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Image for Hao Du Hotel
2.5 out of 5
No. 41 South Guangxi Road, Shanghai
$31
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
4/5Very Good! (578 reviews)

"Location is good. Only one street away from. MTR Station. Hotel rates are reasonable and affordable. Rooms are clean and presentable. Staff are responsive to our needs. Would consider staying there in future."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Hao Du Hotel
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2.5 out of 5
Datong Road,933, SHANGHAI, PVG
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3/5 (207 reviews)
5 days stay

"easy to find ,easy to goto THE train, easy to get food,also easy to goto city ctr by subways"…"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2017

Amersino Hotel Shanghai
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3.5 out of 5
No.85 Chuang Huang Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai
Free Cancellation
$36
per night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
3.9/5Very Good! (74 reviews)

"Everything was perfect, room was spacious and very clean. Staff were very friendly."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Shanghai Forson Int'l Boutique Hotel - I
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4 out of 5
No. 839 Renmin Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, Shanghai
Free Cancellation
$78
per night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
4.4/5Excellent! (1,992 reviews)

"This was my second stay, this time with my family, so I booked 3 separate rooms. We all enjoyed it, loved the perfect location : 5 min. walk from a metro stop, taking you directly to the airport or train station), 10 min, to the Yu garden and old part of town, 15 min, to the Bund. The breakfast had ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund(Narada Boutique YuGarden)
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3.5 out of 5
No. 4120 People's Pond Road, Pudong District, Shanghai
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3/5 (42 reviews)

"I like the set-up of their room, it is really recommended for families to stay here. I appreciate that their staffs are really reaching out to what we really need by translating our English language to their Chinese language. There is also free shuttle service going to airport. what I don’t like ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2019

Bo Ai International Hotel
Image for City Hotel Shanghai
3.5 out of 5
5-7 Shan Xi Road South, Shanghai, Shanghai
$92
per night
Oct 13 - Oct 14
3.7/5Good! (826 reviews)

"I like everything else except inside the furniture and the base room area because the furniture are poor and the base tub water can’t go through it at same time."…"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2019

City Hotel Shanghai
Image for Campanile Shanghai Bund Hotel
3 out of 5
No.33 Fujian S Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$56
per night
Sep 30 - Oct 1
4.3/5Excellent! (929 reviews)

"The position of the hotel was excellent. Comfortable rooms. Walking distance to the Bund. Very good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Campanile Shanghai Bund Hotel
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5 out of 5
555 Middle Xizang Road, (Close to Nanjing), Huangpu District, Shanghai, Shanghai
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$113
per night
Sep 28 - Sep 29
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,613 reviews)

"Great location, clean and staff is friendly except the night team at the front desk. My flight from the states was early and I arrived at 5am. I was hoping that he can be kind enough to check me as there were clean rooms available. But he insisted that I paid a full days rate (then he said ok to ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre
Image for Shanghai Joyful Star Wanxia Hotel (Pudong Airport/Disney /Free Trade Zone Area)
3.5 out of 5
No. 472, Ganghong Road, Pudong District, Shanghai
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$29
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
3.7/5Good! (687 reviews)

"their staff is helpful & kind i lost my prc card which is needed for checkin they drive me to police station & get me back so that i can checkin as well they also borrow me a charger"…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Shanghai Joyful Star Wanxia Hotel (Pudong Airport/Disney /Free Trade Zone Area)
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3.5 out of 5
No 1738 Zhongxing Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
$39
per night
Sep 27 - Sep 28
3.7/5Good! (980 reviews)

"same repeated breakfast was boring, room service not upto the mark or I.H.G standards location is good."…"

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2019

Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei
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3 out of 5
No.1102, Zhongshan No.1 Road North, Hongkou District, Shanghai
$20
per night
Sep 25 - Sep 26
3.5/5Good! (288 reviews)

"Good price"…"

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Genting Star Shanghai
Image for Seventh Heaven Hotel
3 out of 5
627 East Nanjing Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
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$61
per night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
3.5/5Good! (899 reviews)

"Place is real nice, super update, except King bed smaller than expected."…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2019

Seventh Heaven Hotel
Image for The Bund Riverside Hotel
4 out of 5
398 East Beijing Road (Beijing Dong Lu), Huangpu District, Shanghai, Shanghai
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$73
per night
Oct 7 - Oct 8
3.7/5Good! (1,802 reviews)

"Bed uncomfortable and small room lovely views and great staff"…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2019

The Bund Riverside Hotel
Image for YES Hotel Shanghai
3 out of 5
4F, No.518, South Xizang Road, Shanghai
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3.2/5 (26 reviews)
This is a love hotel.

"I think this was mean for couples to go and get it on or one night stands aka love hotel. Not for business travel. I thought the themed room was hilarious so I booked it."…"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2018

YES Hotel Shanghai
Image for Shanghai Baron Business Hotel
4 out of 5
105-1 Fuzhou Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, Shanghai
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3.4/5 (1,061 reviews)

"Nice. Close to the Bund and East Nanjing Road metro."…"

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2018

Shanghai Baron Business Hotel
Image for Jinjiang Inn Shanghai Chuansha Huaxia Road East
2.5 out of 5
No.2480 Huaxia Rd.(E), Chuansha Town, Pudong District, Shanghai, Shanghai
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3.4/5Good! (29 reviews)
great stay nice staff

"was great stay for the money an the stay was very warm an very good place for location near metro an train easy to reach both airport but english speaking are none make sure u knew someone there or pay your hotel full on any website u book to make sure all done properly that mean less communication ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Jinjiang Inn Shanghai Chuansha Huaxia Road East
Image for Jinjiang Inn Shanghai Lujiazui
2.5 out of 5
No.57 Pudian Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
$29
per night
Oct 19 - Oct 20
3.5/5Good! (42 reviews)
Ideally Situated

"Ideally situated for our business requirements and friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

Jinjiang Inn Shanghai Lujiazui
Image for Jingyue 99 Hotel - Jiangzhen
2.5 out of 5
No. 835 Chuan Nan Feng Gong Road, Pudong District, Shanghai, Shanghai
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3.1/5 (326 reviews)
DO NOT STAY HERE!

"This was the worst hotel experience I've had to date. It's dirty, the staff is apathetic, and the room is awkwardly designed. The only reason I chose to stay here was because I read some reviews saying they have shuttle to the airport. They no longer offer the shuttle service. Looks like the hotel ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2017

Jingyue 99 Hotel - Jiangzhen
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Cheap Hotels in Shanghai

Shanghai offers cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. In addition to its well-known attractions like The Bund and Jing'an Temple, this destination is home to Pudong Riverside Promenade and Park and Yu Yuan Garden, which you can enjoy while spending very little.

If you're hunting for affordable places to stay in Shanghai, you can book your choice of the 149 budget accommodations in the area. These options offer competitive rates and have positive reviews from Expedia travelers in search of a bargain:

Shanghai Forson Int'l Boutique Hotel - I - 3.5-star hotel. You'll find free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its proximity to the airport and clean rooms.

Seventh Heaven Hotel - Customers like this 3-star historic hotel for its proximity to shops and overall value. It offers free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar.

Hao Du Hotel - At this 2.5-star hotel, you can take advantage of free WiFi, a restaurant, and air conditioning. Reviews mention the central location and spacious rooms.

Amersino Hotel Shanghai - 3-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi, a restaurant, and free bottled water at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its good location and helpful staff.

City Hotel Shanghai - Customers like this 3.5-star hotel for its good location and overall value. It offers free WiFi, an indoor pool, and 3 restaurants.

Planning Your Trip to Shanghai

Still choosing trip dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can maximize your time.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 86°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average temperature of 38°F
  • Rainiest months: June, July, August, and September, with an average rainfall of 5.95 inches
  • Driest months: December, January, November, and February, with an average rainfall of 2.00 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Shanghai

Shanghai attracts visitors with its top museums and major shopping area, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as The Bund and Jing'an Temple, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Enjoy the outdoors at Pudong Riverside Promenade and Park and Yu Yuan Garden, or hunt for bargains with some shopping at Nanjing Road Shopping District.

Shanghai is also notable for its:
  • Temples
  • Sightseeing
  • Parks
  • Tours
  • Restaurants
  • Historical sites
  • Monuments

Getting Around Shanghai

The nearest airport is 8 mi (12.9 km) from the city center in Shanghai (SHA-Hongqiao Intl.). If that doesn't suit your budget, you can look into flights to Shanghai (PVG-Pudong Intl.), which is 20.3 mi (32.7 km) away. You can access metro transit at People's Square Station, Dashijie Station, and Xinzha Road Station. If you want to journey outside of the city, hop aboard a train from Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai South Railway Station, or Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station.

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