Top 7 Budget-Friendly Accommodations For Backpackers In Nanjing, China - Updated 2023

where to stay in nanjing china

Are you going to travel to Nanjing and confused about where to stay? Or are you a backpacker currently in Nanjing and trying to find a hotel on a budget? Don’t worry, Nanjing has many friendly budget hotels and hostels to make your stay comfy. We listed the seven most recommended hotels and hostels in the city of emperors. Take a look at the following accommodations!

1. Loquats Garden Hotel (from USD 7)

Located in Bianying Laomendong Qinhuai District, Loquats Hotel offers you a comfortable place to stay during your holiday. Though the location is a little difficult to find, it is very good and quiet from the noise at night. Stay connected with your loved ones, using WiFi in the public area. This is a nice chance to interact with other visitors. Do not hesitate to have a conversation with the owner, as they are very helpful. With no more than 6 USD per night, you can stay in a clean dorm with a wooden bunk bed and furnished with air conditioner and bathroom inside.

Lao men dong International Youth Hostel

Wifi Available

Address: No.3 Bianying Laomendong Qinhuai District
Accommodates: 2

Restaurant Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Laundry Family rooms Ironing service

2. Nanjing Zhifu Hostel Fizimiao Branch (from 9 USD)

This is another branch of Zhifu Hostel. This branch is located only 600 meters (2,000 feet) from Confucious Temple. So you don’t need to find public transport to visit this temple. Also, Quin Huai river is only 800 meters (2,660 feet) away. Exploring the city of the emperors is as easy as walking.

Waiting for check-in time because you arrived too early? Put luggage in luggage storage at this hostel, then you can find something to eat nearby. With only 9 USD, you will get a bunk bed in an air conditioned room with WiFi throughout. Every night before you sleep, you will admire a glittering city from your dorm’s windows.

Nanjing Zhifu Hostel Fizimiao Branch

Address: No. 321 South Zhongshan Road 2706 Modern Building, Qin Huai, 087180 Nanjing, China (see map)

Price: from 9 USD

3. Time Hostel (from 10 USD)

A bunk bed in this hostel is not located in a dorm with many guests, but rather, only 2 or 4 guests, so you may not consider it a dorm. Perfect place to stay with your partner or your best friend. Tasteful decoration and furniture have changed this 100-year old building into a stylish hostel.

Only a short 10-minute walk from Nanjing Presidential Palace, Nanjing Time Hostel was the house of several prominent figures during the Republic of China. Offering free use of computers in public area, the hostel also features bicycle rentals, a library, and a charming garden. Let’s go back to the past by staying in this modern hostel.

Time Hostel

Address: No 6-5, Meiyuan Village, Presidential Palace, Xuan Wu, 210000 Nanjing, China (see map)

Price: from 10 USD

4. The Fleeting Time Youth Hostel (from USD 7)

The Fleeting Time Youth Hostel is is a very decorative hostel. Once you get inside, you will find flags of countries all around the world hanging from the ceiling. It makes you feel like a UN guest.

There is an old radio, old camera and old bike in the hostel. Feel bored staying in your room? You may go to the cozy lounge with a mini theater where you can watch movie or chit chat with other visitors.

5. Yohou Sunshine International Youth Hostel

For 9 USD per night, Youhou Sunshine International Youth Hostel offers a property with a big terrace where you can capture Nanjing city from the 30th floor of the building. The view from the terrace is very amazing, especially at night. Lights spread around the city through other buildings.

And the dorms in this property are bigger than most in Nanjing, facilitated with air conditioner, WiFi, and a private bathroom. The quiet is guaranteed by the property’s soundproofing. If you have a little more budget, try to book a tent on the terrace. Feel the sensation of camping on the skyline!

Sky Gallery Nanjing International Youth Hostel

Address: 30-04 Jianhua Mainsion, close to Exit 3 Xinjiekou Subway station

6. Zhifu Hotel Xinjiekou (from USD 7)

The plus of this property is the skyline. It is located on the 29th floor of Jianhua building. You can see the city from your room through big windows. The staff members are very kind and helpful and make you feel like a home. It is very easy to find the building from the train station, only around 50 meters (165 feet) away. A comfortable accommodation with fast WiFi throughout the property and very quiet at night. Only 7 USD per night, you will get one single bed in a dorm along with air conditioning.

Nanjing Zhifu Hostel Xinjiekou

Address: No.42 Shigu Road Qinhuai District 2904 Jianhua Buiding

7. Sunflower International Youth Hostel

Only 200 meters (660 feet) away from Confucius Temple, this hostel is worth it for backpackers who love to walk. It is a very strategic place for those on a budget. For no more than 8 USD, you can enjoy a private bunk bed.

Every bed in the dorm is covered by a curtain. A clean property comes along with a games room. Don’t miss out on the terrace, take a deep breath in the morning and have a cup of coffee while watching the sunrise with your best travel mate, a valuable place to stay in!

The Greatest Capital City of Ancient Times...

Nanjing is famous as The Greatest Capital City of Ancient Times. This city is full of historical buildings which make any historical lover not want to leave Nanjing before he explores every inch of the city. Come and enjoy The Confucius Temple, Ming City Walls, San Yet-sen’s Mausoleum, Memorial Hall of Victims in Nanjing Massacre, Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge and tons of tasty oriental foods which are ready to water your mouth. What are you waiting for? Book the accommodation and experience the empire!

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