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Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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'.

1,
* 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

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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) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Jan 2020
    Amazing hostel! The staff were so friendly and helpful, the facilities were very clean and gave you a good amount of space. Heads up that the locker for your valuable is a bit small (definitely couldn't fit a whole suitcase in it as with some facilities) but there is under-bed storage for luggage so as long as you're okay with that it's not a problem. Again cannot say enough about how lovely and helpful the staff were.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Dec 2019
    Great location very near to the subway. I was able to walk to forbidden city and Tiananmen Square although it might be far for some people. The staff is very helpful and friendly. I missed my check out time but they didn’t give me any trouble for it.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Nov 2019
    Chinese box hostel is wonderful,very cozy place,the reception girl Jutta is sweet and kind,always willing to help,she recommended me good places to eat,help me with travel plans,Chen as well.The public areas are well designed,it’s been a lovely stay,thanks Jutta..!^^
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Nov 2019
    Excellent hostel, great location, lovely and friendly staff, highly recommended!
    Israel, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    05 Dec 2019
    It has the typical ancient China hutong set up: separate buildings for each bedroom dorm, separate office building, building for the shower/laundry room and a small building with toilets. All are surrounding a small courtyard. I had a the very basic dorm and it was great! The shower room is really nice. This hostel is in an ancient alleyway, so your taxi driver may not want to drive into it (very narrow). Walk in the alley for about 6 minutes - the hostel doors are big and red. Very safe & quiet
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    16 Nov 2019
    I loved my stay at the Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel. It is a good location as it is very close to the metro and the rooms are very cosy, and it also has the best receptionist, Jutta! Jutta is very helpful and happy and she makes the environment very enjoyable. The food was good and the common area was a nice area to meet people. I would strongly recommend the Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel!! If you get a chance, stay here and become friends with Jutta - you will not regret it.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    05 Jan 2020
    Absolutely loved this place! It's right in the heart of the city, close to places like the Imperial Palace, Temple of Heaven, Beihai and more. The staff are super friendly and chill, and everything is clean but relaxed. I never felt unsafe in the hostel or in the vicinity, and there are lockers for your valuables. I would definitely book here again and I would certainly recommend this place to anyone looking to cheaply travel to Beijing.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    03 Jan 2020
    Great friendly staff
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    04 Dec 2019
    Very nice staff and delicious noodles for breakfast. If you want to get a feeling of the traditional hutong lifestyle this is the perfect Hostel to stay in. We booked our single room in December. Beijing is very cold in winter and the chinese box courtyard hostel is not well heated, since its a very old building. The only way to get your room hot is to use the air conditioner. The hot water in our shower unfortunately wasn’t consistent. To conclude the room was very cozy and we felt welcomed.
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    17 Jan 2020
    Overall very good, nice and quiet location in an old style area but easy to navigate. Facilities were good and laundry facilities too, good for a few nights stay
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • DVD's


Awards

  • 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

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