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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 
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.

Bufan International Hostel
Bufan International Hostel
7.0 Good
Floor 3, No 4943, Chuansha Road, Shanghai, China
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19.3 km from city centre, Shanghai, SH, China 
GoodBased on 2 reviews
7.0

This hotel is located in Pudong, and offers luggage storage, free Wi-Fi and laundry facilities.

Tuqu International Youth Hostel
Tuqu International Youth Hostel
No 20 Jinxian Road Chuansha Town Pudong New Distri, Shanghai, China
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19.0 km from city centre, Shanghai, SH, China 

Established in 2016, Tu Qu International Youth Hostel is located in Pudong. Guests can also enjoy free internet throughout the property.

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 1,363 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:$23/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$8/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$9 - $37
Average price per night. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$13 - $49
Average price per night. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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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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Tuqu International Youth Hostel
Tuqu International Youth Hostel
No 20 Jinxian Road Chuansha Town Pudong New Distri, Shanghai, China
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19.0 km from city centre, Shanghai, SH, China 

Established in 2016, Tu Qu International Youth Hostel is located in Pudong. Guests can also enjoy free internet throughout the property.

$12
Avg. per night
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.

$15
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.

$17
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.

$17
Avg. per night
Bufan International Hostel
Bufan International Hostel
7.0 Good
Floor 3, No 4943, Chuansha Road, Shanghai, China
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19.3 km from city centre, Shanghai, SH, China 

This hotel is located in Pudong, and offers luggage storage, free Wi-Fi and laundry facilities.

$31
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.

$31
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.

$65
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.

$72
Avg. per night

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Shanghai hostel FAQs

  • What is the cost of a hostel in Shanghai?

    On average, it’s $24/night for a hostel in Shanghai, though $18/night or less would be considered a good deal. The least expensive hostel our users have found recently was for $8/night in Shanghai. Try to avoid booking your hostel in October (the most expensive month). Booking in November (the cheapest month) could save you money.

  • What’s the best hostel in Shanghai?

    With an average review score of 8.7 (out of 10) from 1,363 HotelsCombined users, Shanghai Blue Mountain Bund Youth Hostel is considered the best Shanghai hostel.

  • What hostel is closest to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport?

    Shanghai Rock & Wood International Youth Hostel is 8.1 km away from Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport, making it the closest Shanghai hostel to the city’s most popular airport.

  • What area of Shanghai is most popular to stay in?

    Pudong is the most popular area of Shanghai to stay in. In the past year, 2% of HotelsCombined users looking for Shanghai hostels searched within Pudong. Bufan International Hostel is a popular hostel in Pudong if you choose to stay in the area.

  • What is the most popular hostel in Shanghai closest to The Bund?

    The most popular Shanghai hostel near The Bund is Captain Hostel-Fu Zhou Rd Branch Shanghai. Captain Hostel-Fu Zhou Rd Branch Shanghai has a rating of 5.8/10 from 12 HotelsCombined users and it’s located just 0.4 km from The Bund.

  • Should I stay in a Shanghai hostel?

    Hostels in Shanghai tend to have a more active social scene than hotels, so they’re perfect for outgoing travellers looking to meet other people. Shanghai hostels are, on average, cheaper than other stays in the city due to their dorm-style sleeping quarters. However, this means you can spend your money elsewhere such as on local tours and events.