Besides those luxury 5-star hotels, you can also make your Travel to China economic while at no cost of comfortableness. Picking up a good hostel to stay at could be such a wise choice making your Beijing Tours not only budgetary, but interesting, romantic, and even adventurous.

 The Great Wall Box Hostel

The Great Wall Box Hostel is located at Gubeikou Village, about 120 km away from Beijing City. Quadrangle-styled (or Siheyuan in Chinese), the main house has a history over 100 years, with one sidewall of the courtyard set against the Great Wall. This favored location, along with the mountainous scenery around, allows you always a spur to go hiking on the most classic sections of the Great Wall.

Special offers:

  1. Located by the Great Wall, not in downtown Beijing
  2. A non-tourist section, including broken parts and non-broken part
  3. Every staff here speaks good English
  4. 0 km—Gubeikou Dragon or Tiger Great Wall, 8 km—Jinshanling Great Wall, 20 km—Simatai Great Wall. And nice views (the Great Wall) even lying on your bed


FREE SERVICES: Internet and Wi-Fi, 24-hour hot shower, luggage storage, games to borrow, books to borrow, travel information, hostel booking in China

ACTIVITIES: Chinese & western food cooking course, BBQ (Summer), tea party (Every day), hiking on the Great Wall (Free guide every day), Zen & Yoga course

Dorms: USD 12.8

Peking International Youth Hostel

Located by the wall of the Forbidden City, Peking International Youth Hostel is close to most of hottest attractions of the ancient Beijing. As a perfect spot for short breaks during your tour in downtown Beijing, PIYH offers a wide variety of room choices, ranging from budget dorm, affordable double rooms, to luxury room. The dorms are all furnished with separate bathrooms with 24-hour hot shower supplied.

Main Attractions in Neighborhood:
Forbidden City—5 minute walk
Tiananmen Square—12 minute walk
National Grand Theatre—12 minute walk
China National Museum—12 minute walk
China Art Museum—12 minute walk
Beihai Park—12 minute walk

RATE:  Dorms: US$14.40,  Privates: US$31.19

Sitting On The City Walls Courtyard House

Sitting on the City Walls Courtyard House is an exquisite traditional courtyard house, located within the ancient urban town area of Beijing. There is a zigzag alleyway leading to the front door, which is particularly precious when most HUTONGs in Beijing are currently being renovated or constructed.
5 minute walk to the Forbidden City, Sitting on the City Walls House is located at the middle axis of this city, definitely the heart of Ancient Peking. Only 1 minute walk away to the city’s main streets, the hostel gives you the most genuine understanding and feelings that belong to the old Beijing.
Quiet alleyway, friendly smile, warm exchange of greetings from neighbors, all these are reminding you of the old town Beijing life style.


Dorms: USD 12.8  Privates: USD 27.99


Sanlitun Youth Hostel
The Sanlitun Youth Hostel, as the name indicates, sits in the heart of Sanlitun, one of the most dynamic nightlife areas in Beijing. The embassy area is also within walking distance, making it convenient for those travelers who are fond of things within easy reach.
Located in the Chaoyang District, the hostel is within minutes’ walk from Dongsishitao subway station. It serves as a prime location to get to many of Beijing’s attractions, such as the famous Ya-show Market, which specializes in designer clothing brands at fair prices.
The staff at the hostel are all bilingual in both English and Mandarin and are willing to answer any queries and help with any potential problems that you may encounter in Beijing. Their spacious and modern restaurant area serves as both a chill out area and home to cuisine that caters for international tastes. Weekly events such as the Free Dumpling and Hot Pot nights are a great opportunity to meet other guests.

Laundry Facilities, bike hire service, International phone call service, book exchange, post box, 24-hour reception, both Chinese and western food, airport pick up, Chinese Hot Pot every Wednesday night.


Dorms: USD 5.6, Privates: USD 7.2

Kelly’s Courtyard

Kelly’s Courtyard is a stylish courtyard hostel located in a traditional Hutong (alley) in the heart of Beijings Xidan District, a vibrant commercial area. Kelly’s courtyard is surrounded by many of Beijing’s historical vistas, including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, BeiHai Park and Shichahai Lake. It is within walking distance or a short ride to all of these places. Kellys Courtyard is within convenient reach of all of Beijings key travel destinations, as well the airport and railway station. Public transportation including subway, bus or taxi are all nearby and make it easy to get around the city.


Privates: USD 27.5

The hostels described above are just a few examples among numerous interesting and distinctive ones in Beijing and around China. Hope this is article could provide an alternative way of exploring the adventures on your China Tours.

Jack Li
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