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The best hostels in Chongqing

Thinking about where to stay in Chongqing? The best hostels in Chongqing are stated below. There are a few hostels in Chongqing, although there are just a few, the hostels are quite good.

Why should you stay in a hostel in Chongqing?

You should stay in Chongqing because it’s an awesome big city. One of the largest cities in the world. A hostel is a cheap way to stay in Chongqing. Right in the downtown you can stay for a very low price. But there is also a great hostel in the oldtown of Chongqing (Ciqikou).

The best hostels in Chongqing

We made a list of the best hostels in Chongqing. Where would you like to stay? In downtown or in the traditional Chinese old town of Chongqing? Have a look at Chongqing’s hostels below and book reserve your beds.

1. Chongqing Travelling With Hostel – Also known as Chongqing Green Forest Hostel

A very modern hostel right in the city centre of Chongqing called Jiefangbei. The Chongqing Travelling With Hostel is located on the 4th floor in one of the many skycrapers in Jiefangbei. It’s a 5-minute walk from Chongqing’s dancing clubs and bars, so the night life is not far away. The hostel was called Chongqing Green Forest Hostel before, but in 2015 it changed its name into Chongqing Travelling With Hostel.

Restaurants, ATM, banks and shopping malls are close to the hostel. The metro entrance is on the opposite of the hostel building, just cross the street. Since last year (2015) the hostel is also recommend as a top hostel by Lonely Planet.

  • Address: 4th floor Yuya Building, No 7 Zhongxing Road, Jiaochangkou, Jiefangbei, Chongqing, China
  • Free services: luggage room, internet (wifi), city map and travel information.

2. Yangtze River International Youth Hostel

The Yangtze River International Youth Hostel is located a bit further from the city centre in compare to the Green Forest Hostel. The Yangtze River International Youth Hostel is as its name shows, located at the banks of the Yangtze River. From the hostel to the city centre is only a 10-minute walk. Yangtze River cruiseboats depart closely from the hostel. In 2008 it was the first hostel in Chongqing.

  • Address: Dock 11, ChaoTian Men Port, Chongqing, China
  • Free services: Pool game, tourist info, internet (wifi), books in the library, satellite TV and movies, luggage storage and 24h check-in

What really cool is about this hostel: they have a home-made hotpot. Hotpot is a typical special dinner in Chongqing. You need to experience it if you are in Chongqing.

Things you should do when you are in Chongqing

If you are in the third largest city of China (after Beijing and Shanghai) you should definitely enjoy your time there. This city has a great culture mix of traditional China and a large city. We wrote a blog about the things you should do when you are in Chongqing. One of the craziest things you can visit is Chongqing’s largest toilet building in the world with more than a thousand toilets.

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