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Happy Dragon Hostel

This Hostel is tucked away in an alley way that turns into an market in the wee hours of the morning, and a car park for the nearby cinema at night, certainly adds to the atmosphere when walking to and from the hostel to the nearest station.

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Facilities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included

Communications

  • Fax Service
  • Postal Service

General

  • 24 Hour Security

In Room Facilities

  • Reading Light

Parking

  • Bicycle Parking
  • Free Parking

Sport & Leisure

  • Cable TV

About Happy Dragon Hostel

We host free weekly dumpling parties (make and eat) and BBQ parties – join in, enjoy the food and meet new friends! That’s right – two times a week there is free food!

Plus, there’s Happy Hour and special drinks promotions in our late bar.

Welcome 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 best hostels, offering everything a guest needs and more!

All rooms are cleaned daily and are well-maintained, with reading lamps, bed curtains, lockers in the dorms and drawers/cupboards/hangers/shower rails. You can use hot/cold air-conditioners and free 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.

All rooms feature ensuite western-style bathrooms with 24hr hot showers and free towels, linen, shampoo and body wash.

We offer a choice of American, English or Continental-style breakfasts. Our restaurant has Chinese and Western food menus and there is a no-smoking policy in our restaurant before noon,

There is free Wi-Fi throughout the premises as well as web access in the lobby, featuring headphones, microphones, webcams, USB connections – and Facebook when it’s available! We also offer free internet connection sockets in every room.

There is a 24 hour reception and security and our staff are available around the clock to help with all your needs. We have secure key-card access, a printing and photocopying service, a postal service (with stamps for sale), phone cards, free luggage storage, an efficient laundry service, on-street and free parking, bicycle hire/tours and parking, hair dryers, a tours desk and a taxi-booking service. We’re happy to help you buy new SIM cards and recharge your phone. We can also advise you about onward travel to other destinations, with free local, city-wide and national travel info.

Our facilities include cable TV, a refrigerator and a free library with a good selection of Chinese, English and foreign language books, plus travel guides you can read, photocopy or swap 2-for-1.

Don’t forget our Kung-fu lessons from Beijing's award winning Tom Zhang!

This is 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. It’s like a big family, being relaxed whilst being super-clean and tidy.

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. Tell us anything you need and we will do our very best to help.

We take pride that our service standards are second-to-none, and we guarantee that your stay will be happy, entertaining, memorable and excellent value-for-money.

We prefer the personal touch when catering for our customers; staff are more than happy to chat with you. You can learn some Chinese and get the best tips for where to go and how to get the best deals when out shopping – or even if you just need advice. 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 are also qualified English tour guides).

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.

We are located to the northeast of the Forbidden City, 10 minutes’ walk east of Wangfujing shopping street and a further 20 minutes’ walk onwards to Sanlitun Bar Street. Out of the hostel on the right is the Dongsi Metro Station; you’ll arrive in Tiananmen Square in four stops and also four stops straight down to the Temple of Heaven. This Metro connects all the important places of interest including the Capital Airport, Beijing Main Station and the Summer Palace, etc.

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Location

29 Ren Min Shi Chang Xi Xiang,Dong Cheng District.

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Guest Reviews

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

This Hostel is tucked away in an alley way that turns into an market in the wee hours of the morning, and a car park for the nearby cinema at night, certainly adds to the atmosphere when walking to and from the hostel to the nearest station. Speaking of stations, this hostel is very conveniently located near a major line on the subway. They provide everything you need, food, drinks, tours, and very helpful advice. The staff were very friendly always willing to help with some advice and local tips~!

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Brilliant staff who are perhaps the friendliest Chinese in China.

Good location - walking distance to Forbidden City, Tianamen Square and even the Natural History Museum if you have the right shoes on.

The restaurant/bar downstairs may have a limited selection of Chinese pop and early ninties techno music that seems to be on repeat 24/7, but the food is good fuel, the drink prices acceptable and the staff are great company.

I stayed in a single room, and was able to sprawl across two single beds pushed together. I was pleasantly surprised to find that even have body wash and shampoo provided in the bathroom. The only downfall was the shower - it had minimal pressure and made washing your hair and pain in the bum.

In terms of sightseeing - the staff can point you in any direction. The have a good tour to Mutianyu available, which includes breakfast (drinks you pay for extra), transport to and fro the destination in a 25 seater bus (or a very crammed 27 as it was the case for us) and a westernised Chinese lunch to dine on after your three hour allowance to explore the Great Wall.

The staff may encourage you to see a show when you book for the Wall but don't bother with the overpriced and badly seated Kung Fu Show if you are wanting a taste of some real martial arts - it is more of a singing, dancing spectacular with a bubble machine and shiny costumes.

Overall
5
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

a very welcoming hostel with enthusiastic staff, a great atmosphere and a great location. Had a very good stay, however if you wish to stay any extra be firm with the staff as they will tell you to come back later! Well recommended!

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

this hostel is still one of the best, this was the third time I stayed here and it is still getting better,
Clean rooms, grear staff and great location. very close to night market and five minutes walk to subway trains.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

The staff was really nice, spoke great English, and was very helpful in helping to get your bearings. The beds were really comfortable. The menu in the bar/restaurant was pretty limited, but there were plenty of restaurants nearby. Great location. Just a word of warning: make sure you know how to get there on your own, even if you've got a train station pickup scheduled. I don't know if it was just an off day, but everybody who arrived the same day I did (including myself) had a botched pickup and had to find their own way there. But aside from a rough start it was a good place from which to explore the city.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
5

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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 81% for this property is based on ratings provided by 204 guests.

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