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Sitting on the City Walls (Beijing) Courtyard House

No.57 Nianzi Hutong, Jingshanhoujie, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China (Houhai)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

City Walls Hostel is probably a great choice for single or couples who are looking for a dorm room, but for a couple looking to stay in a private room, the hostel is average. Pros: Central location to metro, sights, restaurants and nightlife in hutongs. Staff - Helpful getting train tickets to Xi'An, cheap laundry, directions, pointing out main sites,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Stayed here with some friends for 4 nights. Arrived very weary and tired from a late night flight from Shanghai. Check in was quick and easy and the staff were friendly. The rooms were really nice and clean. The bathroom was a good size and also very clean. Loved the Hutong location. It was really easy to get to all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stayed at the City Walls for 4 nights just a few days ago. We had stayed at The Orchid for our first few nights in Beijing, which is a more upmarket place so I was not sure how we would find City Walls. My apprehension was unfounded - this place was great. Very clean rooms, lovely courtyard to read... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights and, despite the innumerable positive reviews to be found on both Tripadvisor and hostelworld.com, didn't have ridiculously high expectations. However, we were wholeheartedly impressed; the atmosphere was more one of a welcoming B&B than the budget hostel our price range anticipated. The staff were incredibly friendly, and provided reams of information about local sights... More

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at this hostel - the staff were friendly & helpful, it was clean with good facilities & was an oasis of calm in the bustling city that is Beijing. We would not hesitate to return in the future and would highly recommend it if you are looking for authentic Chinese style accommodation close to the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is the best hostel I've ever stayed in. It was quiet, clean, friendly, helpful. This is not the hostel for you if you like to "party." Which is precisely why I chose it. I want a hostel where I can talk to fellow travelers, relax when desired, and sleep when the time comes. This hostel is perfect for those... More

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Dalian, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Having read many reviews re numerous hostels in Beijing, we decided to stay at City Walls during our time in Beijing. I can recommend it with much confidence and would not mind to return to this jewel in the heart of Beijing. We always felt special and our needs were always met in double-quick time. Whenever we returned after a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I must admit we were not sure about stopping here as we are a couple in our early 60's and were persuaded to give it a go as our son had stopped there previously. We were very surprised and delighted with the hostel. The rooms are small (as pointed out by previous comments) but you only sleep there. The owners... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Nice hostel in an authentic hutong, very close to the Forbidden City. Stayed here for a week. Friendly owner and great advice on do's and don'ts. He booked me a tour to the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall, as promised without visits to tourist traps. The more you talk to the staff, the more they will talk back, so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I was really hopping for the best when I chose this place. The reviews for here said it was a god staff, clean beds, decent bathrooms, and a quiet atmosphere. They were right!! Upon arrival I was met by the owner and was quickly gifted with a local map and cheat sheet to the major attractions with awesome directions to... More

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Address: No.57 Nianzi Hutong, Jingshanhoujie, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Location: China > Beijing Region > Beijing > Houhai
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Number of rooms: 11
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