Top ten backpackers' favorite hotels in China

(Sina.com.cn)
Updated: 2007-04-27 09:32

Backpackers and independent travelers always look for quality accommodation on a budget. Good location, affordable price and a comfortable room are what they need. In the Bulletin Board System (BBS)of sina.com, a large Chinese-language information web portal in China, there is a listing of China's 10 most popular hotels among backpackers. Most of them are located in famous ancient towns or small villages, which are hot tourist spots but difficult for visitors find good places to stay. The list may help those who want to travel to these destinations.

Fenghuang Tuo River Hostel

Just as its name implies, this gorgeous place is located next to the beautiful Tuo River, in southern China's Hunan Province. The view from the hostel's terrace reveals a panoramic vista of the ancient Fenghuang Town.

As one of the earliest family-style hostels, the homey decoration and warm welcome of the hosts make the guests feel at home. All the windows and walls are made from wood, which add much more simple and natural atmosphere. The clean and bright lobby offers a great place to enjoy your meal. And when sampling the local fare, guests also can feast their eyes on the rustic fishing boats and their ears on the melodious folk songs.

Address: No. 13, Huilong Ge, Tuojiang Town, Fenghuang County, Hunan Province.
Tel: 0743-3224558

Tips: 1) If you want to have dinner, tell the hosts before going out so that when you arrive, the meal will be ready.
2) There is a sightseeing platform inside the hostel, which is the best place to capture the picturesque views of the Tuo River and Hong Bridge.

Cuicui Hostel

Like Fenghuang Tuo River Hostel, Cuicui is also situated beside the Tuo River, but the decor is totally different.

This place put more emphasis on the local culture which can be seen from the dried golden corn and red peppers hanging on the wall. And the windows are all made of wood which gives the place a rustic charm.

The hostel consists of three floors. On the top floor is an outdoor grandstand where guests can fully enjoy the outside scenery and the local songs sung by the laundry women.

Address: No. 014, Laoyinshao, Tuojiang Town, Fenghuang County, Zhangjiajie Huanan Province
Tel: 0743-3261026
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