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Kelly's Courtyard Reviews

No. 25, Xiaoyuan Hutong of Bingmasi Hutong, Xidan North Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, China

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488 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 99%Staff
  • 98%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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We stayed three nights at Kelly's Courtyard and our stay was great, we had a wonderful time. The hostel is perfectly located in the center of Beijing and is really beautiful with 8 rooms organized around the sunny courtyard in the middle. The room size was good, huge bed, and everything was clean. Facilities worked well (WIFI is also good) and the staff was really nice and helpful. Last but not least, the nice rooftop is the perfect place to relax after a full day walking around! :)

  • 6th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Definitely recommendable! Good location, between two subway stations. In walking distance to Beihai Park. They offer a fridge with beverages, so you don't always have to find a shop first. Airport pick up service was fantastic! If you have any questions on Beijing, travelling or something else, just ask Mark!


The hostel is a oasis of harmony, tranquility and good taste in such a chaotic city. I really appreciated the cheap price compared to the quality of the rooms and the good service offered at all times. If I come back to Beijing I'd surely like to repeat.

  • 1st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This Hostel was the greatest hostel ever! Kelly greeted us and Mark made sure we got taken care of, from getting a taxi for us at 3am to getting us a car to tour us.


We enjoyed our stay here. It was great coming back to a quiet space after a day out in Beijing and being able to chill out in the courtyard. Real friendly atmosphere. Mark who pretty much runs things there is really helpful and friendly. Thanks Mark.

  • 27th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)




Great location. Very cosy atmosphere. Friendly and helpful staff.


Kelly's Courtyard is by far the best accommodation I have ever found on Hostelworld (I have traveled to 40+ countries and stayed in Hostelworld bookings in them all). Mark and John(the owner), were incredibly helpful in assisting us in navigating our stay in Beijing. The accomodations are beautiful with an authentic, vintage aesthetic. The living area (courtyard) is covered with a glass ceiling so if you need to get away from the smog, the heat, or rain, you're covered. BOOK IT.


Kelly's Courtyard is serene and classy. Perfect place to stay to get away from reality and enjoy peace and quiet. The atmosphere is definitely this hostel's main asset. They even offer to help with tours to the Great Wall with your own private driver. It's a little bit more pricier but is worth the money when you are traveling in a small group. The location however is very hard to find. Don't worry, when you call the hostel, they are more than happy to talk to the taxi driver.

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