Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Shenzhen, China. You can choose from 8 Shenzhen hostels. In total, there are 12 cheap places to stay in Shenzhen such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $12 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 Shenzhen, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Most Shenzhen hostels are located in
Futian District, Bao'an District, Nanshan 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 Shenzhen? 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 Shenzhen alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Shenzhen. 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 Shenzhen. To help you make friends with Shenzhen before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Shenzhen is where China started the process of become a manufacturing giant. The government first allowed extreme foreign investment in this "special economic zone." The city continues to boom and is very much the workshop to the world. The city now has an ever growing metro (subway) easing transportation, although you will still see many people getting around by bike here. Visit Shenzhen for an impression of what "Made in China" means, and to experience the rapid urbanization of this country first hand. See how the young people who have flocked here from all over China live. Shenzhen serves as the gateway between Hong Kong and the mainland, it's an easy trip between the two via suburban rail on the Hong Kong side, crossing the indoor border stations on foot and coming out at the Shenzhen train station with connections to the Shenzhen Metro.
The Shenzhen hostel scene isn't huge and is mostly filled with Chinese backpackers and travelers. Many are headed to Hong Kong, where many are only allowed a very short stay. This means getting a bed here can be tough on weekends, especially during the summer holidays. So do book as far ahead as possible. As far as the hostels themselves go, all the hostels in town are big and rather institutional, although still are of good quality and cleanliness. On the upside choosing a hostel Shenzhen based on location is easy, all are well connected by multiple public transportation lines. Just keep in mind that it takes time to get around this gigantic, grid-locked city.
Written by local enthusiast for Shenzhen hostels Carl
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Shenzhen. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Shenzhen. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Shenzhen. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Shenzhen. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!
It's no tourist city unless you are into shopping. It is a new town that did not exist twenty-five years ago. For most people it's a place to stay en route for Hong Kong. Chinese tourists visit the Windows on the World theme park which has miniatures or such world icons as the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Sydney Opera House, and has an associated commercial bar street attached to it.
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Shenzhen 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.