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 the nearby cafes and had brunch while watching locals walk by. One thing about the neighborhood is that it has become quite popular with the teens, but maybe that's just the way gentrification proceeds. The hosts were cordial though not that warm. They were willing to launder our clothes and drive us to the airport (it's quite hard to hail cabs in Beijing) for a fee. The bath in the room is a shower head that hangs above the toilet, not a separate stall.
Hutongs are old buildings and usually toilet facilities are communal in a neighborhood facility. There are definitely times of the day where the odor of sewerage pervades the alley ways, and sometimes we would be hit by it as soon as we stepped outside the hotel gate. The first day there was a smell in a room we had, but the hosts thankfully moved us to one without a smell. Just things to be prepared for should you go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Purple Courtyard Hotel Beijing