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Reviews of Sitting on the City Walls Courtyard House

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

92.2% Overall Rating

168 out of 172 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/09/2014)

"Nice central courtyard, room was small but clean, lots of information provided, nice area to walk around."

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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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92.2%

Overall Rating

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

Atmosphere
94.4%
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89.6%
Facilities
92.8%
Cleanliness
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93.6%
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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.

91.4%
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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.

77.1%
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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.

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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.