Rock&Wood International Youth Hostel Reviews
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Good hostel. The bar provides a meeting point for other travellers.
Nice, has good character and a lovely looking restaurant/bar with a nice patio. Friendly staff with good English. Very small room without natural light, suppose you get what you pay for. Gave a 10% YHA discount as opposed to some others in Shanghai which offer 10 yuan/night.
Good location. Staff is Nice and speak a good english . The bar and garden is good . But very quiet . Food is good and cheap .There is no backpackers pre party atmosphere there
We have regretted that they don't give us help for our daughter who was very ill. They didn't give us names of hospital or doctor or .... Although our children who is 10, had 40.6° of fiever during the Night. And they don't enquire about her Health aftershave Night... What a Pity !
nice hostal, the location quite good, it take 30 min from the mtr station, wifi is excellent, and remember turn on the air con at nite, otherwise the mosquito might bite you
- Novice Nomad
- Hong Kong
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
The biggest issue with this hostel is its atmosphere. What they don't tell you, is that this hostel has many live-inns (Chinese and international people who are working at Shanghai). This makes meeting people hard since most guests already know each other. Chinese families also live here, with dogs that bark all the time. Also, the facilities are not very clean, and are absolutely sub par (laundry facilities are old, haven't had maintenance in a while, and they are pretty bad).
Absolutely worth the stay, it's so peaceful and nice, the beds were very comfortable and there's even people who just live there because it's so nice. 4 out of 8 people in our dorm had stayed there for at least a month. Some good eateries near by too.
We had a great stay. The staff were very helpful and friendly.
The atmosphere at this hostel is great, I,ve met some great people here. 2 blocks away is an awesome students bar called Perry's you should definitely visit this venue. Staff is very helpfull and make great cappuchinos.
Best hostel we stayed at throughout all of China! Great common rooms with cool furniture and even a pond to hang out next to. Staff was very helpful. Rooms and showers were clean and wifi was fast. I would definitely recommend it.
For the money we paid,our stay was nice enough in Shanghai. The minus: no car or van pick-up service from and to the airport, the banging of doors after 11pm (their closing is really noisy - and startling), the toilets are not cleaned often enough in the day/night (it follows the Chinese standards, not the Western ones). The plusses: really friendly staff there to help out, good-humored atmosphere, an adorable garden, and a nice, nice price.
We stated in a 6 bed dorm, the room was a bit tight with all our big bags but we managed. There are good size lockers in the rooms also and the beds are pretty comftable and big beds. The shower facilities were down a leve for us which sucked a bit. There are hot water machines in the hostel which help with cheap noodle dinners. :) about a 10 minute walk to the metro station.
Staff were very friendly and helpful. Can't say much about security since we stayed only for a night. The cafeteria was good. The double bed room we booked was a little strange, because the bathroom did not have a main door :-D
Excellent place - clean, comfy beds, big lockers, great staff. Not much atmosphere but still a very comfortable and cheap, convenient place to stay.
The lounge is beautiful and has great atmosphere, but you can't bring any food and drinks from the outside. My room wasn't the cleanest. The location is a bit out of the way. With that being said, I also stayed at Le Tour and thought R&W was a better option for meeting people.
Easy to find and located in a calm area. Great if you want to relax from a day of sightseeing. The yard and the pub is very nice. We really liked staying there.
I enjoyed this place and will stay there again if in Shanghai. However, I will bring instant coffee because otherwise can't get morning coffee until 8 am and I am an early riser. I would suggest that the outer door be closed after 2300 or 2400. Security to the rooms and good lockers, but it seemed anyone could get access to the building during the night. There is a man on the desk and video security, but shutting the door would seem an appropriate first level. Very good staff!
Very poor wifi that never seemed to work. My room was entirely live-in guests, and then myself. They were really messy and the hostel didn't seem to care. I feel like their should be a limit on how long you stay in a room or be required to clean up after yourself. Having a room full of live in english teachers also made it hard to make friends - everyone felt very cliquey.
A good hostel, with a friendly staff. Only the location might be a drawback. It's not so far from the station, but you still have to take the subway every time you want to do something.
Very good hostel, offering all one can expect. The only drawback is the unstable and relatively slow internet connection, but I can not compare to other Chinese hostels. Helpful and friendly staff, good English speakers. Clean rooms and honest price/quality. I would definitely go back there. Atmosphere is great, international crowd. Food is good. Free pool table is also a plus. Thanks for having me, enjoyed myself and will be back!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)