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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful time here. Great American breakfast. Very clean rooms with AC. Great and helpful staff. Great location and access to subway stations. Great distance between major attractions. 30 mins total time to forbidden city.

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Longford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay here while in Beijing - we spent 4 nights in total. We booked a private en suite double room which ended up being located about a 3-5mins walk from the main building. Our building had its own common area and reception to help with everything! We did our Great Wall trip through... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We booked 2 rooms for 4 adults, for around 2 weeks stay. Located walking distance to 3 stations, but is around 750m away to the closest station (Ping'anli or Xinjiekou Station). Very basic room amenities, such as a/c, ensuite toilet/bathroom, small table, in-room wifi. No TV or mini-bar in the room. What I Like : - Helpful people, just anyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

The hostel is located in a small alley in the heart of Beijing. There are three subway stations within walking distance, which makes it very easy to explore the city. The dorm room was very spacious and clean. All rooms have access to the country yard, which is a great place to have breakfast or have some drinks. The people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I was travelling alone in China, a 72 year old woman, and chose this Hostel for it's location in the Hutongs right in the centre of the city. Initially my contact was with a lady who spoke excellent English and responded to my various enquiries by return. I felt I would be very safe in their Hostel. By booking a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Really neat place inside the main building. They offer food and have a small bar as well. If you're not use to "roughing" it then this place is not for you. This is a great way to see the Huntongs and look around the old China. Good cultural experience.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Red Lantern House for four nights, mid March. We had a little trouble locating it (the nearest subway has 5 exits) but once inside staff were very accommodating. We arrived about 9am having taken a sleeper train the night before. The staff allowed us very early check in at no extra cost! The hostel itself is pretty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

We went with our 4 parents during the Golden Week. We stayed in 3 rooms, 16 nights. We had perfect communication with the hostel even before we arrived. They answered every email very promptly and always helpful. Lindy -the owner has arranged and paid upfront for me to rent a wheelchair from the local hospital. She gave us a downstairs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Great location in a ordinary Beijing quarter, this hostel was amazing and just 10 minutes to the closest metro station. The rooms and showers were very clean. The courtyard is a peaceful area where you can find a fish pool, some little trees and it's well decorated with lanterns. There you can meet some people, have a beer or read... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Red Lantern House was an ideal place for us. It's located in a cool little hutong, close to the subway station, and within walking distance of some interesting stuff. The staff was exceptionally nice and made the stay even better. The decoration and set-up of the guesthouse itself is really interesting as well, definitely worth checking out. It was clean,... More 

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The information service available in Red Lantern House is based on "Simon's Tourist Information Office" which is the first generation of information and tour services provider for low budget international travelers in Beijing from the beginning of 1990's . Information and tour services are available at the reception. Staying with us will reminds you of staying as a member in our family as there is no counter or glass between us. Meet the Simon's Office Team that helps make your travel and travel planning much easier, better and possible! Your questions of where to go and how much it costs will be responded as precisely as possible. Tours and Information services including: Beijing City Tour ( Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven) Tours to the wall Night Show in Beijing Ticketing Service Bicycle Rental Car Service( airport pick-up and drop offer) Laundry, Sewing & Mending Service Barbecue in the Courtyard Dumpling Making Practice Tour to the Great wall departure from Red Lantern Guest house: Great wall at : 1 Mutianyu ( recommended) We run the trip to Mutianyu section of the wall with minimum two people by our own car or van. 2.Jinshanling 3.Simatai 4.Badaling and Ming Tombs, To avoid the crowds and sometimes terrifying shopping intervals of the Great Wall at Badaling, our hostel has specially designed and organized a daily tour to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. It takes 1.5 hours one way to arrive to the wall with no stop over for shopping, and begins around 7:30am to get away from heavy traffic jams so that you will be the first one standing on the wall there and nobody bothers you. We guarantee you have at least 3 hours on the wall and no push throughout the whole trip. When you are back from your trip, you still have a whole evening for other activities. ... more   less 

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Address: No.5 Zhengjue Hutong, Xinjie Kou, Xicheng District, Beijing 100035, China
Location: China > Beijing > Houhai
Price Range: $23 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 65
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