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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Would definitely recommend staying here! I stayed here for a few nights before I went to study at university in Hangzhou! The rooms are clean enough (what you would expect for a Chinese hostel), the location is great! Within walking distance of the Forbidden City. Also JingShan park is literally across the road! I wish I could go back to... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was recommended this hostel from a friend and booked it for my two night trip to Beijing. I arrived on the bullet train from Shanghai around 6am and arrived at the hostel around 7am. The staff were friendly (a couple more so than others) and even though I wasn't able to officially check in until later, they let me take... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here by myself for five days. It was a bit difficult to find it in the hutong but there's a big round sign and the people living here are used to lost tourists. The area felt really safe to walk around in even thought it can be a bit dark. As a young girl walking by myself I had... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

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 July 16, 2015

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 July 11, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

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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