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Forbidden City Hostel

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

This is an ok cheap place to stay and very close to the Forbidden City, T Square, food markets, etc. Its not so much a hostel but more of a very cheap hotel. Rooms are ok. A bit rough around the edges and need of modernisation, but relatively clean and spacious. Other facilities are not great. There is a tour...

Thank stuart p
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Round bed, mirrored ceilings... Not sure if this was standard in the hotel or if my boyfriend thought it was funny! Still, clean and convenient for all the sights. Helpful when organising sightseeing trips. Nice little restaurant attached that was very accommodating when I got very sick (they got me the cornflakes I so desperately wanted at 9pm!). A good...

Thank Sugar V
leeton nsw
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Had a nice stay at this central hotel. We had two small children and the double was only offered on the second night even though we had booked it. Anyway no big problem for one night. We stayed for about a week between trips to Xian. The bar there has good selection of cheap food that was good enough. For...

Thank Robleeton
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Water leakage in the walls. Taking a shower? Be ready so shower with the worms who comes out from between the tiles. Hundreds of them. Most discusting thing Ive ever seen. Cockroaches too. Booked 2 rooms 2 months ahed before going there. Bookings got messed up. Had to wait 3 hours for check in. And only got 1 double room....

Thank Danny E
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Stayed here on the first leg of our trip through Beijing and it was ideal. The price was very good, we haf no problem getting a triple room as 2 of our 3 group were female not wanting to be in a room on our own. Room was perfect size for our needs, we were using it as a base...

1Thank stephlovesgoa
Reviewed 16 June 2013

The hotel is located at walking distances from places you want to see and subway is not far away. Rooms are ok. Our booking included breakfast, but we had to start a little discussion to get them. The staff is polite but not really friendly. Even if I keep in mind the rooms are cheap, I would not stay there...

Thank Serge L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 8 April 2013

the location quite far from subway wang fu jin, about 20 minutes walk there, i was damn tired of walking and no idea where is the location, finally found it, it was at the end of the road. better take a bus just cost you RMB 0.40 (using IC card, if by cash only RMB 1 only, beter take bus)....

1Thank derricktai2002
Falaise, France
Reviewed 1 April 2013

The only good thing about this hotel is the location. Rooms are dirty, damp and in need of repair. WiFi& internet is very slow and often not working. Breakfast is poor, I actually went round the corner to Jade Hotel and had a full breakfast and that was better value.

Thank lloyd m
Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 23 January 2013

We stayed there in our first leg and the location is perfect. Right next to the Forbidden City. Rooms aren't that great though, pretty damp and not that clean either. Reception staff were quite helpful and even organised a mini bus trip to Mutianyu. Wifi wasn't working all the time. Didn't try the restaurant as they didn't offer anything Chinese....

Thank Saiaga
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 1 January 2013

The Location is great, its close to the Forbidden city and it has a bus stop right in front. The first room we had had a window towards the hallway and smelled like mold, we asked if we could switch room and they gave us one with a window facing the outside. That room was great and clean. They also...

Thank Alice O

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Additional Information about Forbidden City Hostel

Address: No.5 South Heyan Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
Region: China > Beijing > Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Hotel Class:2 star — Forbidden City Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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“With a window is a must.”
 of 5 bubbles Robleeton, 23 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Note that they have rooms without any windows, so better ask when booking.”
 of 5 bubbles SergeL537, 16 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Check your room before paying.”
 of 5 bubbles lloydm22, 1 Apr 2013 | Read review
“ask for a room with outside window”
 of 5 bubbles AliceO488, 1 Jan 2013 | Read review
“call and ask the hotel reception before you check in and if your flight is arriving after 2am in the morning. ask the hotel to arrange the pick up.not all the taxi in the airport know the location of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles kenneth7373, 7 Nov 2012 | Read review
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