24 September 2010



Winner location!
Address: No.17 Zhangwang Hutong, Jiu Gulou Street, Dongcheng District Beijing.
Hutong Inn is only 20-30minutes away via taxi from the Capital International Airport Terminal 2 -- where Cebu Pacific lands / flies. (Our taxi fare from the Airport to the Inn: RMB100 or PHP590. Taxi fare from the Inn to the Airport: RMB 75 or PHP442.5)

The Drum and Bell Towers are located right behind Hutong Inn.

The Guloudajie Subway Station (Line 2) is a mere 5-minute walk from the Inn.

Tian’Anmen Square is only 5kms away.

Hutong Inn's near what seems to be a version of Malate.
Two blocks away from the Inn are rows of pubs and shopping stalls.

The culture!
For a taste of local life, enter a hutong (Wikipedia: In Beijing, hutongs are alleys formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences).

Hutong Inn’s neighbors…

So cheap!
As budget travelers, we go for cheap. We paid for RMB300 or roughly PHP1,770 a night but got upgraded to a RMB350 / night room (Thank you!). The room had a double-sized bed, toilet and bath with hot & cold water, aircon, cable TV. Expect not-so-pretty room interiors for this price. If you’re maselan, this is not the place for you.

Hutong Inn's "lobby"...

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