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Purple Courtyard

2.5 of 5 Guest house   |   No.24A Shajing Hutong, South Luogu Alley, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China (Houhai)
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Ranked #9 of 555 Beijing B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013
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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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137 reviews 137 reviews
61 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We spent 3 nights in the triple here in October, based off the reviews here on TA. There's sadly very little commendable. The location is reasonably centralized in Beijing, not far from the subway (line 6). The condition of our room was poor. One of the 2 lamps shot sparks when turned on. The AC unit made horrible grinding noises... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We can highly recommend this hostel as the location is great and the staff was very helpful and friendly. We got fresh towels whenever we asked for it and leaving our luggage there after check-out was no problem.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

After reading the reviews, I decided to take a chance with this hostel / courtyard hotel. I already something about courtyard hotels and was not expecting any luxuries. However being rated #8 out of more than 400 B&B, and specialty housing, I was expecting more. First, I thought it would have a decent size courtyard -- the central distinguishing feature... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Is a wonderful little hotel, great family and give you a warm welcome.. Forget major chains hotel if you want to feel the proper Beijing experience, with a warm feel in the Nalugouxiang with all the bars, restaurant, all the little snack joint and the surrounding area.. Love to come back to this hotel, next time I'm back in Beijing... More

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Haifa, Israel
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I had booked the room in Purple courtyard for 3 adults . This room named Family room was descripted with the following amenities: • Three Single Beds • The private bathroom • Free WiFi • 21-inch LCD television • Complimentary bottled water • Makeup/shaving mirror We received the small room with one single and one double decker bed without bathroom.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

A small family operation, with four ensuite rooms on the lower level and more rooms with shared bath on the upper level, this lodging provides quite an authentic hutong experience. You're right in the famous hutong neighborhood 南锣鼓巷 and it's a very walkable area compared to most of sprawling Beijing. Each morning we awoke and meandered down the alleys to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The Purple Courtyard is a fine establishment. Not at all fancy, but reasonably comfortable accommodations near the truly charming Nanluoguxiang. An absolutely delightful hutang experience! The price was okay, not great, but wow! Location, location, location!!

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Steinbach, Canada
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61 hotel reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

A lot of people want the authentic hutong experience, and this is a good place to get it. Just adjust your expectations. This is a very simple, no frills, place. It was relatively clean, and the staff was somewhat helpful...although when I asked for a map, she charged me for a map clearly marked "Free," but I just found that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

i chose a traditional accommodation that's very close (about 3-5 minute walk) to historical nanluoguxiang. purple courtyard staff are very helpful and friendly, and can communicate in basic english. i stayed with my 2 daughters ages 20 & 14 on the 2nd floor at the corner room facing the entrance and i think it's the best room because we have... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

If you want to experience life in traditional Beijing, this place is probably the best choice. Very convenient locatoin (if you can manage with city map).It's close to famous Nanluoguxiang with its handicraft shops, bars and cafes, so it won't be problem to decide how to spend your evening :) Stuff is very friendly and warm-hearted, they helped us to... More

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Address: No.24A Shajing Hutong, South Luogu Alley, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Location: China > Beijing Region > Beijing > Houhai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Purple Courtyard 2.5*
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BeijingHutong home hostel,is located hostel in Beijing ,our hostel is in the Dongcheng District in Beijing the famous Hutong the Hutong s nema is Nan luo gu xiang . nan luogu xiang have lot of hutong, and Beijing Tradition foods,when the morning on the street some body peddle, hawk meby let you in the old Beijing our hostel have pretty courtyard also have plain clean room our hostel is in the Beijing downtown have bus .subway. To the Gulou, Tian’anmen, Forbidden city, Beihai, Houhai bar street, Guijie,Jingshan park, just 1.Kilometer walk to subway station 10minute . And also have twenty bus can let you to any places, our hostel have one day seetseeing you can go to great wall and summer palace ,also have ticket booking. and internet ,lundry,our hostel have lot of different room you can choice our room also have air-conditioner ,TV, Bathroom, public bathroom .public activity area:(DIYkitchen,discussion) internethional calling.Airport service. ... more   less 
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