Cǎo Táng Inn

Top choice hostel in Zhujiajiao

Not your typical generic backpackers, this friendly and atmospheric hostel is set within a century-old house full of character. Its common area in the lobby has a well-stocked bar and a fire pit to hang out by. There's a lovely courtyard garden too. The rooms are clean and well-kept, including dorms and traditionally dressed doubles and twins.

It's popular with travelling musicians around the world, so jams are common.

Turn right after crossing Fángshēng Bridge and head towards another small bridge, cross over the bridge and turn left along the canal where it's 50m along.