Best Places for Backpackers in China.

Enjoy backpacking around China without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in China.

Top 50 hostels in China.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in China.

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West-straits theme hotel in Yun Shui Yao Zhangzhou

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West-straits theme hotel in Yun Shui Yao Zhangzhou

We are expecting your coming to our hotel! It is a homeland for your soul and the best place to rest during your traveling. The mountains here are lofty and beautiful; The ancient roads remain long and quiet; The old Banyan tree has a history of more than 100 years; The Tulou buildings amaze you wit...
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Masherbrum Outdoor Travelling Hostel

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Masherbrum Outdoor Travelling Hostel

Masherbrum Outdoor Travelling Hostel, a warm home on your personalized adventure! We are not only a guesthouse but also offer mountaineering&trekking service especially for overseas clients. Masherbrum Outdoor Travelling Hostel was founded in 2016, located in the downtown within the first ring...
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ZhuiMeng Hotel(ChengDu ChunXi Road)

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ZhuiMeng Hotel(ChengDu ChunXi Road)

ZhuiMeng Hotel(ChengDu ChunXi Road) offers air-conditioned rooms in Chengdu. Around 500 m from Chunxi Road, the property is also a 13-minute walk away from Tianfu Square and offers free WiFi. Guests can enjoy city views. All guest rooms in the hostel are equipped with a kettle. The private bathroom...
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Phoenix Tree Inn

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Phoenix Tree Inn

Phoenix Tree Youth Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The hotel is not far from Haiyue Square, Jiefang Road Pedestrian Street is 800 meters away,Pearl Plaza and other attractions, 43 kilometers from Nanshan Temple。500 meters from downtown Sanya, 300 meters from the beach, The sunset...
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Tibetan Family

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Tibetan Family

Set in Xiahe, Tibetan Family features a restaurant and mountain views, 400 m from Gongtang Tower and 1 km from Labrang Monastery. Complimentary WiFi is available. Each unit is fitted with a balcony, a cable TV, a well-fitted kitchen and a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. A buffet...
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Wind

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Wind's Guesthouse

The lugu lake is located between Yunnan Province and Sichuan Province,a high mountain plateau lake with a total area of 52 square KM,2682M above sea level. Famous for the clear water. It is also culturally interesting place,as it is a native place of The famales kingdom composed of the Mosuo people,...
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The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel

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The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel

The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel is situated in Dunhuang city in Gansu Province of China. The hotel provides convenient access to the major scenic spots such as Mogao Grottoes and Mingsha Sand Dunes....
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Tulou Fuyulou Changdi Inn

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Tulou Fuyulou Changdi Inn

Chang Di Inn is located inside the World Cultural Heritage-Fujian Earth Building Cultural Village. The building of the inn is considered as the outstanding representative of the famous Earth Building in Yong Ding, Fujian Province. The building was made from 1870 and took 10 years with 200,000 Si...
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Timeless Hostel

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Timeless Hostel

Timeless Hostel boasts comfortable dormitory rooms and private guest rooms, a patio that offers a view of Lijiang Old City and the surrounding mountains, WiFi and 24-hour hot water, a social common room and DVD room. Our guests return to us again and again because of our unique atmosphere which...
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Homy Hostel

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Homy Hostel

Homy hostel is a 3-5 minutes walking distance from the Guangzhou East Railway station,we are a small but lovely hostel, where you will find a more personal and comfortable experience. We have 3 Dorm rooms, a plush common room with downtown views, homy hostel was created by a backpacker, and the faci...
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Wheat Hostel

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Wheat Hostel

Every youth has a dream about travel all over the world.Here is a hostel for your dream journey. We have three yards,a bar,table-tennis,DVD area, tea table,and smiles. Many kinds of rooms you can choose here,from dorm to standard twin/double private. All rooms are around the traditional yard, fr...
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REYI International Youth Hostel

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REYI International Youth Hostel

REYI International Youth Hostel is an efficient and environment-friendly hostel, located in Liangzhu Culture Residence which is national 4A scenic spot. There are mountains,lakes,country parks and Liangzhu culture museum with its surroundings. The transformation and design exudes austere, high-q...
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Sunflower Trekkers Lodge

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Sunflower Trekkers Lodge

Sunflower Trekkers Lodge is close to the Duoyishu viewing platform, about 7 min walk. Our rooms are spacious and clean, Wifi signal covers the entire inn。We offer affordable meals, dishes are not rich, but definitely clean and as comfortable as home for dinner. We have standard rooms, big bed...
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Mork House Hostel

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Mork House Hostel

The Mork House is a high-quality and professional hostel which is only 346 meters away from the Kuan&Zhai Alleys subway station, 824 meters away from the Kuan&Zhai Alleys and 971 meters away from Qintai Road. You could take the subway to get to the People’s Park after one stop. Around the Mork Ho...
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Lovely Roof Inn

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Lovely Roof Inn

Lovely Roof Inn is in front of Tianmenshan Mountain cableway company, and we are close to the train station and bus station. From the Train Station, you just need to walk to us in 10 minutes. The location is perfect. The Building Style is the Chinese Traditional Style, with single room, double r...
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The Stone Bridge Hostel Yangshuo

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The Stone Bridge Hostel Yangshuo

This property is 10 minutes walk from the Li River. A 20-30minutes walk from Yangshuo West Street, The Stone Bridge Hostel is an Eco-friendly country house using solar energy and features guestrooms overlooking the rice paddies and with double glazed windows facing the sun. You may blend in by lazin...
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The Lily Pad

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The Lily Pad

'A peaceful place to rest and refresh' We are located about OUTSIDE the West Gate,about 500 metres along the MAIN ROAD. The Lily Pad inn is conveniently located and just a short 5-minute walk from the center of Dali town. The inn consists of two neighboring buildings garnished with nice gar...
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The Great Wall Box House

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The Great Wall Box House

Welcome to the Great Wall Box House, locates at the most traditional but non-touristy Chinese village -- Gubeikou, 120 km to Beijing. It's a 100-year-old Si-He-Yuan house among the mountain, the east-side-wall of the house is a part of the Great Wall. So our house is located in the countryside, not...
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Datong Fly by Knight Highrise Hostel

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Datong Fly by Knight Highrise Hostel

Are you looking for a hotel quality, but a hostel community place to sleep, to hang out, to make friends, to discover the city of Datong? Look no further, you are looking at one right now! Fly by Knight has 3 top quality guesthouses in 3 popular cities: Beijing, Datong and Pingyao. if you book o...
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Tavern 47

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Tavern 47

Dear Friends, I am Jun from South Korea and my Naxi wife, Christin, from Shangri-La – we would like to welcome you to our Hostel, Tavern 47. I met my wife when I was backpacking in Yunnan 7 years ago and we fell in love. Open throughout the year, Tavern 47 Hostel is a traditional wooden Tibe...
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National Park (Yangjiajie) MINI Inn

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National Park (Yangjiajie) MINI Inn

National park MINI Inn is located in Qingfeng valley, Wulingyuan Yangjiajie scenic area; this is a quiet and beautiful valley, suitable for hiking and cycling; only 300 meters away from the west gate of Zhangjiajie national Forest Park(yangjiajie ticket station), from here you can easily reach all...
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Jianshui Upland Hostel

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Jianshui Upland Hostel

The Upland International Youth Hostel offers simple yet comfortable accommodation with free WiFi and VPN service in public areas. The hostel features a cosy lounge area with pool table, books and magazines. You can reading a book with wonderful coffee in the hostel. The Upland hostel located in t...
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Huangshan Scenic Welda Capsule Youth Hostel

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Huangshan Scenic Welda Capsule Youth Hostel

This is the closest Youth Hostel to the Huangshan Scenic Area Transfer Center. It is also the only Capusal Style hostel in the scenic spot. contact number:+86 15555155915 Our front desk staff has several years of working experience in the scenic ropeway, They have been super familiar with all the...
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Xi'an See Tang Hostel

See Tang Hostel is a pretty new hostel which is located in the center of Xi'an,it is one of the most interesting classical architecture buildings in the downtown, very close to South gate of the city wall. It is much easier for you to find the bell tower, drum tower, muslim quarter and metro station...
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Yangshuo Outside Inn

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Yangshuo Outside Inn

Do you feel like trying something different? Would you like to stay in an old farmhouse village hostel, beautifully renovated to western standards? A picnic on the top of a karst mountain, a quick evening dip in the peaceful Yulong river or a long walk through the rice fields? At the Outside Inn you...
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Luoyang Jujia Hostel

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Luoyang Jujia Hostel

Luoyang Jujia Hostel is worth your stay,Jujia(居家)means 'home' in chinese。It is a home-stay hostel,It is a real community alley in a chinese Way,It has only 4 room small in the hostel. If you book a room, you have a true Chinese home. It is the best place for the traveller to feel one kind of daily f...
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Nirvana Hotel, Restaurant & Bar

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Nirvana Hotel, Restaurant & Bar

Nirvana Hotel, Restaurant & Bar has been chosen the 'best hotel in Xiahe' by travelers' reviews in 2015. Our Nirvana atmosphere is warm, welcoming and comfortable. Nirvana hotel was started by Wandhikhar, a Tibetan native of Xiahe, a small town located in the Tibetan autonomous region of Gansu p...
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Desti Youth Park Shangri-La

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Desti Youth Park Shangri-La

The Desti Youth Park Shangri-La branch is located in Shangri-La ChengNi village. The village is in the west of the White Pagoda, near the airport, only 10minutes driving from downtown area. There is natural grassland next to the poshtel, about 5 minutes walk away. Each branch’s architectural styl...
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ChengTaoXiaoZhu Folk Inn

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ChengTaoXiaoZhu Folk Inn

The inn is 120 km from the city center of Beijing, surrounded by mountains, located at the foot of the ancient Great Wall, about five minutes walk to the Great Wall area. It is the nearest inn from the Great Wall. The inn has its own planting garden, which can provide guests with seasonal vegetables...
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Salad Days Hostel

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Salad Days Hostel

Salad days hostel is located in tiantou village . We are the newest hostel in the tiantou village .Our hostel uses a simple modern style of decoration to make sure you have comfortable living experience. we have a big platform,so you can enjoy the meal on the platform.By the way ,we have a good...
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YUELU-House Inn

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YUELU-House Inn

YUELU-House Inn is located in Yangjiajie,Zhonghu Town,Wulingyuan Scenic Spot,Zhangjiajie,It is about only 200 meters away from Yangjiajie ticket station, the traffic is very convenient.Built in 2017,YUELU-house inn has 3 floors and a total of 13 rooms,It is a well-designed farm house, the house of e...
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Beijing Fly by Knight Courtyard

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Beijing Fly by Knight Courtyard

Fly by Knight has 3 top quality guesthouses in 3 popular cities: Beijing, Datong and Pingyao. if you book one of the location with us, you can get a 10% off for the other two places, but you will have to make direct booking with us to get the discount. make sure to email us right after you make the...
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Simple Family

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Simple Family

Set in Beijing, a 13-minute walk from Guijie Street, Simple Hostel offers rooms with air conditioning. Featuring on-site dining, the property is located within 2.3 km of Yonghegong Temple. The property is situated in the Dongcheng district, 3.3 km from Nan Luo Gu Xiang. Dongsishitiao Station of M...
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The Green Youth Hostel

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The Green Youth Hostel

Hangzhou the Green International Youth Hostel, situated at No. 88, Qingzhiwu Dock. Qingzhiwu Dock is a small village located between West Lake and nearby hills, full of the smell of dishes of countryside organic vegetables. Su Causeway and Bai Causeway concealed in magnificent and prosperous mod...
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Yangshuo Wada Hostel (Yulong River)

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Yangshuo Wada Hostel (Yulong River)

We're the newest hostel in the block. Born out of the love of both our famous Wada hostels in Guilin and Yangshuo. We are all the fun as the other 2 but nestled in the quiet countryside. We have 2 locations in Yangshuo to serve you better. While our hostel in Yulong River seeks out for more peac...
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Datong Green Island Hostel

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Datong Green Island Hostel

You can’t find the best route to travel in China, you don’t know where the bus station is, you want to find the best local food, the local interesting place, the local culture and history. Come to Datong. Datong is a very history city (one of the earliest capital city of China in Wei Dynasty),...
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Yangshuo Culture House

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Yangshuo Culture House

Traveler's best kept home-stay secret, experience, first-hand, aspect the Chinese culture and lifestyle in Yangshuo Culture House. Our location is in a real neighbourhood with families,at the foot of limestone peaks and within just 10 minutes easy and safe walking distance to the city and 5 minutes...
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Happy Hotel

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Happy Hotel

Happy Hotel is near to the BaoGuo temple which is the gateway of mount Emei. and it is about three-minutes' walk from BaoGuo bus station to the hotel. This is a middle size hotel, which has 62 rooms including all kinds of room type. Open the window, and tourists can see that clouds shrouded the ou...
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Han Tang Inn Hostel

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Han Tang Inn Hostel

Han Tang Inn is a boutique hostel in Xian,situated inside a traditional residential district in the city center. Staying here will make you feel like locals. With bus stops right outside our door to the airport, train station and most famous cultural sites. Choosing us will be a good bet and make us...
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White Hostel Fenghuang

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White Hostel Fenghuang

The White Hostel is located in the Phoenix Old Town, near the South China gate, the Tuojiang River, and other scenic spots, and convenient for the trip. The inn is elegant and far away from the noise. Sitting on the balcony of the inn,you can see the panoramic view of the town. Here, you can shar...
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Yangkor Tibetan Home stay

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Yangkor Tibetan Home stay

Featuring a terrace, Yangkor Tibetan Home stay is set in Xiahe, 1.2 km from Labrang Monastery. Among the various facilities are a shared lounge, a bar, as well as on-site dining. The tour desk is available to assist guests in planning their days out. At the farm stay, every room has a desk. Featu...
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BulingBuling Youth Hostel

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BulingBuling Youth Hostel

BulingBuling Youth Hostel is next to Luoyang Longmen railway station exit. We are a Hostel, made up with Bar, Book-bar,Cafe,small cenima. We will organize football match, the forum for E-sports, films. We are next to Longmen Grottoes, Luoyang Museum, Guan Lin Temple, and you can use the public...
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Courtyard View Hostel

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Courtyard View Hostel

This elegant traditional courtyard hotel is an ideal choice for guests seeking Beijing's old-world charm while being close to the city's attractions and public transportation. Conveniently located in Beijing's most popular commercial area, Courtyard View Hotel is only a short walk to the subway....
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Yangshuo Wada Hostel (West Street)

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Yangshuo Wada Hostel (West Street)

FUN WADA EVENTS! This summer, our manager, Mandy and her team hosts great activities for you guys. Wada Dumpling Party night can be any night as a special offer at Wada! Come and see how lucky you are! Every day is Adventure day where we see the country on 2 wheels! Wada girls will be you...
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Sky Palace Hostel

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Sky Palace Hostel

CENTRAL AND MOST CONVENIENT LOCATION The amazing Sky Garden Hostel has finally opened its doors in Guilin! It is the sister hostel of Ming Palace International Hostel which has consistenly received great reviews over the past five years. We've picked out the best location you can find in Guilin. We...
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Kelly

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Kelly's Courtyard

Are you looking for a unique home-like stay? A convenient location? A place to relax? An opportunity to get to know the traditional lifestyle and culture of Beijing, China? For your next trip, experience the unique lifestyle and atmosphere of old Beijing, with your stay at a traditional, modernized...
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Pingyao 1 Home

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Pingyao 1 Home

Pingyao 1 Home hostel(平遥驿号) inherits the style of Chinese han culture in thousand years,has own history feelings. It is located in the ancient city of pingyao in Shanxi Province,NO.1 in Fojiaohui alley(古城内南巷佛教会巷1号),the street was named by the hostel’s name. Pay attention our hostel’s position is nea...
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XiShu Garden Inn

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XiShu Garden Inn

We are a central located hostel in Chengdu. Every staff working here have a huge passion about traveling and many of them equipped with extensive experience as well. We know you travelers well. We know what you want and we know what you need. We are trying our best to provide homelike and cheerful a...
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Together · Venue Fawn Hostel Suzhou

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Together · Venue Fawn Hostel Suzhou

Together · Venue Fawn Hostel Suzhou, which is run by ttg and its Taiwanese partner, Fawn, aims at providing the travelers with comfortable and amazing accommodation. Designed by the well-known architect, Cao Pu, the hostel is inspired by the perspective landscaping of the Classical Gardens of Suzhou...
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Desti Youth Park(Chengdu)

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Desti Youth Park(Chengdu)

Desti Youth Park(Chengdu) opened in June 2018 and we have already opened two branches in Shangri-La and Lijiang. We hope to be able to redefine youth hostels and bring a revolution to the youth hostel community. We are committed to providing you with the high-quality service and facilities of the st...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in China.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in China.

If you're already planning to visit China - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

South Dalmatia

This region is consisted of Pelješac peninsula and a narrow stretch of territory between the Adriatic sea and the neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as many of the before mentioned islands. Pelješac is especially rewarding when traveled by car, as You will often find yourselves in need to stop and just absorb the sights and take pictures. It is also renowned for it’s world famous vineyards. City of Ston is located right where the peninsula connects to the mainland and holds the worlds second longest defensive wall structure, surpassed only by the Great Wall of China. City’s history dates back to ancient times when it was a valuable source of salt. The salt panes that Romans cultivated remain active to this day, which makes them oldest running in the world, and the salt they produce can be bought on site.

Miro Kržanić

#10 : The markets

I hope you enjoyed my first article about France, I have many more for you. Next time maybe I can take you around Europe, the United States, China and New Zealand!

PrincesseofChina

Tasting various cuisines

If you are curious what Hong Kong food like, they are mainly snacks like egg tart, pineapple bun, condensed milk with butter on toast, Hong Kong style milk tea which is more bitter and more strong compared to normal English milk tea, and etc. If you like some proper meals, there are various Asian cuisines like Japanese, Korean, Thai, Taiwanese, Indian, Vietnamese, or regional food from China like Cantonese. If you prefer western food, there are options like Italian, French, American, Mexican and etc.

Angela Lee

The Great Wall

After the rain on The Great wall of China

Elina Rukavitsyna

Finding a bargain at the Chinese Night Markets

The night markets usually begin at about 6pm and are located in the heart of Chinatown. During this time, streets are close to traffic and become a hive of activity. You will find market stalls and restaurants everywhere you turn. Be prepared to haggle, I found that in most cases I would pay approximately a third of the original asking price. Make sure you know what you are willing to spend, and don’t try to haggle unless you intend to buy (it’s just rude!).

Rachael Louise

Visiting Beijing: no hustle only fun

When I say Beijing is easy, I mean it is easy compared to other places in China. It is easy because you don’t need to speak Chinese to get around, nor do you need to take taxis which are going to charge you more because you look or sound foreign. I also find that Beijing’s inhabitants don’t really stare at me that much (as a blond I am quite the victim of Chinese stares), nor do people grab me or ask for pictures every ten seconds (that is more of a country side/tourist group type phenomena to be honest). So, all of this tends to make Beijing just a very fun even relaxing and yes, I am going to say it again, an easy place to go to.

Martmotte

CHECK THEIR CALENDAR

Unfortunately, we kind of picked the wrong time to visit Hong kong. Not until a day before arrival that we knew 1st oct to 7th oct is the Golden Week or China National Day! Places of interests are unbelievably crowded with citizen from the mainland having their holiday trips here in Hong kong. So next time, better check for their public holidays if you plan to visit. Unless you dont mind squeezing in into their tuna train ?

Anna

Top 5 Hong Kong Sights

Hong Kong may be a small area, but it sure does pack a lot into the space it has! While most people think of the Harbour skyline and the densely packed skyscrapers – which is not an incorrect image! – Hong Kong has so much more to offer than that. Although officially part of China, it governs itself as an SAR, and is very different to the mainland, though you’ll still find similarities. It’s also a very international, Western influenced country, more so than many other places in Asia.It is a city of east meets west, old meets new, and urban meets rural. You could be sipping cocktails in a luxurious rooftop bar in Central one evening, and hiking across hills to remote beaches the next morning. As a former expat who lived in the city for almost 2 years, I’ve seen so many different corners of Hong Kong, so narrowing down the best sightseeing was no easy task. However, here is a guide for people visiting the city for the first time, with limited time available – these are the top 5 sightseeing opportunities to check out.

Charlotte

Health Care in China

Based on history, Guilin Park once belongs to a Chinese gangster, Huang Jingrong in the 1930s. It opened to the public in the year 1958. So you can see many historical buildings and architectures that tells the history of that time within the park. Health Care in China The park is a nice place to take your morning walk and just give you a positive vibe to start your day. Since I stayed at Yitel Hotel which was right next to the park, I mostly spent my morning taking a walk at the park to just soak in the environment of that place which mostly consists of old people exercising and playing instruments. I think the reason why many Chinese have much energy is that they take care of their physical health very crucially. I can see the difference if I made a comparison between my father and our neighbor. Although they share the same age, they do not have the same amount of stamina.

Farah Fazrina

Hangzhou after the G20

My good friend and neighbor Nicholas (who is a local) gave me my first introduction to the city, and from arranging an affordable hotel (about 25 USD a night) that was utterly charming and close to the famous West Lake area, we also feasted in a restaurant around the lake and while we over ordered (we tend to do that), we were surprised to receive a bill that barely reached the total amount of 30 USD – Shanghai with its high prices made us realize that the prices in Hangzhou are what one usually expect when visiting China.

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1. The Bund

The Bund is a famous waterfront area. It’s probably the most famous view and the most famous tourist destination in Shanghai. The Bund usually refers to the buildings and wharves on this section of the Zhongshan Road, as well as some adjacent areas. When you walk on the Bund you can see in front of you the modern skyscrapers of the Pudong district. The view is really amazing and even mor amazing by night with alla the skycrapers lighted. For the chinese new year eve, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower is especially lighted only in red, a lucky color in China.

Odrey

Exploring Dali

Have you ever heard of Dali? No, I’m not referring to the surrealist artist of the early 20th century. Dali, the small ancient town nestled in China’s Yunnan Province is a departure from the bigger cities in the People’s Republic that will make you feel like you stepped back in time, to a slower paced China. It also happens to be the place many young Chinese artists and bohemians alike are calling home these days.

Lau

What to do when you are in Taipei, China

Recently, Taipei, a city based in China’s province, Taiwan, has been seeing an increasing number of foreign tourists and that too, each and every year. Keep in note that even though Taipei is not an extremely budget destination in China, it is still a whole lot of cheaper than its neighbour country, Japan.

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Life in Chongqing, China

Cultural Exchange and Travel in Chongqing, China Recently, I took part in a cultural exchange in Chongqing. I was able to live there for six months whilst working in a local kindergarten and learning the language. I experienced life in a host family, as well as life on my own, and would like to take a few moments to share some of what I learned about the culture, people and the area itself, as well as a few travel tips. I hope that this article helps anyone planning or considering a trip to this unique city.

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7 Essential Things to Do in Guilin, China

“Go to Beijing for the history, to Shanghai for the technology, and to Guilin for the beautiful scenery” is the advice that many Chinese people will give to people who want to visit China.

Laura Zbinden

How and Why You Should Move to China

Most of us daydream of it, you know getting up from our desk and quitting our day jobs, hopping on a flight and going somewhere different? And then there are the small group of people that actually do it! We have all seen the pictures on Instagram, heard the stories of a friend of a friend who now travels the world, people who left it all and are now half way around the world. Well, I am here to tell you that you sir/madam can also do it! Yes, Do it! As I was finishing my last semester in my master’s program, I looked at my work offers and they were few and disappointing. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to sit at a desk doing meaningless work or be outside doing field work for little to no money. So I decided to take a leap of faith (more like a jump into the abyss of faith) and looked for jobs in China. That’s right China, that massive piece of land that gave us Kung Fu and sweet and sour chicken. So far it has been 6 months and I absolutely love it, moving to China has been a great decision. But enough about me, let’s talk about WHY you should move to China and HOW you can make that happen.

Pamela Millan

My 3N4D trip in China!

My 3N4D trip in China!  

Wanderlust Heather

Reactions

When Joe (my husband) and I decided that we would embark on a year long travel experience the day after our wedding we were really excited to tell our friends and family the news. 98% of reactions were a mix of excitement, joy, sadness and jealously…2% was a slightly negative reaction with questions and comments like ´aren’t those countries really unsafe´, ´make sure you don’t take any valuables with you´. We didn’t let the comments bother us as we knew most were being made out of genuine love and worry for us. I also appreciated that these comments came from people who hadn’t done any travelling. The truth is, in the four months we spent in India, China and South East Asia I never once felt unsafe.

Hannah Sinnott

Must-tries of the street food culture

Having previously travelled to China with family, it couldn’t be compared with the trip A. has prepared for me. During my one week stay, I discover that side by side with a local, Hong Kong cuisine has many unexpected jewels tucked away in street food stands and shopping centre food courts. I fall in love with intensely flavoured satay skewers, nibbled hot and spicy at busy street corners, cooled down with creamy sweet coconut milk drinks, and with fluffy Hong Kong waffles (hot and sandwiched together with peanut butter and condensed milk, drippy, shameless and delicious). A. and L. are eager to take me to the best spots all over the city, and, above bazaar trips and island hikes, food is always a top priority in our day plans. My weak resolve to maintain a low-carb diet crumbles quickly during the first dinner out, and if you plan on visiting here, you should abandon restraint too.

Simina Popescu

A perfect day in Hangzhou: the city of living poetry

Once the capital of the Southern Song Dynasty and now the capital of the most thriving economic region of China, Hangzhou definitely merits a visit. Located only 100km from Shanghai, Hangzhou is easily accessible by the high-speed train and now has its own international airport and a growing network of metro lines. Whether you enjoy shopping in the bustling city centre, savouring the taste of delicious local food and West lake green tea at the tea fields or quiet walks in the hidden lagoons behind the famous West Lake, this city has something for everyone. I lived in this city for two years as an international student at a prestigious local university, Zhejiang University. There are so many things to do and see in the city and I loved living there; but if you only have one day, this is what I would recommend you do:

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