Hostels in Beijing The Auspicious 8
Beijing is littered with hotels and hostels, but many travelers have found that haphazardly selecting 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
Hostels in Beijing: The Auspicious 8 Beijing is littered with hotels and hostels, but many travelers have found that haphazardly selecting 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 Hostel The Happy Dragon Hostel is located near the Dong Si Metro station just to the northeast of the Forbidden City. Popular spots including Wangfujing (shopping) and Sanlitun (bar area) are within walking distance. The hostel offers a wide range of services including internet, laundry, bike rental, printing, and tours of different locations in Beijing including the Great Wall. Rooms are fairly clean and well kept, and many of the staff can speak English. (0086)1084015584/84025715, http://www.happydragonhostel.com/en/, single rooms from 140RMB, twin rooms from 180RMB, shared dorm rooms from 45RMB. 2. Beijing City Central Youth Hotel The Central Youth Hotel is located not far from Beijing Railway Station. Despite its name, it is quite like a hostel. Its 274 rooms include singles, doubles, and shared dorms which 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 can be 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.html 3. Red Lantern House The Red Lantern House has three locations in Beijing, but the main building is located to the Northwest of the Forbidden City, not far from the Xinjiekou and Pinganli stops of subway line 4. The hostel is located in a hutong (alley) area replete with restaurants and shopping centers. The Temple of Heaven is the nearest tourist attraction. All of the buildings of this hostel retain the traditional architectural style Characteristic of Beijing during imperial times, containing multiple courtyards, each with goldfish ponds. The furnishings are vibrant, distinctively Chinese, and at times elaborate. Red Chinese lanterns 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 from 190RMB, shared dorm rooms from 70 RMB, family suites from 500RMB (prices subject to change) 4. Sunrise Hostel The Sunrise Hostel is located in central Beijing, a ten minute walk east of the Forbidden City, five minutes walking distance from Wangfujing. This hostel features an interesting interior design scheme, displaying a few uniquely Chinese furnishings. The rooms are fairly 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 the dumpling party. 010-65286532 010-65287418, http://www.sunrisehostel.com/_d1479.htm, twin rooms from 140RMB, Shared dorm rooms from 45RMB 5. Sanlitun Youth Hostel The Sanlitun Youth Hostel is located in Beijing’s Sanlitun bar area, an ideal location for travelers interested in the nightlife to stay. There are also a number of restaurants and shopping centers in the area, and the metro flanks the area on two sides. All of the rooms of the hostel are air conditioned, and are supplied with basic amenities. The common area of the hostel contains a foosball and many other forms of entertainment. The Sanlitun Hostel offers bike rental for its boarders. 86-10-51909288, http://www.sanlitunyouthhostel.com/ 6. Peking Yard Hostel The Peking Yard Hostel is located just to the northeast of downtown Beijing, east of Jingshan Park. Tourist attractions such as the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square are easily 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. The common area features a pool table and DVD library. Other facilities include a kitchen and laundry room. Wireless internet is also available. 86-10 – 8404 8787, http://www.pekingyard.hostel.com/index.php 7. King’s Joy International Hostel The King’s Joy International Hostel is located in downtown Beijing to the south and within walking distance of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. The immediate surround dings of the hostel include a myriad of restaurants, shops, and tea houses. The common areas of the hostel include a game room and a bar on the top floor with a panorama 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 Hostel The Dragon King Hostel is located to the northeast of Downtown Beijing, very close to Subway Line 5. The immediate vicinity includes lots of restaurants, shops and, bars. The Dragon King is a good budget hostel with exceptionally low rates and decent service. The hostel is air conditioned and facilities include a laundry room, lockers, and a recreational common area. This hostel provides free wireless internet access. Tripper,your concierge when traveling across China,can answer your any China questions with English answers. Posted in Beijing, Travel Destinations, Travel Tips. Tagged with accommodation, Beijing, Hostels.