The hostel is not expensive. At first sight it may be considered not very comfortable (the bedrooms and bathrooms are small and there is no outside windows) but it is compensated by a very convinient location and the services provided inside the hostel.
Free Internet Access (WIFI in lobby. Web Access in Room),but use computer in lobby is not freeFree billiards play Free movies (order programme )All the room for private rooms (single/ double and dorms max. 4and 6 people)!! 24 hour hot waterBeijing Forbidden City Hostel is located in the Heart of downtown Beijing and right in the main famous sightseeing area, just 200 meters to Forbidden City . 10 min by foot to Tian'anmen Square, 3 minutes by foot to Wangfujing Business Shopping Center where you could enjoy much delicious traditional Chinese food and enjoy yourself in the atmosphere of the famous night club.Only 2 kilometers from Beijing\'s main railway station and a 32-kilometer taxi or shuttle bus from the airport.Great Service: We are a very friendly family and business hostel with helpful ,experience catering towards foreign customers , most of the clients are love to stay the hostel not only the temporary staying but also their home in Beijing. You will have free internet access in the rooms, free wireless in the hall ,free luggage storage and free Chinese teaching on request Also 24-hour reception , we have laundry service ,tickets booking and tourist information,but the laundry service and tickets booking are not free.Facilities: Our rates for deluxe single room and deluxe double room are a fraction of a standard single and double room cost in others of Beijing, at the private rooms, you will have a private shower and toilet, cable TV, air-conditioning and very effective underground heating , room phone, courtesy toiletries, fresh towels and bedding daily ,Forbidden City Hostel offers most of the amenities any traveler would expect from a full-service standard hostel. The rooms are full equipment, they are more comfortable and modern, we are proud to welcome our old friends and new guests to our hostel just like at your home.Tours ServiceWe offer trips to the Great Wall at all sections including the Great Wall at Mutianyu, Badaling, Simatai and Jinshanling.-Other tours and activities include the Beijing City Tour (Forbidden City & Tian\'anmen Square, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven), Hutong Tour, Beijing Opera, Chinese Acrobatics and Kungfu show.- Ticket booking including train, flight (both international and domestic) and ferry..- Our staff will happily provide you with maps, information and tips on where to go. You can also hire a bike and create your own route through the city.
No.5 Nan He Yan Street Dongcheng District
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The hostel is not expensive. At first sight it may be considered not very comfortable (the bedrooms and bathrooms are small and there is no outside windows) but it is compensated by a very convinient location and the services provided inside the hostel. For example, you can book train/air tickets or buy a trip to the Great Wall (or other destinations or an evening show). Plus, you can rent a bicycle here. Also, the cafe inside the hostel provides the best coffee in the district and serves very good european breakfast.
So, if I visit Beijing next time, I will most probably stay at Beijing Forbidden City Hostel.
I really enjoyed staying here as I got to meet lots of travellers like myself. My en-suite room was great - but had no windows haha. However, this wasnt so much of a bother to me as I was out all day and only used the place to sleep. There was always hot water and facilities were excellent. There is a good vibe to the place, and location was brilliant, with Wangfujing Road 5 mins walk and Tian'an Men Square & The Forbidden City less than 10 minutes walk away.
I also booked a Great Wall hike with the Hostel, and they offer many tours. The staff at the Hostel were extremely polite and friendly, as well as being a great help. There is a place to dine but its probably better to dine elsewhere as their prices were too dear for my liking.
If I ever return to Beijing again, I will probably stay here again. They offer many rooms at very comptetitive prices. Its a great place to meet like minded travellers also.
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The hostel was overbooked, we were placed in a twin instead of our booked double. The room had mold. We had friends booking in the next day however because of the overbooking they had to go to another hostel, which the hostel said was close to ours however was not. Very poor service and unwilling to help. They also promise a pick up service, however there is no such service, also there is no wireless as promised. Overall not a pleasant place to stay.
We are sorry to hear that Beijing Forbidden City Hostel had allowed itself to become overbooked. All the properties listed on Travellerspoint set their own availability, so they are contractually obliged to honour the bookings made through our site. It is very disappointing to hear that the hostel was overbooked and couldn't accommodate you in the room you booked.
Regarding the Wifi and airport pick-up, the property manager has responded:
"I don't think it is true, we offer pick-up service and Wifi in the lobby and when we get your booking, I send an e-mail to the guest to inform them that we have pick-up service and reply us if they need. Every guest can get our pick-up service e-mail with their booking."
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* The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 71% for this property is based on ratings provided by 40 guests.