Bravo Hostel

Hostel in Datong

Set within an attractive period courtyard, this laid-back hostel is strewn with communal couches and offers cluttered dorms (including some unusual dorm 'twins' set in the eaves), and a handful of en-suite doubles emblazoned with funky murals. In the heart of the new old town, it's a short walk to the sights, with several bars nearby, and a popular noodle restaurant next door.

To get here, walk 100m east from the Drum Tower along Gulou Dongjie; the entrance is on your right. Offers bike hire and tours.