About this listing
This is your guide to living in Beijing as a traveler. What is Fly by Knight Courtyard? A historically preserved yet modernized way of living in Beijing. Fly by Knight Courtyard is an innovative Martial Arts themed luxury BnB that will give you an unforgettable travel experience. Come and sit for a cup of tea, whether you're seeking to rejuvenate your tired soul or fulfill an adventurous spirit, Fly by Knight Courtyard welcomes all travelers.
Within downtown Beijing, Fly by Knight Courtyard not only provides convenience, but also great comfort. we have very clean bathrooms, new and soft bed sheets, top-notch mattress that you can only find in luxury hotels. As past travelers, we understand how important it is to have a nice breakfast to start your day, that's why all guests in Fly by Knight Courtyard get one free western breakfast per day during the stay.
there are also laundry services, ticket booking, tour booking, free clean drinking water, free wifi internet, cheap beer, cheap drinks and snacks. our common area is a great place to meet other travelers and share your stories.
Everyone who works in Fly by Knight Courtyard speaks fluent English and can help you with all aspects of life in Beijing. If you come to Beijing for culture experience, come to Fly by Knight Courtyard, you won't regret it.
Address：No. 6 DengCao Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
First of all, this is a hostel, not anyone's home. Just google it then you'll find more room/bed choices at Fly by Knight Courtyard Hostel.
1. It's clean and the Siheyuan itself is great, but you have to walk through a long Hutong, which is not very clean, to get here, even if you take a taxi or Uber.
2. The breakfast was great. Egg, bacon, sausage... good enough. You need to pay for coffee though.
3. You will have your own bathroom. There is also a public one, and if someone is using the public bathroom in the early morning, you will hear them, for sure.
4. Staffs were very nice.
In general, if you really want to try Siheyuan and old Beijinger's life, don't miss this hostel.
I highly recommend staying in this wonderful Hostel if you're planning a trip to Beijing. The staff is very friendly, open and helpful (and English speaking).
Sited in a nice hutong in the central Beijing Dongcheng quarter, it is a great homebase for venturing all the different corners of Beijing.
Our double room was nice and had a western style bathroom, which is not the most natural thing to find in an old hutong.
Here are the pros and cons of the place. Lets start with cons
- The host was unresponsive before arrival, I sent multiple messages asking about how to get there and check in time etc but did-not get a reply. Doesn't look like he lives on the premises either.
- The location is a 10-15 walk from Dongsi Subway and you do need to be close to the subway to travel around Beijing.
- The breakfast is sparse if you are a vegetarian. Bread (no butter)and hashbrowns. A piece of fruit would have been nice.( I expected more since they make special mention on keytag that they will accommodate vegetarians)
Not everything is doom and gloom though. The caretakers speak good English and were very helpful. The room was clean and AC sufficient.
My overall recommendation would be to find a place that is closer to a subway.
Much nicer than the pictures. We are very pleased with the stay (2 nights) and the staff is friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble.
Karen Smyth (Sydney, Australia and HK)
The courtyard is really a simple, yet beautiful place. The room is very modest, but sufficient for a couple of nights. I was here during the wintertime and it gets quite cold. The structure is historical and old, which comes with the drawback of poor isolation (sound and temperature). Daniel was providing all information needed and everybody at the place were very helpful. Navigating around the Hutong takes a bit of effort, but is manageable. A truly local experience.
What an amazing experience! Daniel and staff went out of their way to make me feel at home. Very helpful with recommendations and helping one get around the city. You get a real sense of the city whilst staying in a 600 year old court yard in centrally located hutong. You can feel the city's tradition and history oozing from the establishment. Great value for money and I would recommend it to anyone.
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About the Host, Daniel
My name is Daniel, and I've traveled a lot.
I traveled because I was looking for something. I am a Martial artist who taught for many years, but I know there's more things out there. I've settled in Beijing and decided to live in a courtyard, a nice, quiet, and downtown city courtyard, so I founded Fly by Knight Courtyard.
Nothing matters to me more than details, quality, and communication.
We have extremely high standards for our mattresses and beddings, spotless cleaning job, and we love to listen to travelers' stories.