About this listing
Hi there, welcome to Beijing！
The flat is in Dongzhimen, subway is just downstairs, and walking to the airport express is only need to cross the road.
It couldn't be better located, everything in walk distance, , 24 hours restaurants, Cafe, clubs money exchange.. name me! Sanlitun （restaurants&bars&clubs area）and the most famous restaurant street "Gui jie" are 2km away.
The room is not big, have a singel bed n small table, suit you under a budget.
Fresh sheets, towels, shampoo, drinking water included:)
Free wifi, 24 hours hot water.
Interaction with Guests
The flat is 5 bedrooms+ 2 bathrooms.
I live in 5 min walk away, my office is 1 min away, I will be there if you need me，other times you will find your lovely roommates, mostly they are like you - westerner found me via airbnb, work or intership in Beijing for a short term.
Smoking only in Kitchen with window open please.
It's a cozy and clean place, and really conveniently located. :) Miyo is very nice and helpful. I contacted her a few days before arrival and asked a few questions and she could always settle my concern :) thanks Miyo!
Miyo is a nice and helpful person. But the room is REALLY smaller than the picture suggests. The room is next to a bathroom and you can hear everything that goes on. You can find a hostel in the same area for less money.
I stayed in this room for 3.5 weeks, and wrestled the whole time with how to review it. I don't generally like leaving negative reviews on this site, but I do want to be honest...
On the one hand, you won't find a cheaper rate for a room right in the center of Dongzhimen. You're a two-minute walk from the subway and the airport express, the building is conveniently located next to the Ginza mall, and it's also close to a gym, grocery store, and lots of little restaurants and shops.
On the other hand... The picture of the room doesn't really tell the full story. The room is actually smaller than the picture suggests -- there was basically just enough room for the bed and my suitcase. There is no window to the outside; there's only a window onto the hallway, so if your roommates turn on the hall light, it will illuminate the room. There's also (strangely) a window onto the adjacent bathroom. It's been covered up, but you can hear *everything* that goes on. The room has an air conditioning unit, but it doesn't work. Although Miyo called a repairman, he basically said that there was little he could do because it's so old. If you stay here in the summer, like I did, the room will get very hot unless you keep the door and "window" open. Unfortunately, this means you have no privacy and can see/hear everything that goes on.
You can expect anywhere from 4 or more roommates at any given time. People are constantly coming in and out. Some guests are more respectful and responsible than others... But some treat the place like a hostel. There were multiple nights when I was woken up by someone banging on the door asking to be let in, or by someone vomiting in the bathroom. Yup.
Miyo, the host, doesn't live here. Although she's always accessible, the fact that there are no permanent residents means that food in the refrigerator never gets cleaned out and trash can build up. Although there's a cleaning lady, she comes irregularly (whenever someone moves out).
As for the building itself, there's only one elevator, and it gets turned off after midnight. The room is on the 18th floor, so plan accordingly!
I'd only recommend this room for a short visit. If you're a light sleeper, like myself, it's probably not the best match! But if you're traveling on a budget and don't mind some minor inconveniences, then it might be fine.
Although I never got to meet Miyo in person, she had her friend meet me nearby when I arrived, to show me where the apartment was. The apartment was in an old building and in the back of the Ginza Mall but it was a 5 minute walk to the train station, so it was very convenient. All I needed was a place to sleep and leave my stuff while I went out during the day so it was not bad at all. The room was small but cozy. I had an enjoyable stay.
Accoglienza veramente ottima, Miyo è un perfetta padrona di casa, sempre a disposizione per aiutare gli ospiti.
I ended up staying at another property controlled by Miyo, which was a slice of authentic local life. Miyo and the other flatmates were very friendly and helpful.
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About the Host, Miyo
Hi there, This is Miyo, Fashion Magazine Editor、Stylist、Fashion Designer lived in Beijing for 6 years, Chinese, visit other countries sometimes, hope can share the Beijing fun with you!