Red Lantern House
Red Lantern House is a family-run hostel, housed in a traditional courtyard house in downtown Beijing. We have a range of private and dormitory accommodation in four separate buildings located on the same street. Despite the age of our properties, we offer all the comforts and conveniences of a modern home.
We are located in the largest HuTong preservation area in downtown Beijing, once home to royalty and nobility, close to BeiHai Park, and a short stroll from Lotus Lane, an area popular for its nightlife. There are many shops, restaurants and other amenities in the vicinity of the hostel.
We offer a number of onsite facilities, including bicycle hire, laundry, CD burning, hairdryers and travel assistance, including tours to destinations such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. We have a restaurant and a communal area with drinks, internet access and a DVD player.
Airport transfers are available.
*Please note: we are a backpacker hostel and our style of accommodation may not be suitable for everyone.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Air Conditioning
- Airport transfers
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Breakfast not included
- Cable TV
- Card phones
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Not Accepted
- Currency exchange
- Fax Service
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free Wifi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Key Card Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- Meeting Room
- Mini Supermarket
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pet Friendly
- Pool Table
- Postal Service
- Reading Light
- Safety Deposit Box
- Taxes included
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Vending Machines
- Washing Machine
- Wheelchair Accessible
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Time of check in and check out time is 12 noon during April to October ( high season in Beijing) .
If your arrival earlier than 12pm, you can drop off your luggage in our storage room before your room is ready., You can have breakfast in our courtyard or go out to visit the neighbourhood.
Early check-in from 3am and late check-out until 2pm will be offered in low season from November to March the next year.
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RED LANTERN HOUSE, BEIJING
NO.5 ZHENGJUE HUTONG
XINJIEKOU NANDAJIE, XICHENG DISTRICT
BEIJING, CHINA, 100035
FROM THE BEIJING AIRPORT: take shuttle bus Line 2 to the last stop; the Xidan Aviation Building (the shuttle bus terminal). Get bus No 22 just in front of the Aviation Building beside the main street and get off at XinJieKou stop (should be the 6th Stop). Then walk back about 100 meters along the street, find the 'Dairy Queen' sign and turn into the small alleyway beside the DQ about 100 meters eastward, you will see Red Lantern House on your left hand side with Chinese traditional wooden doors and two red lanterns on it.
FROM BEIJING CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION: take Subway (Beijing Zhan) and then get off at Jishuitan Station where you will take exit C. Turn left outside of exit C and then walk South about 15 minutes. After you see the first traffic light at the 'T' cross road, keep going ahead about 50 meters, you can see 'Dairy Queen' and 'Yoshinoya ' on the left hand of the street then turn into the alleyway beside the 'DQ' shop.
Or you can take bust No 808 from Beijing Central Railway Station and get off at XinJieKou stop, then walk ahead about 50 meters, you will see ' Dairy Queen', then follow the directions above.
FROM BEIJING WEST RAILWAY STATION: take bus No 47 and get off at XinJieKou, walk back about 150 meters, find the 'Dairy Queen shop on your left hand side and turn into the alleyway beside the shop. About 100 meters away, you will find 'Red Lantern House' on your left hand side.
BY TAXI: If you take a taxi from Xidan Aviation Building to our hostel, the cost will be around 15-20yuan. From the airport by taxi will cost about 120yuan..
We have all sizes of buses and cars to take you to any where you wish to go and pick you up anywhere you arrive. For this service, please send an e-mail or just call.
It is always helpful to keep the phone number if you are lost.
If you wish to take taxi to the hostel, don't use the service desks in the lobby of the airport or those offer you a ride to the city center because most they are always ready to rip you off at more than 300 RMB by putting you onto their private car without a taxi license. From the airport to the hostel it never costs more than 120 RMB. You can get a taxi from just outside of the airport lobby. Please use licensed taxis for more reliable service. If you are overcharged, don't hesitate to contact Simon.
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 problems.
It costs 160RMB per car with max.3 people with luggage from 7:00am to 11:00pm. Due to the price for gasoline have been rising several times during the last year, the price for airport pick-up to Red Lantern House will be raised to 160RMB/car from the 1st of August 2010 and Before it is 150RMB/car . For other times it costs 180RMB. The above rate includes high way toll and you need to pay for the parking at the airport. It cost around 6-16RMB in two hours.
To get to the airport from the hostel, it costs 160RMB (7am to 11pm) including high way toll.
For the service, please contact us in advance with information of your departure city, flight number and your names.
TO SAVE YOUR TIME AND MONEY PLEASE CALL SIMON WHEN YOU ARE LOST.
-Forbidden City and Tian'anmen Square
-Beihai and Jinshan Park
-Forbidden City and Tian'anmen Square
-Beihai and Jinshan Park
-Houhai Bar Street
-Wangfujing Night Market
-Xidan Shopping Area and Xidan Aviation Building (airport bus terminal)