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Reviews of INNer City

Guesthouse | NO.20 Da Cha Ye Hutong, Xicheng District, 北京市西城区大茶叶胡同20号 Beijing, China 100034

85.0% Overall Rating

53 out of 57 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (23/10/2013)

Len Knight thinks…

"I liked the friendly relaxed feeling , the kind staff and privacy if one wished. The location is great,hard to find at first but if you want the real old china and the atmosphere give it a go. I…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.62

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Guest older than years 7 old has to book one bed in dorm.

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85.0%

Overall Rating

53 out of 57 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'INNer City'

Atmosphere
89.6%
Location
77.6%
Facilities
80.0%
Cleanliness
80.0%
Staff
92.0%
Value
82.4%
Safety
93.6%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Len Knight

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 October 2013 Len would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the friendly relaxed feeling , the kind staff and privacy if one wished. The location is great,hard to find at first but if you want the real old china and the atmosphere give it a go. I found the accommodation to be a bit cramped but practical and very comfortable . I must add a special thanks to Sammy for rescuing an old lost Aussie. Len. Knight

Disliked: Len left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

edward singh

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 October 2013 edward would recommend this property

Liked: Great place hutong well placed

Disliked: edward left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

10 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful & friendly staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff went out of their way to make me feel welcome. They were genuinely friendly, informative and helpful. The occassional group evening meal was a bonus. The traditional courtyard home in a hutong was atmospheric, quiet and charming.

Disliked: nothing.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 August 2012

Liked: Nothing at all

Disliked: They charge almost $35 per person for that place! Are you kidding me! I have stayed at $6 places in Cambodia and Vietnam and they are like a palace when you compare them with Inner City.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

28 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Where do we begin, Sammy and her staff are absolutely amazing. We have been traveling for 6 weeks and this is the first time we have felt truly at home. The staff's kind nature and willingness to always go above and beyond for their clients, is felt from the second they open their doors. It was an absolute pleasure to stay here and we would highly recommend INNer City to anyone looking for a WoW experience. We miss it already :( This property is so cool. Staying in a hutong was a great experience. The common area is WELL equipped and a great place to meet fellow travelers and relax for the evening.

Disliked: A bit far from the metro station.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

12 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place and verry lovely and helpfull staff! Sammy speaks verry good english and can help you out with everything. I can recommend Inner City without any doubts.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Nazli Idil

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

02 October 2011 Nazli would recommend this property

Liked: The personnel was very helpful and generous and friendly. That was the only thing that was worth anything about this hostel.

Disliked: The hostel was run-down. There was not a single chair that was not broken. The room was damp and stuffy and dark. Could not air it. The hostel is definitely overpriced.

60.0%
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Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it´s a very originally place to stay, not the 08/15 hotel-atmosphere

Disliked: the room wasn´t clean enough, too expensive in comparison with beijing hotels (168/188 yuan for a single room! 110 yuan at inner-city for a 3-bed-dorm!!

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

07 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I don't kow where to begin... The atmosfere of the hostel is wonderful. The rooms are cousy and comfy and the yard and common areas are even better. The staff deserves all the gold stars in my book, they are super friendly, they will help you with anything and they will do it with a genuine smile. The location is in a quiet hutong and it takes about 15 minutes to walk to the subway, not super close but deffinatly not too far. I would deffinatly want to have stayed there longer.

Disliked: Nothing.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Small place with only few rooms so it is easy to meet the other travellers !

Disliked: Comfort of the bathroom is limited.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice location, nice staff and guests. and a nice turtle.

Disliked: -

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

18 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location in the hutongs is tops, staff very friendly and it is clean.

Disliked: As above, bathroom facilities and basic breakfast.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, very helpfull and friendly. Excellent place to meet new people, the common area is perfect for that. Clean room and bathroom. Great surprise to have breakfast included in the price of the room. Very quiet place in a tourist-free area.

Disliked: internet connexion is very slow

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

26 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is an old courtyard which is typical for "old Beijing". Because it consists only of the rooms around the yard, it is smaller than other hostels, contributing to the unique atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and helpful - there are also various activities such as cooking Chinese food. There is a traditional food market right across the street, and other small restaurants and vendors nearby create the feeling of experiencing the life of ordinary Beijing residents, this makes up for the 10 to 15 minutes walk required to the nearest subway station.

Disliked: There were only two bathrooms for those with shared bathrooms which at times might not be enough.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

31 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff: friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Nothing

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly and helpful staff. It seems that they really like what they do!

Disliked: The bathroom smelled a lot. The place was quite far away from the next underground. It was really cold in the room.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Daniel Schlaug

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 December 2010 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: The place has lots of atmosphere and the rooms are big and clean. In the common area they have movies and an X-Box and the English-speaking staff is very friendly. Even in winter you can sit outside (under a glass roof) as they have heaters there - really cosy!

Disliked: The only thing that bothered us was that there was no warm water in the sink, turning the water so-hoo cold since it's December! But really, that's nothing compared to how nice this hostel is :)

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

11 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: character! the staff is really nice and want to help and make you feel at home, the dumpling party

Disliked: the bathroom in our ensuite (shower and toilet in a small box) was leaking, they tried to fix it but it still smelled really bad

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

21 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is very helpful and friendly, they speak good english. The hostel is very charming and clean.

Disliked: We stayed here in october and the doors to the rooms leads directly outside wich made the rooms very cold.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

City break

08 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent!The staff were very helpful and arranged activities most evenings (making cakes, playing cards, parties, food and drink), which was a great way to meet people. They offered other services (arranging daytrips) and were helpful and always available.The rooms were comfortable and clean. The bathrooms were reasonable - a little bit small. Internet and breakfast were included.It was is 10minutes walk from a major subway stop, but it is a little bit hidden away.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Bryony Burrows

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 October 2010 Bryony would recommend this property

Liked: Staff very friendly, do everything they can to help. Room very quaint and spacious.

Disliked: Was very cold and only a small heater. Unfortunately I think theres problems with the toilet sytem which mean the toilet smelt like a sewer and if you left the door open for a short amount of time it made the whole room smell as it was so close. This may just be a problem with the room we stayed in though.

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

16 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff

Disliked: A little far away

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

09 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and charming place, close to the centre, everyone nice and helpful.

Disliked: Maybe a little expensive, but I guess this is Beijing...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa

06 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Two laptops for internet access. Activities each day ie 'beer night' etc. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff

Disliked: Location slightly away from the centre and 10min walk to metro stop.