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Rock&Wood International Youth Hostel

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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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 8.7

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Dec 2019
    Great place. Little hard to find in the dark but Shanghai makes it easy for English speakers. Clean, quiet, and good bathrooms.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    19 Nov 2019
    Definitely worth the money. - Staffs were very friendly (the receptionist was not really welcoming but was friendly). - Location is quite good. Everything is in walking distance. You just need to walk out and explore to find anything interesting. Subway is just 10-15 min away. - The food is really cheap and quite good. (Difficult to find food for this price in Shanghai) + The bartender was really friendly and welcoming - The room was quite good and the bed was quite spacious. Small locker tho!
    Sri Lanka, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    13 Nov 2019
    10/10 for the staff. When we arrived, our room had a strong smell of cigarettes (even though it's supposed to be smoking free). When we complained at the reception, they immediately gave us another room without any problem. The room was clean, with a big 'Italian shower' style. Would recommend to anyone.
    Switzerland, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    21 Jan 2020
    The bed is really comfortable and perfectly clean. The shared spaces (toilets, bathrooms; sinks, etc) are cleaned multiple times a day. There is a washing machine and a dryer (you can get a mini bag of soap for 1 yuan). The staff is really nice and helpful. The location: ridiculously near the city center, it's like 2-3 metro station away (metro station is 600m away, 5 minutes per foot). I went there twice with my brother and we'll definitely go back again if we come back to Shanghai.
    Belgium, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    05 Dec 2019
    If you want to have some fun and get some recommendations about the city contact me on my number on wechat +8615000215967 or same number whatsapp, I am foreigner living here more then 5 years and taking care for parties, that you can get free drinks in the most popular clubs here or also I do nightlife tours tours and tours around the city! You are visiting one of the most amazing cities on earth so feel free to contact me and I will help you out! Cheers guys
    Slovenia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    12 Nov 2019
    Very comfortable beds!! Rooms were old and seemed dingy but clean overall. Only stayed for 1 night but would have stayed longer if we were in town longer. Helpful staff that spoke English.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    30 Nov 2019
    Nice hostel with a cozy common area. Got some nice cocktails at good prices as well ;) Pretty far from centre Shanghai but super easily accessible via subway, would definitely recommend.
    Belgium, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    31 Dec 2019
    Clean rooms and friendly and helpful staff. Note that it's about 30-40 minutes from People's Square by walking/subway.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.0


    09 Nov 2019
    Nice location, quite clean and well-equipped. The price is good compared to other places in Shanghai. Perfect for one or two night if you only need a place for sleeping, but not that cozy place, not easy to feel like home, so I wouldn't recommend it for longer stays. The walls are very thin, so if the place is full, it can be difficult to ignore the noise of others and fall asleep.
    Hungary, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    03 Jan 2020
    Decent hostel. Walking distance to a major metro line and the cafe downstairs was nice. It was pretty empty when we were there so not much of a vibe and there was a significant language barrier with the staff speaking pretty much no English so we couldn’t get any recommendations for food or things to do in the area. Overall no big complaints, it was good value for the price, but we probably would stay elsewhere next time.
    USA, 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