Runaway Youth Hostel

Top choice hostel in Wutai Shan

Húběi owner Zhou Jin is a passionate traveller who set up this 15-room hostel with his local wife in a quiet southwestern section of the mountain. Enter via a cosy lounge area that leads up to clean, hotel-standard, private rooms and rooftop bunk rooms, all with en suite. Ask about organised hikes and mountain-bike rides to the peaks.

Take internal shuttle bus 4 from Zhēnhǎi Temple (镇海寺, Zhènhǎi Sì) to the terminal station (西线换乘区, Xīxiàn Huànchéng Qū), then walk up the hill 100m and look for a YHA sign; the hostel is on the left. Phone ahead to check that the shuttle bus is running.