The Best Hostels in Xiamen for Backpackers, Students, and Couples

Xiamen lies on the southeastern coast of China, and is an important city for its port and trade. It also has a rich colonial history similar to Hong Kong or Shanghai, with European-style colonial buildings in the older sections of the city. As the city made up of several islands and is surrounded by water, the scenic views are nice, and much of the city is made up of public park areas. The hostels listed here are in the central area of the city, and all offer nice amenities and features. You really can't go wrong with any of them, although they each have their own vibe and atmosphere. Check them all out, read the reviews, and find the one that's best for you.

How much do hostels in Xiamen cost?

Average Dorm Price $10 ($3 to $15)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $40 ($24 to $68)

A vibrant hostel for backpackers, couples, and students

Dorm Bed: $48.00
Overall Rating: 84%
The Koala's Home is in a convenient location in central Xiamen near the waterfront. Dorms and private rooms are available. Dorms have shared bathrooms, and come in a variety of sizes. Private rooms are also varied, and all have ensuite bathrooms with modern fixtures.

The friendly staff can help you plan your stay in town or help you arrange onward transportation or tours.

The common areas are spacious, and include music, a pool table, an onsite restaurant and bar, TV with movies, books, games, and more. The restaurant serves Chinese and western dishes, and tea is free. A mini-market is also available. A shared communal kitchen is also on premises for those who would like to make their own meals.

Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, laundry, a 24-hour reception desk, key-card access for security, luggage storage, and more.

Reviews from previous guests state that the hostel is in a great location, surrounded by restaurants and shops. The facilities are generally clean, and the staff is friendly.
No.132, Zhongshan Seaview Plaza No.110 Zhongshan Road, Siming District , Xiamen, China,

A quiet yet social hostel for backpackers, couples, and students

Dorm Bed: $9.53
Private Room: $11.95
Overall Rating: 77%
Near the University and the Botanical Gardens lies this comfortable hostel with a fun vibe. Plenty of restaurants and shops are nearby, and so is the sea.

Private rooms and dorms are available. Private rooms come in various sizes with ensuite bathrooms. Tatami-style rooms are also available for those that like their Japanese mats. Dorms also have ensuite bathrooms, and are available in mixed, all-female, or all-male options. The bathroom facilities are modern and clean. Rooms are decorated in a nice decorative style.

The common areas are comfortable and cozy, and provide plenty of entertainment. Musical instruments lie around for everyone to use. The onsite restaurant/bar serves up drinks and meals, including an affordable breakfast. An outdoor patio area is also a nice spot to hang out and meet other travelers.

Other common hostel amenities are available such as free Wi-Fi, laundry, luggage storage, tour and transportation booking, key-car access to rooms, and more.

Consistently good reviews are given to this hostel from previous guests, most of whom claim that the hostel is somewhat clean, has a very helpful staff, is in a great location, and have a nice social vibe. Other than inconsistent cleanliness, the only other negative comments revolve around the aging facilities.
NO. 45-1 Hou Cuo, ZENGCUO'AN BEI 2 LU Si Ming District , Xiamen, China,

A social hostel for backpackers, couples, and families

Dorm Bed: $11.83
Private Room: $21.80
Overall Rating: 87%
Close to the University and near plenty of restaurants and shops is this relaxing and up-to-date hostel. Private rooms and dorms are available. Dorm bunks have lockers large enough for backpacks, and have ensuite bathrooms. Private rooms also have ensuite bathrooms. Various sizes are available, including a larger family-sized room.

The spacious courtyard is a great place to relax and meet other travelers. The rooftop terrace even adds to the common space, and is a nice spot to socialize. The onsite restaurant and bar provides good food at reasonable prices, and drinks are served as well.

Free Wi-Fi, laundry services, car parking, a communal shared kitchen, tour booking, 24-hour reception, luggage storage, and more are on the (typical) list of amenities.

Guest reviews are consistently good. This hostel gets high ratings for the friendly English-speaking staff, cleanliness, modern facilities and comfortable beds, and social atmosphere.
No.41 Nanhua Rd. Siming Dist. , Xiamen, China,

A social hostel for backpackers, students, and couples

Dorm Bed: $9.32
Overall Rating: 85%
This self-proclaimed "Italian style hostel" (whatever that means) is located near shops, restaurants, the University, and the waterfront. The staff does a lot to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable, including arranging activities for guests to help everyone mingle and socialize.

Apparently, the "Italian" style comes from some of the decorative style of the building. Private rooms are decorated in a nice, comfortable European fashion. Rooms are of various sizes, with ensuite bathrooms, and some even have balconies.

Dorm bunks are also available. Bunks have outlets and reading lights. Key-card access keeps everything secure.

The onsite restaurant and bar provides meals and drinks for guests, which can be enjoyed in the courtyard (Italian-style?) or in the other common areas. TVs, laundry, luggage storage, and free Wi-Fi are also on the list of benefits to guests.

Guests leaving reviews are generally consistent as to give high marks for this hostel, but there are some negative aspects. The beds are not as comfortable as they could be, and the noise can be a bit much. But the staff is friendly and the location is generally thought be very good.
No.35 Minzu Road Siming District , Xiamen, China,

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