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CU National Youth Hostel
Ranked #132 of 6,450 Hotels in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong, China
1 review
“excellent location,good taste of design”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

We felt lucky with the choosing of this hotel. It's cozy,comfortable and peaceful.
The location is excellent with many good restaurants,bars and shops in neighborhood, although it's a little bit difficult to find for the first time. It's near many attractions like Forbidden City, Tian'an men Square, Jingshan park, etc.
The room is quite clean and neat with a very comfortable bed pad. Design is boutique and interesting. Wooden furnitures, lovely plants, pretty dog Blackie, cozy front yard and back yard, and delicious breakfast. Love them all.
We will come back to this lovely hotel someday for sure.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Hutongren, Manager at CU National Youth Hostel, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Hi,
We feel very honer to get your review. Thanks for your support and compliment very much. Really hope to host you and your friends next time in Beijing.

Best regards.
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at Hutongren.
As it is located on a small path it's not too easy to find an the main street is really crowded - so the arrival might be a bit stressfull. But it's worth it!
The service is very friendly. The rooms are very small with few light, but the furniture is very tasty (wood, nice colours).
Don't miss the roof terrasse!

Room Tip: rooms to the path seem to be very loud (ours was orientated to the courtyard)
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hutongren, Manager at CU National Youth Hostel, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Hi,
Thanks for your review and support very much.We feel very happy and honor to host you in our hotel. Really hope that you got a good trip in beijing.

Best regards.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

when I planned my trip, I wanted to experience the real city, instead of another standard room as everywhere else. This unique little hotel fit that requirement perfectly. It sits right in the heart of the city and the hotel itself is very foreigner friendly. They hosted some tea workshop and for the first time I learnt how to truly appreciate tea. It was just wonderful! Highly recommend to everyone

  • Stayed May 2013
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2 Thank GaryAtSeattle
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Hutongren, Manager at CU National Youth Hostel, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Hi,
Thanks for your review and support very much.
We feel very happy that our guests can enjoy and love our traditional Chinese tea. Hope to see you next time and recommend our tea course to you.

Best regards.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

This is a nice property located in the heart of the ancient city of Beijing. Rebuilt/remodeled upon a traditional courtyard house, the hotel bathes modernism in total warmth. They have pretty good variety of rooms as a small boutique hotel. I stayed in the single room, enjoyed the simple layout, clean and comfortable bedding. They also have some geust-envolved activities, like dumpling making and tea culture experience. By the way, all rooms in Hutongren are named after a particular Chinese tea. Check out the backyard which is covered with skylight and now is the lounge. Roof terrace is awesome too. It's definitely an impressive place to consider if you are looking for a nice boutique inside the city.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Ray B
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Hutongren, Manager at CU National Youth Hostel, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Hi, thank you so much for your very kind review for us . We're very happy that you feel satisfied with our service and facilities and we promise to get better. We are all looking forward to hosting you next time. Thanks again and best regards~
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San Diego, California,
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Hutongren, is a great place to stay for foreigners visiting Beijing. It is off the beaten path, so you have to be prepared for that, but it is worth it. There aren’t many places like it left in Beijing. The rooms are very nice and the staff is very helpful. It can be very busy and crowded outside the hotel because it is next to a famous night market, but it is far enough away that you can’t hear all the noise. Definitely worth it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hutongren, Manager at CU National Youth Hostel, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Hi, thank you very much for choosing our hotel and the kind review for us. We're happy that you feel satisfied with our hotel. Hope to see you next time and best regards~
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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

I was traveling alone so had the single which ran off the shared sitting area and also near the laundry. Unfortunately this meant I could hear a lot of noise and found it difficult to sleep. The other negative is that it takes forever to have breakfast served so don't eat here unless you have plenty of time. On the plus side the bed was very comfortable and the room was very clean. The staff were also friendly and speak some English.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Hutongren, Manager at CU National Youth Hostel, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Hi, thank you so much for your review and suggestions . We feel very sorry about the noise and breakfast problem. We will deal with them as soon as possible. Thanks again and best regards.
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

We stayed her in April. The place is great, clean, tidy, well kept and with lots of natural light. The staff were all very helpful. The beds were the comfiest that we found in China (Chinese don't really understand what a mattress is!). It is located just of Nan Luo Gu xiang Rd which is a trendy little street with a bit of a (as close as China gets) a Newtown or Paddington feel. The street can get busy and the shops open late and go into the night and there are street markets. We didn't find it noisy at all. The Hotel does have a dog - Blackie - that is very friendly, it does bark from time to time but we didn't find it a problem. I'd recommend Hutongren to anyone looking for friendly B&B style hotel in Beijing.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Hutongren, Manager at CU National Youth Hostel, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Hi, thank you so much for your review and recommendation. We're very happy that you had a good time in our hotel. Hope to host you next time and best regards~
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Property: CU National Youth Hostel
Address: No.71 Xiaoju'er Hutong, Nanluoguxiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Location: China > Beijing > Houhai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #132 of 6,450 Hotels in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — CU National Youth Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in a very small, easily-overlooked side alley north of storied Xiao Ju’er Hutong, this charming little tea-theme hotel offers a quiet, well-lit retreat from the bustle of the middle of everything. A handful of rooms-double from RMB 600 and single from RMB 480 – surround a stone-floored atrium filled with plants, natural light, books in various languages, wi-fi and a small bar. All rooms are equipped with super comfortable King Koil Mattresses, traditional furniture, air conditioners and under-ground heating. You will be warmly welcomed by the lovely staff and little Blackie. The unique Chinese Tea experience (free Tea classes are given everyday by reservation in advance), relative peace and quiet you’ll find here after a long day is worth it. ... more   less 
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