As one of the most important business cities in China, finding a hotel is far from a problem. You will find everything from budget hotels to luxury hotels with five stars. It is recommended to do your booking in advance if you are on a budget.

1. Grand Hyatt

Grand Hyatt is located in the prestigious Jin Mao Tower in Pudong, this hotel doesn’t start till the 53rd floor. With its outlook over the river and the Bund, these are probably the best bedroom views in the city. Service is impeccable too.

Address: Jin Mao Tower, 88 Century Boulevard, Shanghai

2. 88 Xintiandi

In a central location on the Puxi side of the river, 88 is chic boutique hotel with Chinese tones. There’s a pool, gym, squash court and so on, and the rooms have kitchen facilities.

Address: 380 Huangpi Road South, Shanghai

3. Ruijin Guesthouse

Surrounded by seven hectares of gardens, colonial-style villas and a number of good bars and restaurants, you can’t beat the location. The estate was once home to the Morriss Family, who owned China’s first English-language newspaper. The rooms are huge and it’s in a good French Concession position. There are several buildings and their style differs: ask to take a look before you choose.

Address: 118 Ruijin No. 2 Road, Shanghai

4. Shanghai Captain Youth Hostel

It’s backpacker basic and the location is unbeatable. Most of the rooms are dorms (with an intriguing maritime theme to the bunk beds), but there are also doubles and singles. Captain Hostel is affiliated to Youth Hostels International.

Address: 37 Fuzhou Road, Shanghai

5. Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao

Holiday Inn offers great service and a comfortable stay to a valuable price. They have a nice pool and is well recommended both for families and for business.

Address: 1088 Xiuyan Road, Shanghai