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The Phoenix Hostel Shanghai
The Phoenix Hostel Shanghai
8.6 Excellent
17 South Yun Nan Road, Shanghai, China
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2.7 km from city centre, Shanghai, SH, China 
ExcellentBased on 11 reviews
8.6

This relaxed hostel is situated in Huangpu, and features free Wi-Fi, an express check-in and check-out feature and laundry facilities. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to sightsee in the area.

Shanghai Rock & Wood International Youth Hostel
Shanghai Rock & Wood International Youth Hostel
8.2 Excellent
No.278 Lane.615 Zhaohua Road, Shanghai, China
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7.2 km from city centre, Shanghai, SH, China 
ExcellentBased on 13 reviews
8.2

Shanghai Rock & Wood International Youth Hostel provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Shanghai. It also features laundry facilities, a library and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Shanghai Blue Mountain Bund Youth Hostel
Shanghai Blue Mountain Bund Youth Hostel
8.7 Excellent
6F, No350, South Shanxi Road, Shanghai, China
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3.2 km from city centre, Shanghai, SH, China 
ExcellentBased on 1,342 reviews
8.7

Located in Huangpu, this 3-star hostel is within easy walking distance of the Shanghai Natural History Museum and Bund Center. It also offers free Wi-Fi.

Le Tour Traveler's Rest Youth Hostel
Le Tour Traveler's Rest Youth Hostel
8.4 Excellent
Building 36, Alley 319, Jiaozhou Road, Shanghai, China
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5.3 km from city centre, Shanghai, SH, China 
ExcellentBased on 1 review
8.4

Shanghai Le Tour Traveler's Rest Youth Hostel is located in Shanghai and offers guests free Wi-Fi. It is set amongst a variety of dining options and is within a 10-minute walk of Jing'an Temple Metro Station.

Captain Hostel-Fu Zhou Rd Branch Shanghai
Captain Hostel-Fu Zhou Rd Branch Shanghai
5.8 Okay
No.37 Fuzhou Rd, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
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2.6 km from city centre, Shanghai, SH, China 
OkayBased on 12 reviews
5.8

This themed Shanghai hostel is located within a 10-minute walk of East Nanjing Road Metro Station. It also offers free Wi-Fi and a rooftop terrace.

Shanghai Blue Mountain Youth Hostel - Luwan
Shanghai Blue Mountain Youth Hostel - Luwan
2f No 1a Lane 1072 Quxi Road, Shanghai, China
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2.5 km from city centre, Shanghai, SH, China 

Shanghai Blue Mountain Youth Hostel - Luwan is situated in Huangpu, just 35 minutes from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Rooms are air conditioned and a wireless internet connection is provided free of charge.

Mingtown Shanghai Etour International Youth Hostel
Mingtown Shanghai Etour International Youth Hostel
7.1 Good
No.55 Jiangyin Road, Shanghai, China
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3.1 km from city centre, Shanghai, SH, China 
GoodBased on 12 reviews
7.1

This Shanghai hostel is located just two minutes from the Shanghai Museum, and provides charming accommodation. Guests can also make use of free wireless internet.

Tips for booking a hostel in Shanghai

Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:May
Average price in Shanghai:$25/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$9/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$10 - $40
Average price per night. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$14 - $53
Average price per night. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top rated Shanghai hostels

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Shanghai Blue Mountain Bund Youth Hostel
Shanghai Blue Mountain Bund Youth Hostel
8.7 Excellent
6F, No350, South Shanxi Road, Shanghai, China
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3.2 km from city centre, Shanghai, SH, China 

Located in Huangpu, this 3-star hostel is within easy walking distance of the Shanghai Natural History Museum and Bund Center. It also offers free Wi-Fi.

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Captain Hostel-Fu Zhou Rd Branch Shanghai
Captain Hostel-Fu Zhou Rd Branch Shanghai
5.8 Okay
No.37 Fuzhou Rd, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
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2.6 km from city centre, Shanghai, SH, China 

This themed Shanghai hostel is located within a 10-minute walk of East Nanjing Road Metro Station. It also offers free Wi-Fi and a rooftop terrace.

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Mingtown Shanghai Etour International Youth Hostel
Mingtown Shanghai Etour International Youth Hostel
7.1 Good
No.55 Jiangyin Road, Shanghai, China
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3.1 km from city centre, Shanghai, SH, China 

This Shanghai hostel is located just two minutes from the Shanghai Museum, and provides charming accommodation. Guests can also make use of free wireless internet.

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Shanghai Rock & Wood International Youth Hostel
Shanghai Rock & Wood International Youth Hostel
8.2 Excellent
No.278 Lane.615 Zhaohua Road, Shanghai, China
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7.2 km from city centre, Shanghai, SH, China 

Shanghai Rock & Wood International Youth Hostel provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Shanghai. It also features laundry facilities, a library and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$16
Avg. per night
Shanghai Blue Mountain Bund Youth Hostel
Shanghai Blue Mountain Bund Youth Hostel
8.7 Excellent
6F, No350, South Shanxi Road, Shanghai, China
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3.2 km from city centre, Shanghai, SH, China 

Located in Huangpu, this 3-star hostel is within easy walking distance of the Shanghai Natural History Museum and Bund Center. It also offers free Wi-Fi.

$18
Avg. per night
Shanghai Blue Mountain Youth Hostel - Luwan
Shanghai Blue Mountain Youth Hostel - Luwan
2f No 1a Lane 1072 Quxi Road, Shanghai, China
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2.5 km from city centre, Shanghai, SH, China 

Shanghai Blue Mountain Youth Hostel - Luwan is situated in Huangpu, just 35 minutes from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Rooms are air conditioned and a wireless internet connection is provided free of charge.

$18
Avg. per night
Mingtown Shanghai Etour International Youth Hostel
Mingtown Shanghai Etour International Youth Hostel
7.1 Good
No.55 Jiangyin Road, Shanghai, China
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3.1 km from city centre, Shanghai, SH, China 

This Shanghai hostel is located just two minutes from the Shanghai Museum, and provides charming accommodation. Guests can also make use of free wireless internet.

$33
Avg. per night
Captain Hostel-Fu Zhou Rd Branch Shanghai
Captain Hostel-Fu Zhou Rd Branch Shanghai
5.8 Okay
No.37 Fuzhou Rd, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
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2.6 km from city centre, Shanghai, SH, China 

This themed Shanghai hostel is located within a 10-minute walk of East Nanjing Road Metro Station. It also offers free Wi-Fi and a rooftop terrace.

$70
Avg. per night
Le Tour Traveler's Rest Youth Hostel
Le Tour Traveler's Rest Youth Hostel
8.4 Excellent
Building 36, Alley 319, Jiaozhou Road, Shanghai, China
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5.3 km from city centre, Shanghai, SH, China 

Shanghai Le Tour Traveler's Rest Youth Hostel is located in Shanghai and offers guests free Wi-Fi. It is set amongst a variety of dining options and is within a 10-minute walk of Jing'an Temple Metro Station.

$78
Avg. per night
The Phoenix Hostel Shanghai
The Phoenix Hostel Shanghai
8.6 Excellent
17 South Yun Nan Road, Shanghai, China
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2.7 km from city centre, Shanghai, SH, China 

This relaxed hostel is situated in Huangpu, and features free Wi-Fi, an express check-in and check-out feature and laundry facilities. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to sightsee in the area.

$105
Avg. per night

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Shanghai hostel FAQs

  • What is the cost of a hostel in Shanghai?

    $26/night is an average price for a hostel in Shanghai throughout the year. Hostel prices do vary, and you’ll find that in October is the most expensive month to book, and in November is the cheapest month to book. Our users recently found Shanghai hostels for as low as $9/night. In general, Shanghai hostels for $19 or less are a good deal.

  • What’s the best hostel in Shanghai?

    Based on rated reviews, the best hostel in Shanghai is Shanghai Blue Mountain Bund Youth Hostel. 1,342 users from HotelsCombined gave the Shanghai Blue Mountain Bund Youth Hostel a 8.7/10 rating.

  • What hostel is closest to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport?

    The closest Shanghai hostel to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport is Shanghai Rock & Wood International Youth Hostel, which is 8.1 km away.

  • What is the most popular hostel in Shanghai closest to People's Square?

    Mingtown Shanghai Etour International Youth Hostel happens to be the most popular Shanghai hostel near People's Square among our users. The Mingtown Shanghai Etour International Youth Hostel has a current rating of 7.1 from 12 HotelsCombined travellers. People's Square is also conveniently located just 0.6 km from this hostel.

  • Should I stay in a Shanghai hostel?

    Aside from the fact that Shanghai hostels tend to be more affordable than other stay types, they also have a more lively social scene. This social environment is perfect for individuals, couples, and even families who are looking to meet fellow travellers in Shanghai.