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Stayed in 8 bed dorm which was very spacious, clean and had large lockers to store your belongings in. Each of the beds had a powerpoint and light making it very easy to read or plug in. Front desk staff were ok. They weren't too keen to provide advice about Beijing and actually refused to call us a cab when we needed one. On the roof is a really cool cafe/bar/hangout zone with very friendly staff who are very helpful and engaging. Wifi works all over the hostel. Overall a great stay.
Nice hostel, clean and located just next to a metro station. People's square is also less than 10 minutes away. Great value for money.
The location of this hostel is absolutely ideal - about a 2 minute walk (or less) from the subway station on a cute little street with a lot of restaurants. The rooms and the general setup of the hostel is very people friendly and extremely attractive - the rooms are filled with large wooden beds and a beautiful marble bathroom. I was also blown away by the amazing view on the balcony. The staff were curt and polite but didn't strike me as particularly friendly/involved.
The internet in the hostel went down about every 20 minutes. The staff had no idea how to fix it and I probably had to make 20+ calls to the front desk over the course of a few days each time the internet crashed. They don't seem interested in actually helping you fix the problem.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Phoenix just renew the locals it's look like a 5 start hotel ... I suggest u do a cooking course to teach us the secret of Chinese cuisine... Alex
The hostel is very close to the subway which can connect you to most areas around Shanghai. Also many authentic cheap Chinese resturants close by to eat at. Friendly staff. Twin en-suite room seemed new (newly renovated) and great value for money. Slight smell from bathroom drain but otherwise great room! Rooftop bar also good value and nice place to relax. Overall, very happy. Would definately stay here again.
Excellent location close to two major subway lines and great instructions of how to reach the hostels from both. Rooms were very comfortable with wonderful big beds! Staff were very helpful and spoke good enough English to communicate. The bar upstairs served both breakfast and helped with things like posting postcards with the downstairs restaurant serving a range of reasonably priced foods with an english picture menu - very convenient. Overall, a wonderful stay!
Great hostel in great location, with lots of food nearby and two subway lines in walking distance. My dorm room had been renovated recently and was absolutely spotless. Everyone gets a key card. The wifi worked as well as wifi works in China. The breakfast sandwiches were pretty good. My only complaint is that there's no large air conditioned common space, so you just have to hang out in your room, until it cools off enough to enjoy the rooftop bar.
Construction at Pheonix is done and the place is very clean (no cockroaches). It's located right next to Dashije train station and a 20min walk to the bund ferry entrance (just taxi or mtr it). The street it's on is lively and has great street food. Weekends are a bit loud. Staff speaks English well.
We were 4 friends (female and male), imagine our surprise when the 2 rooms we had booked had see-through toilet walls.. We had to send one out in the hall every time the other needed to go on the toilet. The restaurant downstairs is good, the staff is helpful (the guy checked like 87618 different shows for us to find one that was available), and the bar tender is sociable. The dorms were ok and the private rooms was hotel standard (a huge negative to the bathrooms!) and they looked brand new!
Located right next to Dashije train station, but not really walking distance from the main area of the Bund (like the Star Ferry starting point). It is located in a lively street with delicious street food/restaurants. This place is no longer under construction and is now clean (no cockroaches). Stayed 3 nights in a dorm on 3rd floor which was a bit loud during weekend. Staff speaks GREAT english, but conveniently forget to return my key deposit. Definitely recommend it.
Clean rooms, helpful staff, good food in hostel-restaurant and a really cool rooftop-bar :-)
Location was excellent, rooms very modern and clean. Roof top terrace was nice addition too. Would happily return.
Very good location near People Square ! A lot of restaurants in the area ! I stayed in a dorm, it wast just new. Everything was clean, huge place to put your stuff in the locker. I had the impression to be in a hotel ! Amazing roofbar and excellent restaurant downstairs . Thank you !
Exceptional location, easy to get to. Friendly and helpful staff. Good base for exploring the city. Not a particularly sociable hostel by global standards. Relatively spartan rooms but comparable to most hostels.
it was a very nice, clean and comfortable place to stay, close to the subway. I loved the bar on the roof, it's amazing to spend some time there in the evening. Plus they have a very good breakfast. The only issue was that there weren't any lockers in the room. Still I totally recommend it.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
I found the staff very helpful and obliging. They were very friendly and welcoming.. Snow was so helpful that he helping me with my bag to the near by subway. He went beyond the call of duty. I cannot thank him enough. I loved the birds outside on the a nearby window sill. They sang beautifully.
We had a double with private bathroom, the toilet was right next to the bed with a glass door... Quite awkward... Only go there if you are really intimate... Nice rooftop bar though.
Big hostel with really convenient position. Clean and safe, with great bathroom and shower even in the 8 people dormitory. Not particular warming atmosphere compared to other smaller hostels, but don't miss the terrace for a cold beer and a chat!
Stayed here 4 years ago and came back for a couple of nights. As always it didn't disappoint. It has been renovated since my last stay and is immaculate with good facilities. I'll be going back for 1 night next month...