City Central Youth Hostel

No.1-5 Beijingzhan West Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100005, China | 2 star motel
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Happy New Year

A travel blog entry by billynomates


We would like to say we planned to be in China for New Year but we didn't, it was just luck we managed to get a train ticket at all at this time of year. With an estimated 500 million people travelling home for New Year, train tickets are like gold dust. We have already been told the trains we were planning on catching later in China are already …

UB – Beijing

A travel blog entry by billynomates


We didn't end up catching the Russian train but another Chinese train. But train 24 wasn’t just in a different class to the Trans-Siberian it was on a different planet.

Each bed has its own TV (it would be better if they worked but that’s not the point was TV’s), the compartments had 240v electrical sockets and actually …

I won't waste much of your time

A travel blog entry by ataritouchme


Oh, Beijing.

We went to a few of the essentials like the Great Wall. The 919 bus no longer goes to the Juyongguan section (according to the not-a-paragon-of-good-service-bus-condu ctor), so we went to the Badaling section--by far the most touristed and, this time, we even got to witness a proper traffic jam on the wall. We also went to …

Wall to Wall

A travel blog entry by ozandbackagain


Due to the group being unable to attain a Tibetan permit, we had to fly over the top, leaving our little beast behind. This however, did mean an unexected trip to see Beijing and the wall, as well as the Terracotta Army, near Xi'an before picking up the original itinerary for the rests of China.

The travel day from Kathmandu, to Beijing, …

The Great Wall

A travel blog entry by derrick241


The Great Wall

Today it was the Great Wall of China tour

As per normal the guide and bus turned up late (What is it with these people, do they work on a different time scale as the rest of us?

Anyway, they did turn up, eventually, then it was various stops round Beijing picking up the rest of the people

We set …

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsCity Central Youth Hostel Beijing

    Reviewed by billynomates

    City Central Youth Hostel

    Reviewed Feb 11, 2013
    by (16 reviews) England , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    We stayed at the Beijing City Centre Youth Hostel. We chose the hotel based on its location just across the road from the train station we arrived at from Mongolia and only 20m from the metro for sightseeing, it is in a great location. The hostel is a strange hostel/hotel spread over 6 floors the bottom 4 referred to as the hostel and the top 2 the hotel although anybody can just use the hostel facilities. After so long on the train we opted for a double private with en suite, the last time we had our own bathroom was Berlin! A nice room with good facilities but badly let down by the poor internet, strange smell in the bathroom and the bed, which is currently winning the most uncomfortable bed award. We wanted to use the kitchen facilities but were put off but the cockroach going for a walk across the sideboard! Reception staff were pretty useless and unhelpful with most things unless it's taking your money. Nice room shame about the bed which really lets it down.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by ataritouchme

    Far better than the Super 8

    Reviewed Jul 31, 2012
    by (11 reviews)

    The last day, Hannah & I came here and, while it IS indeed noisy and not extremely cheap, at least it was clean and very, very convenient--right across the road from the main train station. People have unfairly attacked this place, I do believe. It work.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by derrick241

    bloody awful staff

    Reviewed Jul 16, 2012
    by (15 reviews) West London, , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    This place is about as bad as it gets
    The staff are rude, unhelpful, obnoxious
    This is supposed to be an international hostel, no one speaks english
    They just look at you with a blank expression on their face
    They just refer you to a scrap of paper
    They make no effort at all with helping anyone
    Expensive for what you get, ie nothing
    The beds are solid, hardly worth having a mattress on it
    avoid this place like the plague
    A better HOTEL is only a few Yuan dearer

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews City Central Youth Hostel Beijing

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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