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Mingtown People's Square Youth Hostel Reviews

No.35 Yong Shou Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China

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821 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Next to the hostel there are many rubbish collecting containers which are likely the food waste from the near by restaurant. The smell of it is not a welcoming sign as guest reach the hostel. I hope the owner can do something about it. If the rubbish containers are not around, this hostel is a good choice for quiet stay.


The hostel is well located but really noisy and a bit smelly. I had to take off the linen from the person before me!!


The hostel itself is in a great location and benefits from a lovely café bar and great décor. The bar staff were excellent however two things let this place down. Firstly, the girl at reception was by far one of the most surly people I have ever been greeted, or should that be ignored, by. As the person who is the first point of contact, it would benefit the hostel in having someone who smiles and says hello. Secondly, the hostel smells strongly of dirty water. Use clean water and incense!


Very nice and cheap hostel. I recommande to stay if you need an central accommodation. People are nice and friendly and triying to help.

  • 17th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


good location, very weak wifi in the room and unfriendly female staff was weakness of this hostel.


Bad and good things about this hostel. Bad: Very hard to find. The directions given by the hostel are vague. Some of the rooms are freezing due to the windows being old and the heating being weak. The walls are paper thin and you can hear everything. Even people speaking at the opposite end of the corridor can be heard perfectly in your room. There are old pipes making banging noises at night. I slept extremely badly both nights I was here. Good: Pretty interior. Cafe onsite. Cheap


A perfect Youth hostel to stay in shanghai!!! Cheap ans pleasant!and a staff available to help you!;)


공용샤워실 시설이 그다지 좋지않고 온수 냉수 조절하는 부분이 망가져있어서 다른 장소로 옮겨서 샤워하기도햇었다. 드라이기가 구비되있는거는 장점.

  • 24th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


very good location. had a wonderful trip to shanghai and one of the reasons for this was due to mingtown

  • 22nd Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


LOVED the place, the people, the whole experience! Definitely recommend staying here!


It's located near to most of the tourist spots. Facilities there are good. Toilets were clean and there was no smell in it. Unexpectedly good! However, the heating system give the room fishy smell :P Remember to avoid 11am-12nn if you are going to check in or check out as the staff will not be in the hostel as they will be having lunch.


The location was sort of 'tucked away' and the only sign was a "Hostelling International" sign which can only be seen if it is lit up. There is no sign that says "Mingtown People's Square Youth Hostel" outside. If there was one we could not see it. The place was great and the staff was good as they waited for us to check in as we got held up and only checked in after mid-night. Overall a great stay.

  • 4th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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