• Captain Hostel

    • Fuzhou Rd, next to the Bund

    • Bad service

    • Good for getting out of "jams", hehe.

  • Hiker IYH

    • 450 Middle Jiangxi Road (north of the junction with Nanjing Lu)

    • phone number is 63297889

    • RMB 50 / dorm bed.

    • "good hostel, clean, the dormitory furniture looks new, lockers in the rooms, free internet, a good common room/bar, really good atmosphere, friendly staff and only 50 Yuan per night."


  • (Random Place I walk past sometimes)

    • Located on Jiangyang Road, just west of People's Square behind the JW Marriott

    • Next to the Jiangyang Pet Market/Street

    • I know nothing about this place, I just walk past it every time I go buy chinchilla food

    • Great location, but sketchy history (closed down, reopened as a bar, now back as a hostel and denying they ever closed)

If you're two people or more, it might be worth the upgrade to a cheap hotel. Shanghai has several chains of the cheap-but-good type, which I will list below with the approximate price for a standard double: