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Mingtown Hiker Youth Hostel

No.450 Middle Jiangxi Road, Shanghai 200002, China
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The hostel is in an absolutely great location! Right on People's Square with immediate access to the metro. The hostel itself is really pretty and the onsite restaurant and bar is convenient. With laundry and wifi. Local shops nearby and everything worth visiting within a short metro ride. The dorm rooms are comfy, quiet and clean. The only thing really... More 

Thank Lyndsay D
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Stayed here probably nearly 10 times on short breaks to Shanghai when living in China for a year. Found the staff welcoming and helpful every time, particularly with giving information about trains. Very clean and comfy rooms, great value too if your used to western prices. Also the location is great too. Thanks to hostel and staff who really made... More 

Thank L M
Ningbo, China
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Compared to the Mingtown Hostel in Hangzhou, this one is not much different. However, I disagree that the staff was great. They were average compared to the other hostels from Mingtown. They did not exceed my expectations. 1. For example: on arrival the girl behind the reception desk was "busy" and asked us to checkin later. Even though there were... More 

Thank Ozymandias2000
Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The location is amazing! Just a five minute walk to the bund, train station, and East Nanjing Road. The staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. The private room that I stayed in was quiet, spacious, and comfortable. The only complaint about the room would be that the walls were a very dirty and that hot water was not available... More 

Thank Mariano L
Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Air-conditioners don't work, internet doesn't work, beds are uncomfortable, springs in your back, no supports, not chinese beds. The only thing good about this place is the location and the bar area downstairs (overpriced, but there's a liquor store next door and a grocery store). The staff is ok, they try to help. No refunds. If you're a "normal" tourist... More 

Thank Rilly11
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

stay in this hotel for one night, big room space with day light. Value for money, allow early check in at 8am as we went during low season. No lift since it is an old building. Location ok , around 5 to 10 minutes walk to nearby places of interest such as the Bund and shopping streets

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Great location near the Bund and East Nanjing Road, a short and flat walk from the metro. The common area was great for the warm Shanghai evenings! Rooms were a small and bathrooms were dark but when you're spending most of your day outside they don't need to be great. The staff were lovely and helpful, and spoke good English.... More 

Thank berrah23
Shanghai, China
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

origionally booked 2 nights decided to stay a 3rd night and they managed to accomadate us in the same room. Staff are very helpful and friendly. One of them called up all the hostels in suzhou to try and book us a room took over an hour to sort out due to them being full and having to change our... More 

Thank dan h
Kilkenny, Ireland
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

So rather than hours trawling through online options , reviews etc, we booked this hostel off an advertising card. Positives - It takes foreigners (I have lost count of how many hotels I booked even using Chinese websites that then declined the booking when we rang through. Secondly it is located well - close to the Bund (we walked there... More 

Thank hmm_messiah
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47 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This is a large hostel located within walking distance of The Bund in Shanghai. It is ideally located for those who want to spend their time walking along the river admiring the architecture and skyline of Shanghai. It is a very large hostel with helpful reception staff and a good restaurant downstairs. We stayed in a double room with shared... More 

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The Bund
While there are certainly many other “bunds” in the world, “the Bund” refers to Shanghai’s famous waterfront. The area’s Gothic, Art Deco and Beaux Arts monoliths were built when it was part of the Shanghai International Settlement run by the British and Americans. The atmosphere of colonial-era luxury has endured over time and is now found in the five-star hotels, luxury brand boutiques and expensive restaurants that can be found within the historic buildings. A cultural center has built up away from the water and some of Shanghai’s best art galleries and museums are housed close to the Bund. Nighttime views of Pudong and the rest of the city also make for a great backdrop at the many rooftop clubs.
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