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Best Shanghai hostels

Most recommended Shanghai hostels

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Shanghai Blue Mountain Bund Youth Hostel - Shanghai - Patio
R1 433+
Air conditioning
Shanghai Soho Bund International Youth Hostel - Shanghai - Outdoor view
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Phoenix Hostel
10 Wonderful
HuangpuR1 320+
R1 320+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Zhujiajiao Uma Hostel
QingpuR1 866+
R1 866+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning

Shanghai hostels near the city centre

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Chelan Homestay - Shanghai
Chelan Homestay
6.7 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

  • 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 R45 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as R0 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 R12 and the lowest priced 4-star hostel was R10. The cheapest hostel found on KAYAK for tonight is R0.

  • 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 R12. Users have also found 3 star hotels from R13 and 4-star plus hotels from R12.

  • 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 R45 compared to R126 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