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Red Lantern House

No.5 Zhengjue Hutong, Xinjie Kou Xicheng District

Highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Linen Included

Important Information

Please note: Due to the size of the hostel, domestic citizens are limited to reserve the dorms in this property. In some circumstances, we reserve the right of refusing any booking for certain considerations.
We are a Backpacker's hostel. Our place might not be suitable for everyone who is not used to having the backpacking experience.If you are hesitant about your choice, please make your specific requirements clear so that we could make a special one for you if possible.

Less than 24 hours online booking could result in getting other type accommodation than you have booked. We suggest online booking should be made min.24hrs before you check in.

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From $14

北京西城区新街口南大街正觉胡同5号仿古园红灯笼主院/ 西单北大街西四北二条12号红灯笼西院

Main building of Red Lantern:

No 5, Zhengjue Hutong , Xinjiekou Nandajie, 100035

New West yard of Red Lantern:

No 12, Xisi Beiertiao, Xidan Beidajie,100034.

WINNER OF ASIA NO. 1 HOSTEL AND MOST CHARACTERISTIC HOSTEL IN HOSTELWORLD 2005

...SEVERAL GENERATIONS LIVING UNDER THE SAME ROOF...

IT IS HARD TO PLEASE EVERYBODY BUT MORE THAN SEVEN HUNDRED GUESTS HAVE REVIEWED OUR HOSTEL!!!!!

The best and most charming in-hutong area Chinese Courtyard Hostel in the heart of downtown Beijing... 100% traditional and unique. This business is actually the first courtyard hostel open to travelers in Beijing, not newly built copies... We like to call it 'a slice of heaven everybody can afford'

See and experience the real core life of Beijing and stay in our Beijing traditional courtyard house within your budget. In the sense of home, Red lantern House is the closest while you are traveling.

Behind the busy streets of Central Beijing, Red Lantern House is quietly located in the best part of the largest preserved Hutong area of downtown Beijing, which used to be the homes of royal and noble families. The main building was built in the eighteenth century in a traditional courtyard house attached to the famous Zhengjue Temple. This hostel aims to give its guests an opportunity to experience Chinese architecture and culture with local style by actually staying with a local family who provides guests with affordable private and shared rooms of many types and styles.

To meet increasing demand of more and more international guests of different requirements, two more locations have been put into operation and the fourth is under renovation which will be fully ready for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Red Lantern House now consists of the Main Building, West Yard, East Yard and Temple Court. They are all located in the same neighborhood and main street. More choices of different accommodation are available to suit your needs and tastes. No matter you are traveling on your own, as couples, whole family, as a group, the old or young, and even disabled (we have a handicap-accessible location), you will surely enjoy yourselves comfortably in a new home.

This hostel actually is a restored heritage home but features all the comforts of a modern home with the ambiance and feeling of traditional Chinese decor.

We have excellent facilities and our services are of more than a hostel standard. The uniqueness of our hostel is never easily found even you are staying in a five star hotel. This is why within a very short period it has become widely accepted as one of the best hostels and gained excellent reputation among guests from all over the world.

The hostel is a family-owned facility offering all her guests a warm personal welcome and detailed services in a relaxed atmosphere of peace and tranquility where you won't feel isolated.

As one of our guests put: 'This is an excellent hostel with restaurant facilities and very good food from early morning till late at night. The location in a small Hutong gives it great atmosphere and the local family feel with several generations, a cat, a dog and a small happy baby all living under the same roof adds up to this being one of the greatest hostels you will ever stay at.'

Our staff is friendly and can speak English, always ready for help. All our lovely bedrooms are clean and of a fantastic value.

Again as another guests wrote in his review of our hostel: 'The character is outstanding and charming. When you first pull up you may be a bit confused because the area doesn't look the best. However, you soon realize this cute little place is in the center of a real old Beijing downtown. The rooms open up to a courtyard/restaurant where everyone goes to meet one another. It is filled with many travelers from all over the world (in their 20s and 30s, even 40s) that you get to know over beers and food.'

To know more, check all seven pictures.

NIGHT LIFE AROUND OUR HOSTEL

The most popular Houhai Bar Street (Lotus Lane) is just a short stroll away with hundreds of bars and tea houses. You can rent a bicycle here which is the perfect way to explore the deep Hutongs to see another side of modern Beijing and China.

Our neighborhood is safe and friendly. Just outside our hostel there are many local restaurants, stores, a post office, a huge super market called Wumart and banks including a local market in Hutong as well as Jishuitan Hospital nearby. Here you can get a taste of Chinese life. You will also enjoy the same prices as the locals for everything, as this area has no tourist prices.

The services we provide are easily within your budget and time:

-travel information of Beijing and beyond

-general assistance in English

-flight confirmation

-postcards and letter sending

-interpretation

-bicycle hire

-laundry and mending

-hair dryer

-CD burning

-trips to the Great Wall at all sections including the Great Wall at Mutianyu, Badaling, Simatai and Jinshanling.

-tours and activities including the Beijing City Tour (Forbidden City & Tian'anmen Square, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven), Hutong Tour, Beijing Opera, Chinese Acrobatics and Kungfu show.

-ticket booking including train, flight (both international and domestic) and ferry.

In our communal room or in our roofed courtyard you can enjoy DVD showings, internet access and all drinks at very good prices ( For one US dollar you can get two and half cold and crispy large beers, as well as hot drinks. Winter Recommendation: ginger tea to warm up)

AIRPORT PICK-UP

In order to get to the hostel from the airport without hassle, we provide a very reliable airport pick-up service taking you all the way to the hostel without any problem.

We are a Backpacker's hostel. Our place might not be suitable for everyone who is not used to having the backpacking experience. If you are hesitant about your choice, please make your specific requirements clear so that we could make a special one for you if possible.

Tired of the similarities, come and stay with us for a change.

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Important Information

Please note: Due to the size of the hostel, domestic citizens are limited to reserve the dorms in this property. In some circumstances, we reserve the right of refusing any booking for certain considerations.
We are a Backpacker's hostel. Our place might not be suitable for everyone who is not used to having the backpacking experience.If you are hesitant about your choice, please make your specific requirements clear so that we could make a special one for you if possible.

Less than 24 hours online booking could result in getting other type accommodation than you have booked. We suggest online booking should be made min.24hrs before you check in.

北京西城区新街口南大街正觉胡同5号仿古园红灯笼主院/ 西单北大街西四北二条12号红灯笼西院

Main building of Red Lantern:

No 5, Zhengjue Hutong , Xinjiekou Nandajie, 100035

New West yard of Red Lantern:

No 12, Xisi Beiertiao, Xidan Beidajie,100034.

WINNER OF ASIA NO. 1 HOSTEL AND MOST CHARACTERISTIC HOSTEL IN HOSTELWORLD 2005

...SEVERAL GENERATIONS LIVING UNDER THE SAME ROOF...

IT IS HARD TO PLEASE EVERYBODY BUT MORE THAN SEVEN HUNDRED GUESTS HAVE REVIEWED OUR HOSTEL!!!!!

The best and most charming in-hutong area Chinese Courtyard Hostel in the heart of downtown Beijing... 100% traditional and unique. This business is actually the first courtyard hostel open to travelers in Beijing, not newly built copies... We like to call it 'a slice of heaven everybody can afford'

See and experience the real core life of Beijing and stay in our Beijing traditional courtyard house within your budget. In the sense of home, Red lantern House is the closest while you are traveling.

Behind the busy streets of Central Beijing, Red Lantern House is quietly located in the best part of the largest preserved Hutong area of downtown Beijing, which used to be the homes of royal and noble families. The main building was built in the eighteenth century in a traditional courtyard house attached to the famous Zhengjue Temple. This hostel aims to give its guests an opportunity to experience Chinese architecture and culture with local style by actually staying with a local family who provides guests with affordable private and shared rooms of many types and styles.

To meet increasing demand of more and more international guests of different requirements, two more locations have been put into operation and the fourth is under renovation which will be fully ready for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Red Lantern House now consists of the Main Building, West Yard, East Yard and Temple Court. They are all located in the same neighborhood and main street. More choices of different accommodation are available to suit your needs and tastes. No matter you are traveling on your own, as couples, whole family, as a group, the old or young, and even disabled (we have a handicap-accessible location), you will surely enjoy yourselves comfortably in a new home.

This hostel actually is a restored heritage home but features all the comforts of a modern home with the ambiance and feeling of traditional Chinese decor.

We have excellent facilities and our services are of more than a hostel standard. The uniqueness of our hostel is never easily found even you are staying in a five star hotel. This is why within a very short period it has become widely accepted as one of the best hostels and gained excellent reputation among guests from all over the world.

The hostel is a family-owned facility offering all her guests a warm personal welcome and detailed services in a relaxed atmosphere of peace and tranquility where you won't feel isolated.

As one of our guests put: 'This is an excellent hostel with restaurant facilities and very good food from early morning till late at night. The location in a small Hutong gives it great atmosphere and the local family feel with several generations, a cat, a dog and a small happy baby all living under the same roof adds up to this being one of the greatest hostels you will ever stay at.'

Our staff is friendly and can speak English, always ready for help. All our lovely bedrooms are clean and of a fantastic value.

Again as another guests wrote in his review of our hostel: 'The character is outstanding and charming. When you first pull up you may be a bit confused because the area doesn't look the best. However, you soon realize this cute little place is in the center of a real old Beijing downtown. The rooms open up to a courtyard/restaurant where everyone goes to meet one another. It is filled with many travelers from all over the world (in their 20s and 30s, even 40s) that you get to know over beers and food.'

To know more, check all seven pictures.

NIGHT LIFE AROUND OUR HOSTEL

The most popular Houhai Bar Street (Lotus Lane) is just a short stroll away with hundreds of bars and tea houses. You can rent a bicycle here which is the perfect way to explore the deep Hutongs to see another side of modern Beijing and China.

Our neighborhood is safe and friendly. Just outside our hostel there are many local restaurants, stores, a post office, a huge super market called Wumart and banks including a local market in Hutong as well as Jishuitan Hospital nearby. Here you can get a taste of Chinese life. You will also enjoy the same prices as the locals for everything, as this area has no tourist prices.

The services we provide are easily within your budget and time:

-travel information of Beijing and beyond

-general assistance in English

-flight confirmation

-postcards and letter sending

-interpretation

-bicycle hire

-laundry and mending

-hair dryer

-CD burning

-trips to the Great Wall at all sections including the Great Wall at Mutianyu, Badaling, Simatai and Jinshanling.

-tours and activities including the Beijing City Tour (Forbidden City & Tian'anmen Square, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven), Hutong Tour, Beijing Opera, Chinese Acrobatics and Kungfu show.

-ticket booking including train, flight (both international and domestic) and ferry.

In our communal room or in our roofed courtyard you can enjoy DVD showings, internet access and all drinks at very good prices ( For one US dollar you can get two and half cold and crispy large beers, as well as hot drinks. Winter Recommendation: ginger tea to warm up)

AIRPORT PICK-UP

In order to get to the hostel from the airport without hassle, we provide a very reliable airport pick-up service taking you all the way to the hostel without any problem.

We are a Backpacker's hostel. Our place might not be suitable for everyone who is not used to having the backpacking experience. If you are hesitant about your choice, please make your specific requirements clear so that we could make a special one for you if possible.

Tired of the similarities, come and stay with us for a change.

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Awesome 88%

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Red lantern House staff are very friendly and helpful. Shared bathroom facilities are cleaned throughout the day. Good location, close to but outside of 'trendy' hutong area, but within walking distance of many tourist attractions. Definitely glad I choose to stay here.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I enjoyed every minute of my stay. Thank you Red Lantern House i will definately visit again.

Overall
4
Location
3
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
3
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

You can stop searching now, you have found the ideal place to stay on a budget. My family of four loved Red Lantern House. We stayed in the character-filled "West Yard" just off a main road but so quiet, peaceful. friendly and private. Loved walking out the front door to the chinese instruments being played on the street as this strip was where instruments are sold. The Hutong district is cool. Good menu and drinks available at very reasonable prices, even real coffee from an espresso machine. High levels of English spoken by staff and they organised tourism and laundry to make our stay even better. 10 kuai cab ride to Jishuitan subway or a four minute walk to the less convenient Line 4 (Pinganli station). Our ensuite smelled bad but it didn't matter because the shared bathrooms were of a very good standard. I will be recommending RLH to all friends.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wheelchair accessible

general

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Towels for Hire

laundry

  • Washing Machine

communications

  • Card Phones
  • Fax Service
  • Postal Service

parking

  • Bicycle Parking
  • Free Parking

inroom facilities

  • Reading Light

sport& leisure

  • Cable TV
  • Pool Table
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