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Reviews of Sitting on the City Walls Courtyard House

Guesthouse | 57 NianZi HuTong, Jingshanhoujie, DongCheng District Beijing, China 100009

94.3% Overall Rating

159 out of 163 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (27/03/2014)

"Very very quiet near Forbidden city and Tienanmen square, but Beijing is enormous..."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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94.3%

Overall Rating

159 out of 163 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Sitting on the City Walls Courtyard House'

Atmosphere
96.8%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
93.6%
Cleanliness
92.0%
Staff
96.8%
Value
94.4%
Safety
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Customer review

19 April 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the atmosphere, the decoration of the courtyard, the location. But what actually makes the hostel is the unbelievable helpfulness of the staff. They know, what you want before you say it and go really out of their way to find a solution for you if you have an unusual request. All this is combined with a friendliness and warmth that you do not find in many other places.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

15 April 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful. Great information. Made calls to fix up tickets for me, gave me directions, sorted out additional nights accommodation elsewhere when they were fully booked & I wanted to stay longer. Clean, quiet, central.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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David Dubas-Fisher

22 February 2009 David would recommend this property

Liked: The courtyard area is an excellent place to chill out and meet people, where you can get excellent food and cheap beer.

Disliked: David left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

17 February 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: For me is the best of the world..

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Andrew Ridyard

08 February 2009 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Rick, the owner and manager is a star! This guy will make you feel completely at home immediately and can not do enough for you. The location is great, very close to the forbidden city tho yu will have to walk 10-15 mins to get on any public transport.

Disliked: Andrew left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

05 February 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staffNice theaGood bedGood safeboxGood ambiance

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Sam Taffs

23 January 2009 Sam would recommend this property

Liked: Rick, who runs the hostel, was so great. Nothing was too much he was so helpful always suggesting great things to do and explaining the transport for how to do them. Really can't recommend this place enough, it's the best hostel i ever stayed at.

Disliked: Sam left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

21 January 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fabulous!! Very homely courtyard and rooms, lovely area of beijing to get lost in and super helpful staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Jennifer Rutherford

13 January 2009 Jennifer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is excellent so easy to get to all the major sites, and a fantastic bus network right outside the door

Disliked: Jennifer left no negative feedback.

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Leong Mun Yik

06 January 2009 Leong would recommend this property

Liked: location was paramount. Smack in centre of places you travel to see. Rick and Rachel were extremely helpful with tips of getting around. And they were honest about what attractions were really worth going to. Hostel was clean and not noisy. And if you were too tired to go out for food, they cooked up some reasonable grub at reasonable cost. Well, its a place i would return too if i was to travel to Beijing again.

Disliked: Leong left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

04 January 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean, friendly, fun,good location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Gemm Newton

02 January 2009 Gemm would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were lovely and rooms were nice and warm- even in the basement!

Disliked: Gemm left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

02 January 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff and the other guests.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Tina Koppejan

29 December 2008 Tina would recommend this property

Liked: everthing! the atmosphere, the location (right at the forbidden city)...

Disliked: Tina left no negative feedback.

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Eytan Lenko

22 December 2008 Eytan would recommend this property

Liked: GReat atmosphere, very friendly and helpful staff and perfect location

Disliked: Eytan left no negative feedback.

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Jonathan Fiamor

15 December 2008 Jonathan would recommend this property

Liked: AWESOME I mean I cannot even think about going somewhere else next time I go in Beijing, VERY clean, Authentic location, The owner rocks very nice and helpful, you better talk to him before you go outside and get scammed ($200-300 lost in Beijing by like 60% of visitors). even their "8 mixed bed" is like 2x4 very comfortable. don't hesitate to book

Disliked: Jonathan left no negative feedback.

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DANA RABEEAOVA

14 December 2008 DANA would recommend this property

Liked: Rick & Rachel with all the staff were so helpful and great, that I would return anytime to this hostel. We didn't liked the location at first as we arrived at night, but by the day light everything seems OK. It's great place to stay! Thanks all the staff & Rick + Rachel. Well done!

Disliked: DANA left no negative feedback.

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roger hayes

29 November 2008 roger would recommend this property

Liked: EVERYTHING ....from the staff, the food, the location, IT'S ALL GREAT !!

Disliked: roger left no negative feedback.

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Louise Considine

28 November 2008 Louise would recommend this property

Liked: A great place to stay in Beijing. The hostel is v clean and comfortable with a really relazing courtyard area. Best of all the owners are incredibly helpful and will go out of their way to help you and help sort any other travel bookings etc you may have.

Disliked: Louise left no negative feedback.

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Michael Potter

18 November 2008 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: The location, the welcome, the willingness to help, the atmosphere of friendliness, the ease of mixing with other guests...the best hostel in four weeks in China. Private twin room with ensuite almost hotel standard and hotel price.

Disliked: Michael left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

13 November 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the friendly and relaxed atmosphere

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Marieloes Stam

11 November 2008 Marieloes would recommend this property

Liked: It was a great place to stay. The rooms (and bathrooms!!) were very clean, with nice beds. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The hostel is in a hutong, a old Chinese alleyway. It was great to stay between the Chinese people.. The first day it was only a bit difficult to find, because taxi or buses don't go there. You can only go by bicycle or by foot (takes a few minutes to reach the mainroad, were busses and taxis are driving). I really recommand this place! I had a superb week there!There is also free internet, and a laundry service. The food you can order at night is good, and not expensive (good mail is 25 yuan).

Disliked: Marieloes left no negative feedback.

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Giles Eaton

03 November 2008 Giles would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Their recommendations were always fantastic

Disliked: Giles left no negative feedback.

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Janine Boog

03 November 2008 Janine would recommend this property

Liked: The Athmosphere and the staff is realy nice

Disliked: Janine left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

26 October 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location - both in terms of the atmosphere of being in a hutong and also that it's so central.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.