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Sleepy Inn Downtown Lakeside Beijing
Ranked #50 of 982 Specialty Lodging in Beijing
Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

We had been to shanghai and xi'an and feeling rather 'cityed' out, too many people so was assuming Beijing would be exactly the same....well Sleepy inn is just that, a chilled haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Located just 10 minute walk from the metro you wouldn't believe you were in a city. Set beside a beautiful lake, within a Hutong location this is a real find. Across the way, the second lake has a great walk around, and about 1.5km from the hotel is a string of bars and restaurants if you want a bit if nightlife. Hostel world has spot on directions to find the place. Great coffee albeit expensive, very helpful staff. Didn't try the food but ate at the mall for great value just opposite the metro station. Had excellent Peking duck at Beiping Ju near the lake. Bike hire is available too. Great for couples / families.

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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Two friends and myself stayed in a dorm room with two bunk beds in and ensuite shower room. The room and bedding were clean and the girls that worked there were brilliant, they booked us a private taxi to the wall and were always able to help. On first look the area may seem not perfect for getting to on your own but it felt very safe at all times of night.

A really good hostel.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Sleepy Inn was our first hostel after our arrival in China. From the outside it looks a little bit greasy, but that's everywhere in China. Rooms contain a good shower with proper hot water and the bathroom interior is very neat and clean. The only thing is that the bathroom is seperated within the room with a glass wall, so if you're not travelling as a couple this might get a problem.

Location is also very nice, hostel is between the Bejing lakes and a 15/20 minutes walk from the metro station (you have two options on two different metro-lines, which is handy). Breakfast is good, only the drinks (espresso/cappucino/juices) are a little bit overpriced. Overall a good hostel, is also used by many organised tour operators.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

We stayed in a 4 bed dorm room for a couple of nights and a double upstairs thereafter. (Only because Downtown Backpackers was full)

Both rooms were cramped. The dorm was unclean but the double was ok.

There was no breakfast included (for similar price as their competitor).
The common room is larger but lacking atmosphere.
WiFi was available but didn't work too well.

The location is ok but not as good, it's a good 20-30 minute walk past the Xi Hai to the Mao-er Huton as I recall it, which is where the action is. Though there is an interesting open BBQ restaurant on the main street nearby. Just look for tables on the pavement and the smell of grilled lamb.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

I stayed at the Sleepy Inn the second week of June. I was traveling by myself so I wanted to stay in a place where I would feel comfortable and safe. Sleepy Inn was a very good option. Though the neighborhood might seem a little bit shady when you arrive, it's not. It's so close to a small bar/pubs area and the lake. So nice! The room was clean and comfortable. And the service...wow, the staff was extremely helpful and so nice. Specially one of the girls (the one who spoke english well) literally run out of the way so I could go to the opera one night, she chased the driver and ask him if he could take me, so nice! Staying at the Sleepy Inn was a very good experience and I highly recommend it

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Great hostel for staying in Beijing: good location, cold airco, tasteful toast in the morning :-)
Hanna, the main receptionist, helped us by arranging guides, bikes, minibus... Fantastic person!
Located near bus to Beijing West Station, near metro Jishuitan, walking distance from bar street at Qianhai. Nice walk around the lakes nearby. In beautiful neighbourhood Shichahai, with old siheyuans and not too busy traffic.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Bike rental maximizes advantage of the splendid location.Very helpful staff. Excellent breakfast. Clean, though small rooms. All make for excellent value for money. Also, valued detailed directions how to get to the Inn using public transportation.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: No.103 Deshengmen Nei Da Jie, Xicheng District, Beijing 100035, China
Location: China > Beijing > Houhai
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Ranked #50 of 982 Specialty Lodging in Beijing
Price Range: $12 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Sleepy Inn Downtown Lakeside Beijing 1*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sleepy Inn Downtown Lakeside is quietly located along the bank of beautiful Shishahai Lake, the most popular tourist area of downtown Beijing. Shishahai Lake and the surrounding "Hutong" areas still preserve the traditional features of the Beijing old town, with courtyards, flourishing trees, and old hutongs, all bustling with life of real Beijingers. ... more   less 
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