There are several well rated hostels in each major city of China. You will discover the best ones in each and the websites to enter to find what best fits your interests. While the hostel in China are not exactly budget friendly, they sure beat staying in the top hotels in China. If nothing els eyou will at least meet some like minded travelers who might be able to share some other free activities in the area. In no particular order, here are some of the most popular hostels in China.
In Beijing, one of the best hostels is Kelly’s Courtyard. Kelly’s promotes to backpackers and offers a real Beijing experience. They want you to feel that you are seeing the area as a native for the best possible Chinese experience. The owners/operators of this establishment are more informative than the tourist guides of this area. Kelly’s only offers private twin or double rooms for $32.50/night with WIFI and Key card access, they include a continental breakfast.
Eagle Land Guest House
In the Xian Zu Island area, you’ll find the Eagle Land Guest House. It has a mix of Tibetan and Nepalese decor that is inviting and personal. Next to the Lhasa River, you’ll enjoy the mountain babbling brook atmosphere and the quiet ambiance. You can enjoy this for $9.23 to $15.38/night in private or dorm rooms with WIFI, a library and game room.
Huangshan Old Street Youth Hostel
In Tunxi District of Huangshan is located the Huangshan Old Street Youth Hostel. A great tourist attraction in itself, thsi hostel is located on Old Street itself. A street that boasts of being 500 years old and attracts many visitors for its souvenir shops and local specialties, either in or close to this hostel. It offers private rooms or suites from $6.15 to $15.38/night with internet access, cable TV, game room and pool table.
In Shanghai, the Sleeping Dragon with both single and private rooms is the perfect stop. It keeps its classical feel, even with the modern updates. It is located in old town Shanghai with open-air markets and plenty of traditional sites, smells and tastes.. There are many sites within 10 to 20 minutes by taxi or metro. The Sleeping Dragon has a reading room with English and foreign texts, a cozy bar, computers with free internet access, rooms with balconies and wonderful views. They offer private or dorm rooms from $9.23 to $30.76/per night.