I recommended a youth hotel in Shanghai in my last post. The group (Utels) which runs the hotel is actually big. It runs 91 youth hotels with most in China, and a few in Japan, Nepal and Phillipines. Apparently the group is very successful. It aims at a niche market in China: hotel service that combines the characteristics of a youth hotel and a low budget hotel.
The group operates hotels in most of the provinces and major cities in China. It has the strongest presence in Beijing, which sees 31 of its hotels.
You can make booking directly through its website.