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Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel

No.52 Xisibei 2 Tiao Hutong, Xicheng District | No. 52 Xisibei 2 Tiao Hutong, Beijing 100035, China
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Sydney
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Singapore
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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New York, NY
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

First off, I should say that I'd never stayed at a hostel in China as a solo female traveler before and was a bit wary... but Chinese Box far surpassed all of my expectations. Tranquil, immaculately clean and well-appointed, and just about buzzing with good energy, Chinese Box provided a true respite in the midst of bustling Beijing. Joe at... More 

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Park City, Utah
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38 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This hostel is newly renovated and a great deal. It is located about 10 minutes from the xisi metro station on line 4, and it's easy to get anywhere. I always felt comfortable walking in the neighborhood even at night, and there were plenty of convenience stores. The neighborhood doesn't have any frills, but it's neat to see how locals... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel is easily one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. The hostel was recently renovated, meaning everything is clean and pretty new (as of Nov. 2014), particularly the communal bathroom! The ladies that work at the front desk were very nice and helpful. They were good at communicating with me via email and provided me... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

When I travel the most important things to me are clean rooms, hot water, location to subway and friendly & helpful staff. This spot was able to meet all the above and so much more. The food was amazing and it provided a real Chinese experience, I would highly recommend to anyone. We were only here for 2 nights and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Mum and I stayed in the four bed dorm for 3 or 4 nights (can't remember) but it was perfect. The hosts are wonderfully welcoming. I enjoyed the noodle night and also the dumpling party was sooo cool - loved learning how to make them! Great location away from the hustle and bustle but close to the subway station so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I stayed here with my partner for 3 nights over the winter-spring transition in summer. As someone who has stayed in a couple of hostels in Beijing, this was definitely my favourite and it is definitely the most authentic. We arrived horribly late at 2am and checking in was not a problem, and the lady who helped us was friendly... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is the best hostel I could ever imagine. From the moment I arrived I felt at home as they answered the door and called me by name! It's easy to say a place is amazing but please let me give you details. Strong & reliable WIFI!! The confirmation e mail from HostelWorld gave very understandable and clear directions at... More 

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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This hostel is really nice. It's basic but they know how to take advantage of it. It's fairly easy to find from the metro station of Xisi, however you have to walk a bit. The area is totally safe despite it is located in an alley. It is well connected by bus and metro, and it is close to lots... More 

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Address: No.52 Xisibei 2 Tiao Hutong, Xicheng District | No. 52 Xisibei 2 Tiao Hutong, Beijing 100035, China
Location: China > Beijing Region > Beijing > Xidan
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Number of rooms: 9
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