Teniamos reserva en dólares, pero nos hicieron pagar en yuanes. Pagué con lo que tenía encima, y el funcionario puso muy mala cara cuando le di monedas para completar el valor más el depósito de garantía (que en ningún lado está especificado).
Mas tarde, el mismo individuo, a una amiga sin reserva, le pidió por una cama, 4 veces más de lo que aparecía en la web. Y tras varios minutos de reírse, cuando se le preguntó por otro lugar cercano, le ofreció el precio real. Una verguenza.
Horrible "hostel", bar was always closed, staff doesn't know more than 2 words in english, bathrooms smell of piss, however location is good (a hutong 30 mins walking at the south of the tiananmen square) and it's a safe place.
Hardly a hostel but a not fully converted hotel, there are real hostels around. Location at a first glance doesn't seem convenient (looks like an old suburb) but if you walk a bit it ends being nice. No tourist information provided at any moment, at all. Staff is not very friendly. Paid locker room
the staff do speak english better than i expect but this place has lot of foreigner. but i found some front desk person not polite and refuse my request when they would provide me.
also the dryer all broken and need to fix!
I would like to say that we have stayed many times at hostelling int properties, most of them have been very enjoyable , this time we were very disappointed on the service, the staff don't speak a word of English nor they try to help you with the most basic information about the area.
We got all the information at other hostels nearby , they were very kind to help us. The location is good and safe too.
Beautiful, very clean, friendly staff, nice restaraunt, good social atmosphere. Minuses: courtyard open to street, bathrooms often out of TP, no kitchen or fridge for guests, hard for a non smoker to escape the smell of cigarettes.
Overall, i liked my stay at this hostel in Beijing, but some things could be better.
Even though they provided a wi fi signal for internet, they don't have any public computer that guests can use. I didn't have a smartphone or a laptop with me, so i could not access the internet at the hostel.There was a HI statement on the wall of the the toilet regarding towels, and even though i did leave my towels hanging, they were still changed and washed for nothing.
I had taken a single room. It was kind of strange that they allow only one device to connect to internet. Like I was told that if I connect my pad then I can not connect my laptop. This is not only very strange in today's world but inconvenient also as most of the chat software work only on phone and pad while you still need access to internet on the laptop for email etc.