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“Basic but excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel

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Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel
No.52 Xisibei 2 Tiao Hutong, Xicheng District | No. 52 Xisibei 2 Tiao Hutong, Beijing 100035, China (Xidan)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 550 Specialty Lodging in Beijing
Cannock, United Kingdom
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“Basic but excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The accommodation is located close to Xisi Subway Station and I found it very easy. The map they sent me via email helped. The accommodation was basic but clean and I thought it was good value for money. The breakfast that was included which was again basic but it was filling and again it was good value for money. The owner was extremely helpful and informative with I asked any questions. The local beer was very cheap at 50p so you can't complain about that. ;-)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights and didn't find any problems at all. Rooms were clean, good location and free breakfast! The staff are really helpful and went above and beyond to help me arrange further travel.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I stayed in another hostel before, and decided to switch after few of the patrons just kept raving about it. This will be the best hostel to stay at when you're in Beijing. If you're looking for a smaller, cousier, slow morning kind of a place where you talked with people the night before into wee hours, this is the place. If you're looking for a staff that is friendly, access to Facebook on computers, and random activities organized by this hostel, then this is your place.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beijing, China
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Very nice and peaceable hostel very close to subway line 2 what has been my main subway line that i use when i want to go everywhere in Beijing! i loved the dumpling friday what was FREE. Rooms are clean and cosy!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

A wonderful hostel! Just five minutes walk from the subway and the line is not busy even in the rush hours. In the courtyard you can always relax from the noisy street, there are no sounds of the cars and it seems that you are not in the middle of Beijing of the XX century, but somewhere in the typical chinese place. highly recomend......

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Perth, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Nice and quiet hostel not too far from the main attractions ! Not disapointed !

The place is clean and the staff friendly. You can have a good little breakfast and a drink on the morning and they have events pretty much every day.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I can honestly say this was one of the best hostels I've stayed in. I can't fault it in anyway. They made us all dinner every couple nights, the breakfast is free(muesli is epic), they have a computer set up with access to Facebook, the hosts will sort out anything you ask and are very helpful, the atmosphere is very welcoming, and it is in a very central location. Made some great friends there as well. Will definitely go back to Chinese Box if I'm in Beijing again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel

Address: No.52 Xisibei 2 Tiao Hutong, Xicheng District | No. 52 Xisibei 2 Tiao Hutong, Beijing 100035, China
Location: China > Beijing Region > Beijing > Xidan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 550 Specialty Lodging in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A traditional & modern Beijing Courtyard hostel located in the heart of OLD BEIJING hutong area, offers tons of travel information/ free activities/ tours/chinese courses ...Especially suitable for the people who likes to discover local people life with a very comfortable stay. THIS is a real HOME away from home... ... more   less 
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