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Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

No cancellation.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

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 Description

Completely renovated in Aug 2014.

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'.

* Free breakfast for Private Room

* 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 bike rental

* 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 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


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) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Sep 2019
    Great place to stay! All the rooms on the property exit into a nice courtyard. The common area is well equipped, spacious and conducive to socializing and making friends. Most of all, the staff were extremely kind and helpful. They were always happy to answer any questions and provide suggestions and tips. Definitely will be back next time I'm in Beijing!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Jul 2019
    Great place to stay in Beijing within an original Hutong neighborhood. We stayed in a private room which had a comfortable bed and a good shower! It is within a 3 min walk from the subway, which you can easily use to explore the entire city! Would stay again.
    Belgium, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    13 Sep 2019
    I was very satisfied with my stay at Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel. The staff are very friendly and the facility is clean. It is well located in a Hutong about 0.5 km from the nearest subway station (Xisi). The atmosphere was very friendly - I had no problems striking up conversations and making new friends there. I would not hesitate to stay there again.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    31 Jul 2019
    Lovely Hostel, very close to a train station, with very cute rooms. There were 3 of us and we booked the family room. It was lovely. You get the same room as a double private room, which is with a giant mattress that easily fits 3 people without touching, and a big bathroom with a waterfall shower. Air Conditioning in the room worked great, and overall, the hostel was very cute and clean. Worth it!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Sep 2019
    cool location in the hutongs, with a nice courtyard and common area, fully equipped with games, art and musical instruments. I loved that they offer bikes to borrow for free though they are a bit out of shape. The dorm doesn't give a lot of private space, since beds are all next to each other separated only by a small wooden fence, though it didn't bother me much. Staff was great, very friendly
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    20 Jul 2019
    Thank you to Echo and all the girls on staff. They were able up help me get my guide paid through WeChat. They were friendly and very helpful. The atmosphere was great - and the rooms quaint. They had everything you needed. A LOT of help in English. The taxi may not want to come down the street so beware if you have a lot of luggage. I could not have asked for a better stay in Beijing. Even my Chinese national friends were interested in this place. This was the perfect stay!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    15 Sep 2019
    Nice and cozy, a smaller hostel in a quiet neighborhood but still very central to all the Major attractions. I for one prefer that calmness of this place, it made it easier to make friends and feel more at home. The 2 ladies working there Jutta & Chen Chen were absolutely amazing, fun to chat with and very helpful with all my travel needs.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    30 Jun 2019
    Most friendly place with super friendly staff 😎
    Denmark, Couple, 41+
  • 8.3


    17 Sep 2019
    Small, quiet hostel with helpful staff. Very secure with card pass for front door and locks on each dorm. Small communal area so not the easiest to meet other travellers. Beds are separated by wooden boards (see photos). Showers were clean but water fluctuated between hot and cold. On a quiet side street but lots of shops and restaurants nearby, 5-10 minute walk from the subway.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    18 Sep 2019
    Had an enjoyable stay here. Was in an easy location to get to by metro from sightseeing, however the long alley was a little inconvenient. The Great Wall booking service was easy and affordable. There is food available there however we found it slightly overpriced. Nice courtyard and had no problem with the small outdoor walk to the shower. Really great service from reception, as they spoke perfect English and were happy to help with anything we needed. Overall great experience, would go again.
    Australia, All Female Group, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's


  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners China

  • 2010

    2nd, Continent Winners Asia

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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. Leoson, Owner