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Shanghai Old West Gate International Youth Hostel

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Hostel Just about made average, not for the accommodation but because the location was very good! The Hostel itself was very old and battered but it did have good WiFi and the staff were helpful. Another thing was that it was very cheap indeed so you do get what you pay for. The Hostel is next to Laoximen station...

Thank madmanprod2015
Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I stayed here for a month in a 7 person dorm with attached toilet and bathroom. It depends on what type of person you are as this hostel is located in the old shanghai neighbourhood and Yu garden is about 10-15 walk minutes away. Xintiandi area is 30 mins walk away bit of a high end/expensive area. Buses are better...

1Thank p3751
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We usually intended to stay 4 days there but decided to extend by one more day. To our surprise, we were charged more for the same room! I'm pretty sure the extra 40 yuans that we paid went into the pocket of that dude on the reception! Location wise, it's not the best that you could ask for as you...

Thank Christopher C
Sardinia, Italy
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for 2 nights and we couldn't be happier! Cheap hostel but the room was really clean and the bathroom was gorgeous with a nice and tidy shower. Bed really comfortable and clean and the staff speak excellent English. The location is perfect because in the centre e close to the metro and The Bund. Well recommended

Thank Francesca P
Reviewed 20 May 2016

I stayed in a dorm, the bed was ok. Showers and toilets were clean enough. The staff doesnt speak english though but check in was easy. Not so many foreigners were staying in this hostel so the ambiance was not that fun (it's hard to interact with chinese even when they are travellers). No food available at the hostel, only...

Thank Dan D
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

I can't fault the staff in this hostel, they have all been very friendly and helpful. Also the rooms are cleaned daily and you are provided with fresh towels every other day. The only downsides with this hostel are, it's incredibly dark...not many windows and small rooms. The drains smell quite a bit, so there are a lot of flies...

Thank Caz281988
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We had a brief stay at this hostel but we definitely could have stayed longer. Our private room was clean and comfortable and the AC kept us warm. The staff at the reception were helpful despite the language barrier. The hostel is located near the metro station (10 minutes walking) and situated in a very typical and authentic Chinese neighbourhood....

1Thank Audrey B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Stayed in a double room that was comfy and clean. The staff had a private bathroom with slippers and gowns so was very comfy. Its a short ride on the metro to the Bund but you can also walk it if you want in under 30 minutes. The staff are helpful and will do what they can to accommodate any...

Thank toeslamb
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Well where to begin... There is NO kitchen, you're only allowed access to the fridge and the microwave (there is loads of yummy food in the streets nearby tough), so if you wanna cook yourself something good with the food you can buy in the street market next door, forget it ! The common room is exposed to the cold,...

Thank FrenchiesAbroad
Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

Great hostel in a quiet neighborhood that is clean with friendly staff. I stayed in the 8 bed dorm. Comfortable beds, seperate shower and toilet in the room, power points for each bunk, and good WiFi. Price was awesome too. But of a walk to the metro but not a big deal, maybe 15 or 20 minutes. Lots of small...

Thank Rick H

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Old Town
Shanghai’s original walls live on in the curve of the streets that serve as the border to the old city. An aerial view shows a clear circular outline and parts of the original wall are preserved as monuments to the ancient past. The main tourist attraction of Yuyuan (which means Yu garden, though it is often redundantly referred to as Yuyuan Garden) draws hordes of tourists every day, but wandering the streets around the complex reveals more exciting attractions such as food and antique markets. There are also streets lined with shops peddling everyday wares such as Chinese dining ware and craft notions that can be even more enticing to visitors uninterested in the usual tourist fare.
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Additional Information about Shanghai Old West Gate International Youth Hostel

Address: No.115 Penglai Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China (Formerly Laoximen International Hostel)
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Old Town
Price Range: $24 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Shanghai Old West Gate International Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Rooms upstairs (3-4 floor) are quieter to sleep in and have less foot traffic.”
xamhayana, 18 Nov 2012 | Read review
“Room above the hall has wifi”
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puptik, 17 Sep 2012 | Read review
“stay closer to ground floor as there's no lift to help you with your luggages. Also, wifi is the strongest in the lobby.”
shaydelgado, 11 Jun 2012 | Read review
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