Beijing Jade Youth Hostel reviews

Beijing Jade Youth Hostel reviews

very impressed with the staff especially the manager always friendly and helpful If I came back to Beijing I would definitely stay here again

Staff was very helpful and room was clean and comfortable. Restaurant was good! Within walking distance of the Forbidden City, National Museum, etc. Map provided when booking was helpful in directing the taxi driver to the location.

Staff spoke decent English, front office open 24/7. Not too hard to find (I took a cab, 120rmb from the airport around 5pm). Mixed dorm room was pretty nice. Only complaint is they had cabinets in the mixed dorm room but no locks, though they said they’ll watch my stuff behind the desk if I want. Overall great experience!

my friend recommend this hostel , but I saw the previous review are not very good . However we found that there is so much change than reviews when we arrived , they change a new team ,the overall service and cleaness is perfect , there is a new bar have many good food . thanks all staff here give me a good trip in Beijing .

Chinese box courtyard Hostel Beijing Reviews

Chinese box courtyard Hostel Beijing Reviews

I had a great time and would absolutely recommend the Chinese Box! It is inside a Houtong! Food parties almost every night, great atmosphere, nice and helpful staff. Lee is very cool and a great host!


chinese box courtyard

My stay was short but sweet. The place was clean, comfortable, modern and had most of the amenities I needed. Only gripe is the lack of ambiance is caused by a lack of participation from other people lodging here. Bear in mind this is a small hostel with many private rooms, so do not expect to make too many friends here. Note: The trip to the Great Wall booked by the hostel is cheaper than most others on the same trip.

Great place!!! I wanted to be right in the hutongs and it is without being out of place like some other hutongs hotel/hostels I’ve seen around the city. It’s not as close to the subway stop as I expected, definitely a solid 10 minute walk (but still not bad considering how huge Beijing is). The staff were friendly, the place was lovely, and I wish I could’ve stayed longer to experience their dumplings party!

It was a really pleasant stay! If we go Beijing again (which is likely) we will definitely choose Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel! Thank you very much!

Really friendly staff. Put on a lot of meals/BBQ through the week for the guests.

Nice hostel on a good location near a metro. Especially the 24 hour staffing and the English the staff spoke were outstanding. As it’s really a youth hostel it’s a nice place to meet other travellers. My main point of critic are the prices of the drinks in the bar, like 25 yuan for a bottle of beer. In the same street there is a small kiosk, which sells the same beers for 6 yuans. Therefore, you see people walking in all day bringing their own booze, freshly bought at the kiosk.

This was an excellent place to stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful and made my stay enjoyable. It is only 5 mins from the subway and walking distance to the forbidden city.

Great hostel! The staff are very friendly and helpful. The restrooms and showers are very clean as are the rooms. The location is close to the subway so all of Beijing is within easy access.

Home Hostel Beijing reviews

Home Hostel Beijing reviews

Very friendly staff, recommended place for young people (generally student-aged guests and staff). Location in a lively Hutong area, lots of small restaurants nearby. Close to the popular Gulou area.


I thought that this place was definitely worth the price I paid: $10/night. And thus it was quite average, tending towards not that good. The air conditioner in my room was either broken or had no remote, so it was 40 degrees at night, which made it horrible for sleeping. Also, there seems to only be one bathroom for the whole hostel, which wasn’t that big a deal, but it was rather far away from my dorm. I did think that the common area/lobby was really nice, and the location is also very cool.

The staff at this hostel was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were simple and a great value for our money. We were very comfortable and felt safe.The hostel is on a very narrow side street so there was no traffic noise.

great location: in hutongs, close to the subway station (5min) and city attractions – big room with comfortable bed, tv and air-conditioner

Once you find the hostel, the location ist great for travelers who visit Beijing for the first time since it is very near to the typical sightseeing attractions like 南锣鼓巷. The staff is really caring and helping.

room clean and quiet enough, no trick and hidden fees, there was direction of main attraction on the wall along the stairs, staff speak english

I seldom give feedback on a hotel, but this place is remarcable on both service and cleanliness! I really recommend it and definitely will come back again!

Saga youth hostel Beijing reviews

Saga youth hostel Beijing reviews

The staff was really friendly patient and helpful. The location is a bit of a walk from the subway but is not too far. it is quite central otherwise to many shops restaurents points on interest etc the ac needs a bit of a bolster in some rooms so it may be263772393925 a tad stuffy . They provide different great wall tours etc which is convenient too. ask for the local 168 yuan whole pecking duck its a decent deal for good quality .

Just a good hostel all round. Cool bar, cool terrace, good staff, good tours and rooms are well air conned and clean. Round the corner from the forbidden city and 5 mins walk to subway station. Happy hour everyday 6-8!!

Located a bit far from the subway station than expected (~15min walk away?) however, the place was clean, people working there spoke average to decent level of English, and the atmosphere was great!

Very professional English-speaking hostel in a great location. I got a free upgrade to a 4-bed dorm with large lockers, A/C, and no bunkbeds. The wifi worked everywhere. Good pizzas and even better french toast. They had activities every night. Highly recommended.

The staff of the hostel was very nice and helpful, especially while figuring out where to go for Peking duck or a Classical Chinese massage. Thank you very much for all the good advices and ideas what to do and where to go to.

Staff was great ! Location is good and price unbeatable. Would recommend this place to everybody who s looking for a hostel in beijing

This place was awesome. The staff are so friendly and willing to help you get where you need to be. If it is a tourist destination, buy a train ticket or needing to get a hair cut. They will help you with translations if you need to make your trip that little bit easier. I want to give Candice and Chen a shout out for making my stay in beijing a awesome one. I would recommend staying here if you are looking for a quiet and clean hostel. The bar was a meeting place more then a party place.

Lucky Family Hostel Beijing Reviews

Lucky Family Hostel Beijing Reviews

Comfortable and good location

The staff was helpful and the room was comfortable. Wifi was strong on the first floor but weakened as you moved up to the third flood. There was a breakfast each morning which consisted of coffee, tea, oj, and thick toast. Location is very good and near many restaurants.

The hostel is down a couple of alleys, but still remarkably easy to find. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location is excellent. Easy walk tot he metro station.

The minute we stepped out of the cab, we felt as if we stepped into a kung fu movie. It was so cool to go through the alleys (hutong) and try to find our way.

Another Show Night of Kung Fu in Beijing

While having a walk in downtown Beijing there is one building that stands out from the rest in a particular fashion. After visiting the Forbidden Palace, head your way to the Temple of Heaven of Tiantandongmen station of metro line 5. A walk through the beautiful heavenly garden will fill your senses with tradition but after wondering to the streets there is a bright red building that is difficult not to notice.

It’s the spectacular Red Theatre building, home to the even more spectacular Kung Fu Show Beijing venue. It is the pride of the city and extremely popular amongst travelers of all kinds. This is the show not to missed even if you are a hardcore backpacker!

Filled with excitement and marvelous martial arts, the production is of extremely high quality. This is not some tourist trap, besides you can get a big slice off the ticket price by visiting the Red Theatre Beijing website (link above). All you have to do is to fill in a booking form with your details and voila, you are ready to go.

The production is best explained with pictures (which I ripped off from their site):

Red Theatre The Legend of Kung Fu ShowRed Theatre Night Red Theatre DayKung Fu Show Beijing Kung Fu Show

Full of light, dazzling effects, dance this Kung Fu Show just hits the spot in an entertaining and enlightening way! It tells a story about a young boy who grows up to become a true Kung Fu master. On the path to enlightenment he faces many difficulties that are overcome with stunning visual effects. Visit the Red Theatre of Beijing and go on a ride to the historical martial artistic roots of China!


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Beijing Normal University, a key university under the administration of the Ministry of Education, is a renowned institution of higher education known for teacher education, education science and basic learning in both the arts and the sciences. The university’s predecessor, the Normal College of the Imperial University of Peking, was founded in 1902. In 1908, the school name was changed to Advanced Normal College of the Imperial University and the school became independent. In 1912, the name changed again, to Beijing Advanced Normal School, and then, in 1923, the name changed yet again to Beijing Normal University, the first Normal University in Chinese history. In 1931 and 1952, respectively, Peking Women’s Normal University and Fu Jen Catholic University merged to create Beijing Normal University.

The main campus (North Taipingzhuang Campus) of Beijing Normal University covers 172.64 acres that serve as an important place for the university to carry out educational activities. The school has 22,000 full-time students, including 8,900 undergraduates, 11,300 graduates and 1,800 long-term international students. The campus has 1 education faculty, 22 schools and colleges, 2 departments and 36 research institutes (centers). The library boasts over 4.1 million volumes and some 17,300 GB of digital resources, with 1,400 GB e-books.

Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) is in the Shunyi District of the city, about 25 km (15 miles) northeast of Tiananmen Square. Beijing can be reached by the Airport Express Train, Airport Shuttle Bus, via taxi or via car service. It takes between 45-60 minutes to travel from Beijing Capital International Airport to downtown Beijing.

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No es un juego, Real Kung Fu Show

Como todos saben, me encanta la “vida espectáculo”. Es similar a los juegos, porque los shows son espectaculares y genial para ver. También yo puedo imaginar como soy un ejecutante, en el escenario!!

Hace poco vi esta revisión de un espectáculo maravilloso en la ciudad de Beijing. Voy a pegarlo aquí, lo siento es en Inglés. Pero creo que todo el mundo ya puede hablar un poco de Inglés hoy en día!

Y todo lo que puedo decir es que es tan tan muy super cool. Espero que te lo gusta también.

For all the kung fu game fans, there is a way to experience the action first hand all with the comfort of a theatre seat. The Red Theatre Kung Fu Show, is a world renowned venue in the heart of Beijing. The stunts are phenomenal and not just realistic but real. Their game, becomes you game as the stage shouts out loud to the crowd. Coming to Beijing to experience the delights of martial arts gaming.

Me puse muy emocionado cuando vi esto. Es una pena que yo no sabía nada de él durante mi última visita en China. La vez cuando vi el espectáculo acrobático. (Si requerdas?) Pero me gusta pensar en positivo. Esto significa que tengo una razón más para volver a Beijing! Espero ganar muchos partidos para obtener el dinero para ir allí. Tu sabes!

Como siempre, disfruta mis fotos.

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WE DID IT! 480km and over 14000ft of climbing in 5 days!!!

We cycled up to the Great Wall to the finish line which was our final steep climb. I’m amazed I managed today as I went to bed without dinner last night as I was feeling nausea. There was no way I was getting on that bus or walking up the climb! The atmosphere was awesome and the scenery stunning. After being awarded our medals and having a photo shoot we then climbed up the Great Wall!!! Jelly legs for sure!

There are such a variety of people here all ages, shapes and sizes. Some are cancer survivors, some have knee replacements, one lost 8 stone in a year to be able to do this and the list goes on. I’m in awe of the courage these ladies have to take on such a mammoth challenge and it confirms that there are no excuses, we all can do it!

At each event there is a charity rep and this time she represented the ovarian cancer charity. She gave us a talk to illustrate the difference your donations make. 30 years ago the survival rate for breast cancer was around 30% and now it’s around 80% and that’s due to research which can happen because of the financial support we give. Unfortunately for ovarian cancer survival rates are much lower as they are so far behind. Only since 2007 have they been able to start educating us AND doctors about confirmed recognisable symptoms due to research which is very slowly starting to make a difference. This year they’ve been able to invest £1m of our money into UK research and organise experts from around the world to start working in collaboration. So know that your donations will make a massive difference to future generations for family and friends.

We are in Beijing now back amongst the smog! We’re feeling a little tender but have nothing to complain about considering what we have achieved.

I’m doing these on my mobile so apologise for typos and upside down pictures!

Thanks for everyone’s support!