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Mingtown Etour International Youth Hostel

No.55, Jiangyin Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
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  • 83%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

Hostelworld travellers say Mingtown Etour International Youth Hostel is 'in the very heart of Shanghai, [with] shops and places to hang out all around the hostel', 'very close to People's Square metro and Nanjing Road, [within] easy distance to French Concession'. Our guests frequently praise the comfortable, 'clean and well-maintained' rooms as well as the staff, who are 'nice, friendly and speak English well'. The onsite bar serves 'a good selection of European bottled beers'. We like their courtyard, which we're told is 'a great place to relax and look up into the skies'.

Property Information:

The hostel is under RENOVATING since the 16th of November, 2015.

The Mingtown Etour Youth Hostel is located in the metropolitan city in China — Shanghai! It's located in the center of the city, right in the People's Square area.

The entire hostel is built in old-fashioned Shanghai residential style, and the flat construction design distinguishes it from skyscraper hotels. It has its own central courtyard as an open area for guest activities. The building's traditional brick suits the surroundings well, and opens directly onto the cultural attractions of one of Shanghai's Nong Tang (old-style narrow alleys).

The hostel holds 20 standard rooms and over 70 bunk beds. Onsite facilities include a restaurant, bar, self-service laundry, common area, as well as a mini pool. The young staff members speak moderate English, and are familiar with tourism points of interest and travel information. The hostel is also pleased to help guests with making local travel arrangements and reservations of hostels.

An abundance of famous sightseeing attractions are within walking distance. Within 10 minutes walk, you can reach the Nanjing Road pedestrian shopping district, People's Square, Shanghai Museum, the office building of Shangai municipal Goverment, People's Park, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art (Shanghai MOCA), Madame Tussaud's Wax museum and Grand Theater. Within 30 minutes, you can visit the Xin Tian Di, the site of First Nantional Congress of Chinese Communist Party and the Bund. On special occasions, you can even watch fireworks and national holiday ceremonies right from the hostel terrace!

There are 3 types of room in the hostel. Dorm room, double room(shared bathroom) and twin beds private room (private bathroom).
All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and with windows. The bathroom is 24 hour hot supply.

All rooms are covered with wifi, and password is mingtown. The user authentication is needed after connecting to the wifi.
The room number is the account name, such as 306A, and the last six digest or numbers of the passport number is the password to the user authentication.

The reception has a mini-shop which sales English maps, toiletries, drinks, snacks and postcards. (Because the post office is 10 meters away, we don’t sale postage stamps.)
The guests also can borrow the slippers, towels, locks, plug adapter and electric mosquito repellent heater (summer only) from the reception, and the reception provide free toilet paper too. There is also a pay telephone at the reception which can make domestic and international phone calls.

The self service kitchen has a microwave oven, an electric kettle and refrigerators.

We have a laundry area on the terrace. The guests can do the laundry in the sink or by the washing machines. They can get the washing dry by hanging them out or by the dryer machine.
The washing machine and the dryer machine are coins operating machines. They need CNY 8.00 to start. The washing machine needs 45 min and the dryer machine needs 90 min to finish the whole process.

There is also a bar/café/restaurant in the hostel which provides breakfast, pasta, pizza, fried rice… and handmade coffee with good quality and decent prices. The guests can have a discount with 20% off with the room key in the bar.
Best For: Central Location, Young Travellers

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  • Mingtown Etour International Youth Hostel says

    We have a unique, natural atmosphere here. The bridge, running water, rockery and waterall make the whole hostel full of spirit. I really think the common area is the perfect fusion with nature. You can be here, where sunshine is your new clothing, green plants are your ornaments and the pool could be your crystal shoes. If you want to enjoy some quiet and comfortable time in the middle of this concrete jungle, our place is the ideal choice.
    Living in our hostel, you can do a lot: early in the morning, play Tai Chi on the balcony. At noon, enjoy a plate of delicious fried rice in our café. In the afternoon, enjoy a cup of delicious coffee slowly in the yard. In the evening, you can be drunk with a guitar and a case of beer until the next morning. I bet you've never enjoyed a hostel quite like that!
    I highly recommend the Shanghai Art Museum to guests. It has a rich history and art atmosphere and from time to time there are new exhibitions. More importantly, in the near future The Art Museum will move, so those who want to be close to the history and the art are running out of time.
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      Ma Zi, Owner
  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    What can I say, Mingtown Etour is a real gem. The location is perfect, right at People's Square, only minutes from the metro to connect you to the rest of the city. Nanjing Road shopping street is also close by, and if you prefer to walk, the Bund is about 15 minutes away on foot. The hostel was clean, very well secured, and my little single bed private room had a lot of character The hostel bar was a great place to relax and kick back, and prices were pretty decent as well. I will be back!
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      Anonymous, Canada, Male, 25-30
  • Latest Review

    Great hostel, great location, really good value for money so close to the center of Shanghai. I would definitely stay here again. Even had comfy beds! The only negative I would mention was the breakfast. Didn't have time to explore Shanghai for breakfast so ate from hostel. Breakfast was cheap but not great quality. The baked beans were stone cold!!
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      Anonymous, England, Couple, 25-30
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  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Fax Service
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

1. Check-in Time: 14:00 ~01:00 (next day) Check-out Time: 7:00~ 12:00 English Service Time: 7:00~01:00 (next day) Please inform the reception one day early if you need to check-in or check-out at other times, or it may cause NO REFUND. 2. All Children under 12 years old are not permitted in shared dorm accommodations � they must be with guardians in private accommodations. All Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by legal guardian. The guests are not allowed to bring unregistered visitors into the Hostel or the Dorm Rooms!!! This can result in the guest being asked to leave the Hostel immediately with NO REFUND!!! And the visitors need to leave the hostel before 23:00. 3. The hostel doesn't provide disposable toiletries. 4. All the rooms are non-smoking rooms. Smoking inside the rooms can result in smokers being asked to leave the Hostel immediately with NO REFUND!!! If guests need cooking, ironing, using any high temperature devices and using any high power devices, please consult the reception first. 5. Only some of the rooms can add an extra bed. Please inform the reception if you need one. Whether or not the extra bed needs to be added, each room only can stay one more person (adult or baby). The person taller than 110 cm treats as an adult, who needs to be charged the extra bed rate. The person shorter than 90 cm is free to stay. The extra bed rate is the same with the dorm bed room fee. 6. The dorm bed (bunk beds) is only for individual. Unless you book a private room, there is no guarantee that you and your group will stay in same room. We will always try our best to put you together in the same room, but keep in mind this is a hostel and that's not always possible! 7. The dorm linens need to be return to the reception before checking out. And all the borrowed items need to be return to the reception too. 8. Maximum length of stay in the dorm room is 7 consecutive days. 9. There's a mandatory CNY 100.00 returnable deposit for each room key. 10. The hostel has 3 floors, please note there is no elevator in the building. Payment is due upon arrival by cash only, please. Credit cards are not accepted.

Mingtown Etour International Youth Hostel Located at No.55, Jiangyin Road, Huangpu District, , Shanghai.
Mingtown Etour International Youth Hostel
Shanghai 200003 No.55, Jiangyin Road, Huangpu District
81% 1593
31.2297385 121.4687490
Mingtown Etour International Youth Hostel
    Rooms available     Basic Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom     Basic 6 Bed Female Dorm     Basic 6 Bed Male Dorm     Basic Twin Private Ensuite
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