MINGTOWN Hiker International Youth Hostel Reviews
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Staff was very helpful and assisted me in getting my train ticket and english to chinese translations. They were very friendly as well. Room was a bit dirty though as was the restrooms. Location was pretty good as it was fairly close to an ATM, small market and the metro stop. Walkable to the bund was nice as well.
The matress was really bad and the water was warm but noc really really hot, except this it was a nice stay
Location of the hostel is great. Cleanliness of the dorms/beds should be improved and beds are not very comfortable. Staff was very friendly though, especially the nice young lady who checked me in and even helped me to carry the luggage to the room.
Improve staff english. Other than that, everything is excelent!
This hostel is amazing! I stayed in a 4 bed windowless room which was dark and very small but spent most of my time in the lounge area talk to other travelers. The atmosphere was great, from the large couches to the outdoor patio, it was very easy talking to others. What really made my stay at the hostel and shanghai fantastic was the staff. They were so helpful and friendly with all my questions. I would definitely stay again.
Had the double ensuite, was a lovely room with lots of space and a lovely airy feel. The food at the hostel was excellent. Would recommend as it's position to the bund and shopping is fantastic.
The staff at this hostel were beyond helpful and friendly, especially Bruce and Liu Liquing. The hostel is located a maximum 10 minute walk from The Bund and the main shopping strip on East Nanjing. Also central to the Metro to get around to other areas in Shanghai. The room was huge and comfortable. Wifi could have been better. The food was good in the restaurant.
Not the best place to stay. Staff is helpful, as long as communication in english goes along.. Great location close to the main street, the bund, and pudong. We stayed in a four bed dorm that was hot, dark with no natural light, and it wasn't very spacious. Beds aint the most comfortable either. The lighting in the whole building is just so low, making it feel so dark everywhere. I also had to put out a fire in a trash bin. Scary thing was there was no fire detectors far as i could tell.
No internet!! 2 comp provided by hostel are useless because they are so slow and sometimes it takes 15-20 min to open one page.Wi Fi is even worse!There is no way that you can book anything or check email.Excuse, too many people using wifi.I tried at 3pm when hostel was empty,at 3am when everyone was sleeping, and still the same. If you are in dorm room,rooms have big windows that are looking on hallway where is light all night and no covers on windows. Also, very, very loud from street.
Very friendlyband helpfull staff. But dirty rooms and hard beds.
Didn't feel like a hostel... Staff were nice though Needs a proper common room for people to meet Great location, cheap enough, can't complain really...
Everything was excellent but they gave us wrong information for going to the Great Wall.
We stayed 3 nights (twin room w. shared bathrooms). Excellent location near to the Bund (5min by foot) & to Nanjing Road (3min). The lounge is a good place to meet other travelers. Cheap beer. On the contrary some of the staff were pretty useless/unmotivated, facilities were poor (e.g. only 1 (!) working washing machine/dryer for the hole hostel with restricted periods for use, wifi slow, half of the toilets not working), noisy & people were smoking in the rooms/ toilets despite the prohibition.
hello guys from mingtown hostel, I liked to stay at your place. The people around were nice and it was easy to get to know other people quickly. I liked the atmosphere at the front porch - so to say - . The breakfast and coffee was very good and a very great value for this price. When I`m back in Shanghai, I will probably come by this place again. I wish you a good time and all the best. CA, Nadine
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Everything here works exactly as it should, and I've never seen a better common space for facilitating interactions among travelers. It wasn't the cheapest hostel I've ever stayed at but given the location it's an excellent value. And the private I chose was huge and more like an economy hotel than a hostel. Laundry services are a plus. The only drawback is they need to get their wifi so it works more reliably in more of the hostel.
One of the nicest hostels I've seen in China. My room was clean and comfortable, although I didn't have a window, a 3rd of the rooms are located in the centre of the building. The atmosphere in the lounge was terrible, it was empty - not for lack of guests, flowers on the tables gave the feeling of a restaurant and the hostel didn't operate a happy hour, or organise any group activities. As a lone traveller, in the Mingtown I felt lonely. I would return if travelling with friends or other half.
This place is at an amazing location. right in the center! We got a surprisingly nice and big room for a decent price. It was my second trip to Shanghai and in my next one I'll definitely go back there.. **We took a privet room --> I don't know how are the dorms...
I had allerge when I came back but it still good while i am living
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
New friendly staff. I have stayed there before and it was a mess, I only went back because of the location. But now it is cleaner and the staff is rellay nice and helpful. Is the best location I've found. Would go back without even comparing other places.
Clean room, excellent location, helpful staff. Went on the Panda trip but it was raining so Juju didn't feel like making an appearance :( Really good food in the restaurant especially the breakfasts and good bar downstairs too.