MINGTOWN Hiker International Youth Hostel Reviews
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Apart from the room being a bitt too cold, everything else were great.
Security- OK. Location- Near a major shopping street Staff- OK. Atmosphere- OK. Cleanliness- OK Value For Money- OK. Facilities- OK. Overall- I spend four days there without much to complain about.
The location is fantastic - a few minutes walk from the Bund in one direction, and from a metro station in the other. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly - when I arrived I had lots of questions about different places I was thinking of visiting, and they spent a long time giving me advice and information. As for the accommodation, I stayed in a four-bed dorm, and it was fine.
good location, near popular streets, but not too close.
Had a great time at this hostel. This is our 4th time to stay here and we would stay again. They managed to change our booking even though it was busy for the Chinese New Year. Great location, friendly staff, nice room, what more could you want? Thanks again! xx
Good: Clean. Free drinking water. Helpful staff. Friendly atmosphere. Good location next to Bund and Nanjing East Rd. Bad: Bed cushion is TOO SOFT to support the body, feel collapsed. Dorm without window is too dark and stuffy. Weak wifi. No mobile signal in no-window dorm.
Wonderful hostel! every time I go to Shanghai I always stay at this place, very welcoming indeed! the staff is very helpful, the rooms small but good enough to get a good night rest, clean showers and bathrooms. The common area is very nice and you usually meet great people. Tip: if you reserve online the 30rmb bed, it's exactly the same as the 50rmb one, it's just that if you get to the hostel and ask for the cheaper one, they will tell you they only have 50rmb.
Lots of facilities, bathrooms, interesting people to meet. Location close to the metro station, and the staff were lovely and helpful. The lack of any tours was a disappointment, although Shanghai isn't a very "toury" city. I'd come back here! Lovely place.
Very great hostel
Location was great, 5min walk to Bund, 2min walk to Nanjing Rd, 5min to Subway. Atmosphere was just OK but it was a little dark, room was bit smelly. Bar has good food and cheap beer. Overall a good hostel great location
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.
I stayed here - for 2 nights - from 15 to 17 Nov-2013. The map on the confirmation voucher of Exit 3 of Line 2 is confusing and I ended up walking and searching the hotel for 40mins before I reached. It would be helpful if you give directions from Exit 6 of Line 10 - as it is really close from that place. The stay in the youth hostel was really nice. The people in the reception, restaurant were very friendly and could speak English :-) The room was very clean and surprisingly spacious :-)
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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.