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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%
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89.6%
Facilities
93.6%
Cleanliness
92.0%
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96.8%
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Customer review

20 October 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Situated just in the center of Beijing. Very quiet Hutong you wouldn't believe you are in a huge city. Nice interior. Bycicle rent cheaper than in other hostels.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

20 October 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere of the hostel is amazing. From the outside you would not think you would be walking into an amazing place to spend the night.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

18 October 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Exellent location and an amazing unique setting.It is located in a Hutong, just north of the forbidden city, and is quite easy to find as it is very well signed from the main road.I stayed in a double room with an ensuite bathroom.The best hostel I have ever stayed in.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

06 October 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This place is a great spot to see beijing from... a little hard to find to begin with but the handout they give you on arrival is amazing and details all the bus routes to the most popular sites in the city.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

28 September 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Incredibly friendly, helpful staff; great location - central, easy to find, but in a very authentic feeling hutong; fab value-for-money; helpful info re buses, and great tours at a fraction of the costs advertised elsewhere. Lovely courtyard to sit and chill in; free internet access on the two computers in the courtyard a real bonus for planning rest of trip.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

24 September 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is quiet place not packed with backpackers and beds!The owner is very helpful and knows every bus connection in town!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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robyn towner

20 September 2008 robyn would recommend this property

Liked: Rachel and Rick are great. the hostel provides a clean, very comfortable, homey atmosphere. I will stay here whenever i am in Beijing

Disliked: robyn left no negative feedback.

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John Catillaz

01 July 2008 John would recommend this property

Liked: this hostel has a lively and fun common room. CHeap beers, good food, and great people. Stay here now before it gets too popular and pricey

Disliked: John left no negative feedback.

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Uwana Evers

30 June 2008 Uwana would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are really friendly and will go out of their way to help you. The hostel is within walking distance of the Forbidden City, and is located in a "hutong" (small alley) where you can see how the Chinese live. An excellent place to meet other travelers to site-see with. Will definitely stay here when I return to Beijing someday!

Disliked: Uwana left no negative feedback.

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Jodie Ferguson

28 June 2008 Jodie would recommend this property

Liked: It had an amazing atmosphere and the owners were so friendly and helpful if there was one criticism its that it was to nice you didn't want to leave to see the rest of Beijing absolutely wonderful best hostel ever.

Disliked: Jodie left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

25 June 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Service, location and the great atmosphere!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
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Customer review

23 June 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: atmosphere, decor

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Customer review

22 June 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The caracter, staff, helpfulness of the staff. It is very good value for your mony

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Leela Prabhu

20 June 2008 Leela would recommend this property

Liked: Rachel and Rick are possibly the friendliest people in Beijing, to add to the general friendliness of people there ! The hostel itself is a little difficult to find from the main road, but worth the windy route through a trad Hutong to get to this Oasis of calm, super clean rooms, excellent food, great company and very down to earth, could not have asked for anything better ! This is possibly the BEST hostel in Beijing, ask any1 !

Disliked: Leela left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

19 June 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were really helpful and the double room was lovely, especially the ensuite bathroom.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Kristian E. Gomez Gunnebring

15 June 2008 Kristian E. would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere, very clean, only to bring some earplugs because people stay at late chatting and some rooms face the main lobby. But I think that make this place so wonderfull. The owners are great people and always helping. I really recomend this place. Of all hostels the nr 1 without any doubts.

Disliked: Kristian E. left no negative feedback.

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Richard Mason

13 June 2008 Richard would recommend this property

Liked: This was a great place to stay. The owners speak very good english and literally could not be more helpful. The covered courtyard is a very cool communal space, and beer is wonderfully cheap.Its quite a small place so its down to luck who you'll be staying with, but were all good people when I was there so not a problem.

Disliked: Richard left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

12 June 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: - Very nice rooms, building and location (Hutong)- Staff very kind and helpfull- Good chinese food!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

08 June 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff, nice clean rooms and bathrooms, cheap drinks

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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03 June 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very very friendly people and very clean

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Richard Williams

03 June 2008 Richard would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful setting in a Hutong, very traditional. Excellent location.

Disliked: Richard left no negative feedback.

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David Kay

25 May 2008 David would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was so great at City Walls - we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there, and would definitely go back there. The only trick is finding it in the Hutong, but the neighbours were friendly and directed us there (would be difficult to find at night). We highly recommend this hostel stay. The people running the hostel were so helpful and friendly!! Terrific!!

Disliked: David left no negative feedback.

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Erin Caswell

20 May 2008 Erin would recommend this property

Liked: I've stayed in a lot of hostels in a lot of places, and this was one of the best anywhere. Fantastic location, genuinely friendly staff, and the place itself has a lot of character. I would recommend it to anyone!

Disliked: Erin left no negative feedback.

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anja zanetti

06 May 2008 anja would recommend this property

Liked: this hostel is lovely

Disliked: anja left no negative feedback.

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Tracy watterson

27 April 2008 Tracy would recommend this property

Liked: staff were excellent, answered all queries and were really helpful with any problem (including problems with memory sticks!) This is a great place to stay in a lovely part of Beijing near lots of parks etc. Thanks Rick and Rachel

Disliked: Tracy left no negative feedback.