Where To Stay In Tianjin, China Without Going Bankrupt - Updated 2023

where to stay in tianjin china

Tianjin is a port city, not far from Beijing, that is well known for its historical heritage and natural beauty. What makes it super cool though, is that visitors arriving from the US, Europe and Australia to Binhai International Airport are granted a 72-hour layover visa, to explore the city. So why not spend a night or two in Tianjin and enjoy the interesting architecture, the history, a walk by the river promenade, the European flare and the aura of a bustling port, without the hustle and bustle of China’s larger cities? Stay in a hostel or vacation rental, meet fellow travelers and allow yourself to fall in love with this waterside city.

1. Momo (from 17 USD)

If you are tired of sleeping in a room with strangers, in tiny dorm beds, you can seek other options through Airbnb. Monica offers a room in her apartment, as well as her kind advice and company. Spoil yourself with some privacy and luxury while you meet with the locals and discover all the hidden secrets of Tianjin. The apartment, only 10 minutes from the airport, is tasteful and comfortable.


Price: from 17 USD

Number of Guests: 2

2. 奥城商业广场酒店式公寓 or Ao Cheng Commercial Plaza Serviced Apartments

Don’t let the Chinese name and description of this Airbnb apartment scare you off. This conveniently located apartment is perfect for business travelers or couples seeking comfortable and private accommodation. The view from the window will blow your mind and you will have the chance to discover the bars and restaurants in the neighborhood. Your host, Peter, will personally help you out with all your concerns and answer all your questions regarding your booking, in a timely manner.

45 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment has one of the best views of any airbnb i stayed in china
at night you can enjoy the tianjin skyline from your room window
it was a comfortable and homely stay
the host replied to all my questions quickly and efficiently
great host and wonderful experience definitely will stay again
my host (peter) was really kind and helpful
very close to all types of restaurant and bars host very nice and ready to help you
place looks a little old but good location
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3. Tianjin Cloudy Bay Hostel (from USD 8)

This old 1930’s villa, with its white walls and blue windows, looks like it just popped out of a Greek island brochure. Tianjin Cloudy Bay Hostel is a great representation of the type of European architecture, represented in Tianjin. With an amazing rooftop bar, complete with views all over the city, dorm rooms, single and double bedrooms, this amazing hostel is way more than any weary traveler could imagine.

The hostel will provide you with WiFi, hot water, laundry, an open kitchen, lockers and even a bike rental service. Although there is no breakfast, you can feel free to use the common kitchen or buy coffee and tea from the bar. The friendly owners often organize pool parties, barbecues and cultural activities, where you can make friends that will last a lifetime.

Tianjin Cloudy Bay Youth Hostel

Address: No. 120 Harbin Street

Designated smoking area Fire extinguishers Internet services Safety deposit box Air conditioning Adult only Free WiFi Non-smoking rooms

4. Time Rabbit Hostel

Climb to the 28th floor of a skyscraper to discover this hostel that is cute as a button and decorated in vintage style. Only 200 meters (656.2 feet) from Italian Town, in Tianjin, this hostel’s design is inspired by the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland. If you are bored of metal minimal beds and sharing impersonal common rooms, Time Rabbit will let you travel to a fairytale world without missing out on the amazing views of the city. Enjoy the clean, comfy rooms and the homely feeling, while you explore the city and the river of Tianjin.

Tianjin Time Rabbit Hostel

Address: Room2832 Nanjing Road, Heping District of Tianjin city green building

5. Tianjin Sunny Time-Space Youth Hostel

In a very central location, Tianjin Sunny Time-Space Youth Hostel offers spacious dorms rooms, in a two-floor apartment, just 500 meters (1640.4 feet) from Nanshi Cuisine Street. Guests can relax in the huge common room, which resembles more of an apartment than a hostel. The rooms are nicely decorated and offer a homely feeling. There is also a ping pong table and lots of movies to watch, if you decide to stay in and relax after a long day discovering the city.

Tianjin Sunny Time-Space Youth Hostel

Address: Room 1102, Building 2, Peace Garden Estate, Fu'an Street

6. No.2 Haiguan Hutong Youth Hostel (from USD 7)

If you love whiskey and home brewed beer, this is the hostel to choose. Enjoy a drink or a coffee at the hostel’s bar or enjoy the views from the terrace. Other than that, the hostel offers clean and tidy dorm rooms or single rooms and is very close to a shopping center, where you go on a wild shopping spree. The staff speaks English, so you will have all the assistance you need to navigate comfortably in the city, without getting lost.

7. Tianjin Three Brothers Youth Hostel

This simple, central hostel offers convenient accommodation, in the center of Tianjin, and a great restaurant where you can try the famous “goubuli baozi” or stuffed buns. You can walk almost everywhere from this centrally located hostel and it is close to the famous attraction, Wu Da Dao. Apart from fellow travelers, you can also befriend the friendly dog of the hostel. If you love dogs and walking, this is the place to be.

Tianjin Three Brothers Youth Hostel

Address: No.141, Chongqing Road

Heating Garden Tour desk Lockers Non-smoking throughout CCTV outside property CCTV in common areas Non-smoking rooms

8. Tianjin Momentos Youth Hostel (from USD 7)

High up in the sky, very close to Tianjin University and the student life of the city, Tianjin Momentos Youth Hostel offers long term and short term accommodation. Chill out on the terrace and meet people in the common rooms. Tianjin Momentos Hostel is centrally located and very close to two subway stations. They offer an airport shuttle and the fastest WiFi in town. The friendly staff will help you figure out your way around the city, while you enjoy your stay. Rumor has it that the beds are super comfy and the views of the city from the windows in the dorms are amazing.

Tianjin Momentos Youth Hostel

4.4 User Rating

Address: Room 1901,No 259 Rui Zhu Building, Nan Jing Road

Explore Tianjin's architecture and port life

Tianjin is an amazing city to explore, either by itself or on the way to another destination. Cheap and central accommodation will allow you to travel for longer while spending less money per night on your accommodation. Hostels are also traveler hubs, where you can meet fellow travelers who might join you on the way and friends who can last a lifetime.

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