Welcome to our humble apartment! We live in a local complex in Dongzhimen (inside the second ring road) on one of the most famous food streets in Beijing! We are at the East end of Ghost Street which, in our opinion, is the best location to begin your night of food exploration! (search key word: ghost street beijing)
LOCATION: Dongzhimen is a direct stop on the Airport Express train (fee: 25rmb) or an easy cab ride form the airport (fee: 65rmb). Our apartment is across a small road from the Raffles City mall (see photo from apt window), which hosts the Dongzhimen subway station in the basement, from which you can travers the city easily! (fee: 2rmb each ride). It takes about 4 minutes to walk between our apartment and the mall entrance and therefore your entrance to the city via subway!
We have a small guest room with a single bed. The room and apartment have air/con and heating. We do not have a TV.
The apartment is small but tidy. We don't have any pets. There is just one bathroom, but it has an enclosed glass shower! A perk for sure if you have ever lived in local style apartments.
Unfortunately because Noel is allergic to smoke, we can't allow any smoking in the house, even on the balcony. But you can step out into the floor hallway with open windows if needed.
Our neighbors are quiet for the most part. But you can hear doors opening on the floor above if you listen for it.
Our apt is on the 14th floor in a building with an elevator.
This is a very unique location in Beijing. It is East meets West/Old meets New. With hutongs on one side and international modern mall on the other! Welcome to our local neighborhood, where the real working people of Beijing live.
We are a short cab ride, long walk, or easy subway ride away from the Lama Temple, Tiananmen, Forbidden City, Drum Tower, etc.
There is a washing machine in the apartment plus fully stocked kitchen with oven. There is a supermarket in the mall; any guest is welcome to cook in if you choose. We will of course provide breakfast every day. Breakfast is fresh coffee (not instant), a selection of tea and whatever food I make that day!
Taxi from Beijing airport: RMB - 65
Airport train: RMB - 25
Bus: RMB - 1
Subway: RMB - 2
Stay one night or several! Welcome to Beijing!!!
Must see links:
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http:// (website hidden) /Attraction_Review-g294212-d324164-Reviews-Hutongs-Beijing.html
http:// en. (website hidden) /wiki/Dongzhimen
http:// www . tour- (website hidden) travel_blog/guijie_ghost_street.php
http:// (website hidden)/ beijing/see--do/enjoy-an-evening-meal-on-ghost-street-
Great couple! I´m really happy about my decision to choose this place, they make me my start in china very warm and easy. I felt home from the beginning. having a lot of nice talks with them and they helped a lot to get to know beijing. Living here gave me the feeling of beeing a beijing citizin and having a lot of fiends around!
thx very much I just happy to met this people! great location in the heart of the foodstreets and the huntongs, everything is so close. metro 5minutes walk!
This listing was more than I could have hoped for!
The location is amazing and convenient; right in the heart of the city. It was easy to get to the subway and airport express.
However, the greatest part of staying here was irrefutably Jonathan and Noel! They were super welcoming and made me feel immediately at home. They were also full of good advice and suggestions! I would trade location any day to stay with these two again (:
With my poor travel pans, I went on to airbnb the night I needed a place. Jonathan and Noel, the hosts, were returning from a business trip and responded with open arms. They were over accommodating for my travel needs.
I joined them for some dinner and beer; spent the night and joined them for breakfast. The two are very intelligent, educated, speak mandarin, hospitable, entertaining, knowledgable about Chinese culture and history, etc.
I would rate my experience and A+!!!
little cozy room! very nice couple!
Great location, close to the airport express Dongzhimen Stop and the subway line 2.
Noel and Jonathan were great. They were very prompt in communications. They happened to be away while I was there so I didn't meet them, but everything went smoothly. Their place is in a great location, right next to the metro and the airport express, malls, a short walk to bunch of craft breweries, supermarkets, etc. The bed was super comfy and there's a convenient desk in the room. And laundry machine in the apartment was a plus. Staying here made my stay in Beijing comfortable and convenient. All in all, great value for the price.
Perfect location: no more than 5 min wallk to Beijing local underground train and Aiport Express interchange station at Dongzhimen. Supermarket and small food court at Raffle City Shopping Centre which is above the underground train station. Many local restaurants on Ghost Street in front of the apartment building.
The apartment was nice and clean as advertised.
Good communication with hosts, Jonathan and Noel, by email.
Although I never met my hosts, they left me easy to understand messages on getting to their apartment. The neighborhood is very convenient in that the subway is right around the corner and has a direct line to the airport without any transfers. If you need any supplies for every day use, there is a supermarket in the same center as the subway and a 7-11 right around the corner. Ghost Street is also right around the corner. It was a pleasure to have stayed at Jonathan and Noel's apartment and I look forward to seeing them sometime in the future.
Nöel and Jonathon are warm and welcoming hosts. Their home is a pleasant hive of activity with friends dropping by often, all of who were as welcoming to me as my hosts. I arrived in Beijing knowing no-one and left with a new circle of friends. Their current location is also very convenient as Dongzhimen is the link between the Airport Express and the rest of the Beijing subway. If you are passing through Beijing I recommend you look up Nöel and Jonathon, the least you will find is a safe and welcoming place to lay your head.
Amazing people! Super friendly and including; Noel makes you breakfast and fresh coffee, and they are very helpful if there is anything you need.
I had a nice stay. The flat is clean, cozy, and the location is pretty good, very close to the subway.