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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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Mukilteo, Washington
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I spent a couple of nights here thanks to the good reviews. The hotel is located in a quiet hutong area with lots of local life. Much quieter than the commercialised Nanluoguxiang to the north which is about a 10 minute walk away (same distance to the nearest metro station). The owner is very friendly and speaks great English as... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stayed at Sitting on the City Wall Courtyard at the end of a two week trip through China and it was a nice place to stay with a relatively central location. The stand out of the property is the supremely helpful and patient staff. We got great directions and friendly service. We had one snack of soup noodles and... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I would highly recommend Sitting on the City Walls. The location was fantastic, just over a beautiful hill, walking distance, from the Forbidden City. The Beijing subway is nearby too. The atmosphere is likewise great. Not too far from restaurants, although ordering was an experience because the little Mandarin I knew was terrible. My two friends and I were able... More 

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Astoria, Queens
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

I'm not sure why people are giving this place bad reviews. City Walls is a completely fine place. The rooms are clean, the location is great; sure the ladies aren't the warmest of folk but they are VERY HELPFUL, which is more than I can say for the rest of Beijing. I was greeted with a lot of enthusiasm and... More 

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