Our small, friendly and clean homestay is conveniently located and hosts up to six guests in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. We have shared and private rooms, each coming with their own bathroom. All bedrooms have windows and comfy beds, so you can rest up before starting your day in the ever-exciting city of Shanghai.
Chill out in our homely living, wash of that travel dirt in our excellent showers and explore downtown Shanghai on foot or from various public transportation hubs within walking distance. Internet access is available in case you want to catch up with the folks back home.
Backpacker Homestay is located in Jing’an district, the most central and lively area of Shanghai: The famous Temple of the Jade Buddha is just across the street. You can have a bite at one of the many cosy restaurants just around the block. Various supermarkets, 24 hour convenience shops and a genuine Chinese market place can be found on the same block too. We’re within easy reach of theatres, the museum district and many major shopping areas.
Talk to our friendly staff-of-two if you have trouble finding your way around town, want to know where to get those designer shoes you want cheaply or need advice on further travelling. Or for just a nice chat, of course. We speak fluent English, French, Chinese and Dutch and pretty good German.
Why stay with us
Our homestay is a brand new concept in accommodation for backpackers in Shanghai.
In order to best meet the expectations of backpackers eager to discover or rediscover Shanghai, this is an event in accommodation for people.
With us, you benefit from more freedom and independence because you stay in an apartment!
All meals can be eaten in the living room and you’re more than welcome to put good home cooking on the menu!
Our staff is helpful and friendly. Chinese, English and French speaking creates a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
There is no curfew, so it is up to each person to respect the others and the neighbourhood in general. And of course, enjoy the nightlife in Shanghai.
Backpacker Homestay Shanghai features include:
• Free linens and duvets
• Free air conditioners and heaters
• Free hairdryer, toilet paper, shampoo and shower cream
• Free use of refrigerator and microwave oven
• Free use of kitchen and cooking utensils
• Free use of TV with over 100 channels, including some English channels
• Free use of our DVD collection featuring hundreds of movies
• Free wireless internet connection (computer available for those without laptop)
• Free use of travel guides and tourist information
• 24-7 security
• Daily cleaning
• Showers that actually have good water pressure
• Use of laundry machine at a modest fee
Backpacker Homestay Shanghai requires guests to stay for a minimum of 3 nights so please don’t book our hostel if you’re planning to stay shorter. Since we are a homestay and, like anyone else, are not always at home please let us know when you expect to arrive so we can welcome you with a warm cup of traditional Chinese tea. Rooms are available from 13.00 (1 pm) on the day of your arrival, but you can check in at any time to store your luggage.