Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Chinese-Only Hostels: Be aware that some hostels in Shanghai only allow Chinese citizens to stay. It’s not always obvious, so make sure you read the description before booking. Dengba Hostel Shanghai is a good example and does not allow foreigners to stay.
Shanghai Party Hostels? This is not really a thing in Shanghai. Yet, there are always good bars and clubs to go to for a good time. Skip to Shanghai Le Tour Traveler’s Rest Youth Hostel – a good hostel with a bar, close to nightlife.
Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.
Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.
Best Hostels in Shanghai for Solo Travellers?
What is seriously the best hostel in Shanghai for solo-travellers?
Your answer to solo travel Shanghai lay within the following two hostels.
For the adventurous ladies travelling solo, we recommend booking your stay at Ruijin Garden Apartment. The female dorms are cosy and the apartment is run by a lovely woman named Sherry who can help settle you in to the city.
For sociable solo travellers, Blue Mountain International Youth Hostel (let’s call it blue backpackers hostel for short) is a good choice. There is a bar, pool table and other shared spaces ideal for meeting new people.
More Hostels Worth a Mention
Still not satisfied? Here are a few more cool hostels we want to show you.
Shanghai Le Tour Traveler’s Rest Youth Hostel
This is a top choice for Shanghai backpackers in the city centre, close to Nanjing Road.
Which district in Shanghai is the best place to stay for your first trip to the area?
Definitely go with staying as close as possible to The Bund. It’s the main attraction and from here it’s easy to reach all other areas of the city using the metro service – cheap, reliable and certainly an adventure.
What should I do in Shanghai?
Good question! Hop back to our handy map and discover the top things to do in the city.
Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Shanghai.
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Your Smart Packing List
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