Kūnmíng Upland Youth Hostel

Hostel in Kunming

This place aims to impress with its sharp red and black decor, sizeable bar and inside and outdoor communal areas. Rooms have wood furnishings, and dorms come with big lockers and power outlets. It has English-speaking staff and a handy location near Green Lake. BIkes can be rented for ¥30 a day.

It’s just off Huashan Xilu on a little alley called Dameiyuan Xiang (大梅园巷), near the back entrance of the landmark Green Lake Hotel.