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Red Lantern House

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No.5 Zhengjue Hutong, Xinjie Kou, Xicheng District, Beijing 100035, China
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Shanghai, China
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40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family has stayed at the Red Lantern House before and we enjoyed our stay. This year we chose to stay here again and enjoyed it even more than the first trip. We chose to stay in 2 ensuite rooms with private bathrooms in the East Yard and found that the room was clean and the staff as wonderful and... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place. Can not fault it at all. We stayed here for 3 days. Hostel is in a nice area, staff are very helpful and nice. My sister and I had a room to ourselves. Rooms are clean. There is a courtyard where you can have a quiet drink or just to read. Fantastic first hostel to our trip to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I stayed in a private room with private shower in East Yard for about $55USD per night. It has a pleasant courtyard where travelers congregate and enjoy the garden and fountain. I didn't use any of the tours they have Abe available but if I showed up without plans arranged these would be useful. Room was clean and shower always... More 

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Paris, France
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We stay one week at this hotel. The courtyard is very nice, it's really clean and the beds are excellent. It is quiet altough it could be noisy if there is a big group because the rooms are around the court yard but it was ok for us. The staff is very helpful and speak a good english. The neighbourghood... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The best part of this hostel was the staff: everyone was nice but the receptionist was especially helpful and spoke great English. The hutong location was a good experience to have - made you feel like a local and was quiet at night. Now for the negative: we ended up in a separate annex with some pretty tired looking rooms.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I stayed at this hostel back in 2010, but I'm writing a review now because I had such a great experience. I am not the type to like luxury hotels- I like cozier smaller places, and Beijing was so noisy and chaotic that I was absolutely relieved that my husband found this place for us to stay. Great room and... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The Red Lantern House is a budget hostel, however they find ways to up charge you in any way they can. I was charged by the front desk gals for a cup of hot water to make my own tea. Room rates include breakfast (american style ~28RMB) yet I can walk down the avenue in any restaurant and buy steamed... More 

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Thanks to Mrs. Lindy Guo and her staff at the Red Lantern House. I had a lovely stay with them this week. Lindy was very helpful when I was still applying for my Chinese visa. She sent me an invitation letter with booking details to support my application. The letter was also very much a factor in my being able... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The only bad thing about review sites like Tripadvisor is that individuals perceptions can raise your expectations about a place or experience. Then when you get there and it is OK....well then it seems worse than it is. The Red Lantern fits this bill. Without any pre-conceptions I would rate this as a very solid, budget accommodation. However when I... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I felt at home at Red Lantern. They picked me up in the airport as I arrived late at night. I was happy that a clean and comfortable room welcomed me as well as a good smelling bathroom. The staff was very helpful to right down in Chinese characters the places I need to go to. They have a nice... More 

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