I found this hotel on Trip advisor and stayed for 10nights in Nov 2011. Great hotel- and very authentic. I loved the covered courtyard- really homely. We stayed in a double room in the main building (11pounds a night). The bed was a little bit hard, but we quickly learnt that a soft bed in China is considered luxury. Food was a bit expensive here, so we ate in the tiny restaurant immediately opposite (with the orange stools) that has a short english menu and really good food for under 1pound.
This hotel also allows you to bring your own drink, so buy it from the shop opposite (4RMB or 40p for a bottle of Tsingtao) The staff here are really friendly and will do anything they can to help you. but of course charge commission when booking anything for you- so save yourself the Yuan and make a trip to the Train/ Bus station yourself!!!!
It is in a really good location too, in a Hutong, and within a 15min walk of 3 subway stations so your close to all the main lines. Also close to Hoihai Lake and the bar district.
If your going to the Great Wall, DONT book a tour. Dongzhemen bus station is about 15mins walk from the hotel, from here you can get a bus, (they leave every 10mins from 6am) for less than 2 pounds that will take you all the way to Badaling. Go very early though and you will avoid the crowds.
Enjoy- We did :)
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