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No.300 Wuning Road, Putuo District, Shanghai, China

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2589 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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The hostel was a bit far from downtown but at least it was close to the metro. They had a tour listed to a water town close by but when I requested the tour they said they were not offering any tours at the moment The staff didn't speak very good English but they were nice overall


Value for money is great, no other hostel gives these prices for a single room, close to metro and bus stops, with many taxis in the area. I've been here many times and it's clean enough. It's in the level of 3* hotels in EU, if anyone needs comparison. I have seen one dead roach in the hallway, but not in the room. Though I *think* I heard rats running around outside (I was on the ground floor), but that's Shanghai (20+ mil ppl). Room itself was clean, wifi, tv, ac, decent and clean toilette.

  • 9th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Serbia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


4인실을 썼는데 방이 대개 컸어요 시설도 깔끔하고 무엇보다 좋았던건 조용한 거였습니다. 방음이 잘 되더라구요. 하지만 시내에너 멀어서 관광을 하기연 교통편이상당히 불편하고 푸동 공항까지는 빨리가도 두시간이상이나 걸렸어요. 직원들은 바빠서 그런지 그렇게 친절하진 않더군요. 전반적으로 가격세 비해 시설이 좋은편이라 담에 다시 상해를 가더라도 투숙하고 싶네요.

  • 6th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


This hostel is very close to the metro. The hostel staff are very helpful and service oriented. The hostel has a few group tours it offers (but might be cheaper to do the tour yourself). There is a restaurant/bar connected to the hostel. It has a pool table, serves western food, and provides a good environment for chilling/relaxing after a long day in the city. The rooms were decent. The bathrooms were decent. I wish they had a water jug available to guests besides the hot water room.


Nice hostel, clean bedrooms, and bathrooms. Good food, not expensive beer; staff doesnt speak english is the only limitatation. Location only reacheable by buses but it is not so hard to move just use 901.


I read many comments about the hard beds. My comment on that: My bed back home(China) is even more hard, so I slept like a baby in the hostel. I quite liked it, even though the accomodation had the usual simple necessities, but most importantly it was clean. The mosquitoes were not really a problem because we kept the window closed during the night.


clean and close to the station but there was no wifi in the room...


Nice hostel, in a good location.


Was convenient for the Metro into the city. Room was okay but not much in the way of atmosphere.


Longhour working staff and the bar are high points. But my stay this time (the second in 4 years) was borderlined by behaviors of staff members and wrong transport information I received which made me lose an afternoon. The lowest point came when a older staff member proposed me to go to eat some place at 11pm and never showed up (waited 2 hours). Why ask ? Later he just said he didn't go without a care and it was over for me. Maybe the period was bad I don't know, but something was wrong there.


The rooms are great. Wifi works. The location is great. One of my favorite hostels!


Hostel itself is clean, rooms are big, bathrooms and showers are good and close to the metro station. Staff aren't the most helpful and there is absolutely no atmosphere. The wifi doesn work in the rooms so everyone is just absorbed on the internet inter reception area. Hostel has lots of potential but no activities for opportunities to meet other people.


The staff was very friendly and good English is spoken. The hostel bar is nice. My dorm room was very dirty and smelly, but that might have been because of other room mates. The common shower was cobwebbed and in not all too good condition. The common bathroom which us facing the common space lacks a door. Using the laundry machine and drier is relatively expensive and the drier is not really doing its job. Yet the short walk to the metro (caoyang station) is very convenient.


Great staff, great rooms, awesome location. Pricy food and drinks and the showers weren't cleaned at all for a whole week. But otherwise we enjoyed our stay here, definitely coming back again! Shout out to Angela, she's awesome!

  • 20th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Namibia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


All the services in this hostel are excessively overpriced (eg. 20 yuan for using the washing machine). The lobby is extremely small and overcrowded with no place to seat because the internet wifi does not reach the rooms. The English spoken at the reception desk is extremely poor. Drunken people shouted and ran through the corridors, maybe because there is a big pub downstairs. DO NOT rely on the offered tours, they cancel them at departure time without any good reasons.


The staff is pretty nice actually!


Hostel is huge, with a nice cafe/sitting area, I was able to meet great people there. The rooms are less nice, there tends to be a nasty smell in most of the rooms with a noisy aircon. The bathrooms are kept clean.


I had great fun staying here! Bar has a great atmosphere (if a little expensive by China standards) and is a great place to meet people if travelling on your own. Room itself was clean and the bunks very comfortable!! The day I arrived the showers were a bit disgusting (smelt like pee) but that was the only day and I guess you can't help that in a hostel this size.


All but 2 staff were very unfriendly and unhelpful which is the opposite of the promises in the website. The showers were extremely dirty- yuk! And I'm on a 4 month travel round the world and they were probably the worst. Food and drink expensive compared to local amenities. Laundry very temperamental.

  • 14th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


우선 싱글룸 이용했는데 가격대비 방도 깨끗했고 청소상태도 좋았습니다 늦게일어나서 잠깐 나왔다 들어갔지만 방청소도 깨끗이 되있었구요 호스텔 내부에있는 카페겸 레스토랑에서의 식사도 괜찮았습니다 가격은 쪼금..쌧던거같지만^^; 가장 가까운 지하철 역까지 약 이백미터? 안팍입니다 시내 외각쪽에 있어서 근처에는 크게 둘러볼만한게 없었다는점이 아쉽네요. 스탭들 전부 영어 소통 잘됩니다. 방에서 와이파이는 잘 안됩니다 상해 거의 모든 실내에서와 마찬가지로..전반적으로 편안하게 쉴수있어 좋았습니다

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