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Best Shanghai hostels

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Shanghai Hidden Garden International Youth Hostel - Shanghai - Bar
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Shanghai Blue Mountain Bund Youth Hostel - Shanghai - Patio

Shanghai hostels near the city centre

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Chelan Homestay - Shanghai
Chelan Homestay
6.8 Okay

How much is a Shanghai hostel?

Here are our most popular & best value hostels

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Cheapest month to stay with an average 64% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 596% rise in price.
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When to book a hostel in Shanghai

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Top tips for finding Shanghai hostel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Shanghai, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Shanghai in March and July.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Shanghai if you stay on a Tuesday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Saturday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book more than 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a Shanghai hostel.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Shanghai

  • What are the best hostels near Nanjing Road?

    Nanjing Road is a popular area in Shanghai and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Mingtown Etour Youth Hostel or Dayin International Youth Hostel East Nanjing Road & The Bund for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Nanjing Road.

  • How much does a hostel cost in Shanghai?

    Hostel prices in Shanghai can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in Shanghai is $47 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as $11 in the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hostel in Shanghai for tonight?

    The best price a KAYAK user has found for a 3-star hostel in Shanghai in the last 3 hours was $13 and the lowest priced 4-star hostel was $11. The cheapest hostel found on KAYAK for tonight is $11.

  • How much is a hostel in Shanghai for this weekend?

    In the last 72 hours, KAYAK users have booked Shanghai hostel for this weekend for as low as $12. Users have also found 3 star hotels from $14 and 4-star plus hotels from $12.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in Shanghai?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in Shanghai is $47 compared to $125 for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best hostels in Shanghai?

Our map will help you find the perfect hostel in Shanghai by showing you the exact location of each hostel