It’s places like the Peking Yard Hostel that are leading the hostel revolution. Say no to squeaky bunk-beds, say no to falling apart bathroom tiles, say no to threadbare sheets.
Peking Yard looks more like a boutique hotel than a youth hostel, with its flower-covered rooftop, brightly painted bedroom walls, squishy couches and gorgeous timber dining tables.
You can stay in a 10-bed dorm from about $15 per night, or if you want to get swanky, the deluxe double rooms (which have a private bathroom) are just $44 per night.
Plus, every day they take a hiking tour from Jinshanling to the Simatai section of the Great Wall of China.
(Warning: they use Comic Sans on their website, but don’t let that put you off!)