The Best Hostels in Hangzhou, China for Backpackers, Couples, and Groups

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?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Hangzhou here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.



A social and fun hostel for backpackers, couples, and solo travelers

Dorm Bed from $8.54
Private Room from $14.02
Overall Rating: 99%
No.67 DaJing Lane, Hangzhou
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.

Highly recommended!

A social hostel for solo travelers, couples, groups, and backpackers

Private Room from $28.99
No.22 Mid Zhongshan Street, Hangzhou
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.

A quiet and social hostel for couples, backpackers, and groups

Private Room from $22.70
No.184 Xia Manjuelong Xihu District, Hangzhou
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.

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Dorm Bed from $9.92
Private Room from $15.18
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
No.419 WenHui Road Gongshu District, Hangzhou
This terrific hostel offers friendly service, a bar, a common room, a games room, board games, and foosball. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast, a cafe, and a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, towels included, and air conditioning are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $9.49
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 91%
9F, Wanhua Business Building, No.409 Tiyuchang Roa Xiacheng District, Hangzhou City, China, Hangzhou
You'll love this hostel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service, a bar, and board games. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.

Dorm Bed from $23.56
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 74%
No.27 Qingnian Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou
This terrific hostel offers friendly service. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular.


Dorm Bed from $7.63
Private Room from $11.65
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 59%
No.306, Zhongshanzhong Rd. Shangcheng District, Hangzhou
Memory Travel Hotel (West Lake) is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service. 24 hour reception, internet access, and air conditioning are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $14.39
(Prices vary by season)
No.1 building, Yuniao Liusu Block, Liangzhu New To Yuhang District, Hangzhou
This terrific hostel offers friendly service, a common room, and cable tv. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a restaurant, a cafe, and self-catering facilities. Laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, internet access, and air conditioning are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable. And REYI International Youth Hostel is also child friendly.
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