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Featured Hostels in Shanghai

Bufan International Hostel
2 out of 5
Floor 3, No 4943, Chuansha Road, Chuanshaxin Town, Pudong, Shanghai
Free cancellation
SG$31
per night
13 Dec-14 Dec

Located in Pudong, this hostel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Shanghai Disneyland© and Shanghai New International Expo Centre. ...

4/5Very Good! (14 reviews)

"Will consider staying again if I were to visit Shanghai again. The host were very friendly."…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov,2019

Bufan International Hostel
Shanghai Meego Youth Hostel
1 out of 5
No.495 Jiangning Road, Jingan District, Shanghai, Shanghai
Free cancellation
SG$36
per night
15 Dec-16 Dec

Located in Jing'an, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Jing'an Temple, Former French Concession and Nanjing Road Shopping District. People's Square and Shanghai ...

4/5Very Good! (27 reviews)

"Well maintained and furnished. Washing machine and dryer available which is a plus point. Location wise, imagine a circle represented by subway lines, and the hostel is located right in the middle. Walking s"…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar,2019

Shanghai Meego Youth Hostel
The Phoenix Hostel Shanghai
2 out of 5
17 South Yun Nan Road, Shanghai
SG$27
per night
15 Dec-16 Dec

Located in Downtown Shanghai, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Shanghai Museum and People's Square. Former French Concession and Xintiandi Style Shoppping ...

4.3/5Excellent! (192 reviews)

"I stayed for four nights in a double room. Firstly, it was very clean and well maintained. The location is excellent, however the best part was the staff, Activites and other travellers. (Forgive me if I forget some names) but Peter, lucky, Lu lu and all other staff were friendly and amazing. Highly ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Dec,2019

The Phoenix Hostel Shanghai
J Trip Youth Hostel
3 out of 5
Citizen Building C96, Lane 3188, Xiupu Road, Shanghai
SG$31
per night
13 Dec-14 Dec

Located in Pudong, this hostel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Shanghai Disneyland©, Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park and Shanghai New International Expo Centre. ...

3.5/5Good! (15 reviews)

"Not a working number & not very easy to get ahold of the property."…"

Reviewed on 23 Apr,2019

J Trip Youth Hostel
Shanghai Sky168 Youth Hostel
2 out of 5
No.333 Datong Road, Jingan District, Shanghai, Shanghai
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Located in Jing'an, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Duolun Road, Jade Buddha Temple and Nanjing Road Shopping District. People's Square and Shanghai ...

1/5 (2 reviews)

"Hele lieve mensen, alleen is dit geen hostel maar een plek waar Chinezen op een kluitje wonen op zoek naar een baan. Niemand spreekt Engels. Het is zeker een manier om te ontdekken hoe het merendeel van de Chinezen in Shanghai leven. Maar ik ben blij dat ik een andere plek heb gevonden, wat zeker ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar,2019

Shanghai Sky168 Youth Hostel
Tours * Soho Garden Hotel (Shanghai City Centre Riverside)
2 out of 5
No. 1307, South Suzhou Rd, Huangpu, Shanghai, Shanghai
Free cancellation
SG$28
per night
15 Dec-16 Dec

Located in Jing'an, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Brilliance Shimao International Plaza, Jade Buddha Temple and Nanjing Road Shopping District. People's ...

3.4/5Good! (92 reviews)

"Nice place"…"

Reviewed on 9 Dec,2019

Tours * Soho Garden Hotel (Shanghai City Centre Riverside)
Le Tour Traveler's Rest Youth Hostel
2 out of 5
Building 36, Alley 319, Jiaozhou Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
SG$48
per night
1 Jan-2 Jan

Located in Jing'an, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Jing An Park and Jing'an Temple. Jade Buddha Temple and Nanjing Road Shopping District are also ...

3.9/5Very Good! (108 reviews)
Great location for a good price

"Le Tour is great for budget travelers looking for decent lodgings in a great area. Location is definitely one of the pros; tons of great bars, restaurants, and shopping in a 3 block radius, along with 2 subway stops. The staff weren't particularly friendly/welcoming, but all were competent and ready ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Sep,2019

Le Tour Traveler's Rest Youth Hostel
Graceland Garden Court Hotel
4 out of 5
No. 1 Zi Xun Road, Pu Jiang Town Minhang District, Shanghai
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
SG$127
per night
13 Dec-14 Dec

Located in Minhang, this hostel is within 12 miles (20 km) of Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech ...

2/5 (1 review)
I'll not stay here again, ever.

"The staff could not speak English at all. Not even a single word. Not even yes or no. The bathroom door of the room was partly blocked by none other than the can. Breakfast needs serious improvement."…"

Reviewed on 31 May,2018

Graceland Garden Court Hotel
Shanghai Soho Bund International Youth Hostel
2.5 out of 5
No. 239, Daming Rd, Hongkou District, Shanghai, Shanghai
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Located in Hong Kou, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Qipu Lu Clothing Market, Nanjing Road Shopping District and The Bund. Pudong Riverside Promenade ...

2.8/5 (15 reviews)
I will never come back again

"It was my nightmare staying in this place. After checked in we found everything old and lack of maintenance. My room was on the second floor, no elevetor for our heavy luggages. The room has no window. no ventilation, not big enough for two people to use even, smells of tuilet, moldy washroom. The ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Apr,2017

Shanghai Soho Bund International Youth Hostel
Shanghai Summer Youth Hostel
1 out of 5
Unit 809 ,2nd phase building 5, No.188, Taiyangshan Rd, Shanghai
SG$48
per night
15 Dec-16 Dec

Located in Jing'an, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Brilliance Shimao International Plaza, Jade Buddha Temple and Nanjing Road Shopping District. People's ...

2.8/5 (4 reviews)
Wouldn't recommend for foreign backpackers

"It's just a couple of apartments with shared dormitory rooms. You have to call to find the place and each time you want to be let in (even though the phone number on my booking didn't work). No toilet paper, and all Chinese guests that don't speak English and some that smoke in the rooms."…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar,2019

Shanghai Summer Youth Hostel
Weflow Hostel
2 out of 5
No.33 Zhongshan North 1st Road, Shanghai
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Located in Hong Kou, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Duolun Road and within 3 miles (5 km) of The Bund and Nanjing Road Shopping District. Pudong Riverside ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (16 reviews)

"The location is ok, right in between the 2 subway stations, about a 10 minute walk. The stadium subway has great eats in the mall and the the other subway is great for getting to and from popular destinations in the city."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jul,2019

Weflow Hostel
Shanghai Mofang Style Girls' Hostel
2 out of 5
No. 938 Datong Road, Jingan District, Shanghai, Shanghai
SG$22
per night
13 Dec-14 Dec

Located in Jing'an, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Brilliance Shimao International Plaza, Jade Buddha Temple and Nanjing Road Shopping District. People's ...

1/5 (1 review)

"Cette auberge ne prend pas les étrangers! Je me suis retrouver à sans auberge une fois arrivée sur place le gérant n’en parle pas l’anglais et il m’a juste dit “appeler expédia pour leur dire que vous annuler nous on vous prend pas”"…"

Reviewed on 4 Jul,2019

Shanghai Mofang Style Girls' Hostel
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Other property types in Shanghai

Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre
Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre
5 out of 5
555 Middle Xizang Road, (Close to Nanjing), Huangpu District, Shanghai, Shanghai
SG$165
per night
13 Dec-14 Dec
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,671 reviews)

"This is one amazing property -- room was large enough for a family! Amenities like the gym and the pool are rare finds in the city! The breakfast spread was amazingly wide in variety and no one can complain about the choices. Staff was very courteous and helpful! rating"…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov,2019

Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre
Novotel Shanghai Clover
Novotel Shanghai Clover
4.5 out of 5
Building No 1, Lane 3188, Xiupu Road, Pudong, Shanghai
SG$104
per night
13 Dec-14 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (830 reviews)

"Gd that the hotel provide free shuttle bus to Disneyland n free shuttle to Pudong Airport."…"

Reviewed on 8 Dec,2019

Novotel Shanghai Clover
Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World
Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World
5 out of 5
88 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
SG$137
per night
20 Dec-21 Dec
4.4/5Excellent! (1,609 reviews)

"Location was excellent, near Nanjing road, the Bund and Restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 8 Dec,2019

Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're searching for an affordable place to stay in Shanghai, one of its 19 hostels could be a great option. No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodation options all offer the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)
  • Low prices
  • A social atmosphere

Hostels are a great way to stay in Shanghai for a lower cost, so you can save your budget for exploring. You can check out the museums and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Shanghai?

The weather can be important when you want to venture out and explore, so here's a little information that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 15° C and night-time temperatures average 2° C
  • April-June: 29° C is the daytime average and 9° C is the night-time average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 32° C and night-time averages are around 19° C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 24° C during the day and 3° C at night
  • Average rainfall is 1151 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Shanghai?

Depending on what you're interested in, you might like these places to visit:

Top Sights
  • The Bund
  • Jing'an Temple
  • Shanghai Tower
Natural Features
  • Pudong Riverside Promenade and Park
  • Yu Garden
  • Renmin Park
Cultural Attractions
  • Shanghai Museum
  • Former Shanghai French Concession
  • Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum

Generally, Shanghai is known for its:

  • Museums
  • Shopping
  • Temples
  • Sightseeing
  • Parks
  • Tours
  • Historical sites
  • Restaurants

How to Get to Shanghai and Around the Area

You can find the nearest airport in Shanghai (SHA-Hongqiao Intl.), 8 mi (12.9 km) from the city centre. An alternative is Shanghai (PVG-Pudong Intl.), located 20.3 mi (32.7 km) away. Once you've arrived, you may want to use public transport to get around. You can access metro transport at People's Square Station, Dashijie Station and Xinzha Road Station. To explore more of the surrounding area, hop on a train at Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai South Railway Station or Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station.