23 Huageng Hutong Jiaodaokou, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
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About Flowering House Hostel
check-in 2 PM | check-out 11 AM
Flowering House Hostel is located in the heart of Beijing and is only 5 minutes' walk from Beixinqiao subway station. It takes a
Flowering House Hostel is located in the heart of Beijing and is only 5 minutes' walk from Beixinqiao subway station. It takes a drive of around 25 minutes from Beijing Capital International Airport to reach the property. Major points of interest, such as the sacred Confucius Temple and The Palace Museum are within 10 minutes' drive of the hostel.
Featuring traditional Chinese decor, the naturally lit rooms of the property are complete with textured wallpapers, comfortable bedding and parquet flooring. Amenities like air conditioning, satellite TV, tea/coffee maker, work desk and free Wi-Fi access are provided in all guest rooms. Well-kept bathrooms come with hairdryer, shower and requisite toiletries.
Corporate guests can make use of the hostel's self-service business centre to meet their specific requirement. To ensure a hassle-free experience, the hostel arranges for transfers (paid) to and from the airport. Besides, tour assistance, luggage storage, car rental, laundry/dry cleaning and complimentary Wi-Fi access are also on offer.
Guests can kick start the day with a scrumptious Western breakfast served at the on-site dining area. For lunch and dinner, head to a number of restaurants and cafes located close by. Raj Indian Restaurant & Bar is just 5 minutes' drive from here.
The revered Lama Temple is reachable in merely 5 minutes' drive from Flowering House Hostel.
Check in/out Hotel Check-in Time is 2 PM, Check-out Time is 11 AM.
Cancellation Policy Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the Fare policy associated with your room.
Extra Bed The inclusion of extra bed with a booking is facilitated with a folding cot or a mattress as an extra bed.
Payment Mode You can pay now or you can pay at the hotel if your selected room type has this option.
User rating & reviews
Read about experiences of fellow travellers who have stayed at this hotel.
EXCELLENT 61 reviews
VERY GOOD 28 reviews
AVERAGE 10 reviews
POOR 3 reviews
TERRIBLE 3 reviews
04 May 2014
Quiet location, charming court....
We booked a standard room for 5 nights but were told that we had been “upgraded” and that we would need to switch rooms for our last night. The first room we stayed in had 2 single beds pushed together, a nightstand, a chair, and an old school large TV that only had Chinese channels. There was only one very small window above the bed which meant you got very little sunlight in this room. The second room we stayed in had more a platform style bed that was built into the room that was kind of cool. This room also had big windows so it was much brighter, but also a lot less private since it was right on the courtyard next to the office so people are also milling about. Both rooms had heated floors and both bathrooms were similar in that the shower was not separate from the bathroom (ie no curtain dividing the shower from the rest of the bathroom) so that everything gets wet when you shower. The 2nd room’s bathroom was better set up though as the position of the shower was better situated so that only the toilet area got wet but that the sink area stayed dry.
I am not exactly sure if we were truly “upgraded” or what the difference was between all the rooms, but looking at the website, my impression was that the more expensive rooms were bigger. The walls are thin and you can hear the people around the courtyard quite easily. One of the rooms had what appeared to be a laundry type sink right outside the door and when people used this sink, it sounded like someone was in our bathroom. One night we woke up to what sounded like 2 little children calling out for Mommy, but turns out it was just the cats that roam around the courtyard. We had to ask for a new roll of toilet paper each time we ran out, as it was never replaced.
The staff was friendly and spoke English well. We saw signs in the office advertising tours that they could help set up, but we set up our own tours so never utilized them.
sandra van N
Friends getaway Traveller
27 Dec 2013
Nice location, helpful staffs
This place is in excellent location. From Forbidden city, it is within a walking distance. People are super nice. Everybody speaks English. They go out of their way to help guests. One thing you have to keep in mind is you have to reach this place before it gets too dark. Otherwise it might be difficult to find it, afterall Its China.
Solo travel Traveller
10 Nov 2013
I stayed in this courtyard hotel for two weeks end of October 2013. A lovely quiet place with friendly and helpful staff. My warm bedroom with a comfortable bed looked onto the flowering courtyard, hence its name. It's not far from the metro station while being down an authentic hutong with a lively market every day. I would love to stay here again.
22 Oct 2013
Charming and quiet hutong gues....
A somewhat pricey room, given the quality, but a good location, nice courtyard, friendly staff and not too touristy a location.
Breakfast was limited and only available until 10. The shower in the room didn't drain (double room, en suite bathroom), which was a shame because it was actually a nice bathroom. The room itself was pretty dark.
I probably wouldn't stay here again, but that's mostly because Beijing has so many other options.
Solo travel Traveller
12 Oct 2013
Living in a bit of history!
I recently stayed here for 4 nights. This 'boutique hotel', in the hutong area of Beijing, gives guests the opportunity to stay in what was once an original typical Beijing house.. All the rooms are off a central courtyard and the one that I stayed in actually had a 'da-kang' - a huge bed with a mattress set into a stone base! The staff were great - very helpful and with time to chat.
One point: the hutongs are not really designed for vehicles and the address was difficult to find. Therefore, to avoid paying an inflated taxi fare, it's best to flag down a pedi-cab (a bike pulling a rickshaw) and let a local take you there.
The area is very safe, gives you a great chance to live as a 'local' and is very convenient for restaurants and the wonderful 'subway system' (ie the metro/underground).