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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

Group booking?

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

Anonymous
12 Aug 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Business / conference

Liked: The two days I spent there was like being with friends. If you needed something you got help. If not you did not have a feeling like you bought in. Just your place. Secure, clean, private.

Disliked: Disliked nothing.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
28 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Private room was wonderfully decorated. The cats were charming. It was clean. The dumplings served at the Friday dumpling party were fantastic. Most of the staff was helpful. It's a chilled out hostel, perfect for relaxing and getting away from the hustle.

Disliked: My friend rang the hostel a few times asking for me but they said I wasn't there, even though I was sitting in the living area and they saw me there.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
26 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Amazing atmosphere - full of other backpackers, great place to meet people because of the layout of the hostel (courtyards, common area and events like free dumpling party on Friday, family dinner (29yuan) on Wed - DELICIOUS and totally worth it!) The staff are the best, they are AWESOME!!! Great Wall Tour (the 6AM one!) was so worth it - 260yuan, and the section of the Wall that they take you to (Jinshanling) is partially reconstructed one direction, reconstructed the other direction so you can get a feel for how it looked. VERY worth it!! The rooms are great - fantastic A/C, very comfortable beds! The coffee and noodles with egg/tomato are both delicious, and the free breakfast is nice!!I also liked that it was very safe, the front door is accessible with an electronic key card. We didn't even bother using our lockers in the room or closing the door to our room!Great location - close to Forbidden City, metro, shops, and restaurants, about 20 min away in a taxi from Sanlitun.Good internet connection - Skype with video worked perfectly, and they have computers with their own VPN.We actually stayed at Chinese Box twice - we had to leave after 2 nights because they were full, and checked into 1 Hai Inn, then came back to Chinese Box as soon as we could because it was worlds better!! Would HIGHLY recommend to anyone and everyone!!

Disliked: A bit tough to find at first, as it is down a small street, but look for the big red doors!! :)

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Jun 2011

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Liked: The staff was most helpful, the breakfast is nice touch.

Disliked: The location is too remote from the center, and also 15min walk from the subway. The Hutong it is located at is not really nice...

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

Anonymous
13 Jun 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The building is very charming and the staff are so amazing. They are so sweet and helpful. The Great Wall Tour they put together for Mutianyu is awesome and I loved the group dinners they put together, which make it really easy to meet other people, plus the food was always delicious (still thinking about the duck we had at family dinner). The location, while not walking distance to any major sights, was still only a 10-15 minute ride from the major sights and it's a really close walk to the MTR station (like 5 minutes or less). Really glad I chose this hostel over a so-so hostel with a little bit more central location....it was definitely worth it. The bathrooms were nothing spectacular but were ten times better than any other hostel I have stayed at in China. The hostel has a very friendly and relaxed vibe and people are all game to meet one another.

Disliked: Nothing.

Customer would recommend this property

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