Shenzhen LOFT International YH
Shenzhen is a legend in Chinese recent history. It has changed itself from a small fishing village to a metropolitan city in just over three decades. It is a catchment of all the elites both at home and from aboard. It holds certain degree of resemblance to Hong Kong (which is just a stone's throw away) but also differs with its own character in many ways.
Hua Qiao Cheng (which means Overseas Chinese Town or 'OCT' was originally developed for Chinese returned from overseas who eventually settled down there) is a well-developed and managed community - a live record showing how this fascinating city evolves.
The hostel is about 800m from underground Qiao Cheng East Stop (Exit A) / Qiao Cheng North (Exit B). It lies in a beautiful and lush green setting, adjacent to the modern art centre 'LOFT' where exhibitions introducing both local and overseas art creations are held on a regular basis. Within the same place, there are bars, coffee houses, art galleries, fashion house and designer studios.
The hostel turns a somewhat unattractive workers home into a simple but high quality hostel accommodation and meeting place. The idea is to keep element of the original architecture and history and to incorporate them with contemporary style extension.
The scale, proportion and proper use of basic materials are all the important elements to show the power of simplicity. By applying a contemporary design ethos to an existing structure, it creates a vision of different stages of the local history.
Hostel provides small dormitory, single room, twin room and family room, self-catering kitchen, laundry, Internet access and cafe.
The LOFT modern art centre is just behind the hostel. Within walking distance, theme parks of Chinese folk culture and Chinese ancient architectures are worth to visit. Artists in the Chinese folk culture park are all genuine ethnic minorities coming from places all over the country. If you are looking for fun or excitement, Happy Valley or Window of the World theme park is the choice. Mangrove Nature Reserve (birds watching) at sea front and a fantastic botanic garden great for spending a day relaxing are not far away from the hostel. If you want an evening with locals, there are few hidden little streets with some very good food at good prices and interesting night life.
Maximum stay in dormitory is 7 consecutive nights. No return within a week. No any other forms of reservation will be accepted, either in person or via internet. Dormitory bed not suitable for those age 65 or above.
Our reception closes at 24:00 hrs. As Shenzhen Police requires scanning resident's identity document at the time of check-in and forward information to their database online. We are sorry that we can not take late comer arriving between 24:00 and 07:00 except those already registered.
Check in time is 14:00. Early check in is subject to room/ bed available and is at the discretion of the management.
In the interest of safety and convenience, hosteller staying in dormitory is only allowed to bring one backpack or suitcase of size (volume) not greater than 0.35 cubic meter plus a small handheld baggage. We reserve our right to refuse check-in for those who do not abide by the aforementioned requirement.
Shenzhen Police requires every hostel resident must produce his/her identity document at the time of check-in.