Beijing Far East International Youth Hostel is a lovely traditional style hostel, set in a quiet, Hutong neighbourhood and only a 10 minute walk away from Tian’anmen Square, Qianmen Business Center and the Forbidden City. The hostel has a rich history, being the former residence of a warlord in the beginning of the last century.
Beijing Far East International Youth Hostel is close to many local restaurants, small stores, a post office, Bank of China and supermarkets. The hostel is in a traditional Chinese courtyard, offers a TV and common room and has Internet access.
The hostel also provides bicycle rentals so that visitors can enjoy the Hutong area at their own pace. Other sights worth seeing close to the hostel include, The Great Wall, Shichahai Lakes, the few remaining Hutong neighbourhoods and The Legation Quarter for nightlife.
What travellers think
Horrible "hostel", bar was always closed, staff doesn't know more than 2 words in english, bathrooms smell of piss, however location is good (a hutong 30 mins walking at the south of the tiananmen square) and it's a safe place.
Thu 12 Mar 2015
Hardly a hostel but a not fully converted hotel, there are real hostels around. Location at a first glance doesn't seem convenient (looks like an old suburb) but if you walk a bit it ends being nice. No tourist information provided at any moment, at all. Staff is not very friendly. Paid locker room
Thu 08 Jan 2015
Budget meal tip
10 m from hostel is small place. Looks a bit odd, but noodles are delicious.
Mon 12 May 2014