Beijing Leo Hostel


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With our 8+ years of experience, we are very well established in Beijing & well-known throughout China. We are also continuously listed in several well-known travel guides - you can find some quotes below...

Lonely Planet China:
'Popular and ever busy, it's best to phone ahead to book a room at this bargain hostel tucked away down Dazhalan Xijie. It has an attractive interior courtyard... a lively bar and a fine location. Employees at reception make solid efforts at wooing international backpackers.'

(this is an edited extract, as our rooms and courtyard have been renovated recently!)

Rough Guide China:
'Big, well-run hostel, 10 minute's walk from Tiananmen
Square, with a bar, pool table, movie lounge & free maps.
It's on the bustling pedestrianized Dazhalan street. It's easy to find. A leafy & attractive courtyard...'

Welcome to the Leo Hostel, Beijing's best choice for budget accommodation. Thanks to loyal support from our customers over the years, we were able to completely renovate the hostel in 2012. We hope we can now offer the best stay yet!

We are one of Beijing's most popular hostels, with a reputation of friendliness and fun. Please read below to find out more... :)

Best location: We are one of the most central hostels in Beijing, only 5-10 minutes walk from Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Qianmen bus & subway center.

There is no problem taking transportation to anywhere you want to go in Beijing. We can provide you with a free bus and subway map when you arrive. Please see our map (in the picture section) and compare our location carefully with the other hostels. We are also located in a great hutong market street (see below for more details!).

Budget beds: We are a large hostel that can accommodate more than 100 guests. We have a wide range of accommodation types to suit all levels of budget, and further discounts can also be offered to long-term guests and tour groups.

Great tours: We have a wide selection of great tours, including the Great Wall, Acrobatics, Kung Fu, & Beijing Opera. We also have some special Leo Hostel tours, like our very popular Secret Great Wall tour, where you will be the only ones on the wall. We also arrange Lhasa/Tibet tours, permits and tickets.

Great service: We are a very friendly, family-run hostel, with helpful, English-speaking staff that care. The management and staff have many years experience catering towards foreign customers, so our guests are sure to feel right at home :)

FREE services:

- FREE luggage storage
- FREE security lockers for dorm rooms (big enough for laptops etc - our hostel also has 24 hour CCTV camera security)
- FREE local area map, showing banks, post offices, supermarkets, bus stops, subways, and more...
- FREE local newspaper & Beijing information magazines - letting you know what is happening around Beijing right now
- FREE Chinese language guide - made by us to help you speak a little Chinese during your stay, and our staff can help you practice.

- Facilities & Services...

- Large, friendly bar & restaurant, with western & Chinese food menu (vegetarians welcome!)
- Probably China's largest movie database, with a wide selection of classic & latest movies (with english subtitles and without skipping ;)
- Laundry service
- Bike hire service
- Book exchange/sale, some *new edition* Lonely Planet China books available.
- Pool table
- Plane, train ticket-booking & tibet permit service, and advice on getting to international destinations, such as Mongolia, Hong Kong, and Vietnam.
- Forward hostel booking service for other popular hostels in China (and we also can arrange for them to pick you up direct from the station)
- Airport pick up and transfer

More Details...

We have a prized location inside the famous Da Zha Lan hutong market streets, with over 600 years of history. The Da Zha Lan hutong markets are filled with bustling character, with interesting shops, restaurants and stalls, leading right up to Tiananmen Square itself. You can also visit the nearby Qianmen shopping street, newly modernized with brand-name stores. Day or night, there is always something interesting to do or see in our area!

The Leo Hostel is a traditional Chinese hutong hostel, beautifully decorated with traditional furniture and fittings. As an escape from the busy market streets outside, inside the hostel are several peaceful, green seating areas, where you can relax with a good book or quietly socialist with friends.

Along with the normal Beijing tours, we also have some special Leo Hostel tours. Our Secret Wall tour is very popular. You will be the only ones there and you will see the Wall in its most natural form, without cable-cars or sellers chasing you along the wall! You will also have the chance to visit a local village for a delicious traditional meal. We also offer special Leo Hostel tours to Beijing beauty spots, where you can climb mountains, drift through natural gorges, go horse-riding, try bungee jumping, see ice-sculptures, go ski-ing, and more. And if you want to make your own private tour, we can arrange transportation for you.

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY GUESTS WITH ACTUAL PASSPORT AND CHINESE VISA CAN STAY HERE. WE CANNOT ACCEPT COPIES. PLEASE BOOK AS EARLY AS YOU CAN.

CHINESE GUESTS CANNOT STAY IN DORM ROOMS. IF YOU ARE TRAVELING WITH CHINESE FRIENDS YOU WILL NEED TO BOOK A PRIVATE ROOM.

Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception 
  • 24 Hour Security 
  • Air Conditioning 
  • Airport Transfers 
  • Bar 
  • Bicycle Hire 
  • Bicycle Parking 
  • Board games 
  • Book Exchange 
  • Breakfast Not Included 
  • Cafe 
  • Common Room 
  • DVD's 
  • Free City Maps 
  • Games Room 
  • Hairdryers For Hire 
  • Hot Showers 
  • Housekeeping 
  • Jobs Board 
  • Key Card Access 
  • Laundry Facilities 
  • Linen Included 
  • Luggage Storage 
  • Pool Table 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe Deposit Box (Front Desk) 
  • Tours/Travel Desk 
  • Towels for hire 
  • Towels Included 
  • Wheelchair Accessible 

Directions

DIRECTIONS TO BEIJING LEO HOSTEL

Chinese address: 中国北京前门大栅栏西街52号,阿来客栈

LEO HOSTEL, A LAI JIU DIAN, 52 DA ZHA LAN XI JIE, QIANMEN, BEIJING;

** PLEASE READ THESE DIRECTIONS FULLY TO AVOID ANY PROBLEMS GETTING TO THE HOSTEL. PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRINT OUT THE

MAP - IT HAS OUR CHINESE ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBERS. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A PRINTER YOU COULD ALSO TRACE THE MAP AND ADDRESS ONTO A PIECE OF PAPER ;) **


DIRECTIONS FROM THE BEIJING INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:

1) Book a car /taxi pick-up from us. We can pick you up at the airport for 240rmb per car (fits up to 3 passengers) (from

10pm to 7am, there will be an extra 50rmb charge). If you are interested, please provide ALL of the following

details: arrival date, arrival time, flight number, airline, departure city.

Please book your pick-up at least 48 hours in advance. If your flight arrives within 48 hours, please phone the

hostel to give us your details.

or

2) Take the shuttle bus to the Beijing city center (the journey takes over 1 hour). There are different shuttle

buses but it is best to take the bus to the main Beijing train station (16rmb). The bus stops about 200 meters west

of the Beijing station. When you get off the bus. continue walking straight (in the direction of the bus) to arrive

at Beijing station. For directions from the station, please read below.

3) Take the new shuttle train from Terminal 2 or 3 to Dongzhimen subway station (25rmb). Then change to subway line

2 and take the subway to Qianmen, then
follow the map.



DIRECTIONS FROM THE MAIN BEIJING TRAIN STATION: (trains arriving from Shanghai, Mongolia, Russia etc)

1) Take the bus. Leave the station by the north exit, walk right (east) about 500 meters to the bus park and take

bus 20 or 59 to Da Zha Lan (1rmb). The Da Zha Lan stop is around the 5th or 6th stop (wait for the bus to completely

pass Tiananmen Square and then get off at the next stop). When you get off the bus, walk north (in the opposite

direction to the bus) and then turn left on to Da Zha Lan Xi Jie market street. Then walk for about 300 meters and

you will see Leo Hostel on the left. Please remember to print out our map, or even make a hand-copy!

or

2) Take the subway. The subway is outside of the train station, 500 meters left (West) of the main exit. Take the

subway to the Qianmen subway station - 3rmb. Leave the subway by Exit C and head towards Meishi Jie Road (you can

see the 'GUANQI HOTEL' on the corner). Walk south on Meishi Jie Road
about 500 meters (to the 4th zebra crossing) then turn right on to Da Zha Lan Xi Jie market street. Then walk for

about 300 meters and you will see Leo Hostel on the left. Please remember to print out our map, or even make a hand-copy!

or

3) Take a taxi to the hostel - around 25rmb. (ask the driver to phone us for directions)

Bank & ATM money machine: opposite the station, over the footbridge



DIRECTIONS FROM THE BEIJING WEST TRAIN STATION:
(trains arriving from XiAn, Chengdu, Pingyao, Datong, Hong Kong etc)

1) Leave by the North exit & take bus 67 from in front of the station (opposite a KFC). You need to get on at the

front of the bus and put 1rmb in the drivers box. The bus ends at Qianmen (next to a KFC!). When you get off the

bus, continue walking East for about 200 meters (in the same direction as the bus). Follow the road round to the

right and look for Meishi Jie Road (you can see the 'GUANQI HOTEL' on the corner). Walk south on Meishi Jie Road

about 500 meters (to the 4th zebra crossing) then turn right on to Da Zha Lan Xi Jie market street. Then walk for

about 300 meters and you will see Leo Hostel on the left. Please remember to print out our map, or even make a

hand-copy!

or

2) Leave by the North exit, walk 10 minutes North to the Military Museum (Junshi Bowuguan) subway station. Take the

subway to the Fuxingmen station and then change to subway line 2 and take the subway
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