Hostels in Shenzhen, China

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Get to know Shenzhen (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 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

Written by local enthusiast for Shenzhen hostels Carl

FAQ about Shenzhen Hostels

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?

A hostel in Shenzhen costs on average $14 for a dorm. A hostel in Shenzhen with private rooms costs on average $72.
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Shenzhen Loft Youth Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Shenzhen.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Shenzhen

Your Packing List for Shenzhen

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let'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.

Get your full Packing List here

Shenzhen 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 Shenzhen, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
5 Total number of hostels
$14 Average dorm price
$72 Average private room price
$12 Cheapest hostel in Shenzhen
2 Party hostels in Shenzhen
Shenzhen Loft Youth Hostel is the best rated
Most Shenzhen hostels are located in
Nanshan District, Futian DIstrict
8.1 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Shenzhen - from the Community

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