Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Dalian, China. You can choose from 8 Dalian hostels. In total, there are 10 cheap places to stay in Dalian such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $6 for a dorm.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Dalian, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Most Dalian hostels are located in
Shahekou District, Xigang District, Zhongshan District
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Dalian? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Dalian alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Dalian. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Dalian. To help you make friends with Dalian before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Located at the tip of the Liaodong Peninsula, the city of Dalian is one of China’s primary trade and commercial centres. Thanks to the city’s mild climate and variety of beaches, Dalian has become a thriving tourist destination with a number of city-wide festivals and events each year.
Hot springs resorts are plentiful in Dalian, for visitors who are looking for an indulgent luxury spa experience during their stay in China. Hostels are also readily available in a number of the city’s districts, giving travelers the opportunity to check out this unique city while sticking to a budget. Beyond hostels and resorts, Dalian also boasts a wide selection of mid-range hotels, vacation rentals, and bed and breakfasts.
Visitors to Dalian can take advantage of a wide variety of sights to see and things to do. Zhongshan Square features a number of classical buildings designed by Russians in the 19th century; Xinghai Square, or “Square of the Sea of Stars,” is the world’s largest city square; and Dalian Sightseeing Tower are just some of the architectural attractions. Tourists can also check out Sunasia Ocean World, Dalian Forest Zoo, Bangchuidao Scenic Area, Hēishíjiāo Geological Park, and Dalian Natural History Museum.
Venturing into Dalian’s northern suburbs, travelers can explore the Discoveryland Theme Park and Jinshitan National Holiday Resort. In the southwestern part of city, several temples and parks offer opportunities for history buffs to learn more about Dalian’s past. Ski resorts have also become popular in Dalian – with four famous options to choose from.
The Dalian Zoushuizi International Airport provides shuttle services to bring visitors to their local hostels or hotels, but public transportation is also readily available in Dalian. Biking is difficult in Dalian, due to the hilly roads, but the city’s bus and metro systems are very reliable and convenient for locals and tourists alike.
Written by local enthusiast for Dalian hostels Jakob Lombardi
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Dalian. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Dalian. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Dalian and China.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.