Ratings based on 98 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by A verified travelerfrom w
Obnoxious staffPosted Oct 18, 2014
Maybe this is how things work here. But there is no need for the rudeness and the unhelpful attitude. They narrowly cost us a train trip by failing to book a taxi and then got shirty when we politely asked where it was. Rooms weren't cleaned. The restaurant served everything in 2 inches of fat. Don't bother.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom london
Difficult to find but cleanPosted Sep 30, 2014
We really struggled to find this hotel on the first day with only basic knowledge of mandarin. The map on Expedia isn't accurate, it was actually on the road before (going north) and we were walking around for ages, confused about why it wasn't on the road it was supposed to be on. Didn't help that hardly anyone in Beijing spoke English. I would suggest writing down the chinese name on a piece of paper to help locate it. The actual hostel is more like a hotel with basic, clean rooms, smallish but not too bad. The beds were fairly firm which I didn't mind but was too hard for my boyfriend. Wifi only works in the lobby and not the rooms. The staff can speak English here and can organise taxis to the airport. The location is fairly central but is a good 15 mins walk from the nearest metro stations. A good budget option hotel
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Arlington, TX
Mixed ExperiencePosted Sep 8, 2014
Good Things -Close to Forbidden City, Night Street, and other sites -Price is cheap -Breakfast for 25 RMB [4 USD] Bad Things -No WiFi in rooms; only in lobby and bar -Do not have enough light; looks murky at night -Do not take 300 RMB package deals for sightseeing such as the Great Wall. You will get similar packages in cheaper rates from travel agents just in the nearest intersection
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom London
Good for short stayPosted Sep 2, 2014
Pros: Room is clean and cheap.
Cons: Disturbing smell coming out of the sewage in the bathroom, only light near the door but not in the room. Nearby bed lamp no socket so cannot turn on
Location: A bit hard to find, but central, near Wangfujing, Forbidden city
I chose this hotel due to its cheapness and central location. I only stayed there for a night. Initially I was rather confused because the map here showed the hotel location to be at the centre of the Forbidden City. I had to look around that area on google map and found out that searching "Jade youth hostel, Beijing" will show you its precise location. My room was a twin en-suite room so spacious for me as a lone traveller but I think it's fairly small for 2 people. There was a very disturbing smell coming out of the sewage in the bathroom. I didn't complain to the receptionist since I was only there for a day. There was wifi in the lounge but not in my room. However, there was cable internet so I could still surf the web on my laptop. I find the room rather dark. There was only light at the entrance bit of the room, not at the centre. There was a bed lamp next to the bed but no socket nearby so I could not turn it on. Overall, it has served my purpose because I only needed a central place to stay for a night so I could easily go visit the nearby attractions.
Recommendedby Pedro Mfrom Sydney
Nice place to stay in Beijing, except their personPosted Aug 15, 2014 on Hotels.com
We liked to stay in Beijing. The hotel was near to many attractions and the infrastructure was ok. The problem was their personnel. We have been traveling or several months in many hotels / hostels / guesthouses and this has been the worse attention we have got. Any problem was immediately "beacuse of an electric problem and since I'm not technician, I can't help you". HO-RRI-BLE.
Recommendedby Jackfrom US
Very clean, only wired internet in roomPosted Jun 27, 2014 on Hotels.com
The hostel is down some back alleys, so it seems a little shady getting there, but it's perfectly clean and the mattresses are great. If they're not memory foam, it's a good knock-off. Some places will say wifi in the common areas & wired in room yet still have wifi in room. Not this place. I only traveled with a tablet & my phone, so in room was a no go. The lobby wifi didn't work on my phone, but the bar's did. The desk girl was pretty rude about it too & told me my phone has too much stuff and that's why it wouldn't work. This is one of the few hotel's I've used in China where the bathroom doesn't smell like a sewer half of the time. It's like they haven't figured out that a drain trap fixes the fume problem yet.
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby msugetfrom usa
Great LocationPosted Jun 21, 2014 on Hotels.com
the luggage was not helped; the TV does not work; there were no lights above or by the bed; bed was not made after the first night; tea and teaset was not replaced; not wifi in the room. I was very disappointed! I would not stay in this hotel nor recommended to any of my friends.
Recommendedby Ravickfrom New York
You get what you pay forPosted Jun 19, 2014 on Hotels.com
Had hot water and AC worked. Beds are really stiff and room is small. Do not expect to hang out in room comfortably - you want to go outside and explore. About a mile walk to Forbidden Palace, occassional taxi during the day, I had to wait 20 minutes on side of road to get taxi at night. No free water, though website claims. Good help with tours. Feels a little sketchy but is safe. Internet was terrible and did not work for me.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
adequatePosted May 26, 2014
I have now stayed three times at Jade Youth Hostel. It is more along the lines of a dorm room. The positives are it is clean, in walking distance to Forbidden City and shopping, and budget friendly. The negatives are the rooms are small and can be smelly from the sewage system. My last stay in May 2014 they put us in a first floor room. The bathrooms had no separation for the shower. Every time we took a shower it flooded the whole bathroom. It would be helpful if they provided a squeegee to push the water down the drain. We had to use our towels to mop up the water. It seems to me it would be a simple fix to install a separation for the shower. Overall, I like this place. For the money, it is worth it. It has an appealing quaint atmosphere.
for Business Travelersby Dougfrom Florida
Has lots of potentialPosted May 17, 2014 on Hotels.com
Spent a few nights here, the hotel has nice marble floors and a nice appearance but looking closer the toilet wasn't clean the floors were dirty, and the shower leaked into the bathroom causing it to flood. The hotel is near some great sights and once you learn the buses there's a bus stop about a block away.