If you're a budget-conscious traveler, you may consider a stay at Shanghai Soho Bund International Youth Hostel with room rates from 43C$ or Koala Garden House where prices start at 50C$. Jitai Hotel is a budget choice that is only a 20-minute walk to Rainbow Square. To find particularly cheap prices, look for hotels in Minhang district, like Hanting Hotel Shanghai South Shaanxi Road Branch with rates starting from 79C$.
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Where to stay in Shanghai?
Best cheap hotels in Shanghai
Shanghai airports & Underground stations
If you want to be near Hongqiao airport to catch an early flight, choose Shanghai International Airport, a 20-minute walk from the airport. Le Royal Meridien Shanghai is a 10-minute distance away on foot and offers a Jacuzzi, a solarium and a swimming pool. Consider the nearby Holiday Inn Express Zhabei, an excellent hotel near Shanghai Railway Metro train station.
Convenience of staying in hotels in the city centre
If you are a foodie, consider booking Xinjiyuan Business Hotel near Deda Western Food Restaurant, located in the city center. Jw Marriott At Tomorrow Square is a great place to stay to be close to the action with great access to Dashijie subway station. Songjiang district contains a high concentration of landmarks, such as Sheshan Observatory, so you can book a room at The Yuluxe Sheshan, Shanghai, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel to explore the area.
Luxury and boutique accommodation in Shanghai
For a 5-star experience book a stay at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai, where a sauna, a Jacuzzi and a swimming pool and luxuriously outfitted rooms create an unforgettable atmosphere. Modena Putuo in Putuo district is a chic option for travelers with higher budgets looking for a stylish 4-star boutique hotel. Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai is a fancy chain hotel within walking distance of a market, a mall and stores.
Explore and find your best apartments, B&Bs and others
Nine Fire Selected Apartment is an affordable apartment for families located next to Jing'an Temple, with room rates from 76C$. Ziyuan Service Apartment is a great B&B with views of the garden, located within a short walk of Shanghai Circus World. Joyful Star Hotel Pudong Airport Wanxia is family-friendly accommodation located within walking distance to Huaxia Trip And Cultural Park. For travelers who love tennis and ping pong, pick Jinrong International near Yichuan Park, a resort that offers scenic views of the city.