Before you go trying to plan a trip to China, look at a map – this is an enormous country you are talking about, so unless you have an unusually long vacation coming up you should definitely focus on one small part of the country rather than trying to tackle too much. After all, you do not want to get all the way there only to lose several days flying from one part of the country to another just to check off everything on your to-do list! The good news is that just about anywhere you want to go, there are plenty of cheap hotels in China for you to choose from.
Throughout the country, you may find that the star-system you are accustomed to when it comes to hotels is not the same. In fact, you may be able to afford hotels that are 4-star or 5-star places, which you may not normally even look at. So when it comes to cheap hotels in China you may well need to expand your definition of what constitutes a “budget hotel.” Because if you are simply focusing on 2-star and 3-star places, you may be shocked to find them even smaller than hotels in the West and lacking amenities you have come to expect in other countries.
Wherever you are planning to visit, to find cheap hotels in China you can start by scrolling down on this page to find listings for individual cities – each of those pages will have more specific information about hotels in that city, including some hotel recommendations. You will find pages for cheap hotels in Hong Kong and cheap hotels in Shanghai. But if you do not find the city you will be visiting on the list below, all you need to do is plug your travel information into the search box at the top of this page to get hotel listings for any city in China.