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This small and friendly hostel is set in the middle of the very lively Nanluoguxiang hutong, which has become a tourist attraction in its own right for its cafés and small shops. Fresh flowers and greenery abound in the small lobby, while the rooftop terrace is filled with bougainvillea and other plants. The attached café is quite popular, though its prices for coffee are on par with Starbucks. Overall, the rooms here are spartan but spotless; the pleasant public areas are where you want to spend your waking hours. The shared dorm rooms are rock bottom-cheap and the doubles are a decent deal. Friendly service makes for a standout stay.