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Sitting on the City Walls (Beijing) Courtyard House

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 May 2013

The guesthouse is quite hidden in the old town, it will not easy to find it by yourself. We had a Chinese friend with us who has battled a bit till get there. The place is very nice, and has character however, the room next to the reception is noisy and we couldn't get a good night sleep. The staff...

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Duncan, BC
Reviewed 28 May 2013

This was our favourite hotel in China. It is a bit of old China. Situated in a hutong in the heart of Beijing it is central to all the sites. The hotel staff are so very helpful and gave us a list of all the tourist sites which gave directions and we carried this with us. They also told us...

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Belo Horizonte
Reviewed 23 May 2013

Nice place with helpful staff. The rooms are cozy, the location is great (it is near to lot of places) and it is very easy to go to everywhere using the map and the directions that they provide. They arranged our Great Wall at Jinshanling tour (great!) and bought train tickets for us. I really recommend it!

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Reviewed 13 May 2013 via mobile

Sitting on the City Walls gives you a little slice of life in a hutong in a great location just North of Jingshan Park. The staff are unfailingly helpful and generous with travel advice. I particularly recommend organising a trip to the Great Wall with them! The rooms are cozy, the central courtyard is a nice social space and the...

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Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Our family of four (two 60 somethings and two 20 somethings) stayed here for 4 days at the beginning of our 3 week trip to China and 4 days at the end. The first 4 days were perfect for getting oriented to Beijing and China in general, getting over jet lag, and making a general tour of the city. The...

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Manila
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Rick was so very helpful, from the time we were still emailing, to the time we stayed in their hostel. It's walking distance to the best sights in the city such as Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Drum Tower and Houhai Lake. He also helped arrange our Great Wall at Jinshanling tour, and told us that the snow would make the...

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 May 2013

We spent a week in Beijing, so I decided to splurge on this "very expensive" hostel (about $54 a night). The location was unbeatable, just blocks from the Forbidden City, and near bus lines for easy transportation. The staff were stellar in their service, from a city map and orientation on our first night to helping arrange a tour to...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 28 April 2013

This was the first stop on our around the world tour, and it did not disappoint. The hostel was difficult to find at first, the signs leading to the entry way are small, black, and difficult to spot (often aiming at the ground). But the local are more than willing to point the way before you ask a question if...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 16 April 2013

We are likely in the minority of people who didnt like this hostel. The location is great and the hutong itself was a really interesting experience. We just felt that 1) it was actually a bit pricey for what it was. And 2) it wasnt exactly service with a smile. We've stayed in hostels and B&Bs all over Europe, Argentina...

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beijingcitywalls, Manager at Sitting on the City Walls (Beijing) Courtyard House, responded to this review

Dear Sir: I’m Rick, manager of Sitting on the City Walls (Beijing) Thank you so much for being with us, I’m so sorry to make your feeling unpleasant, we will improve our service and should do anything we CAN do to satisfy our guests, even if they come with different culture background or unique life style or standard for happiness....

Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2013

I wouldn't think twice about booking this place again, it was great!! The accommodation is an attractive price and comes with good services - good WiFi signal, free use of the computers, good food at a good price, and 60 pence beer! Everything you need is on offer here but the best thing is the people who run it -...

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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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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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