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Where to Stay on a Budget in Guangzhou

Guangzhou, The City of Rams | © llee_wu / Flickr
Guangzhou, The City of Rams | © llee_wu / Flickr
China is one of backpackers’ top destinations, and cheap accommodation is available in every city. Even though Guangzhou is a huge metropolis, it has hostels for budget travelers as well. We gathered the best budget options around the city.

Hostel Sunshine Home

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Located next to Liwan Lake Park, Liwan District, Hostel Sunshine Home has an excellent location for backpackers staying in Guangzhou. Guests can choose from bunk beds in dormitories or a have a private room with a nice view toward the park. Liwan district belongs to the old Guangzhou and has several attractions like Shamian Island and Chen Clan Academy. For shopping and eating out, Shang Xia Jiu shopping street is close-by as well. From 50¥
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Lazy Gaga Hostel

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Lazy Gaga Hostel is located in Yuexiu District right next to Ximenkou metro station. Attractions like Beijing Pedestrian Street, Pearl River night cruises and Haizhu Square wholesale markets are nearby. The hostel emphasizes their no-curfew policy, meaning you can cook, drink, watch movies, and play games in the common area at any time possible. Don’t worry about your sleep, as the sleeping quarters are far from the common lounge. Both private rooms and dormitories are available. From 62¥
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Guangzhou Benjamin&Jason Hostel

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Located right in the heart of Guangzhou, Benjamin&Jason Hostel is across the Tianhe Sports Center, and you can see the city center from their sun terrace. Tianhe District is the modern center of Guangzhou and because of its central location, it’s easy to take the metro or bus to explore the rest of the city. Benjamin&Jason Hostel has 42 rooms, from dormitory bunk beds to private rooms. From 48¥
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Guangzhou Riverside Youth Hostel

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Renovated from a warehouse into a hostel, the Guangzhou Riverside Youth Hostel is located out of the city center, but it is right across the Pearl River and has good public transportation options. Besides metro and buses, you can take a ferry to Tianzi Matou (close to Beijing Pedestrian Street) or Sun Yat-Sen University North Gate. Room options go from bunk bends to family rooms with a balcony. From 65¥
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Catalpa Garden Youth Hostel

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Close to Yangji metro station in Yuexiu District, Catalpa Garden Youth Hostel has a big common lounge with a café, and rooms from dormitories to private family rooms. Though there aren’t sightseeing spots next to the hostel, the location next to metro line 5 offers a very convenient way to get around the city. From 67¥
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