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.
- 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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