In a large alley close to the west wall of the Forbidden City, and just northwest of Wangfujing. There are some attractive hutong alleyways worth exploring nearby, and a small local supermarket around the corner.
Spartan and functional, with cheap pine furnishings, a small LCD TV, tea and coffee facilities and a clean shower room with towels. Rooms on the higher floors have pretty decent views of the area.
Functional and clean, with a few armchairs in the narrow lobby, and free WiFi.
Eating and drinking
I was pleasantly surprised at the ornate decoration and style in the restaurant, which serves standard Chinese fare along with some Western favourites. Breakfast is a good deal for the price. The bar is a fairly comfortable hang-out, with a movie-viewing area, lots of sofas and table-football.
Tour booking, bike hire.
Fairly impersonal, but sufficient English skills for tour bookings and other enquiries.
Who stays there
Western and Chinese backpackers, budget travellers.
- High-Speed Internet
- Backpackers / Students
- No fuss
Pros & Cons
- Very cheap
- Close to the Forbidden City
- Lacks character
- Rooms functional but uninspiring