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

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2809 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 69%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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room is not so big. although there are cleaners keep maintaining cleanliness in common area, no one came n change my bed sheet and blanket during my over two weeks' stay here since i know shanghai quite well so location is not a problem fir me. inlt issue is wifi. we dont have wifi connection in room. so everyone should go to lobby area to use internet however the space is limited there and connection is poor.


On average a pretty good hostel. But the large scale of it makes the vibe very average and for this price you might just as well pay about the same for a single room at one of many cheap hotels (just as likely to meet people).


First of all. It's not in the City Centre. But close to line 4. And that's actually great. You can get everywhere pretty easy. I experienced it twice, that you check in and once you are in the dorm no bed is free. But in cases like this the friendly staff helps you out pretty good.The Bar is cool somehow . One the one hand it's a nice place to relax and meet new people but it smells like smoke the whole time. Somehow you feel like a smoked salmon there. But all in all a nice place to stay.


The bar and downstairs area felt very sociable but the upper floors were still quiet, which was good. Rooms were clean and beds quite comfortable. The AC in our room didn't go low enough so it was too hot and they didn't provide us with towels - the only option was to 40 RMB for one, which is way too expensive in my opinion. Bathroom facilities were mostly clean. No wifi in the rooms or plug sockets near the beds, which was inconvenient.

  • 12th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I stayed here for 2 nights, together with two friends in a private deluxe 3 bedroom. the room was clean and spacious. It is claimed that there is wifi in the hostel, but it's just on on one side of the building. So for wifi we had to go to the restaurant downstairs. In daytime the location is quite convenient as it is located near subway station Caoyang Rd. But for going out at night in the area near the bund, it's less convenient; it will take about half an hour by taxi and cost around 40 RMB.

  • 12th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


no wifi in the room dirty


3 nights basically...horrible location if you want to sightseeing the city, the bed was very good, kind of big, the bathroom and toilet were probably the most awful things in the hostel (bad smells, always dirty, no toilet paper), the atmosphere was bad if you are young and you want to meet people, the bar is extremely overpriced, no WiFi at the rooms... was safe, but boring, kind of ugly and I would like to suggest you to pick something else with the same price like rock and wood...


it is a good hostel. the bar area is cool good place to chill out and meet people. rooms are good value but it is over priced for beer and food

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