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Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel

NO.52 Xi Si Bei 2 Tiao Hutong, Xicheng District, Beijing, China
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86%Rating

  • 84%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel was rated the best in China at the 2011 Hoscars and it's not difficult to see why. They serve free dinners three times a week plus tea ceremonies and calligraphy classes on the weekends. We like that there's also free breakfast, free games and free guidebooks to borrow. The friendly staff are helpful for booking tours throughout China. This hostel is located in central Beijing, just five minutes from Xisi metro station.

Property Information:

Welcome to a Vegetarian Hostel! In order to save the earth, we advocate a vegetarian life. We offer the real vegetarian meal to any guest who are vegetarian.

Based on Chinese Box, you can explore more interesting places and experience the city's distinction and glamour. Finally, you will find Chinese Box is not only a hostel but also a 'travelers' home'.

1,
* Free vegetarian salad party(Mon)

* Family vegetarian dinner (Wed.)

* Free vegetarian dumpling party (Fri.)

* Professional & Traditional Chinese Kongfu Tea Course (afternoon)

Welcome to Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel, a traditional Beijing courtyard. We spent quite a few years traveling around most parts of China, so with these precious traveling experience, we know very well how to entertain backpackers with a clean and comfortable place full of fun.

---------- ORIGINAL TASTE AND FLAVOUR ----------

Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel has been carefully and originally preserved with a traditional Si-He-styled house, and nestled in the designated historic landmark Hu-Tong neighborhood (500-year-old) well protected by Beijing government. Its quiet and peaceful, and of course, very safe.

---------- NICE LOCATION ----------

If you are looking for a definitely cozy and convenient stay, this is it:
Within only 5-minute walking you can reach one of the subway stations, quite a few Chinese restaurants with delicious pecking duck, dumplings, etc, a hilarious local market, a super market (08:30-22:00), several 24-hour convenience stores, a fruit market, tea shops and so on.

----------FREE SERVICE ----------

* FREE breakfast

* FREE Internet and Wi-Fi

* FREE 24-hour hot shower

* FREE luggage storage

* FREE towels, linens and duvets

* FREE DVDs to borrow (hundreds of DVDs) and play

* FREE games to borrow

* FREE books to borrow including guidebooks such as LP series

* FREE air ticket booking

* FREE travel information

* FREE hostel booking in China

----------HOSTEL TOURS----------

* The Great Wall ( Jinshanling to Simatai hiking, Mutianyu,etc) -- Discount, breakfast and lunch included

* Show tickets with discount (kungfu, Peking opera, acrobatic show)

* Camping tour ( ask for reception )

* Tibet tour booking and organization (email us if you are interested )

----------HOSTEL ACTIVITIES----------

* Free vegetarian salad party (Mon)

* Family vegetarian dinner (Wed.)

* Free vegetarian dumpling party (Fri.)

* Free tea ceremony in the afternoon

* Chinese language teaching and practice

* Chinese Majiang teaching and play

----------VOLUNTEER WANTED----------

Finding hostel jobs abroad is a great way to save or supplement your travel funds and to stay on the road longer. You won't get rich from it, but you'll have more life experience and meet more interesting people than the average cubicle dweller! If you are a Spanish or Japanese native speaker, please feel free to email us!

Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel is always willing to be your best companion, thinking about what you care and making your journey as easy as possible...

Bachelors degree, From U.S, Canada, New Zealand, Austrailia, U.K, South Africa

----------Experience Chinese Culture via Tea Ceremony & Calligraphy ----------

Watch a graceful ceremony,
and find out the meaning of Chinese philosophy by sips.
Enjoy a brilliant performance, and learn from calligraphy mastersthrough participation.
Come and join us to explore the authenticity
of the ancient civilization

9:30-11:30am Every Sunday
Please contact us for more information

Email: oldhutong@gmail.com

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ADDRESS:
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Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel, No.52 Xi Si Bei 2 (er) Tiao, Xi Si, Xi Cheng District, Beijing, China. (Subway Line 4: Xisi station Exit A, go towards nothern, turn left at the second Alley)
北京市西城区西四北二条甲52号(西四地铁西北出口A,向北行路西第二个胡同)
Best For: Home Cooking, Meeting People

Rates for: 29th Aug 2014 - 1st Sep 2014

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  • Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel says

    I think we're in the perfect location. Guests can visit the Forbidden City, Beihai Park, Houhai Bar Street, and White Pagoda Temple within half an hour's walk. I recommend visiting some interesting places preferred by locals, such as Tea Street and Zhong Guan Cun, also known as Beijing's 'Silicon Valley'.
    In my opinion, one of our most unique features is our social dinners. Every week we organize BBQs on Mondays, family dinners on Wednesdays and dumpling parties on Fridays. All guests like learning how to make the traditional Chinese dumpling. Each afternoon, we always do tea ceremony for guests and introduce some local Chinese culture.
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      Leoson, Owner
  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    I've stayed at the Box twice now, once for well over a week. I don't think I've stayed at a better all-around hostel anywhere. The staff is friendly and helpful, the place is clean, the free food (breakfast every day, and some dinners) is great. Some people might not like the dashing across the courtyard between heated rooms during the winter, but I don't mind. Good location in one of the less-traveled areas of Beijing; easy access to subway and cabs.
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  • Latest Review

    The staff here are very friendly and the atmosphere is very welcoming. They offer some tours at the hostel at a good price, highly recommend them! The Great Wall Tours were superb! Breakfast is not bad, limited choice, but great for the price you pay! Location is great, about a 5 minute walk from the subway, and very convenient to get to other attractions. I would come back here again!!
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      Anonymous, England, All Female Group, 18-24
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Facilities

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Fax Service
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Washing machine


Hostel Awards

  • 2012 Hoscar Winner
  • 1st
  • Country Winners China
  • 2010 Hoscar Winner
  • 2nd
  • Continent Winners Asia
  • 2012 1st Country Winners China
  • 2010 2nd Continent Winners Asia

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Policies

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


Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.




Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel Located at NO.52 Xi Si Bei 2 Tiao Hutong, Xicheng District, Beijing.
Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel
China
Beijing 100034 NO.52 Xi Si Bei 2 Tiao Hutong, Xicheng District
86% 1027
39.9262099 116.3684427
Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel
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