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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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  • 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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31 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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34 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Houston, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Comfortable, clean, really friendly staff, convenient, cozy, and charming. They have activities every night too so they make it easy if you want to just stay at the hostel and socialize. They also have the most amazing breakfast with noodles, tomato, and eggs. You can get the same dish elsewhere but they just make it much better!

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Grantham, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I stayed in this hostel for two weeks which is much longer than the average traveler. I was very impressed with this hostel and the staff. This was the first hostel I have stayed at, and it set the bar high. The staff was incredibly helpful. In addition to typical assistance that they provide, they also add the personal touch.... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stayed in the hostel for 4 nights during our short trip to Beijing. Even though the room was very simple, it was very clean and the beds were comfortable. Also, the shared bathroom were always clean. The staff was very helpful booking Train tickets etc.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Personally for me this was my favourite ever hostel. It's in a tradition four sided courtyard house in an old Beijing Hutong (alleyway). Positives: - Clean wash and toilet area (although not especially modern) - Comfortable beds - I booked 8 bed but was upgraded to 4 bed dorm with an Australian, Chinese and Dutch guy - Staff helpful for... More

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Bordeaux, France
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I stayed here a few days when arriving in Beijing. Despite all the positive reviews I have mixed feelings regarding this guesthouse. Location is great, the subway station easily accessible (around 5 minutes walking) and there are many nice restaurants around - especially one dedicated to Beijing baozi on Zhaodengyu Lu (when facing the guesthouse, go on your right until... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Stayed in the 4-bed dorm for nearly a week. Nice quaint place located 5-10min walk from Xisi subway station on line 4. Nice courtyard to chill and meet other travelers. Rooms with lockers were clean and with air con. Staffs are wonderful and helpful to provide any info you need to travel around Beijing. Friday free dumpling nights were awesome.... More

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Shanghai, China
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Went to Beijing by myself on a whim and was a little afraid that I would be spending my trip alone with nothing to do. My fears were squashed the moment I walked through the gates of the Chinese Box Hostel! I arrived on a Friday afternoon in time for tea with the keepers. It was wonderful getting to know... More

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