Old West Gate International Youth Hostel Reviews
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The budget double rooms are pretty basic, dark and small, but desent, clean enough and my bed had a great matress, which is SO rare in China. Windows to the hall or the stairs. Nice lobby. In the heart of Old Shanghai, which is great if you want to experience the real deal. Staff are OK, the girl seemed annoyed but the guy is nice and really trying to help. English spoken. Internet connection is a pain in the ass as it requires CAPCHA, passport and room number and doesn't work on all devices.
Hostel was functional for our needs, but we were glad not to have to spend too much time there. One member of staff was really rude when we were checking in and unhelpful when we asked for some bar/restaurant recommendations. The room was clean enough but very small. Because it was at the top of the stairs it was noisy in the morning and late at night. The only window looked out onto the staircase, so we had to keep the curtain closed which meant it was dark and a bit dingy in the room.