17 Beixiawazi Hutong, Bei Luoguxiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
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Great Location Rated 4.0 on 5 for Location
Exceptional service Rated 4.0 on 5 for Service
About Beijing Hutong Culture Inn
check-in 2 PM | check-out 11 AM
Beijing Hutong Culture Inn is located in Dongcheng district and is only 5 minutes' drive from Shichahai subway station. Travellers
Beijing Hutong Culture Inn is located in Dongcheng district and is only 5 minutes' drive from Shichahai subway station. Travellers can access the property in around half an hour's drive from Beijing Capital International Airport. Famous attractions of the city, such as the Drum Tower and Lama Temple are within 10 minutes' drive of the hotel.
Light tones, textured walls, parquet flooring and soft bedding are the highlights of the hotel's 80 simple yet comfortable rooms. Common amenities in rooms include air conditioning, telephone, flat-screen TV, personal safe, mini bar, work desk and free Wi-Fi access. En suite bathrooms come with hairdryer, bathtub or shower, and requisite toiletries.
For an easy access, airport transfers are arranged by the hotel on request. To ensure the safety of guests' valuables, luggage storage facility is also available here. Stay connected with loved ones by making use of complimentary Wi-Fi, accessible throughout the premises.
Kick start the day with a nutritious breakfast served every morning at the hotel's restaurant. The popular fast food restaurant, McDonald's is accessible in merely 10 minutes' walk from here. For a hearty Indian meal, head to Raj Indian Restaurant and Bar, barely 5 minutes' drive away.
Showcasing a vast collection of classic and contemporary Chinese artworks, the 798 Art Zone is around 20 minutes' drive from the property.
Though I am giving this place a good review, I should add the caveat that this hostel is not for everyone; the staff is very gracious, and very generous. Their English is very little, but they try very hard; they are more traditional than some of the upscale places downtown. the Culture Inn is in a hutong - an alleyway system that is a unique aspect of Beijing life many foreigners may not appreciate. If you are looking for a transplant of your average Western hotel, this place is definitely not for you; this is a special place, a place where you can stay with the real people of Beijing, and truly appreciate their culture and the simple pleasures of life. It is off the beaten path and the hutongs leading up to it are vibrant and eternal; they have hummed this way since the city was built in ancient times. The hostel has a sort of relaxed atmosphere that really helped me escape and find peace. The sheets were always clean, and it was a cool refuge from the Summer heat. The conversation with the friendly staff was always interesting, and greatly helped my study of Mandarin. The value of this place to me was incalculable. I look forward to returning here someday, more than to any other hotel or hostel I've ever been.