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CU National Youth Hostel
Ranked #132 of 6,449 Hotels in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Well-kept and Good location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

For 2 nights in Dec, I stayed in the single room that was next to the small street leading to the hotel. The room was surprisingly quiet at night but it could be because of the less human traffic in winter. The room was very well-kept, and clean, and the staff were friendly. The hotel is about 5-8 mins walk to the Nanluoguxiang MRT station.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Thank LohSingapore
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Hutongren, Manager at CU National Youth Hostel, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Hello,
We're happy to know that you enjoyed your stay here!
Hutongren is located in a small alley, 20m away from the shopping street Nanluoguxiang, 700m from the metro station, and 100m to the main street to catch a taxi. Really good location!
Thank you again for your nice words.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

This hotel is located in a lively quietest corner of the Hutong, in addition to unique shopping and enjoying Beijing Hutong, as well as the quiestest space that tourists dream of. Nice and stylish decoration, reasonable price, clean and friendly reception, this will be definitely going to Beijing Tours the best place to stay! And I'll definitely choose this one as my next stop in Beijing.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Hutongren, Manager at CU National Youth Hostel, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Hello 669summerc
Thank you for your comment!We are very happy to hear that you like here!
Welcome to come back again.
And thank you for your encouragement words we will do better!
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

Great stay! Definitely recommend to all my acquaintances who are traveling to Beijing. The best is their LOCATION! Easy access to the vibrant streets and markets all around. And that’s the most important thing for us. The so called noise was not that bad actually, for it was expected in such a city center location, and we also thought it’s part of their local culture… The food was good, the tea was good, and the staff were friendly… couldn’t expect more from a boutique hotel like this, highly recommended!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hutongren, Manager at CU National Youth Hostel, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Hello 669summerc
Thank you for your highly recommend!We are very happy that you enjoyed your staying here!
Welcome to come back again.
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Taipei, Taiwan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

The hotel is cute and conveniently located. But, don't stay in the single room on the first floor! The website noted that the other single room (discounted) would encounter noises at night, so I decided to pay more for a good night of sleep. They did not mention that the other room was worse! The noises (load music from the nearby alley) did not stop until 3 am (Sat)! Also, the single room and bathroom were extremely small. not worth the money.

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Hutongren, Manager at CU National Youth Hostel, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Hi,
Thank you for your Feedback information We are solving this problem now.
Trying to change a sound insulation window.


We feel very sorry with our sincere apologise for your bad experience.

If you could let us know your bad feeling at that time we are willing to change any room to you for free

In order to appologize to you we would like to upgrade you a better room as you like and offer you
free breakfast if you encounter the same thing the next time.

Really sorry about that.
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

Hutongren is smacked right at Nanluoguxiang, a popular street with lots of food & shopping.. they open till late at night so you can't really go hungry here. The small alley that Hutongren sits on is directly opposite the shop Denim Head. If you come in from the North end (bei kou) of Nanluoguxiang, Denim Head will be on your right & the alley to Hutongren on your left. It's only like 100m from the start of the north end of Nanluoguxiang to the Hutongren alley. If you hit Starbucks, you have gone too far.

We booked on their official website. When you check-in, they get a cash deposit from you... and you pay the balance when you check-out. They only accept cash. We stayed in Hidden Time, a double room that shares no walls with other rooms & further away from the entrance. It's quiet. But the room has bad wifi reception because the walls are made of steel. But 3 steps out of the room to the courtyard, you get proper wifi signals. There are no toilet doors, just a shower curtain that you can use to partition with the toilet or the shower. Hot water is limited so you got to shower fast & furious so that there's enough to last. The beds are really comfortable & rooms are made daily. The whole place is nicely renovated and it's a great peaceful escape from the busy Nanluoguxiang.

The reception closes at 11pm so that it gets quiet for the rooms. If you need help, you can look for the auntie that sleeps in the room that has its door open.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank ploppyplop
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Hutongren, Manager at CU National Youth Hostel, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Hi,
Thank you very much for your kind review.
Sorry about the hot water problem that happened when you stayed here. We 're really sorry about that and the fix man is trying to fix it.
About the payment. Because the reservations made on our official website has got a big discount so we only accept cash. We have shown that on the reservation page and also in the email. Acturally you can also pay by card but that charges 5% more( that's also the lowest price o(∩_∩)o )

Thanks again.


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

Hutongren was the perfect choice of accommodation for our first trip to Beijing. Right in the centre of a bustling traditional Hutong district is surrounded by small contemporary boutiques, vibrant market stalls and delicious street food, cafes, bars and restaurants. The metro station is only a 10 minute walk away.

We arrived very late in the evening when the night staff was on, she was lovely but as she didn't speak English she just led us to our room where there was freshly brewed tea, Chinese sweets and a note from the management welcoming us, giving us the wi-fi password and letting us know they would be at reception the next morning for check-in. The next day we found the staff very welcoming and professional and they all spoke English very well (a plus as all we had mastered was 'ni hao').

We had a room to the right of reception which ran along the wall onto the laneway behind the hotel. Because many people live in this area there was some street noise from our room, but mostly just people starting their day and heading to work at around 6am - we couldn't hear any noise from the busy thoroughfare that the hotel is just off. I'm a light sleeper so this woke me, my boyfriend isn't and he slept through so I'm sure if you chose a room more central in the hotel you wouldn't have a problem with this.

We found this to be a welcoming, cozy and beautifully furnished with simple, clean design. Being the perfect location we would definitely stay again next time we are in Beijing.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kate A
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Hutongren, Manager at CU National Youth Hostel, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Hi Kite,
We're very happy to know that you had a good stay here.
Hutongren is quite a small hotel so some rooms are along the laneway, and the neighbours are all native people, so there're some noise when they get up in the morning. Sorry about that.
Thanks for your nice words, and we're looking forward to hosting you next time.


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

This is the 2nd time for me to visit Hutngren.I had a 6-day trip in Beijing and I stayed in this hotel. Have to say that I really love their bed pad with silk bedclothes. It's really comfortable. The girls told me the bed pad was the same with Westin. And their wooden furniture and natural design also made me relaxed. I really had a great stay there. P.s. The staff are all very helpful and friendly. Thanks very much.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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2 Thank Orrerio
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Hutongren, Manager at CU National Youth Hostel, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear Orrerio,
We're soooooo happy to see you again here, and your little lovely princess.
Thank you for giving us this review and nice words.
We really enjoy staying with you.


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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 6,449 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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