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Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful 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 8.9

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.6


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    17 Apr 2019
    Great place. Central and counter staff spoke excellent english
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    30 May 2019
    Great location. Very close to metro, markets, shopping and food. Easy to get to from airport. Staff very friendly and helpful. Room small but comfortable with air con.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    01 May 2019
    The mattress in the double room was pretty hard. Other then that our stay was great. The staff are amazing.
    France, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    24 Apr 2019
    Vibey hutong hostel. Great staff. Cute little courtyard hostel with super helpful friendly staff and vibey friendly communal area. Close to Xisi station - line 4 (same line as summer palace) and not far to Forbidden City. Easy transfers to everywhere. Cosy clean rooms and good facilities.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    14 Apr 2019
    This hostel was truly a gem! The aesthetic and decor were awesome, it was spotlessly CLEAN! Which is a big must for me. The staff were the warmest and most helpful I have experienced at a hostel. I was starving and all the food places were closed and the owner ordered me food to be delivered from his phone and helped me decipher the menu in Chinese. The security was very modern with key cards for entry to hostel and traditional keys for room access and storage lockers! Should’ve stayed longer
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    24 May 2019
    Lovely hostel - i had a private room with my 6 y/o daughter for two days. Family friendly and very quiet. Good breakfast and vibe. Staff always had a smile - one taught my daughter how to do Chinese calligraphy.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    22 Apr 2019
    Very nice place and nice staff.
    Spain, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    19 May 2019
    Quiet hostel, hidden on a back street of Beijing. Clean, nice private room although the bed was hard! Staff were friendly and had pretty good english to give advice on where to eat etc would recommend!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    17 May 2019
    We had a wonderful stay at Chinesebox #52. The staff exceeded our expectations. My husband forgot to remove his debit card from ATM. Echo contacted the bank and arranged to get the debit card back. They helped us every day with something or another. The dumpling party, was a blast! We partied with our fellow hostelers and had a great evening. Location was a little off the beaten path but 1 subway stop to Beihai park. Thank you for your hospitality!
    USA, Couple, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    16 May 2019
    This small hostel has a great staff and friendly atmosphere. My main problem was the location is quite bad and given the facilities it is expensive.
    USA, 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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