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The cleanest accommodation I have bin to in China. Also the location is awesome. Many restaurants and shops nearby and the subway just 3 min walk away and very close to peoples square. Additionally the hostel has a very nice rooftop bar with a view on the park at peoples square. They serve a good sandwich with a very strong, get you started coffee. I definitely recommend this place. I have been to three different hostels in Shanghai and liked this the best so far.
- Novice Nomad
- All Male Group, 25-30
- (1 review)
I was on crutches with a broken foot and Mason and his main co worker during the day were patient and gave clear directions to the different activities I still wanted to find on my own via the metro. Restaurant staff were prompt and the lady driver who picked me up at the airport was very friendly and kind and was often smiling and laughing. The location is excellent, close to metro and good cheap eating and sleep quality was unexpectedly good.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
Great central location, very clean, large, bright rooms (we had a standard private double with bathroom) and staff were very accommodating and helpful.
At this price you're not going to do better. great location, very nice room for this price point, very helpful staff. Minor detail is i could hear the people in the room next to me a bit, but it wasn't a problem.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
Great location close to a major metro hub, and nice large, eight bed dorms. The staff, however was unfriendly and did not speak English very well.
Decent place for a fair price in a good location. Very helpful staff!
Great hostel, very central and nearby to the subway station. Staff was very friendly. The hostel has a rooftop bar with cheap cocktails.
My partner and I really enjoyed our stay in the Phoenix. The rooms were to a high standard with a great view of the tv tower and the neighborhood was very lively.
One of the worst hostels during my 6-hostel trip. The night staff barely spoke english and were not helpful in dealing with a cab driver, who took me for a bit of a ride and was asking too much money. Would not book a shuttle from the airport for me, forcing me into the 50min taxi cue. Also, could not book bus tickets ahead of my arrival. The hostel itself is ok, but the services and staff definitely need to be improved.
The location is perfect which very near to train station n the bund for exploring. The bar is just nice for chilling with variety of drinks for selection.
Great hostel the newly renovated private rooms upstairs are great. Good location, bar upstairs is very expensive though
Great Hostel! Keep up the good work :) No complaints at all.
Excellent hostel. If you don't mind a little more traffic, go for the 8 bedrooms dorms on the 3rd floor versus the more expensive 6 bedroom dorms on the 4th floor as they have more space per person, larger lockers and larger bathrooms. Pros: central location for visiting sites, on a good food street, desk staff are very helpful, easy to meet people on the rooftop patio (solo traveller), clean rooms Cons: you can't bring outside alcohol to the rooftop bar, which is not the norm in China
I stayed in this hostel for two weeks in March 2015 and the overall experience was very good. The location is conveniently next to Dashijie Line 8 and also near People's Square. The sheets are not changed until you check out but the room floors and restrooms are cleaned. It was convenient having restrooms in the rooms, the bar on the top floor and the restaurant on the first floor. Great prices and atmosphere, and very helpful staff. I'd definitely stay here again!
Great hostel. Highly rated dumpling restaurant attached, which is worth paying a visit. Nice rooftop bar which did great breakfast sandwiches. Lacked a bit of an atmosphere up there, but we were there in the off season. Subway is just around the corner so easy to get around. Can walk to most of the major attractions of Shanghai. Used the airport pickup service which was great value and saved us worrying about finding our way there. Free lockers, and keycard needed to access lift so very secure.
This hostel was wonderful and in a great location, very close to peoples square. It was too bad there wasn't more going on in the bar but the staff was very helpful and the rooms were big and clean. I haven't stayed at a better hostel.
Great location...easy to find...metro nearby and some sightseeing spots on foot available...recommend!!!!
Phoenix hostel was in a very convenient location. We were able to navigate our way around Shanghai's tourist spots by foot. It was a lovely experience in all. I especially enjoyed the 'Dong Di Bi' ice-cream they served on the rooftop cafe.
Good location, near a subway stop, and within walking distance of a lot of sights. Lots of atmospheric food stalls/shops right nearby. The staff are super-helpful (thank you!) -- so great if you need help with onward travel. The one thing I did not like so much is that the common area on the first floor is crowded with customers from the restaurant downstairs -- yes there is a nice rooftop terrace, but when it's too rainy or cold up there, there's not really anywhere comfortable to sit.