Shanghai Shared Apartments

Stay in a shared apartment in Shanghai whilst you learn Mandarin in China. You will stay with both Chinese and international students throughout the duration of your stay. We have standard and en-suite rooms on offer and all rooms come equipped with WiFi, bed, bedding, desk and bathroom. Large bedrooms also come with private en-suite bathroom.

All shared apartments are roughly 30-45 minutes from our Shanghai school. Apartments are comfortable and you can enjoy the freedom of being able to come and go at any time, as you please.

Comfortable beds in our Shanghai apartments

  • Affordable and value accommodation
  • Share with other students
  • Convenient location for transport
  • En-Suite rooms available
  • 24/7 freedom
  • Local amenities easily accessible
  • Friendly atmosphere

    Friendly atmosphere

    Make friends – Practice your Chinese language skills
    Safe – All apartments are inspected regularly
    Community – Relaxed and calm atmosphere in the complex
    Convenient – Access to public transport is easy

  • Apartment flexibility

    Apartment flexibility

    Landlady – Will meet you, help you settle in and be there to support you
    Choice – Small apartment or large apartment, your choice
    Arrival – Landlady can support your arrival time 24/7 although daytime is preferred and more convenient

  • Daily Comfort

    Daily Comfort

    Restaurants & Supermarkets – All easily accessible
    No longer than 45 minutes – Journey time to the school
    Independence – 24/7 access to your apartment
    Police Registration – Your Landlady will help you register

  • First class value

    First class value

    Value – Excellent value for money as you learn Mandarin in China
    WiFi – Included in the cost
    Bills – All included in the price (see below regarding air conditioning)
    Furnished – Desk, TV, bedding all provided for you

Shanghai Shared Apartments

We have two types of shared apartment available in Shanghai, standard shared, and en-suite. Whichever you pick, both are a great value option for staying in Shanghai whilst you take your Mandarin course in China with LTL.

You will live with local Chinese students or potentially International students as well. There are also occasions where other LTL students stay in the same apartment so you may have an opportunity to meet fellow students before you begin to learn Mandarin in China.

Standard Shared Apartments

  • Fully furnished with WiFi and air conditioning
  • Bills included (refer to air conditioning below)
  • Your own bedroom with lock
  • Shared bathroom
  • Located roughly 20-40 minutes from LTL Mandarin School

En-Suite Shared Apartments

  • Shared apartment around 25 meters squared
  • Own bedroom with key/lock
  • Double bed
  • Own private bathroom
  • Convenient location for LTL Mandarin School

It is worth being aware this is not five-star accommodation. Your standards compared to that of a Chinese student may differ, this especially applies to the small shared apartment with the shared bathroom. This is a great budget choice and very convenient but if you would like to stay somewhere of a higher quality we recommend looking at our Shanghai Homestay Program.

Additional Information

  • Your bedding is provided
  • All shared apartments receive a weekly cleaning service but you are responsible for your room day to day
  • We advise arrival on Sunday morning or afternoon if you start your course on Monday. If you need to discuss this further, please contact us.
  • Travel to school via the subway which costs roughly 40 US cents (3 CNY)
  • You can only book if you are an LTL language student.

Shanghai Shared Apartments – Prices

DurationStandard Shared ApartmentStandard En-Suite ApartmentStudio Apartment
1 week1,9132,4344,057
2 weeks3,7144,7287,880
4 weeks7,0048,91214,852
6 weeks9,90012,60021,000
8 weeks13,20016,80028,000
12 weeks19,80025,20042,000
13-52 wks1,650 / wk2,100 / wk3,500 / wk
extra night319 / night406 / night676 / night

NOTE – Prices for our Shanghai shared apartments are listed below, all in CNY (Chinese Yuan).

The table shows a list of sample durations, although you are welcome to book anything from 1 week to 1 year providing you have a course with LTL for this amount of time.

You are welcome to contact us using the live chat function below or the contact button at the top right hand side of the page.


What Our Students Say

Maria Testimony for LTL
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I booked a small room. It had everything needed for a comfortable stay including air conditioner.

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George Testimony for LTL
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I feel very safe in the apartment even though I live on the ground floor. It holds all the necessities I need.

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Mathieu Testimony for LTL
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The apartment was located on the highest floor and we had access to the roof and that was nice too.

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Lena Testimony for LTL
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The room had everything needed and I got along with others in the apartment. It was a good experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be able to wash my clothes?

Yes you will. There will be a washing machine provided.

What is the location of the Shanghai shared apartments?

There are various locations for our shared apartments. Nevertheless, we make sure the travel distance isn’t anything longer than 40 minutes although in most cases it is shorter than 30 minutes. The location of our Shanghai school is very convenient, in the heart of the old French Concession.

Are there supermarkets and restaurants nearby?

Yes we make sure your location is ideal for accessing essentials such as supermarkets and restaurants. The school is purposely located so you are never far from the essentials.

Can I check out photos of the Shanghai shared apartments?

Yes we have a gallery dedicated to our Shanghai shared apartments you can take a look at.

How will I find my way to school on my first Monday?

Don’t worry, despite the size of Shanghai we make this as convenient as possible. Your landlady will be able to help you with directions when you check in if you need. You can always ask us before you start your Mandarin course in China. Make sure you have your VPN installed before coming to China as you will not be able to access Google Maps otherwise. Astrill and Express VPN are two of the more reliable VPN’s we like to use. You will either travel alone or with other students who are also living in your complex.

When should I arrive?

The best time to arrive, for your convenience as much as ours, is daytime on Sunday. This can equate to anytime between 10am and 6pm. Remember from the airport it will also take some time to arrive at your apartment. With school the next day you don’t want to be arriving late with little sleep. This also makes it easier for our landlady to organize your pick up from the airport.

Other Options

  • Apartments


    Choose from different types of apartment when coming to study Chinese in China at LTL. We have shared apartments, en-suite or even your own private studio apartment at great budget prices for you to choose from.

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  • Homestay


    Our Homestays are an opportunity of a lifetime and they are hugely popular with our students who come to Shanghai. Living with a Chinese family who only speak Chinese helps enhance your Chinese further.

    Learn More

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