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Mingtown Hiker Youth Hostel

No.450 Middle Jiangxi Road, Shanghai 200002, China (Yu Garden)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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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

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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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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The hostel was excellent value for money, in a great location and large. Security was good as you needed a key to get up to the dorms and then into the rooms themselves. Each bunk had a light, a shelf and a locker. Only bad points were the toilets that were continuously flooded (as people kept flushing the loo roll)... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Stayed 3 nights in a double room. Although a bit pricey, we were pleasantly surprised with one of the best room conditions we had during our trip to China: spacious room, nicely decorated, very clean, new bathroom. Location is also great, 5 min walk from the Bund and Nanjing street. Staff is ok, but not the friendliest I've seen. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I stayed here in November 2011 so hopefully this is still relevant (I did write a review earlier but it has disappeared...) This was the best hostel experience I've ever had. I admittedly probably did get lucky and happened to stay at a time when a heap of other solo travellers were there, as the place was incredibly sociable and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Excellent location right next to the Bund, the staff spoke good English, and the communal bar/cafe area was relatively inexpensive. Each bunk had a locker along with a light and plugswitch but the rooms were very cramped, there was air-conditioning but it had been locked to a very weak level so the place was hot. Despite these issues it is... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I stayed here on 3 separate occasions whilst living in China, it has a great location- literally 3 minutes away from The Bund. The staff are all lovely and smiley, often remembering us each time. The food is tasty- very handy for breakfasts. The sofas downstairs are class for meeting everyone, we would often just chill downstairs whilst having a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

In the days of Shanghai being the most dreaded of sailor ports sailors were recruited by getting them passed out drunk. They awakened to a working gig on a ship bound for Shanghai. From Western China I booked a flight from Shanghai back to Kunming and got on a sleeper train to Shanghai, thinking this trip was rough and the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We stayed at the hostel for 3 nights. Room and toilet .is clean and the location is great On our last day we thought of having breakfast there instead of eating at McDonald or KFC We asked a female staff (10 minutes to 8am) but she wasn't too interested to answer some of the questions we asked her. At 7.55... More

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Hangzhou, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This hostel's location is fantastic and the lobby was nice today. However, the 4 bedroom dorm we stayed in was very dirty. The mattresses were dirty and one of them smelled horrible and there was dust and black stuff hanging from the ceiling which isn't nice when sleeping on the top bunk. Didn't appreciate having to arrange all the bed... More

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Mingtown Hiker Youth Hotel
Mingtown Hiker Youth Hotel Shanghai
Address: No.450 Middle Jiangxi Road, Shanghai 200002, China
Location: China > Shanghai > Yu Garden
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Ranked #3 of 113 Specialty lodging in Shanghai
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