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Featured Hostels in Shanghai

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The Phoenix Hostel Shanghai
The Phoenix Hostel Shanghai
2.0 out of 5.0 17 South Yun Nan Road, Shanghai
$29
4.2/5 (176 reviews)

This is a great! place Good price, good location, and excellent and friendly staff! The everyday tours and classes are a really good way to immerse yourself in local neighborhoods and cuisines. I did a walking tour and dumpling making class - both were amazing! Bonus point: the restaurant downstairs ...

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2019
Located in Downtown Shanghai, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Shanghai Museum and People's Square. Xintiandi Style Shoppping Centre and Yu Garden are ...
Bufan International Hostel
Bufan International Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Floor 3, No 4943, Chuansha Road, Chuanshaxin Town, Pudong, Shanghai
Free Cancellation
$23
3.8/5 (9 reviews)

Friendly service, at a very convenient location.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019
Located in Pudong, this hostel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Shanghai Disneyland©, and Shanghai New International Expo Centre. ...
Old West Gate International Youth Hostel
Old West Gate International Youth Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 No.115 Penglai Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Free Cancellation
Reserve now, pay when you stay
$22
3.5/5 (26 reviews)

So so ,not recommended 很一般,不值得去住,只是退房比较容易,和到市中心比较近。

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2018
Located in Huangpu, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fabric Market, The Bund, and Yu Garden. Old Chinese City and Shanghai Old Street are also within 1 mi ...
Shanghai Meego Youth Hostel
Shanghai Meego Youth Hostel
1.0 out of 5.0 No.495 Jiangning Road, Jingan District, Shanghai, Shanghai
Free Cancellation
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$32
3.9/5 (25 reviews)

Well maintained and furnished. Washing machine and dryer available which is a plus point. Location wise, imagine a circle represented by subway lines, and the hostel is located right in the middle. Walking s

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019
Located in Jing'an, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of West Nanjing Road and Jade Buddha Temple. Jing'an Temple and Nanjing Road Shopping District are ...
Le Tour Traveler's Rest Youth Hostel
Le Tour Traveler's Rest Youth Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Building 36, Alley 319, Jiaozhou Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
$41
3.9/5 (105 reviews)

Great location, cute property, and clean, comfortable rooms. I shared a private 4-person room and we were all very satisfied with the cleanliness and comfort. The a/c worked well and we had cozy blankets and towels provided. Bathroom is simple, but also clean and good. Shared spaces were large and ...

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019
Located in Jing'an, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Jing An Park and Jing'an Temple. Jade Buddha Temple and Former Shanghai French Concession are also ...
Jing'an No10
Jing'an No10
2.0 out of 5.0 No.10, WanHangDu Road 269, Jingan district, Shanghai, Shanghai
$109
4.2/5 (8 reviews)

Very strategic location close to major shopping area. The place is clean and nice. The owner is very friendly and attentive.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019
Located in Jing'an, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Jing An Park and Jing'an Temple. Jade Buddha Temple and Zhongshan Park are also within 2 mi (3 ...
J Trip Youth Hostel
J Trip Youth Hostel
3.0 out of 5.0 Citizen Building C96, Lane 3188, Xiupu Road, Shanghai
$16
3.5/5 (14 reviews)

Not a working number & not very easy to get ahold of the property.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019
Located in Pudong, this hostel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Shanghai Disneyland©, Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, and Shanghai New International Expo Centre. ...
Shanghai Summer Youth Hostel
Shanghai Summer Youth Hostel
1.0 out of 5.0 Unit 809 ,2nd phase building 5, No.188, Taiyangshan Rd, Shanghai
$35
2.8/5 (4 reviews)

It's just a couple of apartments with shared dormitory rooms. You have to call to find the place and each time you want to be let in (even though the phone number on my booking didn't work). No toilet paper, and all Chinese guests that don't speak English and some that smoke in the rooms.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019
Located in Jing'an, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Brilliance Shimao International Plaza, Jade Buddha Temple, and Nanjing Road Shopping District. People's ...
Tours * Soho Garden Hotel (Shanghai City Centre Riverside)
Tours * Soho Garden Hotel (Shanghai City Centre Riverside)
2.0 out of 5.0 No. 1307, South Suzhou Rd, Huangpu, Shanghai, Shanghai
Free Cancellation
$31
3.4/5 (86 reviews)

It was a good place for the price. They have a cute bar and lounge to spend some down time in. Beds were clean and comfy.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2016
Located in Jing'an, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Brilliance Shimao International Plaza, Jade Buddha Temple, and Nanjing Road Shopping District. People's ...
Shanghai LOST International Youth Hostel
Shanghai LOST International Youth Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Lane 938, Datong Road, Jing'an, Shanghai, Shanghai
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Located in Jing'an, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Duolun Road, Jade Buddha Temple, and Nanjing Road Shopping District. People's Square and Shanghai Museum ...
Weflow Hostel
Weflow Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 No.33 Zhongshan North 1st Road, Shanghai
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4.5/5 (14 reviews)

This place was super cute, and I loved how they designed the sleeping arrangements! Each booth was really roomy with a lockable cupboard inside, each booth also had a pane which you could push which let's in light (acting as the window). The place was really cosy and clean, the workers were all very ...

Reviewed on May 24, 2019
Located in Hong Kou, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Duolun Road and within 3 mi (5 km) of The Bund and Nanjing Road Shopping District. Pudong Riverside ...
Graceland Garden Court Hotel
Graceland Garden Court Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 No. 1 Zi Xun Road, Pu Jiang Town Minhang District, Shanghai
Free Cancellation
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$93
2.0/5 (1 reviews)

The staff could not speak English at all. Not even a single word. Not even yes or no. The bathroom door of the room was partly blocked by none other than the can. Breakfast needs serious improvement.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018
Located in Minhang, this hostel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, and Mercedes Benz Arena. China ...
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Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre

Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre

555 Middle Xizang Road, (Close to Nanjing), Huangpu District, Shanghai, Shanghai
    5.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.5 out of 5 (1607 reviews)

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    Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre$113
    Novotel Shanghai Clover

    Novotel Shanghai Clover

    Building No 1, Lane 3188, Xiupu Road, Pudong, Shanghai
      4.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.3 out of 5 (707 reviews)

      Novotel Shanghai Clover$69

      Sep 16 - Sep 17

      Novotel Shanghai Clover$69

      What Is a Hostel?


      If you're searching for an affordable place to stay in Shanghai, one of its 19 hostels could be a great option. No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodations all offer the following:

      • Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)
      • Low prices
      • A social atmosphere

      Hostels are a great way to stay in Shanghai for a lower cost, so you can save your budget for exploring. You can check out the museums and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.


      Hostels in Shanghai

      Ready to book a hostel in town? These ones get the best reviews from our travelers and could be a good place to start:

      The Phoenix Hostel Shanghai - Located within a 5-minute walk of People's Square. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. You'll find showers, free toiletries, and TVs in all rooms.

      Bufan International Hostel - You can take advantage of free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk, as well as an elevator. Rooms come with showers, free toiletries, and hair dryers.

      Old West Gate International Youth Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Xiaonanmen Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a 24-hour front desk.

      Shanghai Meego Youth Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of West Nanjing Road Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. You'll find showers in all rooms.

      Shanghai Yuelai Guest House - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, tour/ticket assistance, and air conditioning. You'll find showers, free toiletries, and hair dryers in all rooms.


      When Is the Best Time to Visit Shanghai?


      The weather can be important when you want to venture out and explore, so here's a little information that might be helpful:


      • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and February are the coldest months
      • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 60° F and nighttime temperatures average 35° F
      • April-June: 84° F is the daytime average and 48° F is the nighttime average
      • July-September: Daytime averages are around 89° F and nighttime averages are around 66° F
      • October-December: The average temperatures are 76° F during the day and 38° F at night
      • Average rainfall is 45.31 inches in a year

      What Can I Do in Shanghai?


      Depending on what you're interested in, you might like these places to visit:

      Top Sights
      • The Bund
      • Jing'an Temple
      • Shanghai Tower
      Natural Features
      • Pudong Riverside Promenade and Park
      • Yu Garden
      • Renmin Park
      Cultural Attractions
      • Shanghai Museum
      • Former Shanghai French Concession
      • Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum

      Generally, Shanghai is known for its:

      • Museums
      • Shopping
      • Temples
      • Sightseeing
      • Parks
      • Tours
      • Historical sites
      • Restaurants

      How to Get to Shanghai and Around the Area


      You can find the nearest airport in Shanghai (SHA-Hongqiao Intl.), 8 mi (12.9 km) from the city center. An alternative is Shanghai (PVG-Pudong Intl.), located 20.3 mi (32.7 km) away. Once you've arrived, you may want to use public transit to get around. You can access metro transit at People's Square Station, Dashijie Station, and Xinzha Road Station. To explore more of the surrounding area, hop on a train at Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai South Railway Station, or Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station.

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