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Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel

No.52 Xisibei 2 Tiao Hutong, Xicheng District, Beijing 100035, China (Xidan)
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Ranked #1 of 273 Specialty lodging in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Stayed here with two other friends in a three bed room. Quality accommodation in this price range. Clean and comfortable. Good location easily accessible to many areas. Service was fantastic - the staff were exceptionally helpful - I left a t-shirt there and they mailed it to my airport hotel in Beijing so I could collect two weeks later on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The Chinese Box was absolutely amazing! I have never stayed in a hostel before but it was a great experience. They made my friends and I feel right at home and helped us out with everything we needed. Amazing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This was a solid little hostel located very close to a lot of good things in Beijing. It was easy to find, quiet, and full of character! To be honest, it felt a bit like summer camp in that all of the rooms face an inner courtyard and you have to go outside in the courtyard to get to the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

A bit of a walk from the subway station and bathrooms are in the courtyard which means visiting in your pjs in the middle of the night which can be cold. However, the staff was fabulous. It was very impressive. Nothing was too much trouble. Will stay here again.

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Awa, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This was some of the most attentive service and hospitality we received during our stay in China. The staff at Chinese Box were always ready to help and provide any information that was at their disposal (and if they didn't know the answer, they were willing to look for it). We booked a tour to the Matianyu section of The... More

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Address: No.52 Xisibei 2 Tiao Hutong, Xicheng District, Beijing 100035, China
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Location: China > Beijing > Xidan
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