There are always cheap hotels around hospitals in Beijing. Patients in Beijing hospitals come from all over the country. It is not uncommon that patients have to wait a few days before a bed is available in the hospital. Usually family members take care of their ill relatives by bringing them food or taking them to appointments with doctors.
In Cangnan Hutong, near Dongsishitiao, we find this hotel near The Military General Hospital of the Beijing PLA (People’s Liberation Army). The entrance of the hotel is on the street opposite to the hospital, the hotel rooms are in the basement.
According to the people working in the hotel, most people staying in the hotel are visitors of the hospital who need to accompany patients in the hospital, and they come from everywhere in China. Most of the guests in the hotel are poor; some of them peasants. The hotel is almost always fully booked. The average price in this hotel is around 40 to 50 RMB for one person per bed and per night.