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Reviews of Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel Beijing Hostel

NO.52 Xi Si Bei 2 Tiao Hutong, Xicheng District, Beijing, China

Atmosphere 91%

Cleanliness 91%

Facilities 91%

Location 87%

Safety 92%

Staff 94%

Value 85%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine

Important Information

Credit cards not accepted, cash payments only.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 12:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Beijing?

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Atmosphere 91%

Cleanliness 91%

Facilities 91%

Location 87%

Safety 92%

Staff 94%

Value 85%

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77% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 60%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Staff were really helpful, location was great only 5min walk to the subway. Bbq was a great way to meet other travellers and the free breakfast was good.

Disliked: Pretty minor thing but the 6 bed dorm was a little cramped, especially as there were 7 people staying in it.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 100%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Liked: the hostel is run by a couple. the lady is having her 1st baby. all the best to her baby and her. the hostel is cool recommended to everyone.

Disliked: the facilities are tiny bit outdated.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Location - 60%
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  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Nice, peaceful atmosphere. Very chill.

Disliked: Our room could have been a bit nicer for the price.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Mar 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: very frendly and good service

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 80%
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Feb 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Staffs were amazingly helpful, nice and accommodating! Cute cats, cozy common room, and free wifi! Felt like at home here:].

Disliked: Shower... had low water pressure.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Jan 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel is a quiet and intimate hostel set in a traditional Beijing Courtyard. Public transportation such as the metro is about a 5 minute walk from the hostel. I stayed at the Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel around Chinese New Year 2012. During my stay in Beijing I got a flu. Fortunately, the staff took good care of me and gave me hot water and some food. I found the staff to be very helpful and friendly.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Jan 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Staffs really helpful and friendly. They have heaters everywhere, in the rooms, next to the toilets, shower area, since it's so cold in winter, it is really nice that rooms are nice, warm, and clean.

Disliked: Water pressure is really low. Though the water is hot, it was hard to have a proper shower..

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Dec 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Its really well decorated- quirky Chinese traveller style. I loved the cats! There are about 8 big fat Beijing moggies, most of whom love human attention which was a great touch of home. The staff were friendly and you could hang out with them (and the cats) at night when there were no other guests. The home cooked food available at the 'family dinner' and 'dumpling party' were delicious. I got the dumpling party for free which was nice. And the toilets, although 'outhouses' are really well heated and the warmest place at the hostel! I plan to stay there again in July.

Disliked: The main building was really cold in the evenings (it was the end of December and Beijing was litterally freezing). It was cold even wearing a hat and coat- an extra radiator or two might make all the difference.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Nov 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The dorm rooms are a good size and they offer really large lockers (big enough to fit a rucksack in) which is something I haven't seen before. Also the beds are really comfortable and long (I am 6'3 and even fit in the bunk bed which is unusual). This is a good place to meet people if traveling alone. The tour they offer to the great wall is excellent. It is a good price and the 3 hour journey there and back is well worth it.

Disliked: The hostel certainly isn't new and shiny and it could do with a bit of a renovation but the staff are very friendly and they have great dumping and pancake parties which are very good for meeting people. It isn't the cleanest hostel either, but I guess this is china so perhaps my expectations are a little above Chinese standards. The hostel is on a bit of an intimidating lane way, but once inside it is a lot nicer that it Looks on the outside. It can be a bit tricky to find, make sure you take the second (not the first) lane way when going from the metro exit A (the street names are all very similar). The Internet is touch and go here. It works sometime and not other time which is a big annoying.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Nov 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The staff and the rooms are nice and warm, the atmosphere is almost like staying in a family. It's a quiet area, there's absolutely no traffic noise. Maybe the description of the neighborhood is a bit too enthusiastic, but it's hard to name the perfect location in beijing. The facilities are nice, clean and well maintained.

Disliked: Nothing.

Customer would recommend this property

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