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Budget Hotels

Budget hotels will most likely not accept credit cards and not have air-conditioning

  1. Beijing City Youth Hostel

    Good value and very convenient for those with early morning trains from Beijing Zhan. Twin rooms and dorms are relatively new and clean, and there are cooking facilities and a 24-hour shop.

    • 1 Beijing Zhan Qian Jie

    • 6525 8066

    • Subway: Beijing Railway Station

    • ¥

  2. Leo Hostel

    Excellent location south of Tian’an Men Square, in among old lanes. Rooms range from 12-bed dorms to doubles; facilities range from bicycle hire to a second-hand book exchange.

  3. Downtown Backpackers

    Good value in the heart of one of Beijing’s most vibrant hutongs. It’s also minutes from the lakes, and myriad restaurants and bars. Offers clean single rooms, doubles with attached bath, and 6–8 bed dorms, plus bike hire and laundry.

    • 85 Nan Luo Gu Xiang

    • 8400 2429

    • Subway: Anding Men

    • ¥

  4. Far East International Youth Hostel

    The city’s most charming YHA hostel, with dorms and private rooms in hotel and courtyard settings. The area was an imperial-era red-light district and remains lively.

  5. Feiying International Youth Hostel

    Among the cheapest of Beijing’s HI hostels. Private twins and dorms are pristine, and staff are helpful. Facilities include a recently opened bar and restaurant.

  6. Saga International Youth Hostel

    Featuring spotless doubles, triples, and dorm rooms, a communal kitchen and café, and a rooftop patio. Helpful English-speaking staff organize ticket bookings and tours.

    • 9 Shijia Hutong

    • 6527 2773

    • Subway: Deng Shi Kou

    • ¥

  7. Templeside House Hostel

    This courtyard hostel gives budget travelers a glimpse of traditional Beijing life. It has single, double, and bunk bedrooms, as well as a courtyard garden. It is not far from the Xidan shopping district.

  8. Alley Garden Courtyard Hostel

    Tucked away in a hutong, near the Lama Temple and Ghost Street, this hostel is a traditional courtyard home with nine Chinese-style rooms.

  9. Poachers Inn

    In the middle of the Sanlitun bar district, this is the hostel if you like your accommodations loud and lively. Rooms are simple and share bathrooms, but facilities are clean. Breakfast and laundry are free and there’s a raucous bar attached. To find the hostel, walk up the east side of Yaxiu Market and just keep going.

    Poachers Inn
  10. Zhaolong International Youth Hostel

    A quiet option despite the proximity to Sanlitun bar district and shopping area. Dorms are tidy, and guests have access to a self-catering dining room, games room, and bike rentals. The front door is locked at 1am nightly.

    • 2 Gongren Tiyuchang Bei Lu

    • 6597 2299

    • Subway: Agricultural Exhibition Center

    • ¥¥


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