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Sitting on the City Walls (Beijing) Courtyard House

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Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service and advice here is friendly and spot on! The location and value were quite good. The place is a little run down though; the bathroom had a leak, so the floor was always wet. While the sheets were clean, the bathroom needed a good scrub. We went on a tour they organised to the Jinshanling great wall which...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rude receptionist, not a nice area to stay, no subway close, wifi is terrible, cold and dirty, I would not recommend this place at all, the door lock is a tiny locker. No left luggage, Not much else too say

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Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights in November. The hostel is very well located as you can walk to numerous places of interest in about 30 minutes. I stayed in an 8 bed dorm which was quite spacious (4 beds on each floor) and the bathroom was satisfactory. The wifi was great. The staff are very helpful. Rachel and Rick...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

We were spending 4 days in the City Walls hostel. The very friendly owners of the place provided us with a great overview of Beijing with a focus on the nearby places. Furthermore, they helped us a lot with very good restaurant tipps & sight seeing suggestions. On day 3 our hosts helped us to book a hike on the...

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Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a few days when visiting Beijing by myself. The facilities are good and it is everything you would expect from a decent hostel.The location is the highlight as it's incredible and although it may prove difficult to find initially, you grow to love the surroundings. The staff are really helpful and on arrival they brief you on...

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Reviewed October 21, 2016

The rooms in courtyard are basically all within the ground floors and are facing the main yard, in a square shape. at the beginning it was a bit annoying to us, because you hear every conversation & sound coming from the yard (and probably, they hear you as well) Although, the location of the hostel & the amazing kindness of...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

City Walls hostel is great!! Great location - close to the forbidden city and the park. Not too far from public buses that will get you anywhere. Staff are really lovely - very friendly and helpful! Clean and working hot showers are a bonus! Only negative is that the ground floor dorm room is the thoroughfare for the first floor...

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Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights early October and found it just fine for what we needed - in a very local, quiet hutong of Beijing, relatively close (10 -15 min) walk to the subway, easy to get to all major sights, and with really helpful owners - they provide a handy sheet of bus/subway/taxi info to the main sights...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Stayed for 5 nights. We got in late about 3:00am and were very grateful for the helpful welcome we got. The location is quite central walking distance to the drum and bell towers and a longer walk to the Lamai and Confucius Temples. The Forbidden City is also close. They organized a good tour to Jinshaling Great Wall. The place...

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Bowen Island, Canada
Reviewed October 4, 2016

We chose Sitting on the City Walls Courtyard House because of its location within a hutong and proximity to many of the major sites. It was a little difficult to find but once we were there we really enjoyed walking through the neighbourhood. Although our room was right off the courtyard, noise was not an issue and we enjoyed having...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
It is Classic, Therefore it is Modern…¬City Walls (Beijing)/0 km…Staying and Being a real neighbor of locals/1 km circle…Forbidden city, Beihai park, Jingshan Park, Drum and Bell Tower, Houhai lake leisure area, Nanluoguxiang culture street. Senior officer’s private courtyards (China’s Chairman, Premier and Generals) Located in the central of the middle AXIS; definitely here is in the HEART of Ancient Peking.Quiet alleyway, friendly eyes exchange and warm greetings within neighbors, a simple and happy life atmosphere, all these are reminding you: Life Style in Old Town Beijing ... more   less 

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Address: No.57 Nianzi Hutong, Jingshanhoujie, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Location: China > Beijing > Houhai
Price Range: $17 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sitting on the City Walls (Beijing) Courtyard House 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Arrange the trip to the Great Wall from this hostel and assure yourself an amazing(non-touristic) experience”
 of 5 bubbles 512galb, Oct 21, 2016 | Read review
“Good air-con meant you could shut windows onto the courtyard and get to sleep despite chatter.You had enjoyed it.”
 of 5 bubbles daleringham, Sep 18, 2016 | Read review
“Try to get on the second floor for the dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles kennethp889, May 25, 2016 | Read review
“all rooms surround a courtyard, so you will always get some noise”
 of 5 bubbles jerrykevan, Feb 22, 2016 | Read review
“Our friend's room had a thin futon mattress, so it may be worth specifying if you want a proper mattress.”
 of 5 bubbles steve75, Jan 8, 2016 | Read review
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