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At the hostel, every room is equipped with a desk. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer, certain rooms at Hi Cozy International Youth Hostel East Nanjing Road & The Bund - Free Coffee and Gym also provide guests with a city view. All units include a safety deposit box.

I had a great stay! The stuff is the lovelies, the hostel is brand new with very modern installations, a great kitchen /terrace area and a mazing coffee. The location couldn't be better either. I would def go back and I totally recommend it!

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9.1
Wonderful
34 reviews
Price from
$25
per night

Dayin International Youth Hostel East Nanjing Road & The Bund has a fitness centre, shared lounge, a terrace and bar in Shanghai. Among the facilities at this property are an ATM and a business centre, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation offers room service, a 24-hour front desk and currency exchange for guests.

The staff were really nice! Xiao Xu and Xiao Yun were super helpful. I would definitely stay again.

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8.4
Very Good
740 reviews
Price from
$58
per night

Conveniently located in Lujiazui area, Shanghai Hidden Garden International Youth Hostel features a creatively designed sun terrace, where a lot of events can be hold. Free WiFi is provided throughout the entire property. Free private parking is also possible. Century Avenue Station (Metro line 2, 4, 6, 9) is only a 7-minute drive away.

Staff very friendly facilities are new

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8.1
Very Good
370 reviews
Price from
$33
per night

Set in Shanghai, within 4 km of Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum and 5 km of Pedestrian Street of East Nanjing Rd., WEFLOW Hostel features free WiFi. People's Square is 5 km from the property.

At the hostel, the rooms are fitted with a desk. The shared bathroom is equipped with a shower, free toiletries and a hair dryer.

Guys , hostel close to the metro station also city center. Workers so helpful . I stayed 2 night and everything was good. If I come back to Shanghai I prefer to stay in here again . 🎄🌹❤️🎉

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8.9
Excellent
29 reviews

Featuring a shared lounge, Shanghai Meego Qingwen Hotel is located in Shanghai in the Shanghai Area region, 1.5 km from Jing'an Temple and 2.2 km from Pedestrian Street of East Nanjing Rd. The hostel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen for guests.

I'm very satisfied with the service

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7.3
Good
275 reviews
Price from
$21
per night

Situated in Shanghai and with Shanghai Railway Station reachable within 1.8 km, WeFlow Youth Hostel - Shanghai People's Square Jing'an Joy City features express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a garden, free WiFi and a shared lounge. The property is around 1.6 km from Pedestrian Street of East Nanjing Rd., 2.2 km from People's Square and 2.6 km from Jade Buddha Temple. Guests can have a drink at the snack bar.

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3
Review score
1 reviews
Price from
$27
per night

Located in Shanghai, 1.5 km from Jing'an Temple, Together Hostel Shanghai provides air-conditioned rooms and a shared lounge. The property is set 4.7 km from People's Square, 5.3 km from Shanghai Railway Station and 5.4 km from Pedestrian Street of East Nanjing Rd.. The property is non-smoking and is situated 3.9 km from Jade Buddha Temple.

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8.7
Excellent
3 reviews
Price from
$31
per night

Attractively located in the centre of Shanghai, WeFlow Hostel (Shanghai Xintiandi) features air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge and free WiFi. The property is around 1.7 km from People's Square, 2.7 km from Pedestrian Street of East Nanjing Rd. And 2.8 km from Jing'an Temple. The accommodation offers room service, a 24-hour front desk and organising tours for guests.

Stuff very helpful and they’re ready to help with any situation. It is a good location clean room good laundry good Wi-Fi overall it’s a good place to stay.

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7.4
Good
38 reviews
Price from
$17
per night

Set in Shanghai, less than 1 km from Yu Garden, Ma Cherie Homestay features accommodation with a shared lounge and private parking. The property is situated 3.4 km from Pedestrian Street of East Nanjing Rd., 3.4 km from People's Square and 4.7 km from Jin Mao Tower. The hostel offers city views, a terrace, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi is available throughout the property.

The location was outstanding - close to tourist sites, metro, and food markets. And although the room was very simple, it was quiet, comfortable, spacious, and the kitchen was fully equipped.

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6.9
Review score
69 reviews
Price from
$29
per night

Forest Hostel Shanghai Jing'an features air-conditioned rooms with TV in the Jing'an district of Shanghai. The property is around 1.7 km from Shanghai Railway Station, 3.1 km from Pedestrian Street of East Nanjing Rd. And 3.3 km from Jade Buddha Temple. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk and a tour desk for guests.

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$13
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Budget travelers know there's no better way to make the most of their trip than by staying at a hostel: Save money for exploring during the day, and swap stories with fellow backpackers in the shared kitchen or bar in the evening. Dorm-style bedrooms with shared bathrooms are standard hostel fare, but private rooms are also available for those willing to pay a little more.
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  • Hi Cozy International Youth Hostel East Nanjing Road & The Bund - Free Coffee and Gym
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 34 reviews

    Conveniently set in Shanghai, Hi Cozy International Youth Hostel East Nanjing Road & The Bund - Free Coffee and Gym provides air-conditioned rooms, a fitness center, free WiFi and a garden.

    Position Staff very kind and friendly Good value for money

  • Shanghai Meego Qingwen Hotel
    7.3
    Scored 7.3
    Good
    Rated good
     · 275 reviews

    Featuring a shared lounge, Shanghai Meego Qingwen Hotel is located in Shanghai in the Shanghai Area region, 0.9 mi from Jing'an Temple and 1.4 mi from Pedestrian Street of East Nanjing Rd.

    Hôtel moyenne emplacement proche de tout commodité

  • Forest Hostel Shanghai Jing'an

    Forest Hostel Shanghai Jing'an features air-conditioned rooms with TV in the Jing'an District district of Shanghai.

  • Together Hostel Shanghai
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 3 reviews

    Located in Shanghai, a 17-minute walk from Jing'an Temple, Together Hostel Shanghai provides air-conditioned rooms and a shared lounge.

  • Ma Cherie Homestay
    Budget options available
    6.9
    Scored 6.9
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 69 reviews

    Located in Shanghai, a 11-minute walk from Yu Garden, Ma Cherie Homestay provides accommodations with a shared lounge and private parking.

    Отличная локация. Крутые виды с балкона и террасы.

  • WeFlow Hostel (Shanghai Hongkou)
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 29 reviews

    Set in Shanghai, within 2.5 mi of Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum and 3.1 mi of Pedestrian Street of East Nanjing Rd., WEFLOW Hostel features free WiFi. People's Square is 3.1 mi from the property.

    Sehr nettes Personal, was auch englisch kann. Preis-Leistung ist perfekt!

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Hostels that guests love in Shanghai

  • Avg. price/night: $173.82
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 489 reviews
    Great location, safe environment
    Beatriz
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $173.56
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 740 reviews
    I had an amazing stay at Dayin! The hostel was clean, comfortable, and perfectly located. But what really made my stay stand out was the incredible staff, particularly Roya, who went above and beyond to make me feel welcome and supported. Her kindness, knowledge, and enthusiasm made all the difference. The hostel's atmosphere was also great, with a cozy common area and an open bar that made it easy to meet new people. Highly recommended!
    Jan
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $173.56
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 317 reviews
    Good looking location but very disappointed with the facilities of the motel. It's actually a youth hostel not hotel.
    Nadya
    Young couple
  • Avg. price/night: $130.17
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 370 reviews
    This is the best hostel that I have ever experienced in China! With quite a low cost you can get a good living condition in the big city Shanghai. I arrived at night and the court impressed me a lot, it was beautiful and people were relaxed in the court, the room was warm and well-I had a good sleep. the staff there were so friendly and helpful too me. Will get back here when I go to Shanghai again next time.
    Annie
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $100.62
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 653 reviews
    Great location with Lawson and 7-11 nearby, around 10 mins walk to the bund, and 5 mins walk to subway. The room is spacious and clean. The view from our room is great. Surrounding areas are safe with local restaurants along the street.
    Nicha
    Family with young children
  • Avg. price/night: $130.17
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 370 reviews
    Price is cheap, located near to Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the outdoor benches of the hostel
    MCOC Summoner
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $89.79
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 79 reviews
    Nice and helpful staff, clean rooms with reliable housekeeping. New fit outs and good lighting options in the rooms. Just be aware, the rooms are small, in line with the low prices. Think Hongkong size budget hotel size (but better set out). If you get there and they're not busy see if you can choose your room as the layouts differ. No. 76 bus is around the corner and goes to JingAn Temple for 2 yuan. Small cheap local restaurants nearby and some foreign catering places in local streets.
    Queenslander
    Family with young children
  • Avg. price/night: $118.13
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 313 reviews
    Great location close to a lot of malls, shops, restaurants and the Jing’an Temple within walking distance. The hotel itself is fairly big with plenty of food options inside. The staff is really friendly and speaks good English. The rooms are very quiet and large. The bed is comfortable. I was able to sleep without problems and without hearing any noise from neither the street nor other guests, which is great. The area is really safe.
    Francesco
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $86.13
    7.7
    Scored 7.7
    Good
    Rated good
     · 295 reviews
    Great location so easy and close to the Bund and the staff were helpful and obliging. Also, it was very reasonably priced aka cheap and you get what you pay for so don’t expect luxury.
    Dominic
    Young couple
  • Avg. price/night: $130.17
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 370 reviews
    Close to the metro so you can get to the centre in under half an hour and rooms are cheap for Shanghai. Free laundry facilities. The rooms and hostel in general were well designed (eg bed with curtains, good sized locker). Essentially, it has great potential but it’s just not currently a great place to stay as a solo traveler
    Anna
    Solo traveler

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