The Beijing Zhaolong International Hostel opened on May 19, 2000. It is located behind the Zhaolong (Great Dragon) Hotel. Beijing's popular Sanlitun Bar Street, the Lufthansa shopping center and other tourist hot-spots are within easy walking distance of the hostel. The hostel has 35 rooms, with two to six beds in each room. It features air-conditioning, 24-hour hot water, a self-catering dining room, laundry room, general store, game room and a reading room. Residents may use the heath center and other entertainment facilities at the 5-star Great Dragon (Zhaolong)Hotel. Inexpensive and quickly prepared meals are available at the Zhaolong Hotel.
There are lockers in the rooms and the hostel has an entertainment room. Zhaolong Hostel also organises tours for guests. Staff speak good English. Hot water is 24hours and there is no curfew, airport pickup can be arranged. Beijing Zhaolong International Youth hostel is a member of Hostelling International (the international youth hostel association) so members get a discount.