In the heart of the historical Zhengjue Hutong, this is a hostel also with private rooms, offers you great value and few good advantages to experience Beijing as ancient as before and modern as today.
The best of all: its location and the traditional Chinese architecture of the building, with courtyard as a lounge.
Staff very friendly and helpful, the cook likes to sing very loud while working and on his free time loves to play snooker with guests. The front desk arranges all kind of tours and can book you a show in town too, just in case you want to check out the famous Beijing opera or the amazing acrobats show.
Around the corner there's a little "travel agency" where you can purchase bus and train tickets at local cost, I purchased my ticket to Tibet there, Beijing central station always has long long queues.
Within10 minutes walking through the lively Xinjiekou Dajie street, where you can by ANYTHING and listen the locals singing on the karaoke stage in front of the shopping centre any time of the day, you will find Jisheitan subway station.
A hutong is an ancient city alley or lane typical in Beijing, where hutongs run into the several thousand. Surrounding the Forbidden City, many were built during the Yuan (1206-1341), Ming(1368-1628) and Qing(1644-1908) dynasties. In the prime of these dynasties the emperors, in order to establish supreme power for themselves, planned the city and arranged the residential areas according to the etiquette systems of the Zhou Dynasty. The center of the city of Beijing was the royal palace -- the Forbidden City.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Red Lantern House Hotel Beijing