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Red Lantern House Reviews

No.5 Zhengjue Hutong, Xinjie Kou, Xicheng District, Beijing, China

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85%

Rating
1332 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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100%

Stayed here for two days in January. The hotel is beautiful and staff was very friendly. This town was amazing and the location was excellent.

  • 27th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

No wifi in the room :(


97%

The staff at this hostel were outstanding. They were helpful, informative, and responsive. The hostel was clean. Our room was large and accommodated all four of us and our gear with room to spare. it also included seating. The temperature was easy to regulate. The ambiance was pleasant and fitting to the culture. The tours we used through the hostel provided excellent rides to the great wall and back and to the events in town though we had to coordinate our own way back. Will stay again.


100%

Great hostel!


100%

This place was great! The staff was very helpful and spoke pretty good english. The breakfast was good and free or very cheap dependingg on what you get. I went on their great wall tour that included transportation, breakfast, and lunch and would definitely suggest you do the same! If i go to beijing again i will definitely use it again!

  • 15th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

They have bike rentals, which is really convenient as biking is a great way to see beijing.


83%

The staff were very helpful and friendly! Great atmosphere and clean. Would be perfect if it is located closer to the subway stations!

  • 30th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

The reason we left after 2 nights (instead of staying the 5) is that the bed-linen, including the blanket, did not fit the size of bed provided in the room, thus leading to a cold night on the first night. The 2nd night was warmer, so it mattered less, but we have not experienced this previously anywhere else. On the plus side, the dining room and breakfast are great, and the courtyard is nice (once the renovations are completed).

  • 12th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

Great staff !! Thank you for the help you gave us finding train tickets for Xiang... The Donck family

  • 9th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

Hello I had the time of my life in Beijing and the Red Lantern. I was a bit shocked about the "mixed dorms" concept. About 10 years ago when i hosteled there were no such thing as men and women together. I think when it is single people travelling(exp women) it is better to keep it women and men separate. But i was very happy to make good friends and love the simplicity and basics of hostel living. Thanks

  • 31st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


69%

I stayed in the annex, and I was glad of that. I would recommend the rooms there as it is quite and has a really chilled out outside courtyard. The main building seems a little claustrophobic and the rooms much noisier as they all look onto the communal area. The location is a little out of the way, but I liked it as it is right in the heart of the local hutong area. Public transport to here is pretty straightforward. Staff were helpful, though not as clued up as perhaps you would hope.


71%

I stayed 5 nights in the second building (actually they have two, very close one from the other). Location is ok, in the middle of some hutongs with two metro stations within walking distance. Place is nice, with a beautiful yard where to rest, but there's no real travelling atmosphere. Room was average : rather small, no chair and air con is noisy. You can make your own breakfast. Staff is helpfull and speak good english. Conclusion : good place, but slightly overpriced.


74%

We stayed here for 6 nights and really enjoyed our stay! Especially the atmosphere and the location were great.


83%

The hostel is in a fantastic location amongst Xichengs hutongs and a short walk from the lake, Drum and Bell towers and other sites. It is also close to the subway. The rooms are laid out arouns a pretty central courtyard and wifi is good, though FB, some email providers not accessible in China. The downstairs room could get a lot of street noise very early in the morning and some of the locks on the doors were not in the best condition. Staff very helpful with travel info, advice & trips


80%

Overall good stay, felt kind of like a mix of a hostel and budget hotel, had both traveling families and young travelers , but no real hostel vibe in terms of social life( pub crawls, etc) but easy to meet people due to the seating in the main lobby, also no public kitchen, but a menu you could order from




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