Ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

3.3 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
3.0 Room cleanliness
3.5 Service & staff
2.9 Room comfort
2.9 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Canada

great location for NAMoC

Posted May 8, 2018 on Hotels
Dragon hostel is quiet and clean with great access to the National Art Museum (NAMoC) and Beihei park. My room was simple, had good aircon, and a good bed. There is no road noise and the location is very quiet. easy access to Dongsi Metro station. The wifi is slow and intermittent but otherwise still useful. the staff are always available and speak english. I would stay again given the location.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 24, 2018 by Amanda, Hotel Management
Dear Guest Thank you for your review, we hope you had a nice staied and see you next time.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Sep 8, 2017 on Hotels
3 out of 5
by Jeremy

Overall good for the price.

Posted Aug 31, 2017 on Hotels
Limited English speaking staff, be prepared for that. Also, stuff beds and decent food. You won't die here and it has a certain charm for sure, but It would not be my first choice.
2 out of 5
by Sarel

Don't go during Spring Festival

Posted Feb 3, 2017 on Hotels
On a normal day the price is okay, but during new years they almost double the prices, and this hostel is not worth that inflated price. The food isn't bad, it's just disappointing. You order some spaghetti and tuna, and that is what you get. Cooked spaghetti with some canned tuna on top, no sauces or anything. Just a tiny splash of ketchup on the side. For breakfast you get a hasbrown the size of a 1 RMB coin. Rooms are nothing extraordinary, the double rooms are just two single beds pushed together. The area around the hostel doesn't have anything special either, except a roast duck place. The subway is pretty central, you can easily get anywhere from there. So, on a normal day, go for it. It's relatively cheap and central. Just don't go after the prices are inflated.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Small cosy hostel

Posted Oct 7, 2016 on Hotels
Stayed 7 nights. It is a bit inside from main road and may be difficult to find. Good location. Best part is that reception staff were good at English, which is very uncommon here.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from England

Staff helpful - cleanliness poor

Posted Sep 19, 2016
The staff were helpful when asked for help. However the rooms are small and the bathroom is tiny - you can't even sit on the toilet seat properly because the roof is very low. The bathroom smells and there is a lot of damp and dust in the bedroom area. Beds not that comfy either. Communal areas are a reasonable size. The hostel also has a good selection of tours you can take.
3 out of 5
for Students
by A verified traveler from N.Z

O.k for a Hostel

Posted Aug 21, 2016
Pros: Location
Cons: Rooms, lobby and eating area do need updating.
Location: Directly around the hostel are hutongs, nice,friendly eating places,lots of shops and the Dongsi metro
Hard to find hostel as construction obscuring entrance. Dongsi metro Exit East a very short walk from hostel. Area around hostel interesting, nice eating places and quite a few hutongs. Despite construction right beside hostel it did not affect our stay. Airconditioning unit in room noisy but very effective. Had breakfast which was o.k. Hostel is situated close to busy shopping area and can easily walk to Tienanmen Square. Room is adequate for a hostel. The location is really good for sightseeing.
3 out of 5
by Paul James from Brooklyn

Cozy and Friendly

Posted Jul 27, 2016 on Hotels
The staff was extremely friendly and helpful (except for one). The location is about a 5 minute walk from the subway, but was hard to find. Tours are a good option for those too lazy to figure things out for themselves.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Cheap accommodations; slow internet

Posted Jun 26, 2016 on Hotels
A solid, low-cost hostel. I booked Happy Dragon because of the low price. It was worth what I paid for it. The one gripe I had was that the "high speed internet" it boasts is quite slow, some webpages hanging before they would load. That may in part be due to the same restrictions on internet flow that plague all of China.
3 out of 5
by Christopher from New York

Good location, quirky hostel

Posted Jun 11, 2016 on Hotels
Room is a bit shabby. Ensuite bath is a sink and toilet that warns you not to flush toilet paper. The "shower" is a spray handle mounted on the wall with just a drain in the floor, and had lots of tiny bugs around it. Windowless room, unless you count the window to the corridor. Location is great and staff are friendly and speak very good English for China.