The hostel is located in a hutong, which we found really cool. Not too difficult to find with the directions they give you upon booking. The location is perfect: very close to the forbidden city. The staff is very helpful and gives you good tips on arrival. We booked a tour to the great wall with them (Jinshanling section, as they recommended) and were very happy with it. The common area is beautiful and perfect to spend some time in. The hostel sells drinks and food of good quality and cheap price. We enjoyed eating or having a beer in the patio.
We stayed both in double room and in a dorm. Double rooms are super nice and clean. Bathroom is not perfectly clean, but clean enough. Dorms are 8 people dorms. Because there are two floors, it feels more like 4 people dorms. Ask for a bed on the second floor as the bed quality is better and the rooms are more spacious. The dorms are more or less clean. The room could be cleaned in detail more often. Bathroom is cleaned regularly, but would need more cleaning in detail to get rid of the mould on the wall. Shower curtains should also be changed more often.
Overall we had a great stay and highly recommend this hostel to everibody spending some time in Beijing!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sitting On The City Walls (Beijing) Courtyard House Hotel Beijing
- Courtyard Beijing
- Beijing Courtyard