As an 18 year old female moving to Beijing to teach English, I had never even stayed at a Hostel prior to this week. I was so, so grateful for my decision to stay at the Dragon King Hostel. (Also once known as the 9 Dragons House and the Xinmao youth hostel.) The staff were so wonderful, so helpful and so kind. By the second day of my stay, they'd call me by name as I was entering or exiting. They all spoke wonderful English.
The Zhangzizhonglu train station was right around the corner.
The food at the restaurant was great, although I did have to wait a terribly long time for it.
The wifi was available on every floor, although sometimes unreliable... however, if it was down, I could just walk the five minutes down to the Happy Dragon Courtyard who graciously let us use their wifi. The Dragon King Hostel also has a computer with a VPN where you can pay 1 RMB for 15 minutes of access.
I stayed in a four person dorm which had a locker for each person, and I never felt uncomfortable leaving my things in the room in the locker. The people I shared the dorm with were great, tons of fun, and we ended up spending a lot of time together.
I booked online at Hostelworld.com and the prices I paid were significantly cheaper than the prices listed at the reception, so I'd recommend doing that.
It cost me 65 RMB to get to the hostel by cab from the airport. (Make sure you go downstairs at the airport and wait in line for the cab... don't be fooled by the guys who come up to you and offer to drive you around for their ridiculous 300-500 RMB prices!)
Bring an alarm/watch with you as their isn't one in the room. There also aren't any telephones in the room, but if I needed to receive a call, they were willing to let me use the phone at the reception.
Overall, I absolutely loved my stay here, and I'd recommend it to anyone. I will absolutely stay here again.
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- Also Known As:
- Dragons House (Xinmao Hostel) Hotel Beijing
- Dragons Hotel Beijing