This hostel is a contradiction. First, the pros. The location is great- it's about 15 minute walk from Dengshikou station. In Beijing, once you get to a train station, you can go anywhere. It's also situated at a hutong area- that'll give you a lot of cultural experience. What I liked most was the staff- they spoke very good English (which is important in a country that doesn't speak much English), extremely helpful, fun, and friendly. In fact, the staff is the biggest plus point.
The cons. Someone needs to lecture the housekeepers. On the first day, there was hair all over the room and on the bed. There were also some stains on the bed sheet- I dread to think what they were. In fact, the sheets were not even changed, and it was just pulled over. I informed the housekeeper but was told that they only change the sheets once in three days. Three days later, they still have not changed it. In fact, the only housekeeping done was to replace the toilet rolls. The towels and the dustbins were left as they were for 5 days. The room was also dusty, and the toilet flooded. I urge the management to please train the housekeepers well. It's unfortunate that a great place like this is ruined by such simple but important matters.
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