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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy


The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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The Great Wall Box House

Book more than 7 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.

Property Description

Welcome to the Great Wall Box House, locates at the most traditional but non-touristy Chinese village -- Gubeikou, 120 km to Beijing. It's a 100-year-old Si-He-Yuan house among the mountain, the east-side-wall of the house is a part of the Great Wall. So our house is located in the countryside, not in DOWNTOWN Beijing.

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* FREE Internet and Wi-Fi
* FREE 24-hour hot shower
* FREE Luggage storage
* FREE Books to borrow
* FREE travel information
* FREE hostel booking in China

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* Tea party (Every day)
* Hiking on the Great Wall

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* We offer all kinds of the Great Wall tour View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Jun 2019
    Amazing experience! The hostel was great, clean, spacious and surprisingly nice based on how it looks raw on the outside. The host helped me very much with everything I needed and spoke really good english. I literally hiked the great wall by myself for 3 hours without meeting another person which was a unique experience! Recomend to everybody who want to get out of the normal ways and try something new!
    Iceland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    11 Jun 2019
    The Great Wall Box House was hands down one of my favorite hostels I have stayed in during my travels. It is located in Gubeiku village, a small village about 2-3 hours away from Beijing. The area and hostel is very peaceful and intimate. Everything is pristine! An entrance to the Great Wall is just a 5 min walk away! FYI this is NOT the touristy area of Great Wall seen in Nat Geo, which I loved! The hostel was very comfortable and accommodating and I definitely recommend it to all travelers.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    24 May 2019
    This Hostel was absolutely amazing, and a perfect spot for tackling a less crowded and equally stunning section of The Great Wall of China (7 hour hike they recommend). Lots of cats live here too! The hostel is newly renovated and seems like it was designed by really experienced travelers because they've thought of everything one could need. The showers and bathrooms were phenomenal. Everything in the rooms were clean and rather comfortable. The workers were friendly and helpful. Food good.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    30 Jun 2019
    Three days at the Great Wall Box Hostel were some of the most relaxing I've experienced in awhile. Being within eyesight of the Great Wall is a thing in and of itself, and also this hostel is clean and modern. Be warned that in the off-season there may be few if any other guests, but I suspect that in the high season when temperatures are lower, it's hopping.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    21 Jun 2019
    This seems like it is the only hostel in Gubeikou where English is spoken, and for that reason alone would be well worth it. It also is a beautiful design and comfortable. Jim is very helpful. The cats were a sweet addition.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    25 Jun 2019
    Never more than 2 other guests during my stay. Beautiful house. Great AC. Enjoyed the tea ceremony. Food was good but prices were high. They have ~20 cats. Jim brought us to the express bus station stop! He always seemed to have all the time in the world for his guests. Hard to not have other food options except the hostel's but overall glad I stayed. It was peaceful and I had a unique and challenging time on the Wall doing the 7 hour hike to Jinshanling.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    10 May 2019
    a nice and comfortable place close to the best part of the wall. The staff is very kind and helpful. Doesn't look like a place to meet other travelers if you come by youself.
    Israel, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.3


    15 Jun 2019
    The wall is amazing near the hostel, unrestored and picturesque. We saw 7 people in 5 hours walking on this part of the wall, which can be steep and and a bit scary as it is mainly a path/steps with steepish drops. The place itself is nice too- very clean. It's an adventure to get to - which night be great.
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    04 Jul 2019
    The guy came to pick me up from Water Town, no greeting or smile, just took me there. Wasn't friendly at all. The room would have been way too small if it was full, which is wasn't! I am vegetarian, the food choices were bizarre. A FULL plate of cauliflower, a full plate or carrots OR a full plate of potatoes were the choices, each came with rice. Why not have a mixed veg plate? He explained well about the wall walk. Never introduced himself so I have no idea what he or any staff were called.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 4.9


    18 Jun 2019
    I hate to leave a negative review but to be honest I was a bit surprised by my visit after reading so many good reviews. Atmosphere was really quiet so don’t go expecting to meet people. The owner was really hard to find- He did not seem overly friendly or eager to help or offer advice and some people spent around 1 hour trying to find him just to check in. Also it was very expensive for what it was (even bottled water was $$$) On the positive side, the food was good and location good for hike
    Australia, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi