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Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel
Ranked #2 of 925 Specialty Lodging in Beijing
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“stylish and cozy hostel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2009

the chinese box hostel is clean, stylish and totally cozy. with free internet access, good prices, delicious breakfast and all offers you need every traveler should feel comfortable booking this hostel. the chinese owner and the staff is friendly and tries to do everything for their guests. i really enjoed staying in that place also because i met a lot of interesting backpackers. a terrace on the roof is coming soon.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2009

I would almost classify the Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel as a boutique hotel based on the level of cleanliness and atmosphere. Having never stayed in a hostel before, I was expecting a bare-bones dorm room, and while they do have a dorm-style room, they also have private rooms. The main sitting room is comfortable, well stocked with books, has computers for internet access or to transfer photos, a large fishbowl, and some very friendly cats. Want to learn how to play Mahjong or take part in a Chinese tea ceremony, just say the word. Sometimes you don't even need to do that. Bicycles are available for use (although it was too cold for us to do that when we were there). As is, about a 10-15 minute walk to the nearest subway station, but a closer one is under construction. Located in a Hutong within a 15-minute walk to the forbidden city. Restaurants, street food, and shopping also within just a few minutes walk. The only complaint I have is that the water heater in the private room is a bit small, but the shared shower has an in-line heater so no running out of hot water there. If I return to Beijing, I would stay there again.

  • Liked — Freindly atmosphere, location
  • Disliked — distance from the subway station
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel
Address: No.52 Xisibei 2 Tiao Hutong, Xicheng District | No. 52 Xisibei 2 Tiao Hutong, Beijing 100035, China
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Location: China > Beijing > Xidan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 925 Specialty Lodging in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A traditional & modern Beijing Courtyard hostel located in the heart of OLD BEIJING hutong area, offers tons of travel information/ free activities/ tours/chinese courses ...Especially suitable for the people who likes to discover local people life with a very comfortable stay. THIS is a real HOME away from home... ... more   less 
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