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

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?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Xiamen 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 quiet yet social hostel for backpackers, couples, and students

Dorm Bed from $8.73
Overall Rating: 97%
NO. 45-1 Hou Cuo, ZENGCUO'AN BEI 2 LU Si Ming District, Xiamen
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.

A social hostel for backpackers, couples, and families

Private Room from $23.74
No.41 Nanhua Rd. Siming Dist., Xiamen
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.
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