Dragons House (Xinmao Hostel)
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Coming into Beijing on the train... It would appear that the rest of china took all of beijings personality and Beijing took all the cranes from the rest of china. Off the train and into the customs hall, feeling confident and cocky after our easy time in hong kong... Out the door and holy ****...BEIJING!!!! "hotel? Nice room"... "taxi?".... People …
Staying at 9 Dragon's House was amazing, $5 a night and talk about awesome quality! So good to arrive to such a cheap country, comparatively to Japan anyway. A huge eye opener for me, the culture, food, people, organised chaos...everything! Such a change to Japan. From the MENTAL bargaining at Silk Street, the Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and …
Beijing is BIG! And it's busy.
I arrived quite late in Beijing, leaving the south train station at 23:30. So I decided the easiest (and probably most expensive) way to get to my guesthouse was to take a taxi.
As soon as I had checked in, and before I had dumped my bags in my room, I was asked if I wanted to join their Great Wall tour …
We arrived in Beijing mid-afternoon on 4 June 2010. To begin with, it didn't seem as hot as expected, however the smog did take us by surprise - it is very visible here. Our last honcho, Tina met us on the platform and took us to our hotel, a short bus ride away (most of it in stationary Beijing traffic!) After freshening up, we went for Beijing …
We were going to go on one of the typical tourist trips to the great wall, costing about £25 (alot out here), the more we looked into it the more money we would have to spend to get a good tour, unless we went with a dodgy guy on the street.
Luckily we met a great couple, Stacey and James, who are staying in our new hostel who have been …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDragons House (Xinmao Hostel) Beijing
Very well located hostel within walking distance to all the main attractions. Staff are friendly and pleasant. It has a very pleasing atmosphere away from the bustle of Beijing.
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