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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros - staff are excellent and friendly, location is really central, room is comfortable and nice, food ordered from the on-site kitchen tasty and CHEAP, Overall fantastic, I would recommend, and I would stay again! Cons....the bathroom is clean and definitely functional, but the water pressure was pretty minimal. Hang in there with the location...when you first walk into the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okay, so it took me a little while to find (do not cross the road when leaving the subway, take a left at the end of the street) and when I was close I was a bit dubious about it from the outside. However incr i had entered I was very happy with this place. The staff are friendly and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved my stay here. Hosts were incredibly friendly and spent a lot of time at checkin explaining the local area and making sure we enjoyed our stay. The hosts could also arrange local trips which saves the hassle of arguing with shady and overpriced tour operators. Rooms quite nice as hostels go. In a safe and convenient area, although is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

City walls was amazing. As soon as we arrived we were given a map of the city and taken through all the main attractions and where we were in relation. The service is outstanding and they speak English really well. Only thing I would advise is to try and get a room that doesn't face the courtyard, ours did but... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at many hostels in my time and city walls really stands out ! Great location, food and service :) Very helpful and cheerful staff that will help you with anything you need!! Can be a little noisy at night but everything else makes up for it. 5 stars

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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Great location for walking around and soaking up local atmosphere. Minutes walk to wonderful market and beautiful Beihai park. Both hosts are extremely helpful with anything you ask: directions, train tickets, subway information, finding restaurants etc. Atmosphere is great: social if you want it, but also quiet. Beijing can be a big cold city, this place makes you feel at... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We had a good stay here. We stayed a private double room. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was decent. The neighborhood is very safe. However our room was not very clean nor were the shower and bathroom. One big criticism I would have is that it is advertised as being located very close to the north... More

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beijingcitywalls, Manager at Sitting on the City Walls (Beijing) Courtyard House, responded to this review

Dear friend: -Thank you so much being with us. --The room you stayed has already been renovated 3 weeks ago.It's pretty new now. --By the way, Visit The Forbidden City ,south gate is the only entrance, north gate is the only exit. Wherever stay in Beijing, even by the side of south gate, one must walking back from outside ,... More

Cape Breton Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

My first time in Beijing, and my first time staying in a hostel, was fantastic, thanks in large part to the staff and the character of City Walls. A friend and I had a bit of a whirlwind trip to Beijing over a weekend, and stayed in the hostel for two nights. I immediately liked the Hutong location; very quiet,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The staff here are so helpful. Their English is top notch. They helped us with trips and train tickets. The hostel is lovely, small and secluded down a hutong alleyway. Its not a party hostel, its more of a hotel and its a great place to plan your Chinese adventures. It was a great introduction to China. I'd definitely recommend... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Budget options greatly located are always difficult to find in big cities such as Beijing. City Walls was perfect for that: within walking distance from the Tian'An' men square and Forbidden City (30 mn), it offers a fun "Hutong" (small traditional districts like a village) experience. The place is really cool: traditional chinese decoration with a funky twist. Private rooms... More

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Also Known As:
Sitting On The City Walls (Beijing) Courtyard House Hotel Beijing
Sitting On The City Walls (Beijing) Courtyard House Hotel
Courtyard Beijing
Beijing Courtyard
Address: No.57 Nianzi Hutong, Jingshanhoujie, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Location: China > Beijing > Houhai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 267 Specialty lodging in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It is Classic, Therefore it is Modern…¬City Walls (Beijing)/0 km…Staying and Being a real neighbor of locals/1 km circle…Forbidden city, Beihai park, Jingshan Park, Drum and Bell Tower, Houhai lake leisure area, Nanluoguxiang culture street. Senior officer’s private courtyards (China’s Chairman, Premier and Generals) Located in the central of the middle AXIS; definitely here is in the HEART of Ancient Peking.Quiet alleyway, friendly eyes exchange and warm greetings within neighbors, a simple and happy life atmosphere, all these are reminding you: Life Style in Old Town Beijing ... more   less 
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