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Adria, Italy
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308 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Nothing really bad to report, obviously for this price you're not in a luxury hotel slap bang in the city centre! Wonderful location in a hutong, surrounded by a mass of eateries and a couple of mini-markets. Five-minute walk to buses and Shichahai metro, 10-minute walk to Nanluoguxiang metro. On a straight road to the Forbidden City, Tian'anmen, etc. Bustling... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2014

We booked this hotel for Aug/Sept 2013 as a base to explore Beijing and to be a treat for my Chinese mother-in-law (who has never been to Beijing). The choice was made from photos on the Web which showed a very nice traditionally-styled premises located in a traditional Hutong. The photos are still on the Web. We booked a Kings... More 

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Sf Bay Area
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237 reviews
106 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

We spent 3 nights in the triple here in October, based off the reviews here on TA. There's sadly very little commendable. The location is reasonably centralized in Beijing, not far from the subway (line 6). The condition of our room was poor. One of the 2 lamps shot sparks when turned on. The AC unit made horrible grinding noises... More 

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Vienna, Austria
1 review
Reviewed 31 July 2013

We can highly recommend this hostel as the location is great and the staff was very helpful and friendly. We got fresh towels whenever we asked for it and leaving our luggage there after check-out was no problem.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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180 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013

After reading the reviews, I decided to take a chance with this hostel / courtyard hotel. I already something about courtyard hotels and was not expecting any luxuries. However being rated #8 out of more than 400 B&B, and specialty housing, I was expecting more. First, I thought it would have a decent size courtyard -- the central distinguishing feature... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2013

Is a wonderful little hotel, great family and give you a warm welcome.. Forget major chains hotel if you want to feel the proper Beijing experience, with a warm feel in the Nalugouxiang with all the bars, restaurant, all the little snack joint and the surrounding area.. Love to come back to this hotel, next time I'm back in Beijing... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2012

I had booked the room in Purple courtyard for 3 adults . This room named Family room was descripted with the following amenities: • Three Single Beds • The private bathroom • Free WiFi • 21-inch LCD television • Complimentary bottled water • Makeup/shaving mirror We received the small room with one single and one double decker bed without bathroom.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2012

A small family operation, with four ensuite rooms on the lower level and more rooms with shared bath on the upper level, this lodging provides quite an authentic hutong experience. You're right in the famous hutong neighborhood 南锣鼓巷 and it's a very walkable area compared to most of sprawling Beijing. Each morning we awoke and meandered down the alleys to... More 

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Michigan
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36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2012

The Purple Courtyard is a fine establishment. Not at all fancy, but reasonably comfortable accommodations near the truly charming Nanluoguxiang. An absolutely delightful hutang experience! The price was okay, not great, but wow! Location, location, location!!

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Steinbach, Canada
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284 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2012

A lot of people want the authentic hutong experience, and this is a good place to get it. Just adjust your expectations. This is a very simple, no frills, place. It was relatively clean, and the staff was somewhat helpful...although when I asked for a map, she charged me for a map clearly marked "Free," but I just found that... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
BeijingHutong home hostel,is located hostel in Beijing ,our hostel is in the Dongcheng District in Beijing the famous Hutong the Hutong s nema is Nan luo gu xiang . nan luogu xiang have lot of hutong, and Beijing Tradition foods,when the morning on the street some body peddle, hawk meby let you in the old Beijing our hostel have pretty courtyard also have plain clean room our hostel is in the Beijing downtown have bus .subway. To the Gulou, Tian’anmen, Forbidden city, Beihai, Houhai bar street, Guijie,Jingshan park, just 1.Kilometer walk to subway station 10minute . And also have twenty bus can let you to any places, our hostel have one day seetseeing you can go to great wall and summer palace ,also have ticket booking. and internet ,lundry,our hostel have lot of different room you can choice our room also have air-conditioner ,TV, Bathroom, public bathroom .public activity area:(DIYkitchen,discussion) internethional calling.Airport service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Purple Courtyard Guest House

Address: No.24A Shajing Hutong, South Luogu Alley, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Region: China > Beijing > Houhai
Price Range: $47 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Purple Courtyard Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Pick a better hotel. There are many nearby which are clean and reasonably modern.”
 of 5 bubbles TootUpNorth, 22 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Some rooms do not have attached bathrooms, make sure to ask for one when making reservations”
 of 5 bubbles MirzaA163, 17 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Keep distance”
 of 5 bubbles BorisK361, 8 Oct 2012 | Read review
“Avoid getting the room near the reception area - it has no windows and is really uncomfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles DaneS_12, 5 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Try to avoid room 101. The room itself is perfect but has no window and is behind the reception. I was away the whole day so it did not bother me but I can image it might bother you.”
 of 5 bubbles Evi_VG, 10 May 2012 | Read review
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