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Koala Garden Hostel

No.240 Duolun Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai 200081, China (Sichuan North Road)
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Ranked #7 of 323 Shanghai B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Beijing, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even though we had reservation and deposit paid they had no beds for us the night we arrived, so they drove us to other hostel (after almost 2 hours of discussion with us). Then, when we came back next day, it took us 2-3 hours to check in. We went to do some sightseeing and when we came back it... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We are students and wanted a cheap hostel for our weekend in Shanghai but this place was not even worth the 4£ a night we paid. We were supposed to have out own 4 bed bedroom and instead had to share one. Part of the shower was broken. Checkin took ages. Security is pretty dodgy. We didn't get any room... More

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Karlsruhe
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This hostel offers very good value. Its location is convenient being based in a quiet, very clean site road right next to one of the best and largest shopping streets of Shanghai. It takes you 5-10 mins to the next metro station. We stayed in an en suite room (not as nice as on the pictures), which was clean and... More

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Tokyo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

No window in the room. Bad smell from the shower room. Acari(insects) on the bed. Unfriendly service.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Great location on historical street, room not ready on arrival cleaned quickly, although carpet still filthy and remained this way. Walls very thin, not great when the neighbours are rather enthusiastic about each other! Arrived back after day out to find the entire reception area and restaurant turned into a wedding scene complete with chapel and tables, photos taken and... More

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Perth, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I rarely complain about customer service or dodgy backpackers, but these guys really took the cake. Firstly, the staff spoke minimal english, which if you are running an international hotel is a pain in the neck. It took 15 minutes to establish things like, "my airconditioning is broken", or "what's the best way to get to the airport". Secondly, they... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

i agree that here is more like a hotel than a hostel, and i heard that they used to have another hostel a shanghai, while now is closed, i like the atmosphere here though chatting or socializing with backpacking is not that common here, but it's located in a nice and quiet neighborhood, which is rare in Shanghai, since you... More

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Vietnam
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

The Hostel is situated in a nice cultural area & the building looks good on a wonderful historic street. Stayed at Koala Garden for two nights, our room was nice and comfortable. The decoration of room was colorful with some character and was clean. The staff was friendly, easy-going, and spoke English well. There was also a Metro station &... More

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Cusco, Peru
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Hotel style with a restaurant downstairs. One waitress speaks English, they advertise breakfast but don't actually have any. Why is it on the menu then? Breakfast can be a a real challenge in China unless you can stomach Chinese food for your first meal. Quite far from the Bund and French Concession to walk unless you take the tube (but... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I stayed here after extending a work trip for some sightseeing. The hotel is in a lovely street, mainly pedestrianised, close to a market with yummy streetfood. Its a 10 minute walk to the tube, but you get to choose form 3 different stops making the location very well connected. Walking to the tube is comfortable and safe. Altogether a... More

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Address: No.240 Duolun Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai 200081, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Sichuan North Road
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
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