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Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel Reviews

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

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1127 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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Joy was really helpful over emails but this waned a tad when we actually arrived. The room we had (private double) was rather nice but not convinced it was worth the cost - then again, Beijing isn't cheap at the best of times. Location is pretty dire though, the Hutong is dead and far more like a back alley. Better off going for downtown backpackers if you want a proper bustling atmosphere and bars/nightlife.


Very clean and decorated hostel, with cosy common areas. The beds and facilities are good. The best thing is that bikes are borrowed for FREE and actually it is easy to bike in Beijing.


My girlfriend and I only stayed one night, and got in late and left early. Compared to the other Beijing hutongs I've stayed in, the courtyard and atmosphere and room size here were a little disappointing for the price. It was easy enough to find, and not terribly far from the subway. The staff was fantastic, and very helpful, the facilities were good, and the room, while tiny, was sufficient.


It was a very nice stay at chinese box. Both of the hosts are approachable and very helpful. like the dumpling party and tea session after that.

  • 22nd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I really enjoyed my stay here and this hostel has thought of almost everything you could need during your stay. The staff were amazing, very friendly and helpful. The showers were fantastic with even a heater in them if you need. They turned the laundry around within a few hours. The breakfast offering was also really good and affordable. I cannot possibly fault Chinese Box. The wifi was patchy in the rooms but to be honest I thought it was a good thing as it got us all to talk! I will return.


The staff is helpful and so kind.But it's not easy to find some food nearby.Wifi is not good at second day.I think it's good to have a holiday here,not travel.


More than what I can imagine about a hostel in beijing at that price! Room and toilettes are super clean and nice. The place is really lovely with many nice decoration that I will never forget. But the best is their staff, the two at the reception are so so kind, the guy tried to give us detail information using Google translate and the girl is really good at English. We did enjoy very good time, meet nice roomates, enjoy tea ... Best hostel ever! I definetely recommend and come back.

  • 15th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Vietnam
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Lovely little place! Really clean and creative deco. Highly recommend it!

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