The 8 Best Cheap Hotels in Beijing

There's a range of places to stay in Beijing to suit every budget
There's a range of places to stay in Beijing to suit every budget | © Sean Pavone / Alamy Stock Photo
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18 June 2019

Keen to sink your Beijing budget into hutong bargain hunting, tickets for temples and palaces, and a trip to the Great Wall of China? Save yourself a few yuan by booking one of these eight great-value hotels in Beijing, which range from ultra-modern boutiques to old-school bed and breakfasts.

Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel

Budget Hotel, Hostel
4.3/5 (551 Reviews)
Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, Beijing, China
This four-star hotel combines the old and the new | © Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel / Booking.com

This four-star hotel combines the old and the new, with traditional Chinese architecture contrasting with chic furniture and modern design touches. Experience traditional culture in the heart of the metropolis with regular shadow-art painting classes, calligraphy lessons and dumpling cooking courses, as well as live shadow-art performances three times a week. The 25 guest rooms are clean and simple, and the lounge bar is comfortable.

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Free Wifi
Business Centre
24 Hour Front Desk
Laundry Facilities
Bar/Lounge

Beijing Ron Yard Hotel

Budget Hotel
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This 3.5-star property is another quaint boutique hotel set around a historic Beijing courtyard. It contains 30 guest rooms with en suite bathrooms. There’s also an in-house restaurant dishing up a buffet breakfast. Major Beijing sights such as Si De Park and Olympic Park are right on the hotel’s doorstep.

Shichahai Sandalwood Boutique Hotel

Budget Hotel
4.7/5 (252 Reviews)
Shichahai Sandalwood Boutique Hotel, Beijing, China
Shichahai Sandalwood Boutique Hotel has 10 exclusive suites | © Shichahai Sandalwood Boutique Hotel / Booking.com

This four-star boutique hotel occupies the Xinghua Mansion, the former home of Suoni, who was an administrator during the ancient Qing Dynasty. Not far from the Bell and Drum Towers in the trendy Houhai area of Beijing, these 10 exclusive suites are fit for royalty, with traditional Chinese furnishings and an on-site library, bar and lounge, as well as a 24-hour reception that can help you organise rickshaw and boat tours.

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Free Wifi
Business Centre
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

Nostalgia Hotel Beijing Yonghe Lama Temple

Budget Hotel
4.4/5 (118 Reviews)
Nostalgia Hotel Beijing Yonghe Lama Temple, Beijing, China
Nostalgia Hotel Beijing has 75 spacious suites | © Nostalgia Hotel Beijing Yonghe Lama Temple / Booking.com

Comfort like this normally comes with a much heftier price tag. The three-star Nostalgia Hotel has 75 spacious suites decked out with a lot more than you’d expect for what you pay here. There are also free bicycles to borrow, a library, games room, business centre and a gym, all in a great location near the historic Chengxian Street in Dongcheng.

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Free Wifi
Restaurant
Business Centre
24 Hour Front Desk
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

Michael’s House Beijing

Budget Hotel
4.5/5 (239 Reviews)
Michael’s House Beijing, China
Michael’s House Beijing offers a range of 12 diverse rooms | © Michael’s House / Booking.com

Michael dreamed of turning a traditional Beijing courtyard into a boutique bed and breakfast, and, in 2005, he turned his dream into a reality. This family-run property close to Houhai Park consists of 12 rooms, from basic twin shares to the opulent Emperor Suite. Michael’s House also features a leafy courtyard to lounge around in, an on-site restaurant serving breakfast and even a playground that’s handy if you’re travelling with children.

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Free Wifi
Restaurant
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

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  • Poly Plaza Hotel

    Budget Hotel
    3.9/5 (60 Reviews)
    Poly Plaza Hotel, Beijing, China
    Poly Plaza Hotel has 292 guest rooms | © Poly Plaza Hotel / Booking.com

    This 3.5-star hotel is simple, stylish and super-reliable. The Poly Plaza Hotel is made up of 292 polished guest rooms, a large indoor pool, a fully equipped fitness centre, business and conference facilities and an in-house restaurant that serves a mouthwatering buffet breakfast. The central Beijing location is another big plus.

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    Free Wifi
    Outdoor pool
    Restaurant
    Business Centre
    Concierge Service
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Fitness Facilities
    Laundry Facilities
    Multilingual Staff
    Bar/Lounge

    Beijing 161 Hotel Lezainanluo Boutique Hotel

    Budget Hotel
    4.4/5 (41 Reviews)
    Beijing 161 Hotel Lezainanluo Boutique Hotel, Beijing, China
    Beijing 161 Hotel offers 12 gleaming apartments | © Beijing 161 Hotel Lezainanluo Boutique Hotel / Booking.com

    Unlike many other boutique hotels in Beijing that rely on the city’s old-world charm, this 3.5-star property is ultra-modern. The 12 gleaming apartments are beautifully furnished with both Western and Chinese elements, but the highlights are the hotel’s outdoor spaces – a large courtyard to chill out in and a scenic rooftop where you can soak in the views of the surrounding hutong alleyways.

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    Free Wifi
    Restaurant
    Concierge Service
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Laundry Facilities
    Bar/Lounge

    Nostalgia Hotel Beijing Confucius Temple

    Budget Hotel
    4.4/5 (106 Reviews)
    Nostalgia Hotel Beijing Confucius Temple, Beijing, China
    Nostalgia Hotel Beijing has 56 guest rooms | © Nostalgia Hotel Beijing Confucius Temple / Booking.com

    Elegant imperial architecture welcomes guests to this great-value Nostalgia Hotel, situated a quick walk from the Bell and Drum Towers. All 56 guest rooms come with a flat-screen television, tea and coffee facilities and roomy en suite bathrooms, as well as breakfast. Guests can also make use of the hotel’s library, on-site convenience store and friendly 24-hour reception.

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    At a Glance

    Free Wifi
    Restaurant
    Business Centre
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Laundry Facilities
    Multilingual Staff
    These recommendations were updated on June 18, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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