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Sitting on the City Walls (Beijing) Courtyard House

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We were spending 4 days in the City Walls hostel. The very friendly owners of the place provided us with a great overview of Beijing with a focus on the nearby places. Furthermore, they helped us a lot with very good restaurant tipps & sight seeing suggestions. On day 3 our hosts helped us to book a hike on the...

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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a few days when visiting Beijing by myself. The facilities are good and it is everything you would expect from a decent hostel.The location is the highlight as it's incredible and although it may prove difficult to find initially, you grow to love the surroundings. The staff are really helpful and on arrival they brief you on...

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

The rooms in courtyard are basically all within the ground floors and are facing the main yard, in a square shape. at the beginning it was a bit annoying to us, because you hear every conversation & sound coming from the yard (and probably, they hear you as well) Although, the location of the hostel & the amazing kindness of...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

City Walls hostel is great!! Great location - close to the forbidden city and the park. Not too far from public buses that will get you anywhere. Staff are really lovely - very friendly and helpful! Clean and working hot showers are a bonus! Only negative is that the ground floor dorm room is the thoroughfare for the first floor...

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights early October and found it just fine for what we needed - in a very local, quiet hutong of Beijing, relatively close (10 -15 min) walk to the subway, easy to get to all major sights, and with really helpful owners - they provide a handy sheet of bus/subway/taxi info to the main sights...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Stayed for 5 nights. We got in late about 3:00am and were very grateful for the helpful welcome we got. The location is quite central walking distance to the drum and bell towers and a longer walk to the Lamai and Confucius Temples. The Forbidden City is also close. They organized a good tour to Jinshaling Great Wall. The place...

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Bowen Island, Canada
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We chose Sitting on the City Walls Courtyard House because of its location within a hutong and proximity to many of the major sites. It was a little difficult to find but once we were there we really enjoyed walking through the neighbourhood. Although our room was right off the courtyard, noise was not an issue and we enjoyed having...

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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Staff is extremely helpful, laundry service is quick and efficient!!!! American breakfast available for purchase. Dorm room was just what we needed. Staff helps to organize activities and train tickets.

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Pro's: (1) it is located very close to the Jingshan Park as well as to Forbidden City, Tien'Anmen square, Beihai Park and the Lakes area; (2) staff is friendly (especially Rick), speaks quite good english (which is a rarity in China) and is always helpful; (3) room size as well as bathroom size is ok; (4) the courtyard is located...

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Robina, Australia
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Interaction with local people who speak English, and can suggest ways of seeing what you want to see without the hassles makes your stay in this great city much more enjoyable. Rick and Rachel give useful advice, and their friendliness and the effort they make is worth a lot. The atmosphere they provide is infectious..so interaction with other travellers in...

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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 

Additional Information about Sitting on the City Walls (Beijing) Courtyard House

Address: No.57 Nianzi Hutong, Jingshanhoujie, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Region: China > Beijing > Houhai
Price Range: $33 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sitting on the City Walls (Beijing) Courtyard House 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Arrange the trip to the Great Wall from this hostel and assure yourself an amazing(non-touristic) experience”
 of 5 bubbles 512galb, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Good air-con meant you could shut windows onto the courtyard and get to sleep despite chatter.You had enjoyed it.”
 of 5 bubbles daleringham, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try to get on the second floor for the dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles kennethp889, 25 May 2016 | Read review
“all rooms surround a courtyard, so you will always get some noise”
 of 5 bubbles jerrykevan, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Our friend's room had a thin futon mattress, so it may be worth specifying if you want a proper mattress.”
 of 5 bubbles steve75, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
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