Shanghai hostels

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Best Shanghai hostels

Most recommended Shanghai hostels

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Weflow Hostel (Shanghai Hongkou) - Shanghai - Restaurant
Weflow Hostel (Shanghai Hongkou)
8.4 Very good
HongkouC$ 27+
C$ 27+
Free Wi-Fi
The Phoenix Hostel Shanghai - Shanghai - Bar
The Phoenix Hostel Shanghai
9.7 Wonderful
HuangpuC$ 96+
C$ 96+
Free Wi-Fi
Captain Hostel Fuzhou Road
8.4 Very good
HuangpuC$ 64+
C$ 64+
Free Wi-Fi

Shanghai hostels near the city centre

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Chelan Homestay - Shanghai
Chelan Homestay
6.8 Okay
HuangpuC$ 70+
C$ 70+

How much is a Shanghai hostel?

Here are our most popular & best value hostels

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High season


Average price (weeknight)

C$ 33

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 23
Cheapest month to stay with an average 68% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 213% rise in price.
Average Sun. - Thu. price over the last 2 weeks.
Average Fri. & Sat. price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a hostel in Shanghai

Price per night / 3-star hostel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
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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 November and December.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Shanghai if you stay on a Thursday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Monday.
  • 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.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in Shanghai found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 96, while the most expensive was C$ 98.

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