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Mingtown Hiker Youth Hostel

No.450 Middle Jiangxi Road, Shanghai 200002, China
Mingtown Hiker Youth Hostel
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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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Bedford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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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 

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Ningbo, China
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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 

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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 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 

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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 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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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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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 

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Shanghai, China
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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 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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28 helpful votes 28 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 

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Oxford
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68 helpful votes 68 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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