Tiger Leaping Gorge, China
Literally located in Shangri-La (County), this Himalayan hostel is famous for its position at the highest point along the upper trail on Tiger Leaping Gorge, and for the stunning views from its patio. Also, for its communal bathroom. Seriously: a 2004 BBC documentary called it the "number-one toilet in heaven and Earth." It's also known for friendly service, clean if hardly luxurious accommodations, and a simple breakfast. Pro tip: start your hike early in the day if you expect to reach this "halfway" point by nightfall.