Hostels in Shanghai, Chine

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Get to know Shanghai (no more "I wish I knew this before")

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Shanghai here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

FAQ about Shanghai Hostels

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

A hostel in Shanghai costs on average $18 for a dorm. A hostel in Shanghai with private rooms costs on average $54. shows all 23 Hostels in Shanghai. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
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Shanghai Hidden Garden International Youth Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Shanghai.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Shanghai

Your Packing List for Shanghai

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Shanghai and Chine.

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

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.
23 Total number of hostels
$18 Average dorm price
$54 Average private room price
$12 Cheapest hostel in Shanghai
3 Party hostels in Shanghai
Most Shanghai hostels are located in
Huangpu District, Jingan District, Changning District
6.6 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

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Tongxiang (108 Km / 67 mi.)
Wuxi (118 Km / 73 mi.)
Huadu (142 Km / 88 mi.)
Shaoxing (160 Km / 99 mi.)
Hangzhou (161 Km / 100 mi.)
Moganshan (164 Km / 102 mi.)

Travel Tips for Shanghai - from the Community

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