Hostels in Shanghai, China

15 hostels available. Prices start from $8 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Shanghai

Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Check in from 12:00 noon to 23:00. Check out before 12:00 noon. Taxes included. Breakfast not included. No curfew. Child friendly. Non smoking." …"Walk 30 meters to Nanjing East Road … More
from $13.38
Female Solo Traveller Quiet Rest Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
"…Modern decoration and modern hardware and facilities are all brand products. The whole hostel adopts the electronic access control system. Each bed is an independent bed with private shutters, … More
from $7.36
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…As a century old building in Shanghai, the ground is all terrazzo, and each brick is polished manually. According to the ergonomics each bunk is specially customized with environmentally friendly … More
from $8.63
Party Hostel
"…6-beds rooms have no window and feel damp. my group had separate rooms because of bad booking system, he stayed in a 8-bed room with window, with an AC unit that blow hot air. yes, hot air when … More
from $9.27
Party Hostel
"…The hostel has been designed by a young Shanghainese designer, who graduated from one of the top European universities: ETH Zurich. Weflow Hostel (People's Square) is located in Jing'an District, … More
from $9.05
Family-Friendly Hostel Female Solo Traveller
"…(12)星巴克全球最大旗舰店 STARBUCKS RESERVE ROASTERY (13)静安体育健身中心 Jingan Sports Centre (14)Reebok CrossFit MeWellness (15)Becycle (16)Absolute MMA (17)静安寺 Jingan Temple (18)玉佛寺 YuFo Temple (19) … More
from $8.08
Couples Family-Friendly Hostel Older travelers (+50)
"…Our aim is to provide each guest with a comfortable and quiet environment, attentive service. We decorate a unique style of literature and art, modern and simple rooms, equipped with … More
from $7.90

Ma Cherie Homestay

Huangpu District
Family-Friendly Hostel Youth Hostel
"…3. Check out before 12:00 noon. 4. Payment upon arrival by cash. 5. Taxes included. 6. Breakfast not included. 7. No Smoking in room, we have smoking area. 8. Reception working 24 hours." …" … More
from $10.95
"…This one is located at Hongqiao Metro Station,subway Line 3/4/10, with very convenient transportation and close to the famous tourist attractions Hengshan Road and Shanghai Jiao Tong University … More
from $8.63
Digital Nomads Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
98 Liuhe Road Shanghai More
from $17.28
Adventure Hostels Digital Nomads Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller
Room 601, 6F, No. 350 South Shanxi Road More
from $13.53
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
126 Hankou Road More
from $11.67
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
2/F, Tendo Mansion, No. 700 Republican New Road More
from $8.59
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…great location and comfortable stay - I stayed in this hostel while we were visiting shanghai for wekend trip .we reached hostel at 12 in the morning , location is great its not that far from the … More

Hotels in Shanghai

"…From the nearest airport, you can get to Shanghai Fish Inn East Nanjing Road by Taxi 30min. ***Property Policies & Conditions:   Cancellation policy: At least 2 days advance notice for … More
from $43.62

Modena Putuo


Free Breakfast
"Ideally situated in the heart of Zhenru City (Shanghai), Modena Putuo Shanghai redefines urban living with a refreshing twist. Within walking distance to Metro Station Line 7 and only 10 minutes … More
from $43.80

Shanghai Fish Inn Bund

Huangpu District
"Fish Inn Bund is a boutique hotel locates right at the center of Shanghai. It is hidden in the traditional residential area of Shanghai, typical Shi Ku Men area. Only five minutes' walk from the … More
from $35.79

Apartments in Shanghai

"Located in Shanghai, Remote home for travelers at Shanghai welcomes your stay with us. There is a shopping mall near the Remote home for travelers at Shanghai and the transportation is convenient … More

Hostels in Shanghai, China

14 hostels available. Prices start from $16.00 for a dorm bed.
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Get to know Shanghai (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 can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel.

 Street market at Yu Yuan Garden in Shanghai.

Shanghai is one of the most visited cities in China and is a seaport on the East China Sea. It is divided into 18 suburbs, whereof nine are located in the central region (Puxi).

A couple of the places you can stay in if you are looking for a hostel in Shanghai are Huangpu, the historic center of the city and Xuhui which offers lots of hip shopping and lifestyle spots. Generally speaking, you can expect Shanghai hostels to be clean and safe with friendly staff to help you in every situation.

If arriving by plane you will probably arrive at Shanghai Pudong airport. To get to the city center, take the legendary high-speed maglev train which reaches a speed of 430 km/hour. Getting to and from your hostel in Shanghai is also no problem since the city is served by a modern and comprehensive public transport system. If you get lost and ask somebody for directions, be aware that most people will think it is impolite to tell you they do not know either. Instead, they might lead you the wrong way just to give you an answer.

While you are there, enjoy some of the numerous cultural activities such as exploring the Shanghai Museum or the Museum of Art and History, attending a performance of a classic Chinese opera, or discovering the mixture of Chinese and modern architecture. You can also go shopping on Nanjing Road, discover up-and-coming Chinese artists at Moganshan Art District and join the vibrant nightlife in the hip district Xintiandi. After all that you'll be ready for a good night's rest at your Shanghai hostel.

Written by local expertz for Shanghai

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Shanghai 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 Shanghai, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 15
Average dorm price $27
Average private room price $81
Cheapest hostel in Shanghai Shanghai Meego Yes Hotel with $16
Party hostels in Shanghai Dayin International Youth Hostel (7 in total)
Most Shanghai hostels are located in Huangpu District, Jingan District, Lujiazui District
Average rating of all hostels 5.4

FAQ about Shanghai Hostels

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Travel Tips for Shanghai - from the Community

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