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Hofang Youth Hostel and Shine Restaurant

Add:Dajing Lane 67

Tel:0571-8707 9290

2012-11-09

The two businesses - the youth hostel and the restaurant - are founded on the same premise and staff work at both.

The hostel also owns a DIY pottery studio on the third floor.

The youth hostel features relaxing, understated decor and furnishings, the laid-back vibe enhanced by shelves of travel books and magazines, a snooker table, guitars and lots of postcards.

"I designed the youth hostel as a place where people can communicate, in the hostel's hall or in the restaurant," says Calvin Song, owner of the business.

As a child, Song lived in Dajing Lane and Shine Restaurant is exactly where a classmate used to live, he says.

"I've experienced traditional life here, and tried to recreate the same atmosphere in my business, so the hostel is like a home where staff and customers are like a family," Song explains.

The Shine Restaurant offers classical Western food in simply decorated surroundings. It features a dark green color scheme, its walls decorated by kites, Chinese-style oil paintings and handicrafts collected by Song from every corner of the country.

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