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Quanzi International Youth Hostel
Ranked #58 of 979 Speciality Lodging in Beijing
Reviewed 12 May 2013

In this Hotel I spent 5 days in the beginning of March.I had no luck with weather, because it is always a little rain and fog, and ewen snow one day. Room smelled of moisture, and this is probably the reason of bad weather throughout the winter. Maybe in the spring and summer is better, because it looks nice ambience. Internet sometimes good, but sometimes very weak.
Not far metro station ( 5-10 min) , and some restaurants.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 May 2013 via mobile

I wonder who and where Mike was coz i didnt meet him during our stay in the hotel last week. Nonetheless the staff that entertained us was helpful and could understand English. He was very creative and effective in using google translate if needed. The hotel was a little far from the subway, and if youre looking for some restaurants, go to the Xisi station. There are chinese restaurants nearby. I suggest u learn the Mandarin translation of basic english words like rice, coke, etc., otherwise youll have to play sign language.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

I completely agree with the last (Italian) review. Good price, friendly staff (translations by computer!), comfy bed, and no appearance by the legendary Mike. One suggestion for a filling, yummy & cheap breakfast would be to walk down the long alley towards Xisi stn., turn rt. at the main road, and the restaurant is a few blocks down on the right. It is very popular, & be prepared to do a lot of pointing unless you have a guide. Oh, and 5 taxi drivers at the airport would not take us here, even though we had the translation in script and a map - we gave up and took the metro.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

I stayed here alone after arriving by train from Moscow. My friends had reservation in other hostels, but very soon all of them moved to BackHome Beijing, leaving behind their already paid rooms - this tells everything about the place:)

Mike at the reception is awesome! He does a great job to accommodate you, he's very helpful and just cool:) The place is clean and cozy in general. The location is pretty good, some 7-8 min walk to the underground.

We went to the Great Wall tour which they offered and it was very good value and well organised! We did not have to play herring at Badaling, but could enjoy the nature and the silence as there were only us at this part of the Wall.

There is a restaurant nearby, they offer very good food. Reception can organise delivery to the guesthouse which is very convenient after a long day.

All in all this place is great value for the money, I did recommend it already to other friends who visited Beijing.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

The only down side is the location. Although it is right at the beginning of the small alley, it is only convenient if you are taking cab back to and from the hotel. If you are taking subway, the nearest station is right at the other end of the alley and another 500M to either left or right. I wouldn't mind to take cab back to the hotel every time but the thing is the taxis in Beijing are few and those that are waiting around for passengers are fake ones, waiting to charge exorbitant price. So we will be forced to take the subway unless you want to give in to the thugs. Just to quote, from qian men to this hotel, it shouldn't be more than RMB30 but they asked for RMB80. My wife and I ended walking home from the subway station to the hotel at 9pm plus and with the dark lighting through the alley, it seems rather dangerous. Of cos this is by no fault of the hotel but those who don't like to walk too far may have to consider this, especially after you have climbed the great Wall. For me, I do not wish to visit Beijing anymore but if I do, it probably not going to be my choice again. If you are ok with the walking distance, then you can consider this place for its nice hosts and relatively cheap price.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

It was a wonderful holiday. The hotel is very cozy. Lovely staff, who strive to create a homely and friendly atmosphere. Evenings at one table with a family were especially remembered. I really felt at home. The trip to a karaoke is was cheerful :)
Many historical sites and the metro is very close.
This hotel - a fine place to receive the most good memories of Beijing.
I want to return again "home".

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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Address: No.58 Xisi North Wutiao Hutong, Xicheng District, Beijing 100034, China (Formerly Qingfeng-Xisi Hutong Guest House)
Region: China > Beijing > Houhai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 979 Speciality Lodging in Beijing
Price Range: £6 - £34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Quanzi International Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The guest house has been newly decorated in 2010 and is ready to welcome guests from all over the world. BackHome Beijing Guest house is a small 10 room Hutong Guest house located at No.58 Xisi bei wu tiao Hutong(No.58 Xisi North 5th Alley)XiCheng District in North West Beijing, not far from the Beijing North train station. This is a traditional hutong house with a courtyard. The house itself was built at the beginning of the Qing Dynasty and once was the residence of a Prime Minister in feudal times. It is about 700 years history.It also has a great courtyard outside of the rooms where one can sit and read and meet other guests. It is not far away from the famous Bai Ta Temple. The guest house is located in one of the nicest hutong areas of Beijing. Hutongs are traditional areas of the city where people still live very much as in a village. You can safely walk the small streets of the Hutong and see how people still live and work as they did hundreds of years ago. Visit the hutong markets and see the small shops offering a huge variety of things. Inside the beautiful sunny courtyard, there is a central air-conditioning, so you can enjoy the sunshine as well as cool air even in hot summer, and you can feel warm even it is snowy outside. The yard consists of Chinese and Western Leisure parts, Wi-Fi covers all over the yard. Elegant rooms are equipped with cold & warm air-conditioning.It is close to the subway stations of Line 4 and Line 2 which allow you to get around Beijing easily and quickly. The house is 20 minutes away from Tiananmen Square, 2 kms from the Northern Railway station, 4 kms from the West Railway station, and 28 kms from the airport, which cost you about 100 RMB by taxi.You can walk around Fu Cheng Men Street which is a main shopping street. The experience of living at Qingfeng xisi hutong guest house will give you a great understanding of the real China, far from the huge, modern glass buildings of downtown Beijing. You will find peace and friendliness here after a day of visiting the sights of Beijing. The friendly English speaking staff will make you feel you are living in a Chinese family. Want to learn Mandarin; this is the place to stay. Long term rates available. Contact us, we would to see you and see you back again. It is getting colder and colder in Beijing! We will offer you a warmer room Our guest house is a traditional style courtyard house. All rooms have air-conditioning and heating.Meanwhile, lower prices will be offered online since 1st of November until the end of March in the next year! Come and get your beds before they are fully booked.* FREE 24-hour hot shower* FREE towels* FREE books to borrow * FREE air ticket booking* FREE travel information* FREE hostel booking in China* The Great Wall ( Jinshanling to Simatai hiking, Mutianyu,etc;ba da ling) and lunch included* Show tickets with discount (kungfu, Peking opera, acrobatic show) ... more   less 
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