"I had another stay at another airbnb house in my trip, I would say this hostel is even cleaner than that airbnb house."
Location rating score
610 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Beijing
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.3|
|Distance to city center||10 km|
|Nearest airport||Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)|
|Distance to airport||23.4 km|
Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.
Peking International Youth Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Peking International Youth Hostel has a car park that's close to the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Beijing with private transportation, the hostel can arrange car rental for you.
Peking International Youth Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"The hostel is near the lake that is reacheable by walking and the rooms are simple but clean."
August 23, 2018
"the location is perfect if you have limited time to explore other places in Beijing."
September 30, 2019
"its a great place if you like to wander around hutongs as there's plenty around."
November 5, 2017
Peking International Youth Hostel, located in Back Lakes (Hou Hai), Beijing, is a popular choice for travelers. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Peking International Youth Hostel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, airport transfer.
Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include slippers, towels, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as garden. Peking International Youth Hostel is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Beijing.
"Very nice atmosphere that they use many fresh & dried flower..."
October 17, 2018
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
Peking International Youth Hostel
Back Lakes (Hou Hai)
Wangfujing Street & Forbidden City
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The hutong area is phenomenal: old world charm, new world delights (like Peking duck wraps!) in the center of Beijing, and a bustling atmosphere. The hostel is an oasis of calm. They make exquidite floral arrangements in the common area that fill the hostel with the fragrance of germs and flowers. The attached restaurant is one of the prettiest spaces I've seen. On top of all that, the staff speak English and arrange excursions. The subway is close by and very easy to navigate. Loved this hostel -- it's a bit pricey compared to others we stayed in, but worth it.
An Oasis not to be missed!”
Fabulous, I really enjoyed my short stay there, I wish I could have stayed longer and will definately return. From the minute I stepped through the door, even though it was 2.45 am as my fllight was delayed, the staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful, even though they should have gone off duty at 1 am! The hostel had a great atmosphere, homely and friendly, this reflected the staff,who all got on very well together and between them, they were very knowledgeable. As a new solo travelller I really appreciated the friendly, informal but professional atmosphere. Even though the lounge/dining area was ,compact, it was cosy and it managed to accommodate everyone who wanted to be there as, most of the guests where out being tourists. Or there was ample space in a cafe, next door and connected to the hostel via a corridor., again a great design, creative and relaxing in design with a tree in it's midst, much nicer than the picture with great food and drinks. All this in the midlst of a buzzling lively conurbation of small streets and typical tourists shops, eateries and bars with a beautiful relaxing man made lake in easy walking distance, not to be missed, I say!
Perfect choice for a stay in Beijing”
The hostel is simple, clean, and full of flowers. Staff are super friendly - I was very happy to arrive here after a long journey and 40 degrees outside. It's a haven of calm. It is a hostel - so if you have a private room - as we did - next to the dormitory - it can be noisy. Otherwise I loved it. The roof garden is especially lovely at night. Perfect place to stay in beijing if you are on a budget.
This hostel is a perfect choice for backpackers who want to fully enjoy their stay in Beijing. It is very conveniently located at 5 minutes walking distance from Nanluoguxiang metro station along the homonymous street which is one of the most beautiful alleys in the city and a very busy street food spot at night. The staff is kind and helpful, and speaks good English. The dorms are spacious and clean, with nice showers and toilets. Its pretty expensive compared to other hostels in China, but the atmosphere and the location are really fantastic!
Perfect Place in the Hutongs”
The whole hostel is adorable. Flowers and plants everywhere, smells nice all the time. The restaurant downstairs is a bit pricy, so venture out for local food if you're on a budget - it's located in the middle of "snack street" so you won't have to walk far! Super clean, comfortable bed, chill common areas. Here is my only complaint. I booked the 2-bed dorm, but it felt like a much larger 6-bed dorm. The 2 bed room is actually INSIDE a shared larger room/ unit with the 4-bed girls room, and the bathroom is shared with them as well. The walls are paper-thin, you can hear *everything*. The door to the shared unit is also SO LOUD - it woke all of us up every time someone came in or out, which was often. I feel like advertising this as a 2-bed room was a misleading. I still had a pleasant experience, I just wish the room had been advertised correctly. I also recommend that the hostel adds overhead lighting to the 2-bed girls room and to the shower - it's hard to shower in the dark!
Love the whole environment of this hostel Sufficient space, clean, great location, very helpful staffs Just note the shared toilet and the flight of steps one need to take to 2nd floor so If you have big pc luggage you may want to check if they have avail on first floor. Otherwise the staff can also lend a hand Will definitely stay here again the next time I pop into beijing
A return dorm guest.”
I have stayed at the Peking Hostel before. Great location (really close to the subway station and sights), helpful staff, clean dorms and functional facilities!
Nice Design Hostel”
I stayed at this hotel based on friend recommendation. It is an Hostel actually for backpackers. There is no TV in the room. Price are reasonable and it is located near a walking shopping street. the MRT station also not far from the hostel. The hostel was nicely design with an attached restaurant which nice decoration. The counter staffs are very helpful, they will help you in everything you need, booking of tour, taxi, and etc….
Perfect for the first time”
I loved staying at this hostel. The staff, facilities and service was great. It’s located right in the centre of a hutong which is very convenient for exploring the area (beware the crowds) and a few hundred meters from a subway station. I found everything here that I needed for a first time stay in Beijing. Make sure you take your own soap.
Any time again”
A very nice place to stay. Nice restaurant, terrace and lobby. Before all a very dedicated and friendly staff, creating great confidence in this place. Minor criticisms: the air conditioning does not work very well but like in all other two places where I stayed in Peking... It is clean enough, could even be better from northeuropean standards.
This hostel its amazing!! it's so beautiful with all the flowers around the place, lovely decoration and very clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful.. I will miss you girls! It also had a great location within a walking distance to so many attractions.. nice to have evenings walks around the lakes! I will definitely stay there again! The only complains are about the laundry service not very good need to be improved and the pricy cafe.
Best staff & location & gourmet hipster deco”
Located right next to subway line and in a vivid touristic area, it was perfect for me going for the first time to China. Hostel has this hipster gourmet vibe to it, and is very clean. Best part is the staff, I lost my luggage on the train abd they helped me get it back, always with the biggest smile on the face! Highly recommended!
the hostel is near the lake that is reacheable by walking and the rooms are simple but clean. the staff speaks english very well and is very courteous
A really nice hostel in a great area. Situated in the hutongs, a 5 minute walk away from the subway. Plenty of restaurants and shops around. The whole place is beautifully decorated with flowers, and is very clean. Staff were friendly. Each bed has a lamp and socket, lap a locker too. It's a little pricey for a hostel, but you get what you pay for. Breakfast not including included but tou a small discount in their cafe. Water takes awhile to heat up but be patient. Towels can be hired for 10cny, shower gel and shampoo not provided.
The Best Hostel Ever”
It was the best hostel ever! Near the subway station, 5 mins walking. In the middle of the market, full of crowd from day to night. The hostel decoration are beautiful. It was really clean. The bed are good. Too bad they just had 2 bathroom on each floor. The receptions was amazing. Very friendly and helpful. The tour service they sold a liltle expensive though.. but it was worth it.
Great location and friendly staff”
The hostel location was really easy to find, just a few minutes from the exit E of Nanluoguxiang. And its a great place if you like to wander around hutongs as there's plenty around. There's also a free walking tour which meets at exit E (this is something separate you have to book). Places such as Beihai, Houhai, Jingshan Park are within walking distance. Only downside is Nanluoguxiang gets really crowded close to weekends n on weekends. But don't worry, the hostel is still very peaceful
Fine for Beijing ”
While I was impressed with the amount of physical space (in both the dorms and the public lounge areas), my room needed some deep cleaning to work away the dust/mold growing on the walls. But for a few nights, it was fine. I stayed in the winter and ended up sharing a room with just two other people (in a 6-person dorm). Really nice location, and super cool that the hostel is constructed within the hutongs. I stayed in the winter and felt pretty chilled the whole time. Had to wait about two hours before the room heated up entirely. There's plenty of food near the hostel, although it's a bit pricey because it's a touristy area. If you get off the road the hostel is located on, you can find some reasonably priced food. Wasn't a fan of the restaurant food offered, as it was a bit pricey. If you're planning on spending a day exploring the Hutongs, this is a great place to end your night. However, wouldn't recommend for more than a night.
Nice Location and Nice Environment. I felt like I wanted to stay all day at their place and don't want to go to the city tour. I want to stay at their couch. If I will comeback to Beijing I will definitely stay their again. But how I wish they have free shampoo, conditioner, towel.
Satisfied & Would recommend others to stay :)”
Pros: Near to subway station, comfortable, clean, staffs are very friendly and helpful, foods in Peking Cafe are not bad too Cons: The street is currently undergo construction/refurbishment, hence some sections are blocked. It would be a happening street again very soon! :)
Better than my stay at another airbnb house”
Very clean, superb location in South Lou Alley. Very nice atmosphere that they use many fresh & dried flowers to decorate the whole hostel. I had another stay at another airbnb house in my trip, I would say this hostel is even cleaner than that airbnb house. highly recommend!