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Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel

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No.52 Xisibei 2 Tiao Hutong, Xicheng District | No. 52 Xisibei 2 Tiao Hutong, Beijing 100035, China
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  • Location
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I came to the hostel after working for a few months in Chengdu and wanted to Beijing before I left. It was a bit tricky to find at first but ideal location to visit all the great sites. The had tours leaving from the hostel too for the Great Wall and dumpling night. The hostel staff were friendly and helpful.... More 

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Yuyao, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here about 5 years ago in the winter, it was a lovely hostel. This time, I only planned to stay for 2 nights and found myself ask for extension again and again. While most of the staff here are different from 5 years ago, it was just a very laid back place. A lot of them are life... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best hostels I have stayed in, the staff. Joy and Olivia are great and can't do enough to help you out, the rooms were always clean as well as the washrooms and showers - which again are great for your usual hostel standards. All rooms have individual lockers and the wifi connection is very good... More 

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Houma, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a very lovely place and the fact that the staff speak English is an added plus in a city where it is very hard to find many people who are willing to speak any other language then Mandarin or other dialect of Chinese. The fairly cheap breakfast and lunches were also great. An added plus was also their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Beijing was an unexpected stop for me. I booked this hostel on the recommendation of a friend and am so glad I did!!! I should start off by mentioning that the hostel's location is prime, a 5 minute walk to Xisi Station (subway) makes this an easy to use home base while exploring Beijing. They also offer free bikes which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The facilities are basic, with a bed, bedding and locker per person in a dormitory. The private rooms are bigger and have their own (non-communal) bathroom, which is really nice if you like your space but also unnecessary if you are worried about the cleanliness of the shared dorms. The facilities are constantly cleaned, therefore making this hostel one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Having been travelling for 4 months and stayed in my fair share of ropey hostels I had high hopes for the box courtyard hostel, it didn't disappoint. Having struggled to find the hostel I was guided by phone in scorching conditions and when I turned up obviously quite stressed out I was given a nice piece of watermelon to cool... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I've stayed here for almost a week and it feels more like a home than a hostel. The people working here are genuinely nice and doing their very best to make your stay in Beijing fantastic. It's clean and the interior is modern but with a lot of old, lovely Chinese furniture. They do their best for you to feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We chose this place based on trip adviser but were still surprised by just how nice it really was when we got there. Our standard double room was lovely, the common space was great and the staff amazing - oh and the incredible shower is the best ever in a hostel and we noted that the dorms had the same... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The hostel is clean with good location and excellent staff. They even organize free noodles and dumpling session for guests to try their local delicacies and mingle around. The tour to Mutianyu is well-arranged and value for money as compared to other tours. However, some small issues should be taken care of to give guests a better experience. The water... More 

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