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Sitting on the City Walls (Beijing) Courtyard House

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No.57 Nianzi Hutong, Jingshanhoujie, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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Ranked #6 of 591 Specialty Lodging in Beijing
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rick and his whole team are fantastic, the location cannot be beat (right in central Beijing by the Forbidden City AND in a traditional hutong), and the hostel is BEAUTIFUL. There's a reason this place has repeatedly won "best hostel in Asia." This is the best place I've ever stayed on all my travels, 41 countries and counting. I'd go... More 

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean, comfortable and affordable place to stay in Beijing. Great location across the street from Jingsahn Park. In Hutoung next to where the ping pong tables are. Need to traverse sketchy but safe Hutoung to find it. Rich and Rachel are wonderful hosts who speak excellent English. Breakfast is western and affordable. Would highly recommend to budget traveller who wants... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great hostel in a lovely hutong. It is a little difficult to find in the narrow streets but it is beautiful once you are there. The manager is really helpful with suggestions and maps for whatever you are looking to do. The location is really good for the Forbidden City and local bus services will get you... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here for three nights and had a really good time. The room is simple yet more than adequate, the staff is helpful though a little touchy at times, it is very conveniently located one block from forbidden city and the courtyard atmosphere is simply unbeatable. If you prefer authentic atmosphere above plain average comfort than this is the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I stayed for 10 days in total at City Walls and was very happy about everything: The room and bed were very good, and very clean. The hostel is very well located, closer to the subway than I expected, with a number of convinient stores and restaurants on the way. The hostel itself is located in a very authentic hutong,... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I stayed for 5 days and enjoyed the stay immensely. Outstanding location , 1 block from Forbidden City. Super friendly Courtyard staff! Spoke very good English. Rooms a little small but very cozy. courtyard great place to reflect on days activities or to plan days activities.

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St. Annes-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We spent 2 nights here, the room was basic but clean, functional and warm, however there was no storage for clothes. The hosts were very friendly with good English and did everything they could to help, especially when our onward travel arrangements changed.The breakfasts were very good and we even had freshly made apple juice! The main communal (originally courtyard)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

very clean, the staff provided a great relaxed service, perfect location for exploring the nearby sights and centre of the city, and I felt completely safe travelling alone and staying here. The Forbidden Palace is around a ten minute walk, but you do not feel as though you are in the centre of a tourist attraction staying here, which is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a private room with en suite shower/toilet. Our room was clean and comfortable, and everything worked as it should. A couple chairs and a table would have been nice, but then the room would have felt crowded. With the courtyard immediately outside the room, and with tables and chairs there where we always felt welcome, it was not... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

It took us a little longer to find than we thought it would, but it is in a quiet location. The walls are thin, however, so you must be very conscious of your noise level when in your room. The rooms are clean, warm, and the showers are great. The courtyard itself is comfortable, spacious, and has a lot of... More 

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