The Best Hostels in Qingdao, China for Backpackers, Couples, and Families

The Best Hostels in Qingdao, China for Backpackers, Couples, and Families
On the coast, south of Beijing, lies Qingdao, an important port city with a colonial history. The Old Town area is quite nice, as are the nearby beaches. The hostels below will not only provide you with a nice place to stay, but also help you figure out where to go and what to see around town. Each is different in its personality and vibe, so choose wisely and have a great trip.
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You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Qingdao 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 hostel for backpackers, couples, and solo travelers

Dorm Bed from $11.88
Private Room from $13.15
Overall Rating: 100%
No.31 Jining Lu, Qingdao
This established and popular hostel, conveniently located in Old Town, has recently undergone a huge renovation lasting four months in which almost everything was upgraded (central heat/air, better bathrooms, etc.). The location really can't be beat, as it is just a stone's throw from everything in Old Town such as the old churches, the German street, the park, and all of the shops and restaurants.

Private rooms and dorms are available. Dorms are modern, upgraded, and have lights and outlets at each bunk. Lockers for bags are also in the rooms. Private rooms come in a variety of sizes and price levels. Many have ensuite bathrooms (very nicely done!) and TVs. Some of the higher rooms have great views, and the deluxe rooms come with free breakfast. All of the rooms are nicely decorated.

Security is taken seriously, with lockers in dorms, nightly security patrols, 24-hour reception and staff, etc.

The spacious common areas are terrific and comfortable. The main restaurant dining area is also a lounge with sofas and is a good spot to eat, socialize, and plan your day. A game room with a pool table and foosball is also provided. Various terraces and balconies overlook the city. A separate TV/movie room with a large sofa is a good spot to unwind, as is the separate library room for those that want a quiet place to read and relax. Why would you ever leave? The restaurant even employs a western chef so that you can have a true taste of home if you're tired of Chinese food. And there are discounts for those willing to help out around the hostel, such as in the kitchen or for nightly entertainment.

The staff can also book onward tickets and tours if needed. Other typical amenities are available such as free Wi-Fi, laundry machines, luggage storage, bike rental, car parking, etc.

Guest reviews (and there are plenty as this place has been around for a long time) highlight the extremely friendly staff and the amazing location. The newly upgraded bathrooms are also having a positive impact on guests, as they are not only clean and modern, but nicely decorated as well. You've really got to see the photos

Highly recommended!

A quiet hostel for backpackers, couples, and groups

Dorm Bed from $10.40
Private Room from $11.73
Overall Rating: 99%
Pi Chai Yuan. 35th He Bei Road Shi Nan District, Qingdao
Next to the Old Town and close to the train station is the Wheat Hostel, where rooms are centered around several Chinese style courtyards. Private rooms and dorms are available, including an all-female dorm. Private rooms come in a variety of sizes, from small twin rooms to larger family rooms. Some of the private rooms also have ensuite bathrooms.

The common areas are spacious. In addition to the outdoor courtyards, they also have an indoor restaurant lounge area, plus a billards room and a library. A TV with a Wii is available for entertainment, as is a DVD collection. Free internet, laundry services, linens, luggage storage, and other typical amenities are also available for guests.

Guest reviews highlight the great location and the quiet, comfortable environment. Some say that it is too quiet, and has no vibe.

Private Room from $30.26
(Prices vary by season)
No. 21, Guanxiang 2nd Road, Shinan District, Qingdao
The Observatory Hill House is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service. Luggage storage, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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