If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Shanghai, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Shanghai in February and January.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Shanghai if you stay on a Monday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 4 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Shanghai accommodation.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Shanghai found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was R192, while the most expensive was R193.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Shanghai for 3 days.
For those looking to immerse themselves in the buzz of Shanghai city centre, hotels on the Bund are an attractive prospect, offering easy access to the waterfront’s many shops, bars and restaurants.
For a Shanghai hotel with an edgy, modern vibe, try The Waterhouse at South Bund, a boutique hotel housed within a former concrete dock house.
Hotels in Shanghai near the Bund frequently come with a price tag. Those looking to save money will find cheaper options downtown, west of the Huangpu river.
The Old City is an atmospheric haven of narrow streets, botanical gardens, and Buddhist temples, with a range of hostels, guesthouses and budget hotels.
Business travellers often choose to stay in the dynamic district of Pudong, on the eastern banks of the Huangpu river. For service worthy of 5 stars, look to international giants like the Doubletree by Hilton or the Sheraton Grand Hotel.
Good mid-price hotel options in Pudong include the Dorsett and Grand Mercure, which are both located near Shanghai Century Park and within a 15-minute walk of Shanghai International Convention Centre.
Fashionistas searching for stylish digs will relish the chance to stay in Shanghai’s colonial-style French Concession, a chic area famed for its cafes, shops and tree-lined boulevards.
Jing-an (called the Paris of the East) is another major draw for shopping addicts, with luxury and boutique-style hotels centred around West Nanjing Road.
Guests travelling with family or as part of a group will find a range of fully serviced apartments such as the De Kong Apartment Hotel in Pudong, which features an on-site restaurant, games room, and free parking.
Facilities at the Rayfont Celebrity Hotel Apartment in Xuhui, near the leafy French Concession, include a gym, swimming pool and tennis courts.