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Mingtown Etour International Youth Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
7.6
  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Hostelworld says

Hostelworld travellers say Mingtown Etour International Youth Hostel is 'in the very heart of Shanghai, [with] shops and places to hang out all around the hostel', 'very close to People's Square metro and Nanjing Road, [within] easy distance to French Concession'. Our guests frequently praise the comfortable, 'clean and well-maintained' rooms as well as the staff, who are 'nice, friendly and speak English well'. The onsite bar serves 'a good selection of European bottled beers'. We like their courtyard, which we're told is 'a great place to relax and look up into the skies'.

Property Description

The Mingtown Etour Youth Hostel is located in the metropolitan city in China — Shanghai! It's located in the center of the city, right in the People's Square area.

The entire hostel is built in old-fashioned Shanghai residential style, and the flat construction design distinguishes it from skyscraper hotels. It has its own central courtyard as an open area for guest activities. The building's traditional brick suits the surroundings well, and opens directly onto the cultural attractions of one of Shanghai's Nong Tang (old-style narrow alleys).

The hostel holds 20 standard rooms and over 70 bunk beds. Onsite facilities include a restaurant, bar, self-service laundry, common area, as well as a mini pool. The young staff members speak moderate English, and are familiar with tourism points of interest and travel information. The hostel is also pleased to help guests with making local travel arrangements and reservations of hostels.

An abundance of famous sightseeing attractions are within walking distance. Within 10 minutes walk, you can reach the Nanjing Road pedestrian shopping district, People's Square, Shanghai Museum, the office building of Shangai municipal Goverment, People's Park, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art (Shanghai MOCA), Madame Tussaud's Wax museum and Grand Theater. Within 30 minutes, you can visit the Xin Tian Di, the site of First Nantional Congress of Chinese Communist Party and the Bund. On special occasions, you can even watch fireworks and national holiday ceremonies right from the hostel terrace!

There are 3 types of room in the hostel. Dorm room, double room(shared bathroom) and twin beds private room (private bathroom).

All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and with windows. The bathroom is 24 hour hot supply.

The wifi is only available in the Bar.

The reception has a mini-shop which sales English maps, toiletries, drinks, snacks and postcards. (Because the post office is 10 meters away, we don’t sale postage stamps.)
The guests also can borrow the slippers, towels, locks, plug adapter and electric mosquito repellent heater (summer only) from the reception, and the reception provide free toilet paper too. There is also a pay telephone at the reception which can make domestic and international phone calls.

The self service kitchen has a microwave oven, an electric kettle and refrigerators.

We have a laundry area on the terrace. The guests can do the laundry in the sink or by the washing machines. They can get the washing dry by hanging them out or by the dryer machine.
The washing machine and the dryer machine are coins operating machines. They need CNY 8.00 to start. The washing machine needs 45 min and the dryer machine needs 90 min to finish the whole process.

There is also a bar/café/restaurant in the hostel which provides breakfast, pasta, pizza, fried rice… and handmade coffee with good quality and decent prices. The guests can have a discount with 20% off with the room key in the bar.

Important Information:

Kindly notice that we have Cat in our hostel.

1. Check-in Time: 14:00 ~23:00
Check-out Time: 7:00~ 12:00
English Service Time: 7:00~23:00
Please inform the reception one day early if you need to check-in or check-out at other times, or it may cause NO REFUND.
2. All Children under 12 years old are not permitted in shared dorm accommodations � they must be with guardians in private accommodations. All Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by legal guardian. The guests are not allowed to bring unregistered visitors into the Hostel or the Dorm Rooms!!! This can result in the guest being asked to leave the Hostel immediately with NO REFUND!!! And the visitors need to leave the hostel before 23:00.
3. The hostel doesn't provide disposable toiletries.
4. All the rooms are non-smoking rooms. Smoking inside the rooms can result in smokers being asked to leave the Hostel immediately with NO REFUND!!! If guests need cooking, ironing, using any high temperature devices and using any high power devices, please consult the reception first.
5. Only some of the rooms can add an extra bed. Please inform the reception if you need one. Whether or not the extra bed needs to be added, each room only can stay one more person (adult or baby). The person taller than 110 cm treats as an adult, who needs to be charged the extra bed rate. The person shorter than 90 cm is free to stay. The extra bed rate is the same with the dorm bed room fee.
6. The dorm bed (bunk beds) is only for individual. Unless you book a private room, there is no guarantee that you and your group will stay in same room. We will always try our best to put you together in the same room, but keep in mind this is a hostel and that's not always possible!
7. The dorm linens need to be return to the reception before checking out. And all the borrowed items need to be return to the reception too.
8. Maximum length of stay in the dorm room is 7 consecutive days.
9. There's a mandatory CNY 100.00 returnable deposit for each room key.
10. The hostel has 3 floors, please note there is no elevator in the building. Payment is due upon arrival by cash only, please. Credit cards are not accepted. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.4

  • Security 8.1

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 7.1

  • Atmosphere 7.4

  • Cleanliness 6.8

  • Facilities 7.0


Latest Reviews

  • 9.4

    Superb

    03 Sep 2019
    The beds were clean and fresh, if not a little hard. Bathrooms were always clean and tidy. The location is great, just a short walk away from the metro. It was a little bit hard to find but we got there in the end. There's a bar with lots of places to sit and relax, and the courtyard has a gorgeous koi pond.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    13 Sep 2019
    The location is incredibly convenient for seeing many of the city’s major sites. The staff is very helpful and friendly too. My only complaint is that my room seemed poorly kept. Mold was growing on one wall, and a small pile of drywall sat beneath another. The bed was comfortable though.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    05 Jul 2019
    The only real qualm I had with my stay was that the hostel itself was a little difficult to find, and a little off-putting at first. It's located in an alleyway off an alleyway in a secluded, dark corner. Upon entering, the desk area is a little dingy. But, once you're beyond the somewhat disappointing first impressions, the hostel itself is wonderful. The bar/lounge area and the natural environment make you almost forget it's located in the heart of Shanghai. Overall, the place is pretty nice.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    29 Aug 2019
    Overall a solid hostel. It is a great base for exploring the city or getting to/from the airport. I will stay here again in the future. The atmosphere here is average, but otherwise it is a solid hostel.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    29 Jul 2019
    The hostel is at a really good location in the central part of town. There is a really nice bar inside with a cheap beer and really good coffee. But, it is not the cleanest place, and the staff is not really friendly. There is a lot of mosquitos there during the summer, so bring a spray of cream for it.
    Serbia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    12 Jul 2019
    This hostel is in an excellent location for doing things in Shanghai. Not a great hostel for meeting other travellers but the bar area is a nice place to chill. The rooms are variable, we had one good stay and one bad stay. The second time we stayed here we were put in a room where people had been living for 2 months which wasn’t really ideal as there was limited space. Probably wouldn’t stay here again but good for Shanghai prices and location.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    24 Jul 2019
    OK place to crush for a night or two. Rooms a bit crumpled and humid. Good location. Lacks atmosphere, or at least when I stayed.
    Spain, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3

    Good

    26 Jul 2019
    A reasonably good hostel for your money in Shanghai. Not the most sociable and probably the least clean, spacious and secure hostel I’ve stayed in in China. Would consider staying again for the location though!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4

    Rating

    06 Jul 2019
    Exellent location, common area great. Dorm room basic but ok. Ability to do laundry. However the staff were unhelpful, almost rude. The drinks in the common area are overpriced. We could not close our dorm room from the inside (even though it is written to close the door for security reasons). The cleaning lady came in in the morning as we were all still sleeping to empty the garbage. Generally the place looks cool but mismanaged and dirty, some of the public toilets were horrendous.
    Switzerland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 4.3

    Rating

    12 Jul 2019
    Just one word - nasty! I'm used to stay in hostel and I trust the reviews here - the reviews where in average good but now I dont believe in any good feedback to this hostel. The Walls were moldy. The workers unfraindly - except the ones in the reception they have been nice and helpful. The workers sleep and eat in the Bar/living area and are so loud and unfraindly. No cleaning service in the room. The only good thing about this hostel is the location and thats all.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
Entertainment
  • Pool Table


Mingtown Etour International Youth Hostel says

We have a unique, natural atmosphere here. The bridge, running water, rockery and waterall make the whole hostel full of spirit. I really think the common area is the perfect fusion with nature. You can be here, where sunshine is your new clothing, green plants are your ornaments and the pool could be your crystal shoes. If you want to enjoy some quiet and comfortable time in the middle of this concrete jungle, our place is the ideal choice.
Living in our hostel, you can do a lot: early in the morning, play Tai Chi on the balcony. At noon, enjoy a plate of delicious fried rice in our café. In the afternoon, enjoy a cup of delicious coffee slowly in the yard. In the evening, you can be drunk with a guitar and a case of beer until the next morning. I bet you've never enjoyed a hostel quite like that!
I highly recommend the Shanghai Art Museum to guests. It has a rich history and art atmosphere and from time to time there are new exhibitions. More importantly, in the near future The Art Museum will move, so those who want to be close to the history and the art are running out of time. Ma Zi, Owner

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