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Manchester
Reviewed 2 October 2009

Would definitely stay here again, there are two buildings, the main one looked really atmospheric and fun (it had the dorms in so we didn't get to stay there) instead we were round the corner in the single storey courtyard based hostel, which was clean and pretty with very helpful staff who were always available - I booked a great...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 24 September 2009

Location is nice, worthwhile discovering the surroundings and hutongs. difficult to find, facilitiies not teh best ones anymore and very basic. If you're looking for accomodation with the courtyard and loud people in your bedroom, the perfect place, otherwise there are plenty of better alternatives in Beijing now.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 7 September 2009

We stayed in a twinroom ensuite. Nice to have your own bathroom. The shower worked fine, 24hrs hot water, but you had to stand over the toilet while taking the shower.. The room was very clean, they came everyday and cleaned the room. The beds are chinese style = very hard, but you get used to it. Nice courtyard to...

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California
Reviewed 18 July 2009

We stayed at Red Lantern House for 3 nights and it was great! We had 2 rooms with private baths. Food was delicious and cheap! The people are English speaking, very nice and accomodating. The air conditioning worked perfectly especially with the hot/humid weather we had. They have tours you can book on site. Very convenient but we had a...

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Bergen
Reviewed 4 July 2009

The hostel is based in a very interesting Hutong area, and the courtyards are a nice and quiet refuge from the busy life outside. Rooms are basic, but clean and they definately tell a story about life in the Hutongs. The always-ready-to-be-of-assistance staff is very friendly and professional with sufficient english knowledge to be able to be of great assistance....

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HK
Reviewed 4 July 2009

The lobby is quiet and well furnished which make people feel very comfortable. The shared bathroom is clean and the toilet is clean in almost of time. I went to Beijing with 5 friends and we lived in a 8-people room. Therefore, we felt the room is big and neat enough for us. The wifi-internet is not fast enough. The...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 July 2009

I'll have to admit when my daughter (who is studying in Beijing for 6 months) suggested that we stay in a hostel for our visit, I was less than thrilled. The word "hostel" brings back some very bad, dirty memories from my college days! Thanks to lots of great reviews here on TA, and info. on Hostelworld and other hostel...

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Sydney
Reviewed 2 June 2009

This is a charming house which was once a family mansion in one of Beijing's few remaining hutongs so you get to see how locals live and be among them...the Inn is only a few minutes walk to the local food market (which was something to see!) but also close to things like the lakes (with many restaurants) and conveniences...

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Singapore
Reviewed 31 May 2009

we thought we would stay in a hutong for an 'authentic' beijing experience. honestly, after one night (we stayed five), we thought we could get better accommodation elsewhere for less. don't get me wrong, red lantern house wasn't bad, but it just wasn't worth the price (220 yuan per night for a twin ensuite). the room, while clean and well-heated...

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Vancouver
Reviewed 8 May 2009

We stayed at Red Lantern House in the middle of February for 5 nights. Based on the reviews on Trip Advisor we had hoped for a little better experience. In hindsight, if a couple of things were changed our entire experience would have changed. When we arrived, we were informed that our room was in another one of their hostels,...

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The information service available in Red Lantern House is based on "Simon's Tourist Information Office" which is the first generation of information and tour services provider for low budget international travelers in Beijing from the beginning of 1990's . Information and tour services are available at the reception. Staying with us will reminds you of staying as a member in our family as there is no counter or glass between us. Meet the Simon's Office Team that helps make your travel and travel planning much easier, better and possible! Your questions of where to go and how much it costs will be responded as precisely as possible. Tours and Information services including: Beijing City Tour ( Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven) Tours to the wall Night Show in Beijing Ticketing Service Bicycle Rental Car Service( airport pick-up and drop offer) Laundry, Sewing & Mending Service Barbecue in the Courtyard Dumpling Making Practice Tour to the Great wall departure from Red Lantern Guest house: Great wall at : 1 Mutianyu ( recommended) We run the trip to Mutianyu section of the wall with minimum two people by our own car or van. 2.Jinshanling 3.Simatai 4.Badaling and Ming Tombs, To avoid the crowds and sometimes terrifying shopping intervals of the Great Wall at Badaling, our hostel has specially designed and organized a daily tour to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. It takes 1.5 hours one way to arrive to the wall with no stop over for shopping, and begins around 7:30am to get away from heavy traffic jams so that you will be the first one standing on the wall there and nobody bothers you. We guarantee you have at least 3 hours on the wall and no push throughout the whole trip. When you are back from your trip, you still have a whole evening for other activities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Red Lantern House

Address: No.5 Zhengjue Hutong, Xinjie Kou, Xicheng District, Beijing 100035, China
Region: China > Beijing > Houhai
Price Range: €18 - €30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 65
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