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.
Affordable and value accommodation
Share with other students
Convenient location for transport
En-Suite rooms available
Local amenities easily accessible
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
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
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
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
Located roughly 20-40 minutes from LTL Mandarin School
En-Suite Shared Apartments
Shared apartment around 25 meters squared
Own bedroom with key/lock
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.
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
Standard Shared Apartment
Standard En-Suite Apartment
1,650 / wk
2,100 / wk
3,500 / wk
319 / night
406 / night
676 / 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
I booked a small room. It had everything needed for a comfortable stay including air conditioner.
After arrival in Shanghai i went to see the room which turned out to be pretty spacious.
I booked a small room. It had everything needed for a comfortable stay including air conditioner, desk and a comfy bed.
I’ve booked group classes and we were only two people in a group. That allowed me learn a lot. I loved the teachers and the fact that we could discuss other things aside from the learning materials was a huge plus. Overall atmosphere and the social life of LTL is great and made me happy.
George and his classmates at a Chinese Tea Ceremony
For the accommodation, I really don’t know what the standards of living in Shanghai are like… Nevertheless I feel very safe even though I live on the ground floor. The apartment holds all the necessities I need.
It was fully equipped with appliances that worked, but I didn’t use the kitchen at all. The truth is though that ordering food or eating out in Shanghai is so cheap that one doesn’t need to cook.
The location was extremely convenient, it was close to the school, close to the subway, close to bars, places to eat, and a 24 open mini-market. And the owner has made a great effort to decorate it in a nice way. Overall it was a great place to stay.
I might visit China again in a few years time, and if by this time my Chinese needs improving I will definitely plan my vacation along with studying Chinese at an LTL school.
Having been to Beijing previously I wanted to experience Shanghai and the LTL site had all the information I needed.
After arrival I went to the shared apartment and was pleasantly surprised by the close location to the school.
Plus the apartment was located on the highest floor and we had access to the roof and that was nice too.
Apartment was shared among four of us including some Chinese people. Despite the busyness we managed to make a full use of that rooftop. My small room was enough for me. It was clean and had everything I needed such as desk, air conditioner and the bed. There were few issues but landlord was good and it all got solved.
LTL’s group classes were nice. Having different teachers let me experience different approaches to learning Chinese.
Upon arrival to Shanghai I was brought to my roon in the shared apartment. The room had everything needed and I got along with others in the apartment. The location was great since it was close to school and the city center.
I booked mix of Individual and Group classes at LTL. The teachers were nice and I liked both. We used to speak a lot during class which caused a great improvement. It was a good experience.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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