The Best Hostels in Hangzhou, China for Backpackers, Couples, and Groups
Hangzhou is sometimes overlooked by travelers, but it is truly a gem. The tight combination of the lake, public parks, urban areas with historical buildings, and great shopping and dining options mean that you could easily spend a lot of time here before moving on to Shanghai or elsewhere. Trust us, give it more time!
A variety of hostels are available, each with its own vibe. The hostels listed below are in a great location and offer a lot for guests, so you really can't go wrong here. Check them out, read the reviews, and find something that is perfect for you. And don't be surprised if you want to stay longer!
How much do hostels in Hangzhou cost?
|Average Dorm Price
$9 ($5 to $12)
|Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel)
$38 ($17 to $138)
A social and fun hostel for backpackers, couples, and solo travelers
Dorm Bed: $7.97
This beautiful hostel is set inside a traditional Chinese style building that surrounds a natural courtyard. The ambiance alone is worth a visit! Add to that the comfortably refurbished rooms and bathrooms, along with the long list of terrific amenities and friendly staff, and you can see the many reasons for the enormous popularity of the Hangzhou Hofang.
Private rooms and dorms are available. The dorms are clean and modern with a touch of charm. Bunks have plugs and lights, and lockers are available, too. Private rooms are elegantly decorated and worth the upgrade. Bathrooms are all modern, refurbished, and beautifully appointed as well. Key-card access keeps everything and everyone safe and secure.
The central courtyard makes for a nice place to relax in the garden setting. Other common areas are cozy, comfortable, and well appointed. And the rooftop terrace is a nice spot, too! The onsite restaurant and bar serves up meals throughout the day. Free Wi-Fi, Laundry, TVs, bike rental, games and books, tour booking and travel arrangements, luggage storage, and a 24-hour desk round out the list of amenities.
The location is also perfect, as it is surrounded by other historic buildings in a vibrant shopping and dining area. It's also close to public transportation, parks, and is not far from the lake.
Thousands of positive reviews from travelers can't be wrong. Guest comments highlight the cleanliness, location, friendly staff, ambiance, and more.
No.67 DaJing Lane ,
A social hostel for solo travelers, couples, groups, and backpackers
Dorm Bed: $6.78
This hostel has a huge number of positive reviews, and for a good reason. First, it's located in the central historical area of the city. Second, it's got a great atmosphere in a great building, with a long list of amenities that any budget traveler would want.
Private rooms and dorms are on offer here, all with ensuite bathrooms. Private rooms come in a variety of sizes, and are modern but basic. Dorms have lockers for bags as well as outlets and lights. An all-female dorm is also available for the ladies. Key-card access keeps everyone safe and secure, too.
A large restaurant and bar area in the hostel is the main common area, and has a variety of seating options from tables for eating to sofas for lounging or games. TVs are provided, too. Food is served throughout the day. Free Wi-Fi is also available, as are public computers. This is a great spot to mix and mingle with other travelers, have a drink, or grab a quick meal before finding your adventure in Hangzhou.
Bike rental, laundry, a travel desk, luggage storage, air conditioning, and hot showers are also provided.
Guest reviews are consistently positive, with high marks given for pretty much everything from the staff to the cleanliness to the location. There's not much to find fault with here, so give it a look.
No.22 Mid Zhongshan Street ,
A relaxing hostel for backpackers, groups, or couples
Check out the photos of this relatively new hostel which receives great reviews, but is located a bit outside of the city center on the other side of the lake. On offer are dorms and private rooms, with modern bathrooms. The onsite bar and restaurant has an amazing atmosphere, and the vibe is chill.
No. 88 Qing Zhi Wu West Lake District ,
A quiet and social hostel for couples, backpackers, and groups
Dorm Bed: $8.47
Plenty of outdoor common space is available at this hostel on the south side of the lake near the zoo. Private rooms and dorms are available with ensuite bathrooms. This is worth a look if you want to stay away from the chaos of the city.
Check out the photos!
No.184 Xia Manjuelong Xihu District ,
A quiet hostel with a hotel-like feel, for backpackers, groups, and couples
Dorm Bed: $10.45
This refurbished hostel has clean, modern facilities and good amenities in a central location in the city. Although it has a quiet hotel-like feel, the hostel dorm rooms themselves can be social depending on the guests. A foosball table in the common room also helps you meet other guests. The main attraction of this hostel, though, is the comfortable rooms and the super convenient location. Most places you want to be in town are just a few minutes' walking, such as the lake, restaurants, shops, and public transportation.
In addition to dorms of various sizes (with shared bathrooms), private rooms are also available. An all-female dorm option is also on offer. Dorms have plugs, lights, and lockers to store baggage. Free Wi-Fi is also offered.
No.21, Xiaojing Lane No.173, Hefang Road, Shangcheng ,
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