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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the hostel in a 5 person dorm for 10 days. As soon as we arrived (early hours of the morning) we were warmly welcomed in and given a tasty cheap breakfast. Our room was warm and comfortable, as well as secure. The staff were very kind, welcoming us and remembering our names. The hostel also had a...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have no problem recommending this hostel. It is clean, the staff speak English well, there is a free internet cafe, bar with good atmosphere and all for about 150rmb. It's really close to the Subway and Tian'anmen Square and there are all sorts of cheap and good eating places all around. The rooms have en-suite facilities and TV and...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Happy Dragon, was found easily by the metro. The western breakfast was ok when I compare it with other western hostels in Harbin and Xian, it was not as good. The cereal fruit bowl contains only fruits and the bacon in the American breakfast is Chinese standard. Otherwise the personell is friendly and speaks English quite well. The most...

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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed in saga international youth hostel, which is one of the Happy Dragon hostels. the hostel was basic but good for somewhere to rest your head. The food in the hostel restaurant was really good and very cheap. The hostel also arranged our trip to the Great Wall of china, and made everything easy for us as we were...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The hostel has a nice vibe, a cute kitchen / bar where to spend some time, big rooms, the staff speaks great English and they have some useful services like train tickets purchase. It's not super cheap and they have limited Asian food on the menu (a blessing for someone maybe), anyway it's plenty of local food options nearby.

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

Good price and location. But mould in the washroom (really bad smell!) and dirty towels, which was told to the staff, but they didnt care even though they had good english and understood. So in other words the staff was not that service minded and the mould problem, else it was good value for money.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
Reviewed 26 November 2016

A couple of the worst parts about traveling throughout China are other Chinese tourists and the level of hospitality of Chinese hotels/hostels. This hostel does a good job of balancing these negatives out but the wifi needs a lot of work, even when not needing a vpn. Positives: The staff will warm up to you, once you warm up to...

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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a four bed dorm Positives: Good value for money- Stayed for 7 nights for 50rmb (£5/£6) a night. Bed was comfy. Staff spoke good English and were very helpful in showing me locations in Beijing. Very close to Dongsi metro station (<5min walk). Plenty of hot water in the shower. Easy access to central Beijing (Tian'an men square,...

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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I was living in a this hotel for a few days everything was alright. Till I met a my good friend in Beijing and he decided to stay offer because it was late. Entering the hotel one of this service guys told me that my friend can't stay offer because the police is "visiting" this place apparently very often.. in...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Friendly staff that doesn't hesitate to help you to make your stay comfortable. I personnaly chose a double room and was not desappointed by The standard. The dinning room allows you to have breakfast,lunch,or diner and make friends among other visitors . The location is not easy to find though.

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*New bicycle hutongs tour starting 1st March**FREE weekly parties of... dumplings (make and eat) , bbq … join-in, enjoy the food and meet new friends! :) That’s right … 2 times a week there is free food! :)+ 'Happy Hours' and special drinks promotions in our barWelcome to the Happy Dragon Hostel, your happy home in Beijing! Within two years of opening we have established a great reputation as being one of Beijing’s best hostels, offering everything a guest needs … and more! We take pride that our service standards are second-to-none, and guarantee that your stay will be happy, entertaining, memorable and excellent value for money. We prefer the personal touch when catering for our customers and staff are more than happy to chat with you, you can learn some Chinese and get the best tips for where to go and getting the best deals when out shopping or needing advice. We’re one of the very few hostels in Beijing to have a real bar, so the atmosphere is great for meeting fellow travellers and other guests, and we have a full tours programme to take you to the must-see Great Wall plus a variety of spectacular shows that are guaranteed to impress. Anything you need and we’ll do our very best to help! :)Our friendly staff are enthusiastic and able to help you with everything: most have years’ of youth hostel experience and are fluent in English as well as having leisure and tourism training and experience (some members are also qualified English tour guides). All rooms are cleaned daily and well maintained, with reading lamps, bed curtains, lockers in the dorms and drawers/cupboards/hangers/shower rails (+free towels +free shampoo and body wash) + hot/cold air-conditioners and extra blankets or a heater if you need. We have a 'quiet policy' for late at night so you can sleep comfortably, as although it's a fun hostel we still know our guests need a good night's sleep :)The hostel atmosphere is like a big family, being relaxed whilst being super-clean and tidy. There is a 24 hour reception + security and our staff are available around the clock to help with all your needs.In addition we can also help you book domestic and international flight and train tickets as well as being able to book you hostels throughout China.**We can also arrange fully tailored trips to Tibet at a guaranteed cheapest price**Facilities:- Web access in lobby (with Facebook when available!) with headphone / microphones / webcams + USB connections- FREE Web access in room - FREE Wi-fi in room - FREE Wi-fi in lobby - FREE library (good selection of Chinese/English/foreign language books and travel guides to read / swap 2-for-1 / photocopy)- Printing and photocopying service- Postal service + stamps for sale- FREE local, city-wide, national travel info- Phone cards + help to easily buy new SIM cards + recharge phones- CD/DVD burning - Taxi booking service to Beijing sites / railway / airport- onwards travel advice to other destinations- train + domestic/international plane ticketing service - Bicycle hire + bicycle tours- Cable TV - Kung-fu lessons from Beijing's award winning Tom Zhang- TV - Refrigerator - Secure key card access + lockers- Efficient laundry service - 24 hour security - Ensuite (western-style!) bathroom with hot and cold shower in all rooms- FREE towels + linen provided- FREE shampoo + body wash soap in all rooms- Ticketing service- FREE 24 hours hot shower- FREE hair-dryer use- FREE extra blankets + heaters in winter- FREE parking - Bicycle parking - On street parking - Late bar with daily special offers - Breakfast choice of American/English/Continental- Restaurant with Chinese + Western food menu- No smoking policy in our bar restaurant in the mornings before noon- Hot and cold air conditioning all rooms- Tours desk - FREE luggage storage - 24 hour receptionAccommodation InformationAll rooms are clean, warm and comfy - newly renovated and decorated. All rooms are equipped with modern security key-card access doors, 24 hour hot water, TV, western toilet and shower, and hot/cold air-conditioning. We also offer free internet connection sockets in every room, and free wireless throughout the hostel.Location InformationWe are located to the north-east of the Forbidden City, 10 mins walk east to Wangfujing shopping street and further 20 mins walk onwards to Sanlitun Bar Street. Out of the hostel on the right is the Dongsi Metro Station, you will arrive in Tiananmen Square in 4 stops and also 4 stops straight down to the Temple of Heaven. This Metro connects all the important places of interest including the Capital Airport, Beijing Main Station, Summer Palace etc.The hostel is also walking distance from the Forbidden City's North entrance and the famous JingShan Park, where from its hill top pagoda you can see amazing views over the Forbidden City and all of Beijing. ... more   less 

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Address: No.29 Ren min shi chang xi xiang , Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China
Region: China > Beijing > Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Price Range: $14 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Happy Dragon Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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