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Old West Gate International Youth Hostel Reviews

No.115 Penglai Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China

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194 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 66%Security
  • 66%Location
  • 68%Staff
  • 62%Atmosphere
  • 52%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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It's kinda far from the metro. It takes around 20 mins on foot however I believe for Chinese people it's not far. For me, it's not close. It depends which country you are from. There's air-conditioner, TV and bathroom in the room. As for cleanness, it's average or below average. Though I don't like it, I know that's what you pay for the price. I would suggest the manager of this hostel to lift up the cleanness degree then it would be perfect!


the staff is friendly... it s very great place in china


The hostel is a little bit far from the metro station but is located near an old part of Shanghai, which was nice! It may seems unsafe but I ended eating and drinking with locals at 3 AM on the street near the hostel and it was great! There were mainly only chinese people so I didn't get the chance to know someone. I stayed in a double room, not the best room of my life but it's China! It was not super clean but it was ok for me!


From outside the hostel seems very old and dilapidated but the room was comfortable and in good condition. During the night there were nobody who kept an eye on the incoming guests. But therefore the room doors were facilitated with key card technique I think. There's also no breakfast sold. The last point is that there were no room skipper who for example brang new sanitary wares during my whole stay (5 days). To sum up it is a good choice for everybody who wants a cheap stay.


Very friendly staff, very helpfull. Not to far from some of Shanghai attractions. Alot of Chinese backpackers.


Really nice place to stay in although it is about a 30 minute walk to the metro line 10. It is also a bit of a walk to the Bund, Yu Garden and Shanghai Old Street. Overall though, it was a very nice hostel, and reasonably priced.


The hostel is old and has run down facilities. Its staff are not very helpful or welcoming. A big problem is also the absolute lack of food and drinks in the hostel - no breakfast, no tea or coffee. The night we stayed there was construction work going on at the road next to the hostel - very noisy. There are better choices in Shanghai.


Just improve your bathrooms, make the rooms smell better, and keep the place not as humid.

  • 21st Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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