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Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel

NO.52 Xi Si Bei 2 Tiao Hutong, Xicheng District , Beijing, China
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)

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.0


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    14 Oct 2018
    Very nice and helpful staff! Hostel was clean and rooms were nice. I would stay there again.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    12 Oct 2018
    A great hostel in a centrally-located hutong. Staff were super helpful and friendly, the rooms were very clean and comfortable. The Great Wall tour they offer is good, and the breakfast and food is decent too. I would definitely recommend, even though it isn't the cheapest hostel, it's worth paying a little extra
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    06 Nov 2018
    Nice hostel overall with helpful staff. The bunk beds in the dorm are put side by side, so we slept four people in a row. Common toilets and the shower are ”outside”, so could get chilly in the winter months. In warm season I would definitely recommend this hostel. Takes btw 10min to subway, not 5min.
    Czech Republic, Couple, 31-40
  • 6.9

    Good

    26 Oct 2018
    Not a bad hostel, but definitely some thing in need of improvement. First, the atmosphere is completely antisocial. There are two small rooms for social space, and because of the way they're designed, they're almost always empty. One of my favorite things about hostels is meeting people. You won't meet people here. Besides that, instead of the hostel being one building, it's a bunch of small rooms connected by walking outdoors. Overall, not a very good hostel, even though it's not their fault.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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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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Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

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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