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Sitting on the City Walls (Beijing) Courtyard House

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No.57 Nianzi Hutong, Jingshanhoujie, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have mixed feelings about this hotel: - location is bit hard to find. Its near Forbidden City and some sights but quite far to nearest subway station (15min) which is best and easiest way to travel in Beijing - we received very nice explanation of everything upon our arrival and also during our stay - room is ok, but... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

(+) The place is absolutely great! It has an excellent location, nicely designed patio, relatively big rooms, helpful lady at the reception, good breakfast (amazing coffee, dumplings, yummy chicken soup - huge portion). The lady at the reception will explain you everything in the best way. She can give you 2 A4 with tips and Chinese translation for most of... More 

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Northern Territory
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in a hutong, not too far from the north exit gate of the Foribidden City, this is an excellent choice for Beijing. The room I had was comfortable and well heated. On arrival, guests are given information on the services, tours and other relevant information, that is very useful. Staff speak very good English and are always willing to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

I started my backpacking adventure at the Sitting on the City Walls Courtyard House while on the 72 hour free transit visa in Beijing. The reason I started here at a more expensive hostel rather than at one half the price was because I wanted to ease my way into Asia with relative comfort. Having worked at a Scottish hostel... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

It has been a while since I stayed here. It has been awesome! The staff friendly, clear explanation by the reception what to do in the area, where to go, what to see.. Tranquility in the middle of a gigantic city!

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

The room is simple, small and decently priced. Those keen to experience staying in a hutong should consider this a plus. The location is central but it is not easy to find. Arrive early when there is still light. It is some distance away from the metro but that is compensated by its central location and numerous buses that bring... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Arrive at Beijing international, took a trip to 'the wall' and then went to this place. Taxi dropped us of, little alley, smelled a bit, was this really a good idea? Beijing China, unknown, alright? Done our traveling, but still, what is this going to turn out to be.?We have had our slaughtered house experiences in Asia, then a red... More 

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Toulouse, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We went to Courtyard House this summer on vacation in China. The place is absolutely lovely, in a traditional hutong where you can feel (and smell :) the real Beijing. The staff was very helpful, absolutely fluent in English which was a real plus. When we came back from our trip inside China, we immediately came back to this place... More 

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coventry
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights in a private double. We arrived at around 11am, finding the place was easy enough with the directions on the website. We checked in and were given lots of helpful information by the lady at reception during check in. The room was available so we were allowed to get to our room early. The... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

My wife and I couldn't rate this hostel any better. It was such a pleasure to stay amongst the hutongs in the middle of Beijing. The location was excellent, very close to the subways which were so easy to navigate. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. Overall would highly recommend this hostel to any travellers coming to Beijing to... More 

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