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Fly by Knight Courtyard Beijing
Ranked #8 of 1,437 Beijing B&B and Inns
Reviewed 17 January 2014

great, clean, nice hostel..the owners were friendly also..they helped me with buy the train tickets also, even before I arrived at the hostel. the location is also quite near the metro, around 10 minutes walk I think

the bathroom was big and clean, the bedroom also nice, breakfast was also quite good.

although this place is difficult to find, maybe they need to provide better guidance about how to find the place.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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FlybyKnightTeam, Manager at Fly by Knight Courtyard Beijing, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Thank you so much for your great review! we are really happy that you enjoyed your stay here! and we will work on a better map in the near future! Thank you again!

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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Great little place. Staff couldn't have done more to help us and their English was very good (which was a sharp contrast to the people of Beijing who speak little English generally). Room was a bit drafty but we got an extra heater. Our room would have been uncomfortably cold in the middle of winter as there was a crack between the wall and window where wind was whistling in! Breakfast was lovely and set us up for the day! Thanks Fly by Knight!!

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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FlybyKnightTeam, Manager at Fly by Knight Courtyard Beijing, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Thank you Helen! we are glad you enjoyed your stay here! we have added strong heater for the winter! thank you for the advice!

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Reviewed 6 November 2013

This is a nice hostel in a traditional neighborhood. The staff is friendly and helpful. I think it was a bit expensive though as far as hostels in China go. I spent 2 weeks backpacking around China and FBK was easily the most expensive. They have a small selection of snacks and drinks in the main office / lounge area that are really convenient. Purchases are made on the honor system and you just put your money on the table and make change when applicable. I thought this was nice. They had a PS3 hooked up with some games in the lounge too. There are tons of travel books and games for free use too. I booked my tour to the Great Wall through them which was easy. I think it was around 60 dollars for the Great Wall ticket, 2 meals, and transportation. The hostel sets everything up for you. Add another 10 dollars if you want to take the cable car up to the wall instead of climbing lots of stairs. The Great Wall was amazing and the section I went to Mutianyu (I think) wasn't very crowded. I think it took around an hour to get to the wall from the hostel, but it might have been a little longer.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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FlybyKnightTeam, Manager at Fly by Knight Courtyard Beijing, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Thank you Will for the great review! we are glad you enjoyed the great wall trip!

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Reviewed 26 September 2013

In this little gem, you find yourself in the heart of Beijing's incredible Hutongs. The Hostel does cost more, and if you are perhaps looking to stay on the super tight travelers budget, it might not be for you. However, if you perhaps want a night or two to recover after 4 or 5 weeks on the road and still don't want to pay over the odds... or, you can afford an extra $8-10 a night.... this is certainly the place to be. It would also be very possible to spend an extra $20-30 and get terrible accommodation in comparison. When you arrive, you instantly feel the warmth of the place and you'll feel as though you walked back into historical China - minus the mod-cons, obviously! They start by letting you know what their facilities are, including free internet and wifi, as well as handing you a local mobile, fully credited (which they also re-fill if, like me, you use it all up), which also happens to have the owners number saved on board, in case you find yourself in a tight spot. All of this i might add, is included if all you're paying for is a single bed, in the dorm. The rooms are basic, but clean, and without that over-riding feeling of "cheapness", many hostels struggle to keep clear of. Finally, if you are around while the very friendly, helpful and inclusive staff, are having dinner, you will find yourself invited to eat their, fresh, local and delicious food... Chinese style! Oh.... very finally, you can take a trip to the top of the roof and watch the sunset with a bottle of wine, cold beer... or green tea, should the mood strike you!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

I stayed in this hostel for two weeks in August and it couldn't have been a nicer experience. The atmosphere of the courtyard is very nice, I especially enjoyed having breakfast out there in the morning. Staff are very friendly, they helped me book my next train journey to Chongqing. The restaurants in the alleys near the hostel are inexpensive and delicious. I stayed in the 8 person dorm room which was surprisingly clean. Would highly recommend this hostel to anyone.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

We had 4 nights here and we were glad to get our room checked-in early as our flight reach Beijing early in the morning. We managed to catch a rest before starting the very first day in Beijing! The front desk were extremely helpful, they even provided a mobile phone with local sim card as well as the hostel contact no, you can call them anytime if you get lost in the city. Initially we found the hostel is a little difficult to find and is 15 minutes walking distance to nearest train station. After a while, we enjoy the journey as walking around in the hutong. However, it would be best if they have credit card machine for the transaction - therefore make sure you have enough cash :)

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

Not a cheap hostel but it's worth a try! Everything is kept in an outstanding condition and the owner seemed to spend a lot of efforts on making everything great. They allow guests to make a free international call to their mommy for free (well, or covered by the premium room rate ) and it's sooo sweet anyway. They pursue some flashpackers rather than cheap backpackers. Glad to see that Beijing has such a nice hostel like this one. Couldn't recommend it enough.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Fly by Knight Courtyard Beijing

Address: No. 6 Dengcao Hutong,Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China
Region: China > Beijing > Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #8 of 1,437 B&Bs / Inns in Beijing
Price Range: £43 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fly by Knight Courtyard is a beautifully renovated traditional Chinese courtyard house.It provides clean and comfortable beds, clean bathrooms and clean common areas.It is located in the heart of Beijing City, with easy access to public transportation such as the subway (Dong si station) and many major city bus routes. The courtyard is located in Hutong, in one of the most famous government preserved areas. The surrounding houses are all local Beijing residents.We understand how important it is to start your day with a good meal, therefore everyone gets a free set of western breakfast in the morning (bacon, sasuage, hash browns, eggs and toasts)Every staff member in the courtyard is fully trained in helping travellers and they speak both fluent English and Chinese.Fly by Knight Courtyard is a guesthouse founded by a traveler whose passion for martial arts brought him to China to broaden his experience. If you have come to China to study martial arts and need assistance, let us know and we will be more than happy to help. We also provide practice areas and equipment.Fly by Knight Courtyard respects all artists. If you are any type of artist; a martial artist, a painter, a singer, a performer, a poet, a writer,etc, let us know because we would love to exchange your talents for accomodations!This benefit applies to dorm users. Private room users may contact us for more informationFly by Knight Courtyard loves animals; so bring your pets; dogs, cats, polar bears (if you have the right license). just make sure you email us first so we can make preparations for your little guy (or big guy).Fly by Knight Courtyard Believes in traveling eco-friendly. Please bring your own personal hygiene products such as tooth brushes. We don't provide any one-time-use products. We do offer market priced products which, if purchased, please re-use them.Fly by Knight Courtyard provides low prices, but not at any price. We don't offer unfair trade products or food. we pay our taxes and we monitor our quality.Fly by Knight Courtyard offers very low priced international calls, but if you need to call your mommy, we will let you call for free. We know you must miss your mommy! ... more   less 
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