The lowly hostel has long since started to clean up its act. But even the most discerning budget travellers have never seen anything like these high-impact, low-overhead design-led hostels - not to mention the new wave of pod hotels that provide a more private, low-cost alternative to bunking en masse.
Located about 75km from Shanghai, Blossom Hill is the fusion of three Ming-style homes that has been reconstructed into a 20-suite hotel that retains the structures' original pillars, beams, stone lintels and traditional roof, as well as terraces connecting the front and back halls.
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