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Additional Terms and Conditions

We can arrange picking up service, tickets booking, tour arrangement for your group with a very cheap price.

Additional Info:

We can arrange Bus service for group, like pick up from airport, and bue for daily tour.

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City Central International Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Hostelworld says

City Central International Hostel is located in a neighbourhood near Caoyang Road metro station on lines 3, 4 and 11. Our visitors frequently praise the 'excellent and very helpful' staff, saying they 'can help you arrange trips or just point [out] main attractions of Shanghai' and are 'more than happy-in fact, almost excited-to give you a helping hand in what is sometimes a difficult place to travel'. The hostel has been described as 'warm and artistic' and includes a popular bar serving 'good-priced Western and Chinese food until late at night'.

Property Description

Guaranteeing superior accommodation at a more than sensible price!

Our hostel sits in the center of Shanghai leisure area, located in the Putuo District, the hostel is just 3 minutes from CaoYang Road subway station. It serves as the prime location to get to many of Shanghai's attractions, such as the Bund area and the famed Oriental Pearl Tower.
Our free services include free Wi-Fi, a large number of library storage, luggage storage, movies, travel info, 24hr hot water, a pool table,ping pang table,table football,poker and even an electric guitar to play on a romantic stage.

Our free dumpling party happens every Friday and they’re a great opportunity to meet other guests.

Other amenities include self-service laundry facilities, print/scan services, international phone calls, a 2-for-1 book exchange, a post box, 24hr reception and airport pick-up and dropping off. We also host birthday parties and traditional festivals.

Our spacious and modern restaurant area serves as both a chill-out area and home to cuisine that caters for international tastes with Chinese and Western food. There’s free home theatre in our restaurant every day and there’s discounted restaurant prices on certain days of the week.

We also offer tours to many of Shanghai's famous attractions and provide all kinds of tickets to the city's hottest talked-about shows. We organize daily tours to a very charming water town named Canal Town and some one day tour to the surrounding cities which is very popular to the south of the Yangtze River. We can book train/flight ticket and tickets for acrobatics shows and the circus.

Our staff are all bilingual in English and Mandarin and are happy to answer any queries and help with any potential problems that you may encounter in Shanghai, we have best staff,good service,comfortable room, best atmosphere,and the lowest price for the guest room.

We’re located near the post office (Western Union), supermarket, a clothing market, night market and the embassy area. It’s easy to go to the bank, ATM, subway and bus station.

We offer a great experience for those wishing to gain the full effect of what Shanghai has to offer. We all wish you have a good time in Shanghai.

Free wi-fi internet
We can not guarantee that all of you can stay together if you choose to stay in a mixed dorm, if you wanna stay together, please choose the private rooms,thank you. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 7.3

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 7.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Feb 2019
    I am foreigner living in Shanghai 4 years and promoting 11 the most popular clubs in Shanghai. If you want to enjoy FREE entrances and free DRINKS hit me up on my whatsapp or wechat, dont be shy :) +8615000215967 I can give you a lot of tips about this amazing city!
    Slovenia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 Feb 2019
    The TV in the room was busted and the door was a little warped and the room wasn't exactly spotless but on the whole the value was great for the price and the bar/restaurant downstairs had a great atmosphere and food/drink. Would happily stay again :-)
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    16 Apr 2019
    Good location, very good receptionists, Noise from hot water boiler above roof on first night but other nights on 1F were good for sleeping.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    20 Mar 2019
    Stayed about a week. Staff are very helpful and friendly. One disappointment - there is NO internet in the rooms! Can you believe it? It gets a little crowded in the lobby downstairs when people are trying to get online at night.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    25 Feb 2019
    Convenient and pleasant place to stay; no problems.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    21 Feb 2019
    It was okay for a few days... atmosphere was awful... nobody wanted to speak to each other no events or social community
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 May 2019
    Great hostel! Not so much party vibe, quite relax! Wifi was really slow or not working, unless you’re in the loby and still....(nothing was working in our room). Food is good and great location beside a subway station.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    21 Mar 2019
    Good security, 24/7 reception and key card access to dorms. Food and drink served in the bar, reasonably priced and tasty. Big social area with pool table and music played throughout the day and night. Dorms and bathrooms cleaned daily, however we found there was a big problem with people smoking in the toilets, often cigarette ash left around the toilet bowl and seat. Very friendly and helpful staff, conveniently located near metro but not much else. Reasonable stay, would stay here again
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 6.3


    25 Mar 2019
    Quite far out of the city - if you're coming from Pudong, it will be at least 1-2 hours on public transport... so make sure you figure out how far it actually is. Facilites/bar space are nice, staff are decent (some unfriendly, some friendly) but place is generally a dump. Upgrade your furniture people! Furnite in lobby is dusty, rooms are a bit damp, but still clean. Mind you for the price, I should have realised. Its still ok if you are going to places located on the metro.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 3.7


    13 Apr 2019
    Location was wrong on map. Really difficult to find. Bathroom in private room was extremely mouldy, felt dirty after a shower. Booked for 2 nights, left after 1. Would not recommend
    Australia, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table



  • 2012

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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City Central International Hostel says

We offer a lot of extras to our guests that makes staying here really great. We've got plenty of facilities for entertainment, such as free Wi-Fi, table tennis, pool table and a massage chair, plus we have free dumpling night, where guests can learn how to make Chinese dumplings and eat together. We also have free travel information, with metro maps and a booking service to help arrange daily tours and travel tickets.
We have guests of different ages staying here and we're happy to cater for people with special needs or disabilities. Zhang, Founder