Best Hostels in Shanghai for Groups, Couples, & Solo Travellers

Shanghai is one of the largest and most developed cities in China. It attracts all types of travelers who come of the culture, arts, and cuisine. Shanghai has quickly become one of the top food destinations in the country, and there are many great restaurants, both modern and traditional, throughout.

If you're on a budget, there are some fun hostels around the city. Many are conveniently located and offer guests a range of amenities and activities, all for an affordable price.

How much do hostels in Shanghai cost?

Average Dorm Price $12 ($8 to $16)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $52 ($22 to $156)

A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, and small groups.

Dorm Bed: $90.00
Private Room: $149.00
Overall Rating: 83%
The Phoenix Hostel is a popular hostel in Shanghai that offers guests comfortable rooms in a friendly environment. The hostel is conveniently located near People's Square and the Nanjing road pedestrian area. It's also just a short walk to The Bund and is near two different subway stations so you can easily access most places within the city. If you're a foodie, this is also one of the best areas to stay in the city. It is on south Yunnan Road, which is commonly referred to as Yunnan food street. There's a wonderful selection of restaurants and street food in the area. It's also a great area if you just want to wander around and people watch.

The hostel has some great amenities including free internet access, air conditioned and heated rooms, bright rooms, and black out curtains in dorms. There's also a lovely rooftop where you can relax after a busy day exploring Shanghai. Many guests enjoy reading books or playing games in this area.

The staff are also friendly and helpful. They can help you with any travel related questions that you might have. They can also help you schedule any number of cultural classes in the area including Mandarin Chinese classes, Majong, and Chinese brush painting.

Both private and dorm rooms are available. Single, twin and double private rooms are available and dorms sleep four, six, or eight people.
17 Yunnan (South) road , Shanghai, China,
Dorm Bed: $75.00
Private Room: $75.00
Overall Rating: 87%
Blue Mountain Luwan is a great hostel in Shanghai. It's located in the city center and is right across the street from a metro stop. The hostel has a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The staff are friendly and fun and there are usually travelers staying here from around the world. The hostel has a social atmosphere and there's a nice common area with a pool table, darts, and even a fireplace. The hostel also has a bar where many guests enjoy relaxing.

The hostel has a wide range of private rooms available. Twin, double and triple rooms are all available and you can choose from shared or private bathrooms. Dorms sleep either four, six, or eight people. The four bed dorms are split by gender and the six and eight bed dorms are both co-ed.
2F Building No1 1072 Nong QuXi Lu , Shanghai, China,

A good hostel for solo travellers, female travellers, & couples.

Dorm Bed: $11.24
Private Room: $16.06
Overall Rating: 86%
Rock&Wood International Youth Hostel is conveniently located in a central part of Shanghai. It's less than ten minutes from two metro stations, one on line 3 that goes to the central railway station and the other on line 2 that goes to HongQiao airport and PuDong Airport. The hostel has a very social atmosphere with a lot of nice common areas. There is a music lounge where many guests enjoy hanging out. There is also a bar where there are often movies playing. If you're looking for a quieter setting, then there's a nice reading area and a computer area whre you can enjoy free internet.

The hostel has great amenities for guests including luggage storage, wi-fi, laundry service, a book exchange, a pool table, and various games. Both private rooms and dorms are available. Private rooms range in style and include twins and doubles. Dorms sleep four, six, or eight guests.
No.615 Lane, ZhaoHua Road Changning District , Shanghai, China,

A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, and small groups.

Dorm Bed: $13.55
Private Room: $22.02
Overall Rating: 83%
Le Tour Traveler's Rest Youth Hostel is conveniently located near Nanjing Road and Jing'an Temple metro station, which are on lines 2 and 7. It's about a thirty minute walk into the French Concession and is a fun and relaxing place to hang out. In the surrounding areas you'll find plenty of pubs, restaurants, and shops. Despite being near everything, the hostel is actually located on a quiet, residential side street so you can be assured a good night's sleep. The building is from the 1930s and has a lot of history.

Private rooms are available and include twins, doubles, triples, and four bed family rooms. Dorms sleep six people and are split by gender.
Bldg. 36, 319 Jiaozhou Road JingAn District , Shanghai, China,

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