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Reviews of Sitting on the City Walls Courtyard House

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

92.8% Overall Rating

172 out of 176 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/05/2015)

Simon Colville thinks…

"Staff are super helpful and very friendly. Good communication before arrival as well!"

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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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92.8%

Overall Rating

172 out of 176 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Sitting on the City Walls Courtyard House'

Atmosphere
95.2%
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90.4%
Facilities
93.6%
Cleanliness
94.4%
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94.4%
Value
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Lauren Amira

18 June 2009 Lauren would recommend this property

Liked: LOVED this hostel. had a doubel ensuite and it was perfectly nice and clean. they actually came in and cleaned the room and made the bed every day. the main room is such a nice place to hang out- a transformed courtyard now covered and very well designed. the staff was amazing. when we first got there they presented us with an itinerary on the main sights in beijing and how to get to and from each one using public transportation. they were honest about what places to see, restaurants to try, etc. it's located in a hutong, so it was difficult for us to find at first using the directions from the website. the only other minus was that because the rooms all surround the common room, sounds travels pretty easily and if there are many people hanging out it can be noisy in the rooms. otherwise, this was a great place to stay and i would absolutely reccomend it.

Disliked: Lauren left no negative feedback.

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Sion Roberts

13 June 2009 Sion would recommend this property

Liked: It is in such an authentic location, hidden in the hutong of Beijing. You will regularly see groups of people playing cards or board games on tables set up on the street.The staff are so helpful, helping you find your way to any location within the city by bus or metro although we found that cycling through the city was great fun!Other than that the rooms are clean and well kept with immaculate decoration and the hidden courtyard is fantastic, feeling truly authentic and an oasis of calm in the busy city.Oh, and the beer is cheap!

Disliked: Sion left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

10 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: beautiful hostel in an old hutong, very nice atmosphere and helpful, friendly staff. i felt safe and welcome. only thing i didnt like was that the indow was to the courtyard so no sun. but still i will come back!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

03 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the atmosphere and enviroment but the rooms were in need of renovation for the amount you pay, considering we'd just come from a 4 star hotel and paid only 75 rmb extra for the two of us.if your travelling on your own its a good place to be but if your a couple then it may be just as cheap to stay in a hotel and a better location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

03 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The arrangement and atmosphere and the very friendly and helpful staff. It was a real pleasure to stay there and i would recommend it to any of my friend!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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13 May 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A beautiful haven lost in the heart of a torn apart hutong ( major construction all around). The atmosphere was so peaceful, charming, yet modern and convenient.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

12 May 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Value for money and services offered. Very helpful staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

09 May 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff, good knowledge of area, cheap beer, good atmosphere.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Katrin Keck

27 April 2009 Katrin would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostels I stayed during my time in China!

Disliked: Katrin left no negative feedback.

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Melinda Ediale

26 April 2009 Melinda would recommend this property

Liked: Friendliness and attitude of Rick and company, 24-hr free internet access , chinese decor. Last but not the least, they bent over backwards to accomodate the needs of our 4-yr-old child.

Disliked: Melinda left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

21 April 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly and helpful. They even have a suggested itinerary with all the information about public transport that you need.The hostel is very cosy, and it's situated in a nice hutong. The area could seem a bit dodgy at first, but it is just the first impression of a hutong. You will see later that it's safe and you can enjoy of a stay in a real hutong.The only problem is how to get there. We got lost twice with the taxi. Be careful because they advertise another hostel in Beijing on their website and this could be confusing even for Chinese people!!! Before we arrived in Beijing, we asked the Chinese receptionist from our previous hotel to write the direction of Sitting on the City Walls in Chinese, but she made a mistake and copied the wrong one (she copied the one of the hotel advertised on their website), which made it even more difficult to find the place!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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David Walker

19 April 2009 David would recommend this property

Liked: great hostel, meet a mixture of people from young to oldatmosphere is the best

Disliked: David left no negative feedback.

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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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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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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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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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02 January 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff and the other guests.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.