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The Great Wall Courtyard Youth Hostel

The Great Wall Courtyard Hostel is a converted village home with decent en-suite doubles and four small dorms adjoining a bright, covered courtyard.
ADDRESS
5 Chadaogucheng, Badalingzhen, Yanqing District, Beijing, China

The Overview

Updated on September 3, 2014

Back in the days when barbarian raids were an incessant nuisance, up to one million Chinese soldiers and laborers are said to have lived and worked along the Great Wall. At touristy Badaling it can seem like they've never left. The shutter-happy throng jostling for space on the narrow battlements is a spectacle in itself, but if you prefer to avoid the crowds, nothing beats staying the night. The Great Wall Courtyard Hostel is a converted village home with decent en-suite doubles and four small dorms adjoining a bright, covered courtyard. Comfy sofas, Italian coffee and rustic fare like Mongolian-style hot pot are welcome comforts after a long day walking the watchtowers. Dong Hao, the personable owner, also rents out tents, sleeping bags, and gas-powered stoves for a night on the "wild wall," an evocative, un-restored section 10km to the south.



Tel:
+86 10 6912 1156

Website: courtyard.cc

 

Published on Oct 12, 2010

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