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CU National Youth Hostel

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 21 November 2012

I think the first 10 seconds of finding the lane that brought me to this hotel explains everything: serendipity. I travel quite frequently to Asian countries such as china for work, but this time i wanted to stay in a different kind of hotel in Beijing to experience local culture and a more laid-back setting. Let me say that Hutongren...

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Shanghai
Reviewed 19 November 2012

As an Beijing grown-up, I took my vacation back to Beijing with my family. I stayed in Hutongren following my friend's recommendation, and it turned out to be an excellent experience. The place is hidden in a secret sub-hutong of Nanluoguxiang, which presents the best of Beijing hutong life but, to be honest, is getting a bit too crowded with...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2012

This was our first stop on a months tour of china so we didn't know what to expect. As it turned out this was the smallest space and the most expensive! The room was minuscule and quite chilly, but the shower was powerful and hot and even came with toiletries and lush towels. There was a funky drain smell as...

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Beijing
Reviewed 15 November 2012

I always think that taste good is very important for me.This hotel provide great chinese tea &nice chinese noodle. The chinese noodle , the official statement called "Noodles with soy bean paste",is great. The chinese tea,form Yunnan Province,taste good,especially "the white moon". Recommend.

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 7 November 2012

we stayed at the hutongren courtyard hotel for 4 nights and had a great experience. the location off of the charming nan luo gu alley really makes this hotel fantastic as do the helpful girls who worked the front desk. we had a double room that was basic, but comfortable with modern fittings. it had a small window with a...

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Reviewed 5 November 2012

We stayed at this cute courtyard hotel in September. It was unique experience. It's in the middle of hutongs but the hotel was remodeled and modern. The room was very small but comfortable. There was some sewage smell from bathroom and there are only curtain in between the bedroom and the bathroom. They locked the door around 11pm, so we...

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leicester
Reviewed 25 October 2012

I love the miraculous Chinese tea in this hotel,the arrangement of the room is high-quality and traditional. The location of this hotel is the most attractive place in Beijing!!!! Nan Luo Gu Xiang for Beijing, just like Portobello road for London!! Such a paradise - like hotel,which should be strongly recommended.

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 24 October 2012

I mean the small Hutong located closely to the commercial area,a ancient Beijing family feeling building covered by a giant tree.But the room decoration is very modern and comfortable.I am very interested in the tea enjoyment at lobby with the hotel owner, the girl with long hair.You can explore it. The commercial street is very quiet after 10pm but you...

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Dongying, China
Reviewed 22 October 2012

the hotel is decorated with traditional Hu Tong style and modern Minimalism style just as its location, Nan Luo Gu Xiang, which is the most popular business Hu Tong area in Beijing. Wandering on the alley, I can easily find the historical mark, traditional side dish and other interesting stuff. The staff there are young and creative. They have invented...

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Shanghai
Reviewed 21 October 2012

heard about this place for a long time. finally got chance to visit. the place is very cozy, clean, people friendly, helpful and energitic. The terrace is very nice, to doze off in a relaxed afteroon under the tree. And they have really good tea! I mean, really good!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in a very small, easily-overlooked side alley north of storied Xiao Ju’er Hutong, this charming little tea-theme hotel offers a quiet, well-lit retreat from the bustle of the middle of everything. A handful of rooms-double from RMB 600 and single from RMB 480 – surround a stone-floored atrium filled with plants, natural light, books in various languages, wi-fi and a small bar. All rooms are equipped with super comfortable King Koil Mattresses, traditional furniture, air conditioners and under-ground heating. You will be warmly welcomed by the lovely staff and little Blackie. The unique Chinese Tea experience (free Tea classes are given everyday by reservation in advance), relative peace and quiet you’ll find here after a long day is worth it. ... more   less 

Additional Information about CU National Youth Hostel

Address: No.71 Xiaoju'er Hutong, Nanluoguxiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Region: China > Beijing > Houhai
Price Range: $42 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — CU National Youth Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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