So you want to see Tianjin and care more about what’s outside than inside; or you’re just here to sightsee; or maybe you’re here on business. Whatever the case, if you’re after budget accommodation, you’re in luck – with over 1,300 listed lodging spaces, Tianjin is full of cheap hotels and lodges. Here’s our guide to the best cheap places to stay in town.
The famous Chinese hotel is one of the country’s most trusted brands for affordable stays. Be aware that though this location is in the Tianjin center, it is still a little out of the way and best for those staying in Nankai District. This hotel is considered one of the best value in Tianjin.
If you find yourself in Binhai District and don’t know where to turn, this is the place for you to chill. Its homey vibes take away from the fact that it’s basically in the middle of nothing. This colorful hostel is hand decorated and truly feels like a guesthouse.
Although not much to gander at immediately, this hotel sill has a nice vibe. Located between Gymnasium District and XinXin District, Zhongxin Park and Bin Jiang Dao Shopping Center, Xiangjiang is not far from the city center. It also has laundry and luggage services.
A foreigner favorite that’s value for money, this hotel is just a five-minute walk from the Tianjin Eye. With many food options nearby, Ibis is a pleasant alternative to the big scale hotels. Their quaint lobby also serves breakfast and lunch.
UP Family Youth Hostel certainly lives up to its name. With a fully furnished interior, marble bathrooms, and handcrafted decor, this lovely hostel makes you feel right at home and is just a nine-minute walk from the Former Residence of Liang Qichao. Starting rates: $17.
A typical style hotel in a block building, this GreenTree Inn is at the heart of downtown and is hard to miss. This hotel has an indoor pool and is only a six-minute walk to Ancient Culture Street. Enjoy its simple yet classy decor. Starting rates: $22.
Best for those visiting Nankai or Tianjin University, this Jinjiang Inn is about a 15-minute to 25-minute walk to each campus. The inside is quite nice too, with white marble and beige walls. It’s the right place for a few days’ visit to the main colleges of Tianjin.
This spacious hotel is in Tanggu, the modern port city division of Tianjin. Tough there’s not much to explore in this area, except for the famed Tanggu Forest Park, a 45-minute walk away, this large 138 guestroom hotel guarantees quality service. Starting rates: $20+.
This hostel is not the cheapest on this list, but perhaps the most worth it. Cloudy Bay Youth Hostel is in the heart of it all, just a several minutes’ walk to almost every major site in Tianjin. This former colonial house turned hostel is the highest praised of its kind in Tianjin. Starting rates: $50+
Staying in town awhile and want your own apartment-style room at an affordable rate? Chaoju Hotel Apartment’s lodgings come equipped with kitchens and its rooms are new. Just a ten-minute walk from the Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium. Starting rates: $24+
This warm and friendly hostel is in a century-old British building. And its location is superb; nearby you’ll find the five Great Avenues and other attractions. The hostel’s lounge is well-lit and provides tasty meals. Starting rates: $32
Hanting Hi Inn Tianjin Binjiang Road Walking Street
This national hotel chain is worth your stay. If you’re on your way out the next morning, the Tianjin Railway Station is just minutes away. The rooms are clean, well maintained and are best for those on the go.