advance to guarantee a space. Also try on the morning of the trip as they often have spaces.”
LP1ECP, Jan 11, 2016 | Read review
“Lockers in the rooms don't seem to be secure enough - use the free lockers in the basement.”
Dreydel, Aug 4, 2015 | Read review
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