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Sitting on the City Walls (Beijing) Courtyard House

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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Staff is extremely helpful, laundry service is quick and efficient!!!! American breakfast available for purchase. Dorm room was just what we needed. Staff helps to organize activities and train tickets.

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Pro's: (1) it is located very close to the Jingshan Park as well as to Forbidden City, Tien'Anmen square, Beihai Park and the Lakes area; (2) staff is friendly (especially Rick), speaks quite good english (which is a rarity in China) and is always helpful; (3) room size as well as bathroom size is ok; (4) the courtyard is located...

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Robina, Australia
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Interaction with local people who speak English, and can suggest ways of seeing what you want to see without the hassles makes your stay in this great city much more enjoyable. Rick and Rachel give useful advice, and their friendliness and the effort they make is worth a lot. The atmosphere they provide is infectious..so interaction with other travellers in...

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights and found everything to be great. The owners are really friendly and knowledgable about the city. Happy to provide you with tips along the way. Rooms are basic, but very clean. It is also a great way to experience local life in a Hutong.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Rick and Rachel who run this hutong are super friendly & helpful. The common area to hang out is lovely and very homely. We ate breakfast a few mornings - it costs extra but is really reasonably priced with western choices of muesli, toast, eggs etc along with dumplings and noodles. Great coffee and really cheap beer, water & snacks...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Really nice, quiet and relaxed place to stay in old Beijing. The owners are really helpful and always gave us good recommendations. The location is a really good base from which to explore Beijing and is walking distance from Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. They have a simple and good value food menu available for breakfast and dinner and...

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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I really liked this place and will stay there again when I get back to Beijing in September. It has IMHO a nice atmosphere plus the fact that Rick & Rachel are really helpful. Relaxed but full of information. Nice breakfast and good coffe, and if you're to lazy to get out for dinner you can have some of their...

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St. Moritz, Switzerland
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

It is a great place to stay days or weeks in Beijing! The owners are very welcoming, helpful, offer good advice and speak good english. And it is cool and quiet after a day out in smog, heat and noise! Would come back again, if I travelled to Beijing again! Food is good, breakfast with real coffee - great! What...

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Okayama, Japan
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The hostel is wonderful. Not the most luxurious, but in a wonderful historical part of Beijing. A really good experience for anyone who wants to experience traditional Beijing living. Also, the owner is super friendly and very helpful. Good English!!

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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here first 5 nights. Incredibly helpful staff. Good English spoken. Food very nice and good prices. Room clean and comfy. Location good. We walked to Tien'amen/Forbidden City (took about 25 min). Nearest metro about 10min and wonderful Houhai lake/dining/bar area only 10 min also. Thanks so much for a great stay.

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It is Classic, Therefore it is Modern…¬City Walls (Beijing)/0 km…Staying and Being a real neighbor of locals/1 km circle…Forbidden city, Beihai park, Jingshan Park, Drum and Bell Tower, Houhai lake leisure area, Nanluoguxiang culture street. Senior officer’s private courtyards (China’s Chairman, Premier and Generals) Located in the central of the middle AXIS; definitely here is in the HEART of Ancient Peking.Quiet alleyway, friendly eyes exchange and warm greetings within neighbors, a simple and happy life atmosphere, all these are reminding you: Life Style in Old Town Beijing ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sitting on the City Walls (Beijing) Courtyard House

Address: No.57 Nianzi Hutong, Jingshanhoujie, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Region: China > Beijing > Houhai
Price Range: ₹ 1,638 - ₹ 4,096 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sitting on the City Walls (Beijing) Courtyard House 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Arrange the trip to the Great Wall from this hostel and assure yourself an amazing(non-touristic) experience”
 of 5 bubbles 512galb, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Good air-con meant you could shut windows onto the courtyard and get to sleep despite chatter.You had enjoyed it.”
 of 5 bubbles daleringham, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try to get on the second floor for the dorm.”
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“all rooms surround a courtyard, so you will always get some noise”
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“Our friend's room had a thin futon mattress, so it may be worth specifying if you want a proper mattress.”
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