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Purple Courtyard Guest House

No.24A Shajing Hutong, South Luogu Alley, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Adria, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nothing really bad to report, obviously for this price you're not in a luxury hotel slap bang in the city centre! Wonderful location in a hutong, surrounded by a mass of eateries and a couple of mini-markets. Five-minute walk to buses and Shichahai metro, 10-minute walk to Nanluoguxiang metro. On a straight road to the Forbidden City, Tian'anmen, etc. Bustling... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We booked this hotel for Aug/Sept 2013 as a base to explore Beijing and to be a treat for my Chinese mother-in-law (who has never been to Beijing). The choice was made from photos on the Web which showed a very nice traditionally-styled premises located in a traditional Hutong. The photos are still on the Web. We booked a Kings... More 

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Sf Bay Area
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 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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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
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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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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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Toledo, OH
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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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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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