Old West Gate International Youth Hostel Reviews
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Great location close in the older part of Shanghai. Lots of cheap eateries and markets around - my reason for staying here. If you need Starbucks & Western food close by then this hostel is not for you though. It's 10 minutes to the subway - which should be ok and if you decide to walk 30 minutes to the Bund. Staff is helpful and nice, the hostel is clean enough and there's a comfy common room. As this place is not in the Lonely Planet, not many Western tourists are around.
Perfect location, close to a lot cheap eateries. Good wifi in dorm. Shower is pleasantly hot, too. Booked 6-bed dorm and got 10-bed dorm. Window panes in dorm are dirty. Dorm is 45 yuan, after paying 10% to Hostelworld, 40.5 is payable. Two reception girls attempted to charge 41 and said they ALWAYS do this because NO CHANGE for half yuan. I had to spend 2 minutes to get half yuan back. Really small money, but their attitude and excuse are disappointing.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
Great stay at Old West Gate. In a very cool location, close to Old Town Shanghai. A little far from everything else, but the staff and facilities make up for it - great stay and low price!
Close to the old town. Friendly staff and atmosphere, and very welcoming. Rooms and bathroom could of been cleaner. There was a kitchen but weren't shown if we could use it and quite dirty. Got a kettle in our room though and downstairs tea making facilities. Overall a pleasant stay.
Breakfast or coffee options would make this the place I would choose to stay at every time I visited Shanghai. Otherwise, ACE!