Rock&Wood International Youth Hostel Reviews
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The hostel was a little far East from the most interesting spots, but still close enough to the metro lines 2, 3, and 4. The lounge area is nicely decorated, and we enjoyed having a few drinks there in the evening. It is by far the cleanest hostel in Shanghai, and the staff is welcoming and always friendly. The only downside is that there is no wifi in the whole hostel, which will be annyoing for anyone who plans to stay longer than a few days.
Not bad! Nice atmosphere and close (enough) to the subway. Very relaxing, decent food. Keep in mind the showers and toilets are shared. I didn't mind but some might. The biggest downer for me was that the doors were crazy loud to open/close. For whatever reason the door will continually beep when someone closes it (awesome when you're roommate comes in at 3am.....)
Wifi is horrible here, and non existent almost. Staff are friendly and helpful, and the bar is a good place to meet other travellers. Beds are comfy also. Nothing really amazing about the place, but there is plenty of good food nearby
nice place to stay. half chinese, half foreigners. close by were some small street food places. took us about 15min by subway to downtown.
All in all, a pretty nice hostel -- the facilities are pretty nice for a hostel, and it's clean and well-managed. It's a little out of the way, the guests tend younger (mainly 20-something gap-year travelers, from what I could tell), and the staff made no special impressions on me, but it was definitely a nice place.
Really good hostel because staff was very acommodating and very nice. Only drawbacks is that it is close to a school and it can be annoying hearing all the school kids.
As with all YHA hostels, the quality is assured. Staff are friendly and speak good English, rooms are clean and comfortable, location is great for metro etc. The email from the hostel containing useful information (directions etc) is a great idea.
When arriving with the subway, the directions to the hostel could be a little more specific, maybe with a little map starting from the exit of the subway. We enjoy our stay very much. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
I had fun at this hostel and met a good group of people. Staff were friendly and spoke good English. Quite a few long term guests in the dorm rooms. Food is standard and a bit pricey. Showers are quite small. Wifi was almost always bad.
The lounge is awesome and the staff fantastic. Food relatively cheap. Location is convenient as it's very close to the metro. However, the 6 bed dorm felt a little cramped and the showers are a bit unpleasant, they were somehow always wet. Also, why no toilet paper in the toilet?
A great hostel experience. Best location! Thank you!
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
It was a very pleasant stay in the Rock&Wood International Youth Hostel, we received way more than we expected! Only one thing left a bad impression: we experienced very poor safety regulations at this hostel! Three examples: 1) Helping to open a bag by force without controlling our identities. 2) Opening the room in the middle of the night without controlling my identity. 3) Pick up bags at the reception on the last day without controlling our identities. That is really concerning.
- Novice Nomad
- All Male Group, 25-30
- (1 review)
Nice clean place. Didn't like that I couldn't bring outside food into the lounge, but still a good place to relax.
Totally fine hostel, a little hard to find but close to Zhongshan Park and a few tube stops. Bar is really nice, though not the most social - mainly people on laptops, but that's China hostels for you really. Staff were great, very clean, would visit again.
It was affordable price, I didn't expect so much. However It was so good :) I highly recommend this hostel. If you want to expect to be relax and apart from downtown, Book now :)
- Novice Nomad
- South Korea
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
I have stayed at this hostel before and enjoyed it both times, though I had a better time the first stay. The staff behind the counter are very friendly and helpful, the cleaning staff however woke me up and 6:45AM by almost yelling at each other in their normal conversation. They continued all morning. That however is the only complaint I have.
Great hostel!! Love the atmosphere. Recommend it to anyone. Not a fan of communal showers and toilets, but that's how it is with hostels. Will be back!
At first, staff were confused and disorganized when dealing with my multiple bookings at the Hostel (a bit annoying). Then, my bed was filthy and contained trash from the previous visitor so communication between staff was an issue. However, everything was great! Staff members were helpful with directions and information regarding city sites to see and helped me with cancelling bookings at other hostels. The lounge/Cafe on the main floor is beautiful with excellent Cappucinos!
We stayed at the Rock&Wood IYH for one night only, but it was a great hostel. It's tucked away in an alley with a lovely walled garden & pond and very spacious lounge. Helpful staff. We had a very clean, big room with a nice view on the first floor. Clean bathroom with a good shower. Decent breakfast & good coffee. Wish it were located a little closer to the city centre, but would stay here again definitely.