Old West Gate International Youth Hostel Reviews
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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.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
The staff spoke a fairly good english and the manager was very helpful, he booked our train tickets to Beijing. The rooms were not clean at all but there was a nice atmosphere were everyone gathered to watch TV. It felt like being at a host family kind of.
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)