When studying Chinese language in Beijing, you can choose the accommodation based on your study duration.
Most of the universities provide accommodation in campus. If you have long study duration, you can also choose to rent a room. If you just take a short-term course, you can choose to stay in a hostel.

Living on Campus
The accommodation cost in campus is about RMB 54 to RMB150 depending on different room type and different study duration.
Below are the rates for BLCU (Beijing Language and Culture University) as an example:

 

ROOM TYPE

PRICE (RMB/BED/DAY)

 

< 4 weeks

4-6 weeks

12 weeks

> 20 weeks

Single Room

150

120

110

100

Double Room

80

66

60

56

Small Double Room (Without Balcony)

80

62

58

54

Luxury Double Room

80

75

70

65

Facilities: TV, air-conditioner, ice-box, telephone, Internet, wall-closet, desk, chair, bed, bedding, public kitchen, Private Bathroom, etc.

 

Living off Campus
Most universities will allow you to live off campus but you should check with them before you make arrangements.
Average Rents for off-campus living
One-bedroom apartment: RMB 2500-3500 per month
Two-bedroom apartment: RMB 3500-7000 per month
Three-bedroom apartment: RMB 5000-12000 per month
Notes: The price varies depending on the condition of the apartment, facilities/furnishings, and especially the location.
You can rent the room online.

If you study a short-term program in Beijing, you can live in a hotel.
Average Hotel Costs in Beijing
Hotel price is from CNY167
3 stars hotels are from CNY179
4 stars hotels are from CNY244
5 stars hotels are CNY 432
Notes: You can book a room online; it will be easier and cheaper.

Average YHA Costs in Beijing
You can also live in a hostel which is about CNY50 per day. You can meet many youths there, which would be a wonderful experience. There are 10 YHA hostels in Beijing, some are near Chinese famous schools, and others are closed to the famous scenic spots.
Find more YHA in Beijing.