Hostels in Guangzhou, China

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Get to know Guangzhou (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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 Guangzhou. To help you make friends with Guangzhou before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Guangzhou is also named and spelled Guang Zhou - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Guangzhou, a chaotic city in China, is the capital of the province of Guangdong. Canton City (as it's also known) is one of the biggest and most important cities in China, recognized for streets with flashing neons and crowds of people, and also for its modern areas. Guangzhou is also known for being the city in China with many restaurants, so just give it a try -– but be aware that in Canton, you might get surprised/shocked with some ingredients. A must-eat in Guangzhou is dim-sum, their specialty.

Guangzhou is an important city in China, with a great system of transports -– you can easily reach Canton by plane, bus or train (this is also probably the best way to depart to Hong Kong, which definitely deserves a visit).

During your stay, you don't want to miss the chance to visit the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King (one of the best museums in China), Yuexiu Park (a beautiful park with a lot of historical landmarks, and where you will also find the Zhenhai Tower –- provides beautiful views of Guangzhou city), Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, Guangxiao Temple (the oldest in the city), the orchid garden, and the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

If you visit this city in summer, you should also visit the Pearl River area, a place full of life and small markets; there are also companies that organize evening cruises to get a different perspective of the city.

There are a lot of hostels in Guangzhou, but they are a little bit more expensive compared to others cities in China. Most Guangzhou hostels are really nice, with all the average facilities.

Written by local enthusiast for Guangzhou hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Guangzhou hostels Grace

FAQ about Guangzhou Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Guangzhou. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Guangzhou. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Guangzhou costs on average $10 for a dorm. A hostel in Guangzhou with private rooms costs on average $38. shows all 11 Hostels in Guangzhou. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 11 hostels in Guangzhou, China. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Guangzhou such as
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Your Packing List for Guangzhou

Your Packing List for Guangzhou

Pack smart, not hard


Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Guangzhou 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.

Get your full Packing List here

Guangzhou Hostel Cheatsheet

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 Guangzhou, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
11 Total number of hostels
$10 Average dorm price
$38 Average private room price
$7 Cheapest hostel in Guangzhou
Most Guangzhou hostels are located in
Yuexiu District, Hai Zhu District, Tianhe District
3.7 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

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Zhuhai (99 Km / 61 mi.)
Shenzhen (105 Km / 65 mi.)
Macau (106 Km / 66 mi.)
Huizhou (119 Km / 74 mi.)
Hong Kong (131 Km / 81 mi.)

Travel Tips for Guangzhou - from the Community

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