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Sitting On The City Walls Courtyard House Reviews

57 NianZi HuTong, JingShanHouJie, DongCheng District, Beijing, China

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1287 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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It was a fantatsic stay. The hostel staff was very friendly. The food was very good. It was clean and re leaned even morning. At first we were a little worried about walking through the Hutong but was assured that it was very safe. We never had any problem and always felt safe. The people that lived around it were friendly. It was a good place to stay. I would recommend it. The only issue was it is a little walk from the substation but we got used to it or if we were tired took a $2 taxi ride.

  • 7th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


Nice little hostel, very well situated. The staff was realy helpful.


it's better to change new bath towel. It's too old

  • 13th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Vietnam
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


One word to define my stay in Sitting On The City Walls Courtyard House : PERFECT. The staff is extremely helpful (the French airport lost my suitcase and the staff helped me a lot). Furthermore, they speak really good English. The rooms are lovely. The area is typically Chinese and very safe (I was a woman travelling by myself). Great location, very close to the Forbidden City and from the vibrant Nanluogu Xiang. I strongly recommend this place !


Fantastic hostel! Staff we're friendly, helpful and very accommodating, with very good level of English. The communal area is spacious and well-furnished, and the hostel food and drink prices very reasonable considering the central location.


At first, Rachel was very kind with me because I had no money in cash so she lent me 300 yuan but, then, everything changed. The last day I asked to Rachel if she could repeat to me how to go to the airport and she shouted to me. I live in a very small town where there's no metro so I felt very insecure about this transportation so that's why I asked her to repeat the explanation. I consider that a person who works in tourism have to be prepared to repeat directions to the people.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much being with us, Thank you for you still remember Rachel lent you cash. Based on Chinese traditional cultural, we host our guests at City Walls as a friend who visit our home.. Talking about Rachel shouted at you ,we thought it should be a misunderstand with different country background, By the way, we must host all the guests here ,it not seems as your own servant. Specifically when other people was asking at reception, we can not answer your same question many times.Best Wishs

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