A: Our address is 29 Ren men shi chang xi xiang, Dong Cheng Qu, Beijing, China
(0086) (10) 84015584
Fax: (0086) (10) 64027948
A: We are currently preparing a Happy Dragon frequent customer membership card. See our website for updates/details.
A: You can book directly through this website and receive a 5% direct booking discount, or book through a number of internet booking sites, including hostelworld.com and hostelbookers.com
lf you need to cancel, we ask for as much notice as possible, but you must notify us no later than THREE days before the reserved date. Groups need to notify us no later than a week in advance.
A: Our front desk reception is open 24hrs a day to answer calls.
A: No, but we do enforce a quiet time from 11pm to 10am. During this time no loud talk in the public areas.
A: Some of the rooms are dormitory style and are either 4 or 5 person rooms. We also have single rooms, double/twin and triple rooms. We do allow groups traveling together to reserve a whole dormitory room, if one is available. Let us know what you want when you reserve and we will try to work with you. All rooms have an air-conditioner/heater, en-suite bathroom/shower with hot and cold water. Toilets are sit-down western style and toilet paper, towels and slippers are provided free. We do not provide soap, toothbrushes or shampoo, however, although these can easily be bought in the shops next-door.
A: There is no restriction on the length of stay, however, we do reserve the right to ask any guest to leave early if there is a problem with their staying at our hostel.
A: Yes, and there is no extra charge. You may bring/use your own sleeping bag(s). Linen and blankets are provided free.
A: Yes and off-road, no charge. We do not allow pets in the hostel.
A: Guests can arrive in the morning any time and if their reserved bed or room is available then they can move in. Normal check out time is 12 noon so normal check in time will be after 12 noon.
A: The bar and restaurant are open from 7am until 2am. However we stop taking food orders at 12:30am.
A: We are sorry but owing to space restrictions, we cannot let customers cook their own food in our kitchen.
A: We are sorry buy our policy is not to allow customers to do this, although of course they may take into their room.
A: There is no smoking allowed in the bar from 7:00am to 12:00 noon. There is no smoking in the public areas (reception, internet area etc).
No illegal drug use is tolerated in the hostel, fully according to Chinese law.
A: If you visit our maps page on the Happy Dragon website, you can see that it is directly opposite the Dongsi subway exit B.
A: Leaving the hostel, take the first corner right to the end of the street, then turn right again to see the cash-point.
A: The nearest Bank of China is at the northern end of Wangfujing pedestrian shopping street.
A: There is one inside the Post Office opposite Dongsi subway exit B.
A: Sanlitun has the largest number of bars and clubs, and there are also the large nightclubs Vick’s and The Mix at the Workers Stadium Gate. Our reception can write directions for you to pass to a taxi driver, the fee to Sanlitun is around 15-20rmb, Workers Stadium between 15-20rmb.
A: Most branches are open until 5pm.
A: Sorry but owing to the location and construction of our hostel, it is not convenient for wheelchair access.
A: Yes, all the rooms have air-conditioners/heaters.
A: Yes, all the rooms and dorms have an ensuite bathroom.
A: No. Bottled water is easily bought and cheap.
A: We sell maps, postcards, Chinese opera masks, traditional Chinese paintings by Tom Zhang (see the forum's page for all about Tom)
A: Yes, our reception is open 24hrs.
A: Sorry but we do not have any camping facilities although you may place your equipment in our luggage/storage room.
A: We are about 25km from the airport.
From the airport a taxi will cost around 100 RMB (you can print out the above map to show the driver or call our reception for directions). Alternatively you can take the Airport shuttle train to Dongzhimen subway, then take the subway Line 2 to Yong He Gong, then change to line 5 and get out at Dong Si stop. This will cost approximately 27 RMB.
*please see our maps page for maps
BEIJING STATION – From the Beijing main station you can take the subway to Chongwenmen and then change to Line 5 and travel to the Dong Si stop (tickets are 2rmb).
WEST TRAIN STATION - From Beijing West station it is easiest to take a taxi for about 30 RMB (you can print out the above map to show the driver or call our reception for directions). A new subway line will open soon, which will allow you to reach the hostel by subway.
A: If available, yes, at no extra charge.
A: There are several places to eat within walking distance from the hostel, offering both sit-down style and fast food. The is a large Wumart supermarket within 5 minutes walk selling both native and western goods (food, toiletries, clothes etc), and a large underground shopping complex selling many fashionable clothes in boutiques, as well as a 24hr local restaurant, and a McDonalds. Street snacks/breakfast etc. are also available outside, particularly at the local morning market which is a minute away in the local plaza.
A: Yes. We have inside lockers that you can use. These lockers are for use by current guests only and are free. We have a general storage/luggage room where you can keep bags etc if you check in early or need to wait for a flight etc. after check-out. This is free too while you are staying. We can also keep money or important small items or documents locked up for free, just ask at reception. If you forget or leave items behind it may be possible for us to mail them on to you but you will have to pay the postage. While rare, if thefts in the hostel do occur, neither Happy Dragon Hostel nor staff will be responsible for items lost or stolen. Please protect your belongings. Any guest caught stealing items from either other guests or Happy Dragon Hostel will have to leave immediately and may face prosecution.