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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A great budget hostel like traditional hotel/hostel, providing bed & breakfast, or single/double bedroom with/without bathroom attached. Nothing can beat this hotel value and prices. Place is consider convenience by 500meter walk to metro station line 4 of beijing. Breakfast was serve at the main building lobby, it's a simple breakfast with a cup of nice fresh brew coffee. Ultra... More 

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is a great place - cheap, full of character and wholly authentic. We fell in love with the Hutong district around the hostel and whilst we found china at first a little difficult to adjust to the family here really softened our opinion of it. We cooked dumplings in the hostel, shared rice wine with the family and met... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I stayed at the Red Lantern in March 2014. I found the hostel to be exactly what I was looking for - well-priced, friendly, quiet and located relatively close to two subway stations. My flight from Doha to Beijing was delayed, but even so the driver from the hostel was there to collect me. This was fantastic! It was good... More 

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Beijing, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Affordable, clean rooms, dorms and showers. Great location amidst Pinganli´s hutongs. Big social area. Lots of fishtanks to look at. A nice old cat. Many additional services provided. I stayed for over a week, got over my jetlag, made lots of friends and explored the city from here.

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Berkeley, California
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8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This was a charming backpacker's Inn. The staffs are very friendly and the location is very good. The Inn is nestled in a local residential area, but just 1 or 2 blocks away is a popular main streets with lots of food options. The decor inside the Inn is a traditional Hutong style and very charming. We enjoyed our stay... More 

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Turnhout, Belgium
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A nice and clean hostel with a homely atmosphere. Rooms are cleaned up daily. Ideal location ,just off the busy city, but a few minutes from the metro. With a cozy courtyard, breakfast is somewhat unclear, with or without coffee? Never the less recommended We were picked up at the airport what gave us an easy start. Beijing has a... More 

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