There are many central-located budget youth hostels dotted in Beijing. Most of them are Beijing traditional Siheyuan hostels located at a hutong. China Highlights has selected Top 10 Beijing Youth Hostels, which are popular for their low price, clean and comfortable rooms and perfect locations close to subway stations and famous attraction, such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Wangfujing Street, Beijing CBD, Houhai Bar Street, Qianmen Street or the Badaling Section of the Great Wall.
Address: 78 Dongsijiu Tiao, Dong cheng District, Beijing
Location: WangFujing Shopping Street,Tiananmen Square
Hotel Name in Chinese: 北京鑫茂青年酒店
The Xinmao Youth Hotel is a traditional Beijing Siheyuan courtyard hostel located on Dongsi North Avenue in downtown Beijing. It is close to many Beijing’s must-sees, such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Wangfujing Shopping Street. This hotel is 15 minutes from Beijing Railway Station. It is only a five-minute walking to a stop of subway line 2. It serves dorms and standard rooms which are spacious, clean and comfortable. A bar and a coffee shop are available.
Address: 90 Tieshuxie Street, Xicheng District, Beijing
Location: Qianmen & Dazhalan Business Area, Tiananmen Square
Hotel Name in Chinese: 北京远东青年旅舍
Beijing Far East Youth Hostel is located at Qianmen & Dazhalan Business, within walking distance to two of Beijing’s most popular shopping streets: Qianmen Shopping Street, Liulichang Culture Street and the Forbidden City / Tiananmen Square. It is a traditional courtyard hostel in a live hutong of Beijing. It serves clean four-bed dorms and 6-bed dorms which can accommodate 68 people. Each room furnished with air conditioning and 24 house hot water. Free WiFi is available.
Address: 52 Xi Si Bei 2 Tiao, Xi Si, Xi Cheng District, Beijing
Location: Xidan Area
Hotel Name in Chinese: 团园客栈
Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel is located at a peaceful hutong of Xidan Area, the city center of Beijing. It is very popular with tourist for its cosy and beautiful rooms and superb service. It is only a 10-minute walking from the station of Subway Line 4 with links the hostel with many must-sees of Beijing, such as the Summer Palace and Beijing Zoo. It is only two subway stop to Xidan Shopping Street, where people change subway Line 1 to reach the Forbidden City / Tiananmen Square. Free WiFi is available.
Address: 5 Chadao Ancient Town, Badaling, Yanqing Country, Beijing
Location: The Badaling Section of the Great Wall
Hotel Name in Chinese: 北京长城老院子古客栈
The Great Wall Courtyard Hostel is recommended if you would like to visit the Badaling Section of the Great Wall in the early morning or after in the evening to avoid crowds. It's about 15 minutes on foot from the Badaling Great Wall and 5 minutes from the train station. Its clean and spacious rooms and nice and helpful staff are very delightful. The Great Wall Courtyard Hostel services 20 guest rooms furnished with separate air conditioning and free broadband Internet access.
Address: 51 Ancient Drum Tower Street, Xicheng District, Beijing
Location: Houhai Area, Drum Tower, Nanluoguo Hutong
Hotel Name in Chinese: 北京鼓韵青年旅舍
Beijing Drum Tower Youth Hostel is located at Houhai Area, close to a subway stop of Line 2, and within walking distance to Houhai Bar Street, Nanluoguxiang hutong (a shopping street) and Drum Tower. The transit via subway or taxi to famous Beijing attractions such as Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Wangfujing Street from the hotel is very easy. The rooms of the hotels are clean and quiet. Some dorms have independent bathrooms. Local English-speaking staff are attentive and helpful. There is a western restaurant, a cafe and a bar in the hotel. Free WiFi is available.
Address: 9, Shijia Hutong, Zhaoyang Inner South Street, Dongcheng district, Beijing
Location: WangFujing Shopping Street, Tiananmen Square
Hotel Name in Chinese: 北京红都实佳宾馆（北京实佳国际青年旅舍）
The Beijing Saga International Hotel is a traditional Beijing Siheyuan courtyard hotel, located in a live hutong of Dongcheng district. It is within walking distance to Wangfujinf Street, one of the most prosperous commercial streets of Beijing and some must-sees of Beijing: the Forbidden City / Tiananmen Square and the Temple of the Sun. A subway stop of Line 5 is adjacent to the hotel. There is a Western restaurant in the hotel.
Address: 1 Zhanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Location: Beijing Railway Station
Hotel Name in Chinese: 北京城市青年酒店
Beijing City Central Youth Hostel is only a 5-minute walking from Beijing Railway Station. A stop of subway line 2 is just at the underground of the hostel. The rooms of the hostel are clean and functional with TVs, air-conditions, free broadband access and shared or independent bathrooms. It is also furnished with a Chinese restaurant, a Western restaurant, a business center, an internet bar, a book club, a movie bar.
Address: 38 Wudaoying Lane, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Location: Lama Temple, Houhai Bar Street, Drum Tower
Hotel Name in Chinese: 北京雍圣轩青年酒店（孔夫子国际青年旅舍）
Beijing Confucius Hostel is located in a famous cultural and historical area of Beijing, within walking distance to many renowned relics and temples, including the Lama Temple, Guozijian (Beijing Imperial Academy) and Confucius Mansion. It is close to the juncture of subway Line 2 and 5. Houhai Bar Street, one of the most popular night activity venues of Beijing is just 2 subway stops away. The rooms are clean and comfortable. A western restaurant is available at the hostel.
Address: 29 Paoju Tou Tiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Location: Lama Temple, Houhai Bar Street, Drum Tower
Hotel Name in Chinese: 北京炮局工厂国际青年旅舍
The Beijing P.LOFT Youth Hostel is located beside the Lama Temple, a 3-minute walking from the subway junction of Line 2 and 5. It is rebuilt from a military factory. It serves 40 guest rooms which are clean and large. Other amenities of the hotel include a western restaurant, a bar, a business center, a table tennis room and basketball court. Free WiFi is available.
Address: Anhua Xili, Anhua Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Location: Temple of the Earth
Hotel Name in Chinese: 北京蓝亭国际青年旅舍
Lanting International Youth Hostel is located within the Third Ring Road of Beijing, adjacent to the Temple of the Earth. Though it can’t directly reached by a subway, it is popular with many tourists for its peaceful location, clean and comfortable rooms and helpful staff. You can take public bus No. 847 at Hepingxiqiao, a stop of subway Line 5 to get to the hotel. The distance is about 2 kilometers. Free WiFi is available. Other amenities of the hostels include a tea house, a parking lot and a book bar.