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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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Ranked #3 of 532 Specialty Lodging in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time for me staying in a hotel and have to say it was great. The owner and workers made me feel welcome and were all very friendly and a great help. The map and instructions the owner gives when you first arrive was a great help and I used the knowledge that I was given. Location... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here on a recommendation from a coworker and was not disappointed. The staff are phenomenal and the place is kept very clean. The open center area is great for getting to know other people staying there and we ended up meeting a gal traveling solo and went to the wall as a group one day. We also did the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small hotel is placed in a classic central Beijing hutong courtyard. After you managed to find the way here, through very narrow small streets (a taxi would drop you ca 100 m walk away), its like entering another Beijing, far from the crowded and noisy downtown. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. They serve breakfast (european style), and... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights in early October. Our flight arrived late and the staff were nice enough to have a room ready for us. We loved the decor of the place - very authentic Chinese especially the courtyard area. The room is compact but clean. We loved that the hostel is located in a hutong and a couple... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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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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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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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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Address: No.57 Nianzi Hutong, Jingshanhoujie, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Location: China > Beijing Region > Beijing > Houhai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
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