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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Red Lantern is great if you only plan on staying a few days in Beijing and don't plan on staying in your room most of the day. The room has a cold stone floor but it was clean. The location of the Red Lantern is great. It's close to several subway stations and close to some of the major... More 

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Altona, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a double room with private bathroom at Red Lantern, and we had some unpleasant encounters with the staff there. When we checked in at 10:15pm, we walked through the front door and stood at the counter only to be ignored by the two staff at the desk. Upon asking them for some help they grumpily checked us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our stay here, it's relaxed and friendly and the staff are really helpful. The location is also brilliant - we really enjoyed exploring the Hutongs and there's some amazing food just round the corner! There are several tube stops not too far away on a number of different lines which is useful. The room was clean and had... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I find the location rather good - less than 10 minutes walking to the metro stop, and just a few stops from Tiananmen and Forbidden City, lots of restaurants and shops and it's in a hutong, so you get the real Beijing feeling. Some people might not appreciate this last point though. We had a room in the second building,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for about a week. We had a room on the first floor; was happy with that because can imagine a room on ground level has some noise from the courtyard. Our aircon wasn't working so well, but the staff fixed it for us within one day. The courtyard is amazing and has a very traveling, Cousy fibe;... More 

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Incheon, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With four short days in Beijing, the central location of this hostel was perfect. We planned nothing ahead of time and looked to the staff to provide recommendations. They were INCREDIBLY helpful and honest. We ended up enjoying our stay a lot more than we expected and a lot of it was because of them. Food was meh, but that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed to stay there - room was clean And quiet. Common bathroom is very clean Also. Everyone was helpful. Many things to visit all around where you can go by walking (Forbidden city). The house offers also cheap dinner solution if you're tired. I really recomend this place.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Red Lantern is located in one of the hutongs which makes it a perfect spot to start exploring Beijing. The closest metro is about 15-min walk, and from there you can head off to adventure (be mindful that Beijing is a huge city, so getting to every place takes some time even though you're pretty much in the center!). The... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

My husband and I stayed here for a few times already. I like its proximity to subway stations, English-speaking stuff and how fast they reply your emails. If you book four nights or more, you get free breakfast (in my opinion only coffee is worth it). Shower has good temperature and pressure. Stuff is generally helpful, although not particularly friendly.... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights in East yard, booked private room with usd 40 that is one of the best choices in Beijing utterly. Room was clean, all staffs are friendly and all can speak English perfectly. Breakfast RMB28 only in main building (500 meters from east yard) and water and drinks are available in east yard's lobby for purchase as well.... 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 

Additional Information about Red Lantern House

Address: Xinjie Kou NO. 5 Zhengjuehutong, Beijing 100035, China
Location: China > Beijing > Houhai
Price Range: $22 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 65
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