Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Suzhou, China. You can choose from 9 Suzhou hostels. In total, there are 14 cheap places to stay in Suzhou such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $7 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 Suzhou, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Most Suzhou hostels are located in
Gu Su District, Gusu district, Pingjiang 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 Suzhou? 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 Suzhou alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Suzhou. 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 Suzhou. To help you make friends with Suzhou before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Located in the east of the country, Suzhou, China, has a rich history. The first settlements date back to the fifth century BC. The city has been famous for the silk of great quality, and consequently, the local economy has been flourishing for many centuries; due to the great wealth, many beautiful gardens and palaces were built. Historically speaking, the city of Suzhou has always been a major center of Wu culture. This culture developed around Lake Tai. Nowadays, the ancient heritage such as the palaces are major attractions for national as well as international tourists. The Classic Gardens have been classified as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today, around ten million people live in the city. The city boasts an international airport -- Sunan Shuofang International Airport is around forty kilometres from the centre of the city. If you cannot find a suitable flight, check out the airports of Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Nanjing. Frequent train and bus connections are available, as well.
The climate in the region is subtropical. You can expect comparatively hot summers with average maximum temperatures ranging from twenty-seven to thirty-two degrees Celsius. In winter, maximum temperatures around eight to eleven degrees are common. However, sometimes, winds coming from Siberia can cause temperatures to fall below zero degrees Celsius at night.
You can find numerous Suzhou, China hostels, guesthouses, and hotels here. Most accommodations such as the hostels in Suzhou, China, are located right in the centre of the city offering excellent opportunities to get around quickly. The quality of the hostels in Suzhou, China, varies, so try to gather as much information as you can before you book, in order to avoid disappointments.
There are numerous beautiful gardens in the city. One of the most beautiful ones is the so-called The Garden of the Master of the Nets. The architecture and style are rather small compared to the others in Suzhou. Nevertheless, the excellent balance of stones, plants, timber, and water is considered to be extraordinarily beautiful. The garden was first built in the eleventh century. If you like temples and historic buildings, do not miss the Cold Mountain Temple; the complex was built in during the Liang Dynasty in the sixth century. The whole area used to be an important canal, and has been rebuilt as it was in former times.
Written by local enthusiast for Suzhou hostels Flo
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Suzhou. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Suzhou. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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It's quite different from other Jiangsu cities.
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Suzhou 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.