Mingtown Etour International Youth Hostel Reviews
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WiFi was very bad in the room and ok at the bar.
Do NOT PAY TOO MUCH ATTENTION to negative visitor's comments about "lighting, staff, and mosquitos"......you are all doing very well.....And, for the price, people should NOT expect VERY much more.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
Spacious dorm and wonderful common area! Except for Snow, staff's English could use some improvement.
Great hostel location near peoples square and about 5 min walking distance to the metro station. However the place does not feel like a hostel with a lot of chinese people staying in there on a semi-permanent basis. Also some of them smoke in the rooms. Further it is quite noisy in the thin-walled rooms as the staff which also sleeps in the hostel gets up at around 6am. In summary, come for the prices and location (both excellent).
My room mate arrived at 1:30 in the morning. He had to work late, and didn't make it by 9, as planned. The overnight receptionist refused to admit my roommate (even though I had paid for two people). There are no facilities for arrivals after 11 PM, even if you've paid for the room/bed.
Morning staff who work at the front office they don't speak english. Staff in general there not so friendly. Wifi signal so poor. Sheets were broken everywhere and too used.
The hostel is in a great location for visiting all key sites in the city and it is a real positive to be right next to people's square. However, because of the location the hostel is actually used as a semi-permanent residence by a number of young Chinese people working in the city - which created a very different atmosphere to other hostels I have stayed in - less traveller friendly. The hostel serves its purpose but could do with some modernising throughout.
We had a room with a double bed and it was great. Aircon, kettle, tv, towels. We really enjoyed our stay :)
Great location, easy to find and close to the metro - room basic, but nice. Bar area very nice with koi pond, food there was also nice and good value (breakfasts were good value and filling). Staff member on checkout and check in was great, very friendly - male staff member on the desk some evenings rude and unhelpful however. Overall English ability of staff was good, and we didn't have any trouble at all. Great hostel!
We stayed on two occasions in two different rooms. The first was quiet and well lit while the second room was extremely noisy all night and poorly lit. The common area and restaurant portion of the hostel is amazing. The food is delicious and affordable while the seating is very comfortable! There's even a very cuddly cat! Great place to take a day to relax. Excellent location, very helpful staff. Would stay here again, but would specify which room I wanted (second floor, not on street).
When i arrived i was very tired and the staff was not very nice, So i did not get a good first impression of this place. It was not very social, but a bit social, I meet some cool people during my stay here. The rooms were big with big lockers, and a nice restaurant to hang out in, but the food was not so good.
Great location and excellent layout of hostel. Nice but overpriced bar/restaurant is a great indoor/outdoor location. I'll definitely stay here again. Five minute walk from metro. Ten minute walk to Nanking road. Very helpfull staff and front desk.
It's a beautiful hostel located in one of the oldest streets of the city. The main hall is very confortable.
Overall the hostel is well situated (close to the People's Park metro) and has nice facilities, but some of the staff isn't the friendliest or most helpful. Also, the air conditioner is a huge problem since the staff controls it and sometimes won't turn it on when requested...or don't speak english enough to understand the request. Finally, the kitchen facilities are little lacking, as there is a very small fridge and barely any kitchenware.
We loved the building, the bar and the area surrounding it and the location. I wish there were more people enjoying the common areas, they are amazing! It's an awesome location, the beds in the privates were very nice, the ones in the dorms quite hard.
It used to be a better choice to stay, but now it feels like it is being run just for the money. The staff shows little awareness for the requirements of travelers and function only for registration. They show virtually no experience with guests needs in visiting their city. Be prepared to find such things as the location of a China Mobile office on your own. The location they suggest doesn't exist anymore. In fact it is in the opposite direction from the branch on Nanjing West metro station.
Blanket is not clean, the guy staff is not helpful
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
There were 2 pros to staying here: the location was absolutely perfect and the courtyard area was pretty. Other than that, this place was ranged from average - below average. The cleanliness was ok but it wouldve been hard to spot a murder scene in the rooms bc the lights were so dim. There was ac available, but the remotes were removed and supposed to be turned on at 9 pm by staff. That never happened. Instead my dorm left the windows open which allowed in mosquitos. Not fun. Also may have mice
well situated near Shanghai museum and shopping centers in a peaceful street you can go on foot to old Chinatown and to rhe Bund to see Pudong by night
Charming, central and cheap- the perfect combination.