I know many people will like this post. It is about cheap hotels in Shanghai. I talked about fancy 5-star hotels before, but of cause, people who stay there may not bother to check out articles on this website.
As I said, I haven’t stay in any hotel in Shanghai, so I don’t have hand-on experience. Today, I found a good page B14 of April 26, 2006 on Shanghai Times 申江服务导报 on cheap hotels in Shanghai. Let me quote some data there.
Jin Jiang Inn 锦江之星
It is one of the oldest cheap hotels in Shanghai. They have 26 hotels in Shanghai so far.
Price: 178 – 238 RMB
Reservation: +86-40082099999 (24 hours)
They provide Internet access, 0.3 RMB/minute, 30 RMB/day
Breakfast: 15 RMB/person.
Jian Shuo’s Personal Comment:
There is a Jin Jiang Inn at Pudong Airport, and one at Pudong (Huamu Road 花木路). They are very good – nice from outside. It is very similar to the next two hotels I will introduce. I didn’t see too much difference between them.
Motel 168 莫泰168
It has the best decoration among the three (Jin Jing Inn, Motel 168, and Rujia).
Breakfast: 25RMB / person
Price: 168 RMB – 298 RMB
Jian Shuo’s Personal Comments:
Motel is very modern, with nice decoration and colorful rooms. They have the walls painted in light green, light blue, and sometimes red.
Rujia Hotel (Homeinn) 如家快捷酒店
This is a simple, but very widely distributed hotel. They are started by the same group of people who started CTRIP.com (NASDAQ: CTRP)
Highlight: They provide free Internet access.
Breakfast: 10 RMB
Room Price: 178 – 238 RMB
Jian Shuo Wang’s comment:
I have many friends, who only stay at Rujia. The guys in Daqi.com always stay in this hotel, no matter it is one person, or a group of 20 people. It is their default choice of hotel. So I believe it may be better than other two (Disclaimer again, I never stayed in any of them).
The only problem is, it is very hard to reserve. It seems to me that their occupation rate of rooms must be more than 95%. So do book ealier.
These three hotels are all clean, safe, and convenient. Most and more people are staying in these hotels. If you don’t have enough budget to stay in a fancy hotel, I highly recommend these three to you.
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