This hotel caters for native Chinese speakers (I now notice that the best reviews are written in Chinese) - local feel. Staff speak hardly any English, so unless you speak Mandarin well you will have difficulties / fun communicating (good if you want to learn Mandarin). Staff tried to be helpful, but language barrier often meant it was easier to do things myself. The facilities are quite badly worn in places (e.g. towels and bed linen had worn through holes, but seemed clean. I saw 3 cockroaches in my room (and used my DEET spay on them). Excellent location (I like DongMen area), nice to get away from the westernised tourist areas. Although cheap by western standards, it doesn't seem to be particularly competitive / good value. Always seemed to be a security guard on duty at the entrance barrier. No safe in room, but room door was solid and lock was in good order - after a few days there I felt quite secure - staff seemed very trustworthy (obviously I didn't leave expensive things lying around). Shower worked, electricity worked, hot water worked, toilet worked. 200 yuan cash deposit was required at check-in (refunded when I left). No a/c in central areas (reception, lifts, and corridors) - may seem a bit harsh, but on a warn day it will be hotter than outside and by the time you get to your room you'll be dripping. A/c in room worked, but could only get it down to about 22/24C (I would have preferred 20). I had nothing stolen. I had no dodgy calls or propositions.