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Cheap rooms in Shanghai?

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Cheap rooms in Shanghai?

Any suggestions for a cheap single room in Shanghai that's near a subway station? I stayed at a Chinese chain about 9 years ago for about C$35/night. I'm looking for something similar if it still exist.

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Sgt_Strider wrote:
Jul 12th, 2018 9:35 pm
Any suggestions for a cheap single room in Shanghai that's near a subway station? I stayed at a Chinese chain about 9 years ago for about C$35/night. I'm looking for something similar if it still exist.

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Keep in mind $35 CAD was worth a lot more Yuan in 2009. Add inflation you might be looking at double that for the same room.

I usually avoid Chinese chains. The cheapest western chain is probably Holiday Inn Express. I think you can get a room for $50 USD most of the time. They have a lot of locations so you can probably find one that meets your needs. The Chinese chains are on expedia etc so you can always look that way and see some reviews. Ctrip is the Chinese equivalent and has an English version.
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Which chain did you stay at? I would recommend Jinjiang Inn for your budget. It is nothing fancy but clean most of the time. They have a lot of locations in Shanghai but you might end up with $70 for certain locations.

Ctrip is good for booking.
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nioero wrote:
Jul 13th, 2018 2:22 pm
Which chain did you stay at? I would recommend Jinjiang Inn for your budget. It is nothing fancy but clean most of the time. They have a lot of locations in Shanghai but you might end up with $70 for certain locations.

Ctrip is good for booking.
That's it. Wow, in 9 years, the price doubled. If only all of our incomes doubled.
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I was working in China in a city close to Shanghai between 2013 and 2016. Average worker’s salary increased by10% each year when I was there.
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Sgt_Strider wrote:
Jul 13th, 2018 9:31 pm
That's it. Wow, in 9 years, the price doubled. If only all of our incomes doubled.
30CAD/night at SH or BJ would be very hard to find due to constant year around demand.

In 2016, we stayed at a decent Huating hotel facing a Beijing Subway with queen bed for 300RMB or 60 CAD at the time. Only hostels were cheaper.

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