Wada Hostel Yangshuo 阳朔瓦当青年旅舍

This hostel was located in a small alley close to the city center. They provided us with a fantastic large room and they also gave us extra accommodation for a friend who tagged along. The staff also helped us find our way to one of the mountains we wanted to hike.

Accessibility: 10

Cleanliness: 10

Shower Pressure: 10

Value: 10

Likely to Return: 10

Nanjing Sunflower International Youth Hostel

This hostel was located a little farther away from the main Nanjing bullet train station, however it was very close to the Confucius Temple and also the Nanjing Wall. The hostel accommodated eight of us into a single room which was very convenient. The restrooms weren’t the best, but everything else was very nice. The rooftop patio was the perfect place to talk with all my travel companions.

Accessibility: 7 (far from train station but close to attractions)

Cleanliness: 7 (The bathroom could have been better)

Shower Pressure: 10

Value: 10

Likely to Return: 8

Beijing Downtown Backpackers Hostel 东堂客栈

I chose this hostel because of a tip from a friend, and it was an excellent choice. The rooms and bathrooms were very clean with freshly washed sheets given to me upon arrival. The staff spoke both English and Chinese which was very helpful as I had many questions about what to see in Beijing. They even have tours to the Great Wall, and even though they were a little pricey I found a great group of backpackers from England to share the adventure with. The area that the hostel is in is very cool and is found near the Hutongs of Beijing. You can get away from the crowd and explore the nearby area on foot or on bike very easily. I would definitely stay at the Beijing Downtown Backpackers Hostel again!

Accessibility: 10/10

Cleanliness: 10/10

Shower Pressure: 10/10

Value: 10/10

Tokyo Juyoh Hotel ホテル寿陽

Juyoh hotel was a fantastic place to stay for my week in Tokyo. First of all, the staff was very accommodating and stayed up until 1am for me to check in. They provided clean sheets, a clean room and a pretty comfortable bed. There was also laundry available upstairs along with a small kitchen downstairs with utensils for the guests to use. The view from the hotel balcony was beautiful as you could go up to the 10th floor and see the entire area. Asakusa is an amazing area to stay in as it is cheaper than central Tokyo and is calmer, so you can take a walk to the Sensoji Temple, Ueno and Skytree and see how regular citizens live. In the evenings, some of the staff would sit with the guests to watch TV and just talk about life in Tokyo which was also very helpful.

Accessibility: 7 (far from the airports but close to attractions)

Cleanliness: 10

Shower Pressure: 10 (Japanese showers are amazing)

Value: 10

Likely to Return: 10