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Red Lantern House

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lobby of this hostel is very nice. The courtyard, nearby, the rooms, was also very nice. The room was clean, although a bit outdated. Service is OK, they speak English. Breakfast was a bit overpriced. They offer laundry services, but quite expensive. This hostel is located in a nice hutong. There is a nice halal restaurant down the street....

Thank KhalidHayat
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The location was to the west instead to the east where is the most busy area. The room was a little dark, it was autumn season, room temperature was pleasant, the staff were ok and friendly. If you are tight on budget, it can be your choice, but if you want to pay 100 yuan more per night, go for...

1Thank davidzhu112
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This hostel is lovely and very well located close to the metro (10min walking). The internal decoration is typically chinese and very nice with aquariums, plants, lantern, great ! The rooms are furnished with comfort, of course like in an hostel. The heating works well hopefully, we were there in Deceber with -5C outside. The staff is very helpful, ready...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 December 2016

This hostel in a typical Beijing huton is affordable, welcoming and the staff are very accommodating. The hostel has a great communal space great for meeting people from around the world. The place is kept very clean. Great location close to all Beijing central sights (Palace etc...). Highly recommended.

Thank Greg A
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I guess the guesthouse must used to be a nice place to stay for backpacker, they got successful and extended with an annex with more expensive private rooms. I have already been in China in guesthouse with some private rooms and this one was below par especially for the price. The rooms are very small, the beds are rock hard,...

2Thank voyagistablog
Modiin, Israel
Reviewed 1 November 2016

My son and I stayed at the RLH (Red Lantern House) for 5 nights. The room was minimal but OK (2 beds, 2 chests, one rack, no chares) . The bathroom was OK and relativelly clean. Please note that both beds were very hard.

Thank _voichekm
Zaandam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 7 nights in the annex building. Nice courtyard with small trees and, of course, red lanterns. It was too cold though to really enjoy it. The buildings have a friendly atmosphere. I'm not a backpackers/hostel enthousiast, so for me staying in the annex was fine. The main building seemed rather noisy. Staff speaks English and is...

Thank Carlo V
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This place sucks. The bathroom had mold, every now and then really bad odors will come out of the bathroom, the towels were really old with holes on them. The room had no windows. We booked a double queen room and got 3 single beds instead. Even though there was an empty double room next to us. No hostel atmosphere...

1Thank Yosi T
New York City, New York
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The Red Lantern is great if you only plan on staying a few days in Beijing and don't plan on staying in your room most of the day. The room has a cold stone floor but it was clean. The location of the Red Lantern is great. It's close to several subway stations and close to some of the major...

Thank MBenzinger
Altona, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We stayed in a double room with private bathroom at Red Lantern, and we had some unpleasant encounters with the staff there. When we checked in at 10:15pm, we walked through the front door and stood at the counter only to be ignored by the two staff at the desk. Upon asking them for some help they grumpily checked us...

Thank Andrew S

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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 

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Address: No.5 Zhengjue Hutong, Xinjie Kou, Xicheng District, Beijing 100035, China
Region: China > Beijing > Houhai
Price Range: $16 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 65
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“They have more than one site. You can get accommodation from a single with private bathroom up to a dorm room for eight.”
shirleyr902, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“the rooms upstairs are a quieter, the rooms downstairs are closer to the bathroom”
muffinandcoffee, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Go for one of the courtyard rooms as the courtyards are quiet and relaxing”
willb887, 9 Sep 2015 | Read review
“See if you can request a recently renovated room”
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“bed and shower, that's it!”
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