City Central International Hostel Reviews
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Nice hostel, however bar was expensive and it is far away from the city centre.
I highly recommend City Central. The room i had was very big, very clean and very comfortable. There is a restaurant at the hostel with extensive food menu. There is also a large department store nearby you can buy fruit and vegetable. It is very close a metro stop and very quiet, which is important in a hectic city such as Shanghai. The atmosphere at the hostel is good and friendly. It is excellent value for money.
Earlier stay was very good but this time the room I was allotted was messy because of the lack of storage quality there was no cabinet and one that was there was under the bed and probably insufficient resulting in mess as no one could accomodate all their stuff properly. But all the other rooms are different and with all the facilities. The staff is more than good and helpful. The proximity to metro station makes it easy to travel.
A very peaceful hostel, in an ideal location, nice comfortable bed, and friendly staff. I really enjoyed my stay here, and will come back again soon. Lots of nice places to get food close by the Metro station Caoyang, Decathlon and Carrefour very close to the hostel.
Stayed here once and liked it enough to come back. Won't be coming again. The bathrooms in the double rooms stink and the sinks are filthy. Booked a double room and was given a twin.. Ordered some food from the bar, it took an hour and a half and wasn't hot, when we complained we were rudely shot down. We then complained to the friendly staff at reception, they said it's not the same company so they couldn't do anything. Shame, because it's an otherwise nice hostel.
Some staff very helpful, thanks to them. Dormitory was clean
This was my first time staying at a hostel so I didnt really know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised how nice this place is. I stayed in a 4 bed dorm, the bed was fine, it was clean and very nice atmosphere. Its close to the station to get to all the popular places so a very convenient place to say. All in all I could be happier and for the price! Absolute bargain! Definitely would stay again!
great rooms, good location, no bad comments
Really clean and bright. Staffs were helpful. One pipe in female shower room was leaking but generally a topnotch choice in Shanghai
We booked a double ensuite and twins ensuite. The double ensuite was ok although the bathroom floor flooded each time we took a shower. The twin room where our friends stayed had visible mold growing in the corner. We asked Andy at the front desk for a different room and he switched to the room next door which also had mold. When we mentioned that the mold was still a problem his reply was "This is China, there is mold everywhere". Our friends ended up with sore throats from breathing mold.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Staff where rude while we were checking in. Half way through checking me and another guy in, they started helping someone else and then someone else had to come finish our check in. Then never told us our room numbers and looked at us as if we should know it and then wrote on a card, which we couldn't really make out any way, 2 other staff then re-wrote it as they couldn't read it. Bar staff where rude when trying to order food. Both me and someone else got ill from eating the bar food.
I always stay at this hostel when I go to Shanghai. I usually stay at the en-suite rooms (whether for 2 or 4 people), it's still an excellent hostel overall but lately the bathrooms smell really bad, I even need to buy my own bathroom odor/perfume.
Didn't spend too much time in the hostel, but it was conveniently located. The staff members English was not great, but it didn't end up being that problematic.
The staff was really helpful, all spoke English very well. The hostel is located a bit away from the main tourist sights, but it's very close to the subway, so everything is within easy reach. The rooms were spacious and clean, the mattresses not too hard and not too soft, and it was very quiet at night. I can definitely recommend staying there and will do so myself on my next visit to Shanghai.
It would be nice if the internet was better, it was not available in the rooms, only in the lobby.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
We stayed here for three nights. Beds were really nice and room was very clean. The staff was really friendly since they helped us with figuring out the trains for the rest of our trip. The bar is really cozy and it's nice to sit there. Cheap belgian beer was an extra for us since we are from Belgium. Prices for food and other drinks could be lower tho. But with the low room prices I can understand.
Out the way of the centre , but once you find the metro your away, Very friendly people,
Free breakfast is cancelled since 1 July 2013, but still good value. Spacious and clean, nice staff, easy access to Metro Line 3/4/11. Ridiculous rule that "Chinese can't book dorm bed" is also gone. Great! Will stay again.
So good i booked here again after spending a couple nights elsewhere. And the value 35RMB cant be beat