The Best Hostels in Dalian, China for Backpackers, Students, and Couples

In the far northeast, on the shore, lies Dalian. This University and beach town brings in many visitors and students alike for its history, open-minded culture, and fun activities. The hostels below are all different, yet comfortable. Some are in the central area of town, while others are closer to the coast. Either way, you can't go wrong. Read the reviews, check out the photos, and make the decision that is right for your trip. Happy travels!

How much do hostels in Dalian cost?

Average Dorm Price $10 ($8 to $15)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $27 ($17 to $62)

A modern, quiet, social hostel for backpackers and students

Dorm Bed: $8.30
Private Room: $9.23
Overall Rating: 92%
The Uniloft has a very modern, sleek, and industrial feel. Located in the heart of the city, near public transportation options, the University, the train station, and plenty of shops and restaurants, this hostel has a lot to offer. Check out the photos!

Private rooms and dorms are offered at affordable prices. Bathrooms, like the rest of the building, are super-modern and kept clean. The dorm bunks look like the set of a science fiction movie, and each has a small locker, outlet plug, and reading light.

Plenty of common space is available, as the hallways are wide with sofas and tables. The onsite restaurant, bar, and coffee shop is also a nice place to meet other travelers. A shared communal kitchen is also available for guests to prepare their own meals.

Free Wi-Fi, laundry, transportation and tour booking, all-night reception desk, car parking, and luggage storage finish out the list of amenities.

Guest reviews highlight the cleanliness of the building and the friendly, helpful staff. Some say that the rooms, although very clean, are a bit small. The location is said to be good, as it is centrally located.
No.17 Ying Hua Street Xigang District , Dalian, China,

A social hostel for backpackers, couples, and students

Dorm Bed: $28.00
Private Room: $40.00
Overall Rating: 80%
This centrally located hostel has nice amenities and a friendly vibe. The common area feels like a home-style restaurant with a pool table and comfortable chairs.

Private rooms and dorms are available, all in various sizes. Rooms both with and without ensuite bathrooms are available. An all-female dorm is also offered, and smaller 2-person bunk rooms are offered. The bathrooms are western style for ensuite, squat style for shared, but all are clean well maintained.

An onsite bar/restaurant and coffee shop serves drinks and meals, which helps to make this hostel more social. The pool table, games, and TV also provides a nice excuse to get to know your fellow travelers. The list of hostel amenities is fairly typical: laundry, free Wi-Fi, an onsite travel agent desk, luggage storage, etc.

This hostel receives pretty high ratings from former visitors, most of whom claim that the place is kept very clean and the beds are comfortable. The rooms are said to be a little small, but the staff is friendly and helpful. The security at night is very good, too.
No.235,Huabei Street Shahekou District , Dalian, China,

A beach hostel for backpackers and students looking for a party

Dorm Bed: $9.69
Overall Rating: 96%
Despite being in China, this hostel will fool you into thinking you are in Greece. The seaside location and the whitewashed square buildings are reminiscent of a Mediterranean villa. But don't worry, there's plenty of Chinese food to be eaten. And you're right on the beach, so who cares? Despite the seaside location, this hostel is not very far from the city center.

Private rooms and dorms are available. Dorms have reading lights and their own outlet plugs. The rooms facing the water have their own balconies. All the rooms have ensuite bathrooms, and the building is heated with an efficient geothermal system for the winter.

The onsite restaurant serves meals, including a great breakfast (not included). BBQs are available as well for guests and their friends to have a beach-side party.

Reviewers love the atmosphere of this place, and give high marks for the friendly staff and great amenities. Everyone claims that the beachside location is perfect. Bathroom cleanliness is inconsistent, however.
No.57 West Binhai Road , Dalian, China,

A quiet hostel for backpackers, couples, and solo travelers

Dorm Bed: $7.62
Private Room: $8.38
Overall Rating: 87%
Across from a park and near a morning market, the oddly named Buzzlight Year has a lot to offer. Private rooms and dorms are offered, and dorms can be mixed, all-female, or all-male. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms except some of the dorms. Dorms also have outlets, lockers (for backpacks), and reading lights.

The common areas are comfortable and relaxing. The shared kitchen is a great place to mingle as well, and the staff recommends that you pick up some fresh local seafood at the nearby morning market and cook it up for lunch at the hostel. They also plan many activities to keep the guests socializing and having fun.

Laundry, internet/Wi-Fi, foosball, TVs, and more are on the list of amenities.

Guest reviewers give this hostel consistently high ratings, and claim that the staff is what makes this hostel terrific.
No.16 HaiWan Road Shahekou District , Dalian, China,

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