Blue Mountain Bund

Hostel in The Bund & People's Square

Though it has a weird location on top of a building block shared by other budget hotels, this hostel gets kudos for its central location. The prized rooms are the deluxe doubles with loft bed and spacious outdoor balconies. Ordinary doubles also get city views, but cheaper rooms have no window. Dorms are smallish but perfectly fine. There's a decent bar with pool table, and a colossal rooftop terrace.

Prices are slightly higher on weekends and in August. Staff are friendly and there’s self-service laundry.