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Purple Courtyard Guest House
Ranked #67 of 1,292 Beijing B&B and Inns
Beijing
1 review
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“Purple Courtyard”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

clean & quiet, peaceful atmosphere, staff are friendly and accomodating, in the midst of the city center, adjacent to Hou Hai & the commercial Nan Luo Gu Xiang hutong, surprisingly inexpensive for the district...

highly recommended for short or long term stays in Beijing!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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san jose
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

Great service and staff, very informative and helpful. Most of the staff spoke at least some sort of English. absolutely the first choice for accommodation and hospitality for travelling in beijing.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

Great service and staff, very informative and helpful. Most of the staff spoke at least some English. . Their Great Wall tours and night shows are a good value, and transportation is included. Location is a little tricky for taxis to get to, but if you figure out the local bus/subway routes, getting around can be very easy. The location is really nice, even is not really near to subway,in the evening, Hutong have all the shops and place to eat and drink,feel relaly relax and enjoy! We would absolutely go back again!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2011

absolutely the first choice for accommodation and hospitality for travelling in beijing. nice customer services, clean and tidy rooms, close to transport and famous places, especially bars clubs and restaurants. and i enjoyed the chinese traditional design and surrounding so much. don't go to hotal wiht stars, you get everything here to experience fully chinese culture.

Room Tip: tell what you need to the firendly boss in advance, and she will arrange everything for you.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2011

My family and I stayed here in early December and the location in the hutong area was ideal, lots of activity, eating places, shopping and some sites within walking distance, we even took a leisurely stroll to the Forbidden city.

The staff were helpful one early morning providing 4 umbrella's for us(as it just started snowing), helping us find certain items we needed and assisting us to find transport to the train station.

The staff's friend who took us to the train station in peak hour was very helpful, he was not able to park close so helped us with our luggage and took us right to the door showing us which platform we needed to go to.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Aachen, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2011

We were staying in this hostel for two days in September and we were not really satisfied. The good thing about this hostel is that it is very central. Nevertheless Taxis are not able to drive into the Hutongs, the next bus stop is around 10 min. away and the next metro station is even further away. So if you have some luggage it is not really convenient to reach this place.

The main reason, why we were not satisfied, were the quality of the rooms. We know that staying in Hutongs shall be something special and unforgetable. The price is also rather equal to a night in a 3-star-hotel in Beijing, whereas the quality is much much beyond it. You have to be lucky in order to get some hot water for taking a shower in the evening. Sometimes you have to wait for quite some time until hot waters comes out, sometimes (usually after 23.00) there is just NO HOT WATER anymore. What we found even worse is that the room was smelly and no real blankets were provided to us.

Their price is not worth staying there.

So all in all I cannot really recommend this location to you.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2011

it was just at first glance that everything seemed to be great. the owner was friendly in the beginning but as soon as money was a topic (trip, room changing and so forth) she was very dishonest!! she also told a friend how she cheated (and probably still does) on tourists! Just don't go there anymore and finance her!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Purple Courtyard Guest House
Address: No.24A Shajing Hutong, South Luogu Alley, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Region: China > Beijing > Houhai
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #67 of 1,292 B&Bs / Inns in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Purple Courtyard Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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