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Rock&Wood International Youth Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Rock&Wood International Youth Hostel is located near metro line 3 at West Yan'an Road station, connecting visitors to the rest of central Shanghai. This hostel has been with Hostelworld since they opened in 2011, offering beds which our guests say are 'nice, big and clean'. The dorms are praised for having 'comfy beds, individual lights, power outlets and shelves', while the large common area 'is always extremely social and very easy to meet people' in.

Property Description

Rock&Wood Youth Hostel is ideally located in the most central area of Shanghai. Less than 10 minutes walking to the two metro stations (line 3 connected the central railway station and the South railway station, line 2 connected the HongQiao airport (SHA) and PuDong international airport (PVG). Within a super transport network at your door. We invite our fellow travellers to relax in our music lounge, enjoy a film in our bar via the large screen projection, or read books in the reading lounge, or surf our fast and free internet. Hope our hostel will be improved all the time by travellers' mind in order to provide you with the best stay in China. Enjoy friendly, fun and intimate atmosphere for travellers, hopefully making you feel at Home.

Free reception safe for some valuables
Free WiFi in the whole hostel
Free never-ending hot water shower
Free luggage storage
Free movies to watch
Free pool table and games
Free newspapers and magazines
Free book exchange
Free PC for surfing the net
Free headsets for Skype

Laundry service
Beer, dinner, breakfast, coffee

Amazing yard
In-house bar and cafe
Large screen projection
No curfew
24 hours shop across the road
24 hours security service
Comfy beds and bedsheets
Key card access
Booking service
Friendly and helpful staff

Check-out time at 12:00 noon
Passport is required for check-in


The outdoor terrace here at Rock&Wood International Youth Hostel in Shanghai is filled with flowers and trees and has a peaceful water feature – take a seat near the decking and get daydreaming. We have a music lounge with guitars for evening jam sessions, and a bar with a large-screen projector if you fancy a film night. Made some new friends searching for a book in the reading lounge? Tell everyone to meet in our games room and take them on at the pool table before heading out.


We're around an hour's journey from HongQiao Airport via the subway (Line 10 to Hongqiao Road then Line 3 to Yan'an West Road). Centrally located, our neighbourhood has two metro stations (Line 3 and Line 2) to connect you to both Shanghai Railway Station and Pudong International Airport. The metro gets you to central Shanghai and People's Square – the city's largest square – in about 40 minutes. Nanjing Road, the main shopping street, is also around 40 minutes away by metro.

Rooms and Dorms

Rooms here come with free linen and you can hire towels. Both private rooms and dorms have en-suite bathrooms with showers and Jacuzzis. Some private rooms also have a small patio for your morning green tea. All beds have a reading light with a shelf in the dorms. You'll get bedside tables in the private rooms so you can keep your phone and book at hand.

Extras and activities

Help yourself to a free newspaper or magazine and settle down in our yard. If you want to catch up with your family, we can lend you a headset to Skype them – just hop on one of our free computers. We do cheap breakfasts and dinners so feel free to eat here with us. Plus, our beer is affordable, too, if you fancy a drink afterwards. First time using chopsticks? Pose for a picture and post it using the free Wi-Fi.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Jun 2019
    One of the great hostels. Difficult to find, but if you see the Sinopec gas station, you are nearby. Arrived very late, put on 3rd floor, moved to 2nd floor next morning. Comfortable beds, high quality towels every day, helpful and professional staff, very well run. Meals available, breakfast omelette, very free and open atmosphere, washing machine, even dryer available! Traveled on to Beijing but I miss Rock & Wood!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    08 Jun 2019
    We loved staying here. The bar/outdoor area is really chilled and beautiful, and the location is great for bars, restaurants and cafes. The rooms were comfortable and clean with big lockers. Would definitely recommend if you’re staying in Shanghai!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Apr 2019
    I really like the location, i really l like the staff and the facilities, however we had one drawback on our last trip here. I come here a lot, and last time we booked a private room 305 which is right behind the communal the bathroom and the noise from both the air conditioners and the other guests late at night was very irritating. It was well after 12.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    03 Aug 2019
    Enjoyed my stay at the Rock and Wood Hostel. The staff were friendly and we were able to borrow a travel book and take it around with us for the duration of our stay. One thing that was not so good was the en-suite bathroom on the twin bedroom. The bathroom had a glass door so you could be seen in the shower or on the toilet if someone wanted to use the sink. Overall though the hostel was great and I would stay again ☺️
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    05 Jun 2019
    Kind staff, lovely location in a somewhat residential area, flexible booking, and overall clean facilities. The common area is really chill, and plenty of people hang out there but I wish there was more of a social vibe. Shanghai can be quite an intimidating city with endless things to do, so it’d be great if the hostel had some sort of social events, gatherings, or tours. Overall, I would recommend this hostel and if I’m ever in Shanghai again, I see myself returning.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    13 May 2019
    The hotel is great! Staff speak english and help you very much. The hotel has good food service if needed at additional cost including western dishes. And Wifi is very good. Metro is about 10-15 min walk. Location is convenient if you plan to go every now and then to Hongqiao Station. And pretty much everything can be reached by metro. My experience was great. I stayed for a second time.
    Venezuela, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    05 May 2019
    Lovely hostel. Rooms clean, spacious.m with large lockers and individual light/plug/shelf. Good WiFi. Large common area with books/tables/fishpond. Clean and well maintained shower area. Location not the best - 20min walk to nearest subway station and nothing really in vicinity of hostel. However would recommend
    Northern Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    13 Apr 2019
    Staff was fantastic! Room could’ve been cleaner, the floors were a bit dirty and the trash can wasn’t emptied when I arrived.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    12 Apr 2019
    The hostel was a good choice for what we needed.
    South Africa, Couple, 31-40
  • 3.1


    29 Apr 2019
    My first impression was quite poor due to the staffs lack of care when I was trying to find the hostel - she stopped answering my calls when I called the hostel. When I arrived, My room had no window and felt like a cell. The man next to my room was constantly producing phlegm in his throat and spitting it which I could hear all night (not the hostels fault) outside my room smelt like pork 😳 I asked for directions to metro & staff replied “I don’t catch it so I don’t know how to get there”
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table


  • 2016

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Shanghai

  • 2015

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Shanghai

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Rock&Wood International Youth Hostel says

We're located about 10 minutes' walk from Zhongshan Park and only a minute from the local food market. I like to point out great local restaurants to our guests and I also recommend that people visit the French Concession.
I think what puts us ahead of other hostels in Shanghai is that we offer very good services, like helping guests to book tickets for the bus and train and for acrobatic performance.
We have bar on the first floor and customers who want to enjoy the sunshine can feel comfortable and peaceful in the garden. Lao Mu, Owner