China may seem like a world away for traveling Canadians, but there are a number of hostels in this metropolis that feature excellent prices and good proximity to the features of this capital city. With prices as low as a few dollars per night, you can save major money on your travel plans with the best hostels in Beijing.
The cosmopolitan concoction of people who travel to China makes places like the Drum Tower a fascinating place to drop anchor. The staff themselves have been around the world and can cater to visitors (in English as well as other languages) and provide information about visiting Beijing.
Located a few minutes from the central metro, it has excellent proximity for exploring the city on bike or by foot. Visitors need only walk ten minutes to find themselves by the Imperial College, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, or Beihai Park. Starting at six dollars per night, it is quite easy on the wallet.
Ten minutes away from the great mausoleum of Communist Part legend Chairman Mao Zedong, this comfortable hostel lets visitors ease into Chinese culture through friendly staff and local cuisine. With clean rooms, high pressure showers, and rooms for relaxation, the 365 is a small but well-furnished hostel that has received very high ratings from guests. A large wall along the common room features reviews, autographs, and handprints from visitors who want to leave their mark on their stay in Beijing.
The long name belies an excellent hostel for any visitor. Voted the best hostel in all of Asia (let alone China or Beijing), the Courtyard House has wonderful proximity to sights like Jingshan Park. Their location near a hutong, a part of ancient Peking, makes it easy to see traditional Chinese life. The staff speak fluent English and boast a large knowledge of the Beijing area, including restaurants and night clubs.
Voted the most popular at the 2011 Hoscars, the Peking International resembles a resort more than a hostel. With traditional architecture that harkens back to the ancient dynasties of China, visitors might think it's a boutique hotel. The rates, however, are quite inexpensive and the location is only two minutes from the subway line. Nestled in the Hutong district, the charming and colorful area of old Peking, visitors can get spacious rooms, lobby dining, and an afternoon tea at the terrace lounge.
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