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Shanghai Dock Bund Hostel Reviews

No.55 Xianggang Road, Shanghai, China

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81%

Rating
327 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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71%

I had a single room with shared bath, which was very bad value. A windowless hole under the roof in which you could barely stand up, with 40cm of space on one side of the bed. Terrible. Interenet was useless, too - every few minutes connection would be lost, sometimes for a few seconds, sometimes for a few minutes. On the plus side is the very friendly staff and the location which is close to the bund.


80%

One of the cleanest hostels I've been in China, however Wi-Fi has been quite a problem, even on the computers in the common room... Unless you only need to access Chinese sites (I'm not talking about blocked sites, but sites I usually use without VPN and work)


86%

All great, except very very very slow WiFi. Sometimes it's not working at all


74%

Everything's cool, except average hygiene and no private toilet for each dorm. The location is near to the Bund but a bit further from subway station.


89%

The location was just a walk from the Subway and The Bund. Lots to eat and enjoy in the immediate vicinity. The second floor was offices, the rooms were quiet and the stay was very pleasant. The back exit, where the office entrance is, at night is very dark so watch your step.


100%

Love this hostel, everything is perfect! Expecially the staffs! Thank you!

  • 6th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

No cleaning in private shower and bathroom


60%

Simple clean hostelwell run with nothing special


94%

They didn't sweep in the 5 nights I stayed there but generally great relative to other hostels in China. Two decent PCs to use in the activity room if you need to do some planning. Tons of people to meet and travel with!

  • 16th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

The building is a bit tired, but everyone there was great. The staff bent over backwards to make maps and write things down in Chinese, so i could get around. The rooms were good, not great. I had a single room , and it was just fine. The sweet part of staying here is the location to the bund. Just two blacks and your there. The other diamond was the front desk staff, who worked hard to help me catch the correct train, and send me to all the destinations in which my guide book pointed me.


60%

nightmare

  • 29th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

I stayed in a single room for 6 days right when I arrived to China to sleep off jet lag before going on to dorm with 8 bed. It was very comfortable, quiet room. The hostel about a five-ten minute walk from East Nanjing road exit 6, with some good restaurants nearby. The common area is a bit small. Overall, good experience.


71%

Required 200CNY of deposit, though this is not written in Hostelworld.com... Search and ask: the introduction of the hostel is poor. We discovered after 4 days there is a micro-wave in... the bathroom. If you want your room to be cleaned, explicitly say you want the room and the shower room FLOORs to be SWEPT. Our "Standard Double Bed Private Ensuite" had an unreachable (so impossible to open) window looking at... a high wall.


74%

Freezing cold. The staff keeps the heater controls down at the front desk and don't want to turn it on. Maids open the windows at any opportunity. Most of the guests at this hostel are entire Chinese families. This includes grandma and grandpa, babies and children, and even a dog. Yes, I saw someone smuggle a dog into here. It made for a very LOUD stay. There isn't much offered here aside from a bed and a shower, very bare bones compared to most hostels I've stayed in. Really average at best.


83%

The hostel itself is fine, it's pretty typical. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The location was great. It's a 5 minute walk from the Bund with everything that has to offer and it's not far from Nanjing walking street. I would stay there again for sure.

  • 23rd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

I think that this hostel was made to make travelerl happy and satisfy with their meetings.

  • 8th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Kazakhstan
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

Excellent hotel. The building is a little old, but adds to the charm. Nice location, friendly staff. Can't get much cheaper for a single room anywhere in Shanghai.


69%

Location is perfect, the rest is average.


77%

The staff was really nice and helpful. the smell on the floor was really akward. the beds were clean, but our private bathroom was dirty and old. there were many backpackers, including loud skype conversation at night on the floor. the location is really nice and central


77%

ok place to stay

  • 7th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)




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