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Solo, Indonesia
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We were arriving at Beijing, 3.00 in the morning. We struggling to find Taxi cause the subway isn't open yet. So we go to the Information Centre. When we asking about the hostel that we gonna stay, the girls who helping us said "This hostel was closed". I mean, what? I was so nervous cause I bring 8 people with...

1Thank kenenza
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This place was amazing. It's in a superb location in Hutong on S. Luogu Alley and easily accessible from the Metro. Juts wandering the Hutong was good enough, let alone the likes of the Forbidden City a reasonable walk away. It's a small boutique hotel with really friendly helpful staff who were amazing and gave us great recommendations for local...

Thank Adam C
Shanghai Region, China
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Nice room, perfect location in the Hutong which is definitely my favorite place to visit Beijing. You will feel very comfortable there. Houhai Lake, drum & bell towers are very close and you can access there by metro quite easily if you are not afraid of a 15mn walk

1Thank Nicolas G
Paranaque, Philippines
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We were wanting to experience the classic, old Beijing lifestyle and neighborhood. This hutong more than fits the bill. At first, we're a little bit worried getting to this courtyard residence. Barely an hour from the airport, our driver (who approached us upon exiting the terminal at around 5am with his private van). He dropped us off on a small...

1Thank ECLadines
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Located in the Gu lou area near the Drum and Bell Tower, Hou Hai Lake. Clean and friendly. Comfortable room and mattresses. Calm oasis in the middle of a busy boutique neighbourhood. Great if you want to see how real people in the hutongs live.

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Channel Islands, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Our taxi driver persisted and eventually found this place. We were glad he did. Tooked down an alleyway set in the hub of a vibrant, buzzing area of trendy boutique shops, bars and eateries its location was perfect for us. Our room was clean, spacious with ensuite ( proper western toilet - something you will learn to appreciate in Beijing!)...

1Thank madonjazz
Xi'an, China
Reviewed 11 March 2016

My family and I stayed at the Hutongren Courtyard Hotel during February and really enjoyed our stay. Most hotels I've stayed at in China have very poor service, hard beds, and no character. This hotel was very different as the girls at the front desk were very friendly and kind. One of the rooms we booked had a broken heater...

Thank Genessa15
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 29 February 2016

First off, it is very hard to find. My cab driver had no idea where it was so I had to wonder about 12 blocks with a kind elderly couple who didn't speak any English and they were able to find it. Make sure you have the address printed out in Mandarin before you go. Once you find it you'll...

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Lovely little place tucked down a back alley of an alley way. Can be difficult to find, so print some good maps or see if you can do a google earth walk by. Friendly staff who spoke very good English. The hutongs are a very lively place with tons of food options both simple and adventurous- although at some places...

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights in this lovely small hotel in a very cool area, location is great for the hutong, close to the tube station and other local attractions, staff are friendly and helpful and so is the cat and dog! Our room had its own bathroom and basic furnishings which was perfect for us, including a nice soft bed...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in a very small, easily-overlooked side alley north of storied Xiao Ju’er Hutong, this charming little tea-theme hotel offers a quiet, well-lit retreat from the bustle of the middle of everything. A handful of rooms-double from RMB 600 and single from RMB 480 – surround a stone-floored atrium filled with plants, natural light, books in various languages, wi-fi and a small bar. All rooms are equipped with super comfortable King Koil Mattresses, traditional furniture, air conditioners and under-ground heating. You will be warmly welcomed by the lovely staff and little Blackie. The unique Chinese Tea experience (free Tea classes are given everyday by reservation in advance), relative peace and quiet you’ll find here after a long day is worth it. ... more   less 

Additional Information about CU National Youth Hostel

Address: No.71 Xiaoju'er Hutong, Nanluoguxiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Region: China > Beijing > Houhai
Price Range: ₹ 2,816 - ₹ 5,096 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — CU National Youth Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Any room will do!”
 of 5 bubbles judanf, 12 Dec 2015 | Read review
“If you come during the dry and warm season, take the (only) room on the upper floor, with direct access to the roof terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles guidog333, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Roof terrace room is a must”
 of 5 bubbles MontseS932, 9 Jun 2015 | Read review
“It was a gr8 experience to stay in a Hutong”
 of 5 bubbles PariZaad, 1 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Avoid the rooms opening into the common area unless you get up early because that's where everyone has breakfast.”
 of 5 bubbles 218colinb, 14 Apr 2015 | Read review
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