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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 5 January 2016

it's good experience for my short trip in Beijing. the hostel staff can help every information and booking a one day trip. the room is nice, clean but have some noise from ground. the area closed to drum tower and Hutong area and 5 minute from metro. the Hostel near to the Mcdonald's, drug store and local restaurant.

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The_DRUM_Cafe, Guest Relations Manager at Beijing Drum Tower Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for staying here. Thank you also for mentioning our tours. We offer tours to many parts of the Great Wall - enough to suit everyone's taste and budget. We also offer some must-see night shows. By the way, please do not eat at McDonalds - relax in your local The DRUM Western Cafe & Bar ;)...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 24 November 2015

The room was great but the electricity of the whole building went out for many hours one night and the customer service was bad after that. I had to flight the next day and had to cancel the room reservation for that night. They return the money so that was nice. Wifi worked poorly.

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The_DRUM_Cafe, Guest Relations Manager at Beijing Drum Tower Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello. We are sorry for the lack of electricity. It is not normal but our staff tried their best to deal with the many inquiries. We hope to see you next time for a better stay! Regards TD

KL
Reviewed 28 October 2015

My best accommodation in my 2 weeks travel from Xian to Beijing. I like everything about the hostel which is more like a 2 or 3 stars hotel. The room was nice and clean. Shower was good. The hostel is located nearby hutong area and its location is just perfect. About 5 mins walk from MRT and 10 mins walk...

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The_DRUM_Cafe, Public Relations Manager at Beijing Drum Tower Youth Hostel, responded to this review

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Was not totally sure about visiting after reading some reviews, but I think the reviews may be outdated. This hostel has clearly been renovated so I think it is probably in much better condition than in the past. Stayed in a private room and while it was quite expensive for a hostel room, it was the best hostel room I've...

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The_DRUM_Cafe, Public Relations Manager at Beijing Drum Tower Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your support. Our tripadvisor rating is based on the old hostel/management and tripadvisor have not deleted the old ratings yet! We renovated in 2014 and we now specialise in capsules and modern private rooms. Our rooms are actually close to 3 star hotel standard - but much cheaper! -The Drum- Cafe & Bar is open...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I chose DRUM because I was intrigued by the idea of staying in a capsule hostel, and was pleasantly surprised to find that my private room wasn't as cramped as I'd feared. With a double bed and a small but serviceable bathroom, it was a perfect retreat at the end of a long day of exploration. If I had one...

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The_DRUM_Cafe, Guest Relations Manager at Beijing Drum Tower Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your great comments. It seems that you stayed in one of our capsule A private single rooms? Although it is a small capsule room - they are the best option for anyone looking for a cheap private space in a great location. The air conditioning is in the corridor and the cool air should enter...

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We stayed here for a week. Clean comfortable double room with many power sockets around to charge your electronics. Water pressure was great and they provide liquid soap and shampoo. Hair dryer provided. They also provide filtered drinking water and we did laundry there too for 30 yuan per load. Nice location close to the drum tower and hutongs, about...

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The_DRUM_Cafe, Guest Relations Manager at Beijing Drum Tower Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for staying with us. We offer one of the best locations in Beijing - right next to two major subway lines and within walking distance of the historic drum and bell towers and the beautiful houhai lake. Our rooms were all newly renovated in 2014. However, if you have a problem with the room please let...

Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 21 April 2015

This is really cheap place, so don't expect much but it's very good located in the center of Beijng. Friendly, helpful english speaking staff. In the evenings hotel bar is full of people from all over the world it's worth to spend some time there.

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Drum T, Guest Relations Manager at Beijing Drum Tower Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your great comments. Thank you for saying that we are a really cheap place. For what we provide, our room prices are very reasonable. Although our dorm prices are above average - you do get your own personal capsule/cabin, which is good fun and almost like a private room. Non-guests can also visit our cafe-bar....

Daytona Beach, Florida
Reviewed 12 April 2015

This place was renewed in 2014 and deserves a much better rating. It's now a capsule hostel where everyone in the dorm gets to stay in their own capsule/pod. Great idea and easily worth the extra price as it gives you a little private space. Definitely the most interesting choice out of the hostels ive stayed at in Beijing. I...

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Drum T, Guest Relations Manager at Beijing Drum Tower Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for your great comments. We ask that guests please ignore any reviews previous to summer 2014. The whole hotel has been renovated and there is a new cafe-bar. All dorm beds are now in the form of separate capsules/cabins (or "hobbit-holes"!). They are very popular with guests. We also offer private single capsules with toilet and...

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2014

If you are looking for a very cheap dorm bed in a good location in the Drum Tower area of Beijing, and don’t mind having to wear flip flops to avoid the dirt, then this place will do the job. The location is very good, about a 5 minute walk to Guloudajie line 2 subway station and very close to...

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Zeeland, Michigan
Reviewed 30 November 2013

It was a nice, clean room. it is a hostel, so don't be expecting the Hilton. Very convenient to Houhai (bar street), also to the subway. The common room is very nice with tables to use your computer. The counter people are very helpful. They had one or two cats walking around wanting to have their ears scratched, cute. They...

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THE DRUM - Specialist Capsule Hostel & Hotel All dorm beds are private capsules. Private rooms are 3 star hotel grade. Just 200 meters from subway lines 2 & 8, & Drum Tower. Great tours & very sociable pizza cafe/bar... The Drum "Hot-stel" combines hotel accommodation with new-concept dorm room design.Free wireless/wifi internet is available throughout and the entire hotel has central heating along with air-conditioning. * All private rooms newly renovated with secure key-card access, flatscreen TV, western toilet and 24 hour hot water shower. * All dorm rooms have been upgraded into separate V.I.P. capsule bunk beds with secure keycard access doors, offering complete privacy to every dorm guest * Ensuite single capsule-rooms available (1.7m height, 3-4m wide - with attached toilet & shower).Beijing's best option for those just looking for a cheap private space with washroom facilities. * Don't miss the rooftop viewing deck, with unbeatable views of the Drum & Bell Towers, or consider booking a spacious roof-garden room. * Relax in the comfortable lounge area on one the ikea sofas or Korean/Japanese-style tea rooms. (* The onsite sports cafe/bar provides a great meeting place for guests, offering a hearty selection of western cuisine, fresh coffee, draft beer and cocktails.) * Great Wall of China tours and more can be easily booked through reception. Reception also arranges ticket booking and laundry facilities. * Excellent location, just 200 meters from 2 major subway lines. Easy access to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Lama Temple, Silk Market, Olympic area, Embassy area, all major train stations, the airport and more.Beijing will be your oyster with the free Beijing subway & sites map. Bicycle rental available. * Locally, banks/ATMS, post office, 24 shop, pharmacy etc are all just a short walk away. Stroll down to the nearby historical Drum & Bell Towers, and explore the ancient hutong quarter around the picturesque houhai lake, lively both day and night. * The Drum "Hot-stel" welcomes all. For more information please read below and see the photograph section. You can also contact us direct: drumtower.nihao (gmail). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Beijing Drum Tower Youth Hostel

Address: No 51 Old Gulou Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Region: China > Beijing > Houhai
Price Range: ₹ 817 - ₹ 3,474 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Beijing Drum Tower Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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“You could fine something better around”
 of 5 bubbles P5332XKclaudiab, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I would recommend choosing the queen private rooms, the capsule were really small.”
 of 5 bubbles Catiac, 24 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Spring for a private. There's a little extra room for you to get about, and you don't need to leave your room to have a shower.”
 of 5 bubbles AussieOnTheRoadcom, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
“We were in room 302 and is a little small. Rooms ending with 8 or 5 are in the corner and would probably be quieter and bigger.”
 of 5 bubbles yuninthesky, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
“I think i paid less than some others, so check online for the best price first.”
 of 5 bubbles carlinhosb851, 11 Apr 2015 | Read review
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