5 Hostels in Xiamen, China

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Xiamen, China. You can choose from 5 Xiamen hostels. In total, there are 7 cheap places to stay in Xiamen such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.

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Xiamen 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 Xiamen, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Party hostels in Xiamen


(Xiamen International Youth Hostel is the best rated)

Most Xiamen hostels are located in

Siming District, Si Ming District, Gulangyu Island

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Xiamen for all Traveller Types

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.

Best Hostels in Xiamen for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Xiamen? 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 Xiamen alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Xiamen. 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.

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

Xiamen, China, in the Fujian province, is located in the southeastern corner of China, opposite Taiwan. It is just under five hundred kilometers northeast of Hong Kong along the coast. Xiamen used to be an island, but the city has spread north onto the mainland and is now joined to it by a series of causeways and two underwater tunnels.

Just off the southwest coast of Xiamen Island is tiny Gulangyu Island, a pedestrian-only island that was occupied by various European settlers after the First Opium War in the mid-nineteenth century. The architecture of the island reflects this diversity, with many colonial European styles present. Gulangyu is also home to a piano museum! Gulangyu is easily reached by a five-minute ferry from central Xiamen.

Xiamen is also known for its tree-lined beaches, botanical gardens, and the Xiamen Wushipu Oil Painting Village, which employs around five thousand artists.

There are a couple of international youth hostels in Xiamen, China, catering for domestic and international travelers alike. You'll find them in Siming district, about twenty-five minutes’ walk from Five-Old-Men Peaks in Wanshi Botanical Gardens, behind the Nanputuo Temple in the southwest of the island. The hostels in Xiamen, China, are well run and are easily reached by public transport from the mainland center of Xiamen. The Xiamen, China hostels are good places to meet other travelers and get information for your onward trips and also for what to see and do in and around the city.

Xiamen is also known for its street food markets. These tend to pop up during the evenings, where visitors can taste Xiaochi, a particular Chinese/Taiwanese street cuisine of small snacks eaten together to form a more substantial meal.

Getting around Xiamen has been made easier with the construction of the Xiamen Metro. Although this has yet to be completed, one line from Yannei on the mainland to Siming on the island, has been operational as of just before this writing.

Written by local enthusiast for Xiamen hostels

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Magong Magong (184 Km / 114 mi.)
Penghu Penghu (185 Km / 115 mi.)

FAQ about Xiamen Hostels

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

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FAQ about Xiamen Hostels

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Xiamen International Youth Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Xiamen.
It offers: Bar.

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Your Packing List for Xiamen

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Xiamen 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:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

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.

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Your Packing List for Xiamen