Hostels in Beijing: The Auspicious 8Beijing is littered with hotels and hostels, but many travelers have found that haphazardlyselecting a place to stay while visiting China’s capital can make for a less than enjoyable.Below are eight hostels which can ensure a comfortable stay in Beijing. 1. Happy Dragon HostelThe Happy Dragon Hostel is located near the Dong Si Metro station just to the northeastof the Forbidden City. Popular spots including Wangfujing (shopping) and Sanlitun (bararea) are within walking distance. The hostel offers a wide range of services includinginternet, laundry, bike rental, printing, and tours of different locations in Beijing includingthe Great Wall. Rooms are fairly clean and well kept, and many of the staff can speakEnglish.(0086)1084015584/84025715, http://www.happydragonhostel.com/en/, single rooms from140RMB, twin rooms from 180RMB, shared dorm rooms from 45RMB.2. Beijing City Central Youth HotelThe Central Youth Hotel is located not far from Beijing Railway Station. Despite itsname, it is quite like a hostel. Its 274 rooms include singles, doubles, and shared dormswhich accommodate up to eight people. The Central Youth Hotel is well staffed, clean,has central air conditioning with temperature controls in each room. A large common area(known as the Backpacker Club) which includes a lounge, kitchen, and computer lab canbe found on the third floor of the hotel. The services provided here include laundry,reservations, bike rental, high speed internet, and tours to the Great Wall.
010-85115050（Operator）,65258866,65258066,http://www.centralhostel.com/en/index.html3. Red Lantern HouseThe Red Lantern House has three locations in Beijing, but the main building is located tothe Northwest of the Forbidden City, not far from the Xinjiekou and Pinganli stops ofsubway line 4. The hostel is located in a hutong (alley) area replete with restaurants andshopping centers. The Temple of Heaven is the nearest tourist attraction. All of thebuildings of this hostel retain the traditional architectural style Characteristic of Beijingduring imperial times, containing multiple courtyards, each with goldfish ponds. Thefurnishings are vibrant, distinctively Chinese, and at times elaborate. Red Chineselanterns are ubiquitous throughout the grounds of this hostel. Services include laundry,ticketing, tours, and airport pick-up.8610 83285771/83283935, http://www.redlanternhouse.com/home.htm, twin rooms from190RMB, shared dorm rooms from 70 RMB, family suites from 500RMB (prices subjectto change)4. Sunrise HostelThe Sunrise Hostel is located in central Beijing, a ten minute walk east of the ForbiddenCity, five minutes walking distance from Wangfujing. This hostel features an interestinginterior design scheme, displaying a few uniquely Chinese furnishings. The rooms arefairly clean and well kept. Services include laundry, free wireless internet, tours, printing,
and pick-up. Weekly activities are organized by the staff, the most popular of which is thedumpling party.010-65286532 010-65287418, http://www.sunrisehostel.com/_d1479.htm, twin roomsfrom 140RMB, Shared dorm rooms from 45RMB5. Sanlitun Youth HostelThe Sanlitun Youth Hostel is located in Beijing’s Sanlitun bar area, an ideal location fortravelers interested in the nightlife to stay. There are also a number of restaurants andshopping centers in the area, and the metro flanks the area on two sides. All of the roomsof the hostel are air conditioned, and are supplied with basic amenities. The common areaof the hostel contains a foosball and many other forms of entertainment. The SanlitunHostel offers bike rental for its boarders.86-10-51909288, http://www.sanlitunyouthhostel.com/6. Peking Yard HostelThe Peking Yard Hostel is located just to the northeast of downtown Beijing, east ofJingshan Park. Tourist attractions such as the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square areeasily accessible via the metro which is nearby. Peking Yard sits in an area containing
many restaurants and shops. Rooms range from singles to shared dorm rooms. Thecommon area features a pool table and DVD library. Other facilities include a kitchen andlaundry room. Wireless internet is also available.86-10 – 8404 8787, http://www.pekingyard.hostel.com/index.php7. King’s Joy International HostelThe King’s Joy International Hostel is located in downtown Beijing to the south andwithin walking distance of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. The immediatesurround dings of the hostel include a myriad of restaurants, shops, and tea houses. Thecommon areas of the hostel include a game room and a bar on the top floor with apanorama like view. Services are extensive and include internet, pick up, bike rental,laundry, and currency exchange. Rooms range from singles to family rooms.
8. Dragon King HostelThe Dragon King Hostel is located to the northeast of Downtown Beijing, very close toSubway Line 5. The immediate vicinity includes lots of restaurants, shops and, bars. TheDragon King is a good budget hostel with exceptionally low rates and decent service. Thehostel is air conditioned and facilities include a laundry room, lockers, and a recreationalcommon area. This hostel provides free wireless internet access.Tripper,your concierge when traveling across China,can answer your any China questionswith English answers.Posted in Beijing, Travel Destinations, Travel Tips. Tagged with accommodation, Beijing, Hostels.