Shanghai hostels

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Best Shanghai hostels

Most recommended Shanghai hostels

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Dengba Hostel Shanghai Flagship Store - Shanghai - Bar
Free Wi-Fi
Pod Inn (Shanghai Pudong Airport) - Shanghai - Bedroom
Free Wi-Fi
Weflow Hostel
8.8 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Phoenix Hostel
10 Wonderful
Free Wi-Fi

Shanghai hostels near the city center

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Ma Cherie Homestay - Shanghai
Ma Cherie 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 68% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 94% 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 July and February.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Shanghai if you stay on a Friday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Saturday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 77 days before your stay to get the best price for a Shanghai hostel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in Shanghai found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $51, while the most expensive was $74.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in Shanghai for 8 days.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Shanghai

  • What are the best hostels near Shanghai Oriental Sports Center?

    Shanghai Oriental Sports Center is a popular area in Shanghai and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Shangjie Hostel or Zhida Youth Hostel Word Expo for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Shanghai Oriental Sports Center.

  • 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 $56 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as $9 in the last 3 days.

  • 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 $56 compared to $144 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.

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