The hostels and budget hotels in Beijing
Address: 85 Nanluoguxiang, Dongcheng district, Beijing, China
Rates: (before April 15, 2008)Dormitory bed 55RMB, double with en-suite 170RMB
(April 15, 2008 to July 31, 2008)Dormitory bed 60RMB, double with en-suite 180RMB
Transportation: Subway Line 2 at Andingmen (25 minutes walk).
Map of Beijing Downtown Backpakcers Accommodation
Free Wi-Fi 免费无线上网
Nanluoguxiang is brilliant for backpackers as it has the advantage of being near cafés and restaurants with English menus
and western food, without being horrendously touristy, overpriced or full of touts. The hostel is quiet and homely, nicely
central with English speaking staff and well connected with buses. Free western style breakfast prepared by the five-star
hotel chef, one of the founders of Beijing Downtown Backpackers Accommodations.
Address: 22 Banchang Hutong, Kuan Jie, Dongcheng District
Transportation: Subway Line 2 at Dongzhimen
Rates: RMB 300 single; RMB 490 double
Services: Business centre. Internet (shared terminal). No-smoking rooms. Restaurant, TV.
Credit cards: DC, MC, V
Originally built in the Qing Dynasty for General Zeng Ge Ling Qin, his pad now attracts tourists who want to stay somewhere
with character. Some guests gripe about the slightly shabby rooms, but relaxing in the Qing-style courtyard, complete with
caged birds, more than makes up for it. Rooms come with their own bathrooms, but the quality and size of the rooms varies
enormously, so ask to take a look before opening your wallet.
- City Central International Youth Hostel 北京城市青年酒店
Address: 1 Beijing Zhan Qian Jie, Dongcheng district
Cost: Dormitory bed 60RMB, double with en-suite 288RMB
Transportation: Subway Line 2 at Beijing Railway Station (one minute walk)
Map of Beijing City Central International Youth Hostel
What this hostel (a member of Hostelling International) lacks in charm it makes up for in convenience. Located on the
doorway of the metro opposite the railway station, the noisy traffic, hordes of people and touts who try to pack you off to
Tianjin might get annoying if you have to stay here for a while. If you're just passing through and need a bed for a night
then this is probably your best option.
- Jade International Youth Hostel 北京西华智德饭店
Address: 5 Zhidebeixiang, Beiheyan Dajie, Dongcheng district
Cost: RMB580 Suite; RMB420/rm with private bath; RMB300/rm with shared bath; RMB80/bed(4 person dorms); RMB70/bed
(8 person dorms)
Transportation: Subway Line 1 at Tiananmen West (10 minutes walk).
Map of Beijing Jade International Youth Hostel
Jade is a good all-rounder. It's near the Forbidden City and Tiananmen and it's clean with good facilities. Staff are friendly
and rooms are luxurious. The tour services have had mixed reviews though, so be warned.
- Lama Temple International Youth Hostel 雍和国际青年旅舍
Address: 56 Beixinqiao Toutiao, Yonghegong Dajie, Dongcheng district
Cost: Dormitory bed 60RMB, double room with en-suite 220RMB
Transportation: Subway Line 1 at Beixinqiao (one minute walk).
Only five minutes walk from the Lama Temple and the Gui Jie food street, this youth hostel is not only well located, but also
one of the friendliest in town. Its impressive main room boasts a throne and a ceiling is covered in Tibetan-inspired patterns;
similar attention has been giving to the designs of the guest rooms. A word of warning, the ground floor rooms lack natural
light: make sure you set an alarm clock, especially if you are jetlagged, or you might find yourself starting the day out mid-
Address: 52 Dazhalan Xijie, Chongwen district
Cost: Dormitory bed 45RMB, double with en-suite 200RMB;
Transportation: Subway Line 2 at Qianmen (10 minutes walk).
Being a stone's throw from Tiananmen doesn't make Leo's any easier to find. When you eventually do, you'll realise you've
reached one of Beijing's most sociable hostels, with a comfy communal area everyone gathers in to chat. However not
everyone will appreciate this, especially in the early hours when guests are still nattering and DVDs still blaring. Leo's
organise a Secret Wall tour to a stunning, remote section of the Wall, a hike that's physically demanding but comes highly
Address: 29 Xisi Beiqitiao, Xicheng district
Cost: Dormitory bed 50RMB, double room with en-suite 200RMB
Transportation: Subway Line 2 at Chegongzhuang (20 minutes walk).
Map of Lotus Hostel
One of Beijing's most beautiful and atmospheric hostels, Lotus offers you the chance to stay in a traditional Chinese
residence, set in a central but peaceful hutong. It comprises two floors of guestrooms opening up onto a central courtyard.
The rooms contain traditional Chinese furniture and paintings and are lovely and clean. Friendly staff speak good English
and arrange tours and onward trips.
- Friendship Youth Hostel (Poachers Inn, Youyi Youth Hostel, 北京友谊青年酒店)
Address: 43 Bei Sanlitun Nan Lu (behind 3.3 Mall), Chaoyang District
Rates: RMB 70 dorm; RMB 180 single/double
Services: Bars (1). Internet (shared terminal). No smoking floors. Restaurants (1). TV room.
Credit cards: Mastercard, Visa
If you like to party and you’re on a budget then Poachers is the place for you. Located in the heart of Sanlitun’s bar area,
British fish and chips at Fish Nation (010-6415 0119), a Belgian pub and several shooter bars are but steps away. So is the
Tree Bar. The downside to being at the heart of the action is that in summer this busy backstreet is riddled with beggars
and drug dealers. Rooms are either twin-bed or dorms consisting of four bunk beds. The private rooms are of a perfectly
decent quality for the price, but dorms are old and haggard, with flimsy mattresses and frosted windows. Daily breakfast and
laundry are included in the price and a squat toilet (with toilet roll) and four showers per two rooms are relatively clean.
Rough and ready all the way.
- Beijing Zhaolong International Youth Hostel 北京兆龙国际青年旅舍, 兆龙饭店
Address: 2 Gongti Bei Lu, Chaoyang District
Rates: RMB 60 dorm; RMB 180 double; RMB 350 double en-suite
Transportation: Subway line 2 at Dongsishitiao
Credit cards: AmEx, DC, MC, V
Website(slow connection): www.zhaolonghotel.com.cn
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Tucked behind the Zhaolong Hotel proper down a nondescript alley is this two-story grey-brick youth hostel. It has standard
facilities, with the added bonus that guests are able to use the main hotel’s gym. The place has been around for a while and
it shows as its utilitarian dorms, rooms and reception areas demonstrate, but the sunny restaurant and bar (which serves up
a RMB 15 breakfast) with trellises and plants tumbling down give the place some charm. Staff will also arrange Chinese
classes if you are that way inclined. Really though, it’s all about location: despite being in a very quiet back-street, the
hostel is stumbling distance from party central, aka Sanlitun, with its cheap and cheerful bars and restaurants, but beware:
doors close at 1am to prevent unruly revellers.
the best hostel in Asia for 2005 by Hostelworld.com
- Red Lantern House 北京红灯笼客栈
Address: 5 Zhengjue Hutong, Xinjiekou Nandajie, Xicheng District, Beijing
Rates: RMB 60 dorm; RMB 120 double; RMB 160 double with en-suite
This homely place around a converted courtyard is a challenge to find, but persevere if you want the hutong experience at
a cut-price rate. The owners, keen to give visitors a good impression of Beijing, go that extra mile in helping you arrange
tours or onward tickets. The traditional Chinese décor doesn’t extend to the bedrooms, but they are acceptable and well-
heated, something that’s important during the winter months.
Hostelworld.com users voted Red Lantern House the best hostel in Asia for 2005,
- Beijing Saga International Youth Hostel 北京实佳国际青年旅舍
Address: 9 Shijia Hutong, Nan Xiaojie, Dongcheng District
Transportation: Subway Line 1 or L2 at Dongdan
The somewhat ironically named Beijing Saga International Youth Hostel is a hostelling International hostel offering clean
budget accommodation in central Beijing (hostelling International members get a discount). Facilities are quite adequate,
service is good and the staff speak reasonable English. The building is functional more than charming, but the surrounding
area is a very typical Beijing hutong. A free breakfast is included in the price. The hostel is twenty minutes walk from Beijing
Railway Station; the Forbidden City, Wangfujing and Tiananmen Square are all a short car journey away. The entrance to
the hostel itself is not particularly well signed, but you can recognize it from the blue Hostelling International sign on the roof.
- Beijing Far East International Youth Hostel 北京远东青年旅舍
Address: 90 Tieshu Xie Jie, Xuanwu District, Beijing 100050
Rates: RMB60 Dorm; RMB 328 Double
Transportation: Subway Line 2 at Hepingmen
Map of Beijing Far East International Youth Hostel
Beijing Far East International Youth Hostel is very popular with guests and one of our favourites. It was once described as
‘one of Beijing’s best kept secrets’ but the secret’s not really been kept for years, so get here before everyone else does.
The hostel combines a charming old-style Beijing courtyard with a larger modern dormitory block. The courtyard part is
beautiful, the dormitory building functional. The location is excellent, just a few blocks Southwest of Qianmen, Tiananmen
Square and the Forbidden City (15-20 mins walk), a short car journey from Wangfujing shopping district, and close to the
Hepingmen subway station. Service is good and staff speak English.
- Beijing Eastern Morning Sun Youth Hostel (Beijing Oriental Youth Hostel,北京东方晨光青年旅馆)
Address: 4th floor,East Building,Oriental Plaza,8-16 Dongdan Santiao Dongcheng District,Beijing,China
Transportation: Subway Line 1 or 5 at Dongdan(north exit) or Bus 1, 4, 10, 52, 111,108,106,807 or 813 at Dongdan
Rates: RMB 80 Dorm; RMB 258 Single/Double
Beijing Eastern Morning Sun Youth Hostel Location Map
The hostel is four floors underground and there's a slight institutional feel in place, but wow, what a central location and
what a price. There are no dorms, just small tiled-floor rooms that share bath and haven't a frill to speak of. For the super-
budget traveller who needs privacy, it's ideal.
The clientele here seems largely Chinese, so it's a great spot if you want to mix with the locals. The staff speak some
English, but will probably appreciate it if you can communicate in Mandarin. Like most other hostels in Beijing this place has
laundry, Internet access and a travel centre. Rooms are bare bones, but come with bedding and towels. The tiny singles
have no TVs, but pricier doubles do. Despite an address in the upscale Oriental Plaza just east of the shopping street,
Wangfujing Dajie, cheap eats are easy to find in the nearby markets and on Donganmen Dajie. You're pretty much in the
centre of town here, and in one of the most popular tourist areas, so expect the neighbourhood to be crowded in the peak
(Tiantan International Youth Hostel, Yutingyuan Hotel, 北京玉蜓园酒店 国际青年旅舍)
- The Temple of Heaven Youth Hostel
Address: 7 Chang Qing Yuan, Chongwen District,Beijing,China.
Transportation: Subway Line 5 at Tiantandongmen
Rates: RMB 80 Dorm; RMB 258 Single/Double
The Temple of Heaven Youth Hostel Location Map
As a branch of East Morning Sun Youth Hostel, the Temple of Heaven International Youth Hostel has the convenient
location with enjoyable surroundings and good facilities with budget price, as well as great services with wonderful tours'
arrangement. Surrounded by three parks, the Temple of Heaven, the Longtan Lake Park and the Beijing Amusement Park,
the hostel is located by the side of the Second Ring Road in the south of Beijing with Bianyifang Roast Duck Restaurant,
Hongqiao Pearl Market, New World Department Store and Panjiayuan Antique Market nearby. It is only 5 minutes walking
distance to the Temple of Heaven where Emperors worshiped their ancestors in the ancient time. Today many people
practice Taiji (Shadowing boxing) there in the early morning, and you will probably get a chance to learn a bit. Not far away
from the hostel, Longtan Park is free to get in and a fantastic place to have a picnic by the side of the lake, you can share
your traveling experiences with friends...
- Feiying International Youth Hostel (Feiying binguan, 北京飞鹰宾馆, 北京飞鹰国际青年旅舍)
Address: 10 Xuanwu Men Xi Dajie, xuanwu district, beijing
Transportation: Subway Line 2 at Changchunjie
Map of Feiying International Youth Hostel
Among the cheapest of Beijing’s HI hostels and the most convenient for transport. Private twins and dorms are pristine, and
management are helpful. Facilities include a recently opened bar and restaurant
- Xindadu Youth Hostel 北京新大都国际青年旅舍
Address: 21 Chegongzhuang Dajie
Phone: 010-6831-9988 ext 185
Transportation: Subway Line 2 at Chegongzhuang
One of the newest of the YHA hostels. Dorm beds (200 in total) are the only option, but rooms are pristine. Convenient for
access to Beijing West Railway Station.
Address: Zhangwang Hutong, Bei ErHuan road
Transportation: Subway Line 2 at Gu Lou Da Jie (exit B), walk south for 200m, Zhangwang Hutong is on your left; Bus 5, 44,
60, 107, 204, 380, 721, 800, 809, 820, 839, 834 or 909
Just minutes away from the mysterious Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Ditan Park and Beihai Park, Hutong Inn is ideally positioned
for visitors in Beijing to enjoy the sights and delights of Central Beijing. All rooms have AC and Color TV with international
Channels including HBO, ESPN, MTV, Discovery, BBC and CNN. Guests can enjoy free internet and Wi-Fi access in the
lobby, relax in the lounge or have a drink with friends in theTiki bar. Free continental breakfast.
Address: 51 Jiu Gulou Dajie, Xicheng District
- Drum Tower Youth Hostel (Guyun qingnian jiudian, 鼓韵青年酒店）
Transportation: Subway Line 2 at GulouDajie or public buses 5, 44，60, 107, 204，380，721，800，809，820，839，834
Rates: RMB 160(Doubles)
Map of Drum Tower Youth Hostel
A member of the international youth hostel association, Drum Tower Youth Hostel is a great place to crash if you are on a
budget. The rooms and bathrooms are small, but the prices are rock bottom. The hostel is within walking distance to Bell
Tower, Drum Tower, Di Tan Park, Prince Gong's Residence and about 10 minutes to Hou Hai bar street, Bei Hai Park, the
Palace Museum, JingShan Park and Yong He Lama temple by bicycle.
- Beijing Tian Rui Hotel (Tianrui Hotel) 天瑞酒店
Address: 15 Baishu Hutong, Dongcheng District
Transportation: Subway Line L2 at Dongshikou
Rates: RMB 438/night (Standard room)
An attractive budget option in downtown, near wangfujing shopping street and the wangfujing night market (3-minute walk to
the Oriental Plaza). The modern rooms are tastefully decorated, and there's a gym, sauna, indoor swimming poll and
Address : 14 Sanbulao Hutong, Xicheng District
Phone : 010-6612-8458
Open Hours: 24hrs
Houhai Youth Hostel is one of the most mysterious and charming old-Beijing-style courtyard inns. It’s a relic of history and
culture, located in Sanbulao Hutong in Houhai preserved historial culture area of Beijing. The nearest sightseeing place is
Houhai Lake, with its streets of bars. Beihai Park, the Forbidden City, Tian’anmen Square, Wangfujing shopping center and
the former house of Meilanfang.
Address: 103 Deshengmen Nei Da Jie, Xicheng District, Beijing 100035
- Sleepy Inn Downtown Lakeside Beijing 北京丽舍什刹海国际青年酒店
Transportation: Subway Line 2 at Jishuitan
Rates: RMB258 Single/Double, RMB80/person (4 person dorms), RMB60/person (6 person dorms)
Map of Sleepy Inn Downtown Lakeside Beijing
(Hotel name and address in Chinese are also included in the map)
This budget lakeside inn has some of the friendliest service in Beijing. Rooms on the northern end of the compound look
out over Xihai lake. Amenities are basic, but the rooms and bathrooms are spick-and-span.
Address : 10 YueyaHutong, Dongsiliutiao, Dongcheng district
Phone : 010-64021671
Next to Houhai Bar Street, N.E. Courtyard Hotel is a traditional hotel of greybricks
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