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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
This hostel has recently changed ownership.The new owner has eliminated all the perks and jacked up the prices on things like drinks.Almost Western prices most of the beer in the bar now, and there is no more free breakfast.Before, the distant location of the hostel from major sights was partially balanced by the free breakfast every morning.Now that this perk is gone, there really isn't a reason to stay at a hotel this far out.Dropin dorm room rate is now 80 - be warned! Also - awful wifi!
Perfect stay. Always again!!!
Nice, basic,clean, good value for money. Overall a nice stay! Subway quite close, easy to get around - this is maybe 15min ride away from the Bund, so not 'centrally' located. Only weird thing was that the room rates seemed to vary from day to day, but usually to your advance ;) Would recommend, not a party hostel tho. Prices normal, meaning quite high vs streetfood/local eateries.
Good location to meet people. No WiFi in room. Pretty good overall
I booked a single room for a night after a 10 hours flight. The room was immaculate, with a very nice comfortable bed, nice bathroom with hot water. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I managed to meet other travellers in the bar area. Location wise is not the most central hostel, but all the rest is spot on!
staff was wonderful, thank you. very clean&cozy as well. only gave an average for facilities because it would have been really great if the wireless was available in the rooms .. it was only available in the lobby. and was extremely slow. i think it is an investment worth making, people really care about their wireless, probably more than they should.
The location within walking distance to subway. But there is no local restaurant or convenience store around the hostel. The place is huge and less intimate to talk with other fellow traveler. Share toilet and bathroom is often smell bad.
Nice bar and lobby, rooms clean and comfortable, location a bit out of the way.
Helpful and friendly staff. Good room service.
one of the BEST hostels I ever was in..... fantastic.... everything ist nice
The A/C was not working in the 4 bedroom dorm. It kind of got a pain to take the metro all the time because it's crowded. Location is a bit far from the main site attractions. The common room where the cafe is is not smoker friendly. In the lobby there are not many places to sit for non smokers. Wifi is only in the lobby. area
I thought it was a very good hostel. Although it is still 20 minutes from must attractions such as peoples square, the bund it has good metro links. The staff were very helpful and the hostel was always very clean. I do feel the atmosphere in the bar area was lacking as it is quite a large space it felt very empty at times and many people would split up rather than forming together. Would definitely stay again if Shanghai and also recommend it to others.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
the hostel is pretty clean and there is a big livingroom. the most people from the staff dont speak very good english. so sometimes you dont get what you order. even if i wanted to have an information about markets the reception could not help me. they are not friendly at all.
It is what I would call an "industrial" hostel, loads of rooms and floors, this is a good thing though as there are plenty of people around and it is very large and spacious in the communal areas. Stayed in a 4 bed dorm, which was ample. Shared bathrooms are okay. The WIFI is just plain rubbish, can't get on it other than downstairs and when you do it is impossible to load anything, even something as simple as checking emails - probably due to the large amount of people sat round on laptops.
The matress is only 3cm thick, so that wasn't fun. But the rest was great
The hostel was fine,nice n friendly staff..it was just so crowded when I arrived and my friend ended up in different dorm room. The dorm toilet really need more cleaning and more regular checking,other than that it was fun place to stay
No internet in the rooms. Other than that, really good hostel.