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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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    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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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New York, NY
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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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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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