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
A nice place to stay to experience life in one of the fast diminishing hutongs.
A nice courtyard place that looks like something out of a martial arts film, complete with a weapons rack and Daniel teaching people forms.
The bed was the only soft bed I stayed in in China - we stayed in 5 places, all of which had rock hard mattresses.
The staff were very helpful and polite, helping us organising trips, and negotiate the language and knowing how much to pay.
The only problems were:
- it's a bit noisy, especially the doors to the courtyard - they need to be adjusted, so take earplugs if you're a light sleeper.
- a problem with Beijing generally is the air pollution. Not specific to Daniels well-kept residence, but I needed an anti pollution mask most of the time, even to sleep, so a must-buy before you go out there.
Paid for 3 nights, stayed for one. If this was the first place we stayed in China, perhaps I wouldn't be so harsh. But we'd just spent three weeks in China and we stayed in a variety of hotels and hostels for half the cost of this one. Definitely overpriced - perhaps we were supposed to bargain? Positive features: yes, there's a courtyard. The bathroom is small, but clean and modern. The bed was comfortable and the bedding was clean. The staff was very nice, knowledgeable about the area, and provided great advice on public transit. Negatives: No closet, no storage except a small bedside cabinet that was filthy, a small table (also dirty), no chair. Some hooks on the back of the door. This so-called "deluxe" room was the smallest I'd ever stayed in. The bed was pushed flush against the corner so the inside person had to climb over (or wake up) the other person to get out of bed. No place to sit except the bed or the toilet. The small rug was so dirty that I gave up trying to shake it out, rolled it up and stuffed it under the bed. The floors appeared to be cleaner than the table top. There was a kettle, also covered with a layer of dust, but no cups. Not even a glass in the bathroom. I went into the office, and asked for a cloth or towel to clean up the dust - which they gave me, without offering to help or even to see what the problem was.
Living in the hutong is definitely authentic, but not for everyone. The directions - "turn right at the public toilet" - should have been a clue, but we didn't get the directions until after we made the reservation. Suffice it to say that indoor plumbing is not typical in this neighborhood.
Reportedly you can get a taxi if you're going to the airport; otherwise, they won't come into the hutong because of the narrow streets. Public transit is pretty convenient; about a 5-10 minute walk to the main street and 15 minutes to the subway.
This is a very authentic experience in a hutong. The staff were friendly and helpful. It may be a little difficult to find the hutong at night, but the directions were really clear and helpful and I personally had no issues locating the listing. The room was clean and comfortable, although a little bit chilly.
Just wrapped a very comfortable stay at Daniel and Fly by Knight. The staff there are extremely helpful and the rooms + bathrooms are very clean. I was in the private room which was very clean and quiet. Location is a bit hard to find, and may intimidate first-time visitors to China given its location relatively deep within a hutong. But once inside, it is very comfortable with internet/water/beer easily available. Metro stop is very close, though be warned that it doesn't operate between midnight and 5am. Overall, a great experience!
We live in Beijing but wanted to explore a different party of the city. Fly by the Knight is a beautifully refurbished old Beijing courtyard. Its staff are friendly and welcoming and the rooms and clean and comfortable. The local area has lots of food choices, including donkey! The courtyard is a side of Beijing that not many people get to see. We will definitely go back!
Excellent place to stay in Beijing and perfect location for exploring the city. Daniel and the others are extremely helpful; e.g. in organising day tours to the Great Wall or hiring bicycles.
Had a great stay here. Daniel and the rest of the crew at Fly-by-Knight are very helpful and friendly. I would definitely stay here again if I had family or friends visiting. Normally when I come to Beijing, i just crash on a friend's couch, but I was with my sisters this time, so I had to book a hotel. I'm glad I booked this one. It added an element that can't be added by a hotel that is simply just a roof over one's head.
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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.