The Great Wall Box House

No. Jia 18, XiDui Main Street, Gubeikou Village, Beijing, China, Distance from city centre: 108.4km
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Rating: 90%from 3 reviews

  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 93%Staff
  • 93%Security
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 86%Location
  • 80%Value for money
  • 93%Facilities
----------VOLUNTEER WANTED----------

Finding hostel jobs abroad is a great way to save or supplement your travel funds and to stay on the road longer. You won't get rich from it, but you'll have more life experience and meet more interesting people than the average cubicle dweller! If you are interested in staying at the foot of the Great Wall for 1+ month, please feel free to email us!


Only FIVE rooms, Book Your Bed In Advance For Your Next Trip!

This is Joe (Qiao), I moved to Gubeikou Great Wall after traveling to lots of different sections of the Great Wall:

1, Gubeikou WILD Great Wall is connected with touristy Jinshanling Great Wall and Simatai Great Wall.

2, Our house is located in the countryside, not in DOWNTOWN Beijing.

Welcome to the Great Wall Box House, locates at the most tradtional but non-touristy Chinese village -- Gubeikou, 120 km to Beijing. It's a 100-year-old Si-He-Yuan house among the mountain, the east-side-wall of the house is a part of the Great Wall.

Gubeikou is like a Great Wall museum, from Bei Qi dynasty (6th Century) - Ming dynasty (14th Century). that's to say 'the Great Wall was not built in one day'!

---------HIKING TIPS ----------

1, ONE DAY STAY:
Small Great Wall (Ancient Gubeikou City Wall, perfect for Sunrise and Sunset)
1 hours hiking (10 minutes walking from our house)
Panlongshan Great Wall (Curling Dragon Great Wall)
3 - 5 hours hiking (10 minutes walking from our house)

2, TWO DAYS STAY:
Small Great Wall (Ancient Gubeikou City Wall, perfect for Sunrise and Sunset) 1 hours hiking (10 minutes walking from our house)
Panlongshan Great Wall (Curling Dragon Great Wall) 3 - 5 hours hiking (10 minutes walking from our house)
Wohushan Great Wall (Crouching Tiger Great Wall) hiking 5 hours hiking(25 minutes walking from our house)
or
Small Great Wall (Ancient Gubeikou City Wall, perfect for Sunrise and Sunset) 1 hours hiking (10 minutes walking from our house)
Panlongshan Great Wall (Curling Dragon Great Wall) 3 - 5 hours hiking (10 minutes walking from our house)
Jinshanling Great Wall Simatai Great Wall hiking 3 hours hiking (20 minutes driving from our house)

3, THREE DAYS STAY:
Small Great Wall (Ancient Gubeikou City Wall, perfect for Sunrise and Sunset) 1 hours hiking (10 minutes walking from our house)
Panlongshan Great Wall (Curling Dragon Great Wall) 3 - 5 hours hiking (10 minutes walking from our house)
Jinshanling Great Wall Simatai Great Wall hiking 3 hours hiking (20 minutes driving from our house)
Wohushan Great Wall (Crouching Tiger Great Wall) hiking 5 hours hiking(25 minutes walking from our house)

4, FOUR DAYS STAY:
Small Great Wall (Ancient Gubeikou City Wall, perfect for Sunrise and Sunset) 1 hours hiking (10 minutes walking from our house)
Panlongshan Great Wall (Curling Dragon Great Wall) 3 - 5 hours hiking (10 minutes walking from our house)
Jinshanling Great Wall Simatai Great Wall hiking 3 hours hiking (20 minutes driving from our house)
Wohushan Great Wall (Crouching Tiger Great Wall) hiking 5 hours hiking(25 minutes walking from our house)
Wangjinglou (Watching Beijing) WatchTower on the Simatai Great Wall 6 hours hiking (40 minutes driving from our house)

5, MORE DAYS STAY or CAMPING on the WILD GREAT WALLl
Ask for our staff



---------FREE SERVICE ----------

* FREE Internet and Wi-Fi
* FREE 24-hour hot shower
* FREE Luggage storage
* FREE Books to borrow
* FREE travel information
* FREE hostel booking in China
* Free supper all room type bookings; Free breakfast for Deluxe/Superior Private room bookings.

----------HOSTEL ACTIVITIES----------

* Chinese & western food cooking course
* BBQ (Summer)
* Tea party (Every day)
* Hiking on the Great Wall
* Zen course (coming soon)

---------- TOURS----------

* We offer all kinds of the Great Wall tours
* Tibet permit and tailored budget tours
* We offer free shuttle service go and come back from water town(Simatai Great wall)

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • Telephone/Fax Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 3 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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Free Cancellation: 3 days before arrival

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Address: No. Jia 18, XiDui Main Street, Gubeikou Village, Miyun 密云县古北口镇古北口村东关甲18号

By Bus:
Take No.980 express bus at Dongzhimen bus station(东直门交枢纽), get off at the last stop Miyun changtu chezhan(密云长途车站), (around 1.5 hour), cross the road to find out bus Mi 25 (密25) (55 km, 1.5 hour, and costs RMB13), bus goes every 1 hour (the last one is at 16:50. please ask local people on the bus that you want to get off at Yong Jun Road (拥军路) before the Gubeikou tunnel , you will find a river, then walk back to south side of the river, make right about 10 min walk to find a big sign 'the Great Wall Box house'.


By Bus+Taxi:
Take No.980 express bus at Dongzhimen bus station(东直门交枢纽), get off at the last stop Miyun changtu chezhan(密云长途车站), (around 1.5 hour), then take taxi (45 minutes, 120-150 RMB/car, try to get the 140 RMB), tell the driver you want to visit Gu Bei Kou (古北口), do ask him (her) call us, We can pick you up for anywhere at Gubeikou.

Drive by yourself:
Jingcheng Expressway(京承高速公路)-- start from Beijing, leave at Taishitun(太师屯), then follow G101 highway(101国道承德方向), about 17 km you will arrive at Gubeikou Town, turn right before the Gubeikou tunnel to Yong Jun Road(拥军路), after 2 min driving

Located Near

Our place is situated in the northeast of Miyun, and was the famous pass in Yushun Period, It's the fortress between Shanhaiguan and Juyongguan, and the important pass from North China Plain to Inner Mongolia and the northeast. As a well-known military town, Gubeikou was described as the natural key of the pass and the throat to the desert.

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