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People's Square Youth Hostel

No.35 Yongshou Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200021, China
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Ningbo, China
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hostel is located next to a really smelly street and you can still smell the bad odour from inside the room. The windows cannot be closed properly ( completely). Therefore the noisy street next to the hostel woke me up and I'm lacking sleep! You can hear the chinese people screaming and the vehicles from the room. The good... More 

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Bekasi, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

if you wanna enjoy the view of the main street in Shanghai while going to the bund area in Shanghai, you may choose this hostel, because this one neat the bund, around 10-15 minutes walk and you will find restaurants nearby.

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Xi'an, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

The best thing about this accommodation was the location, walking distance to subway station and a variety of places to eat. The accommodation is clean but could be be better. The room I stayed in offered a lockable cupboard, linen included and a swipe card for access. The bed was comfortable, the room was fairly quiet and close enough to... More 

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Wenzhou, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

First off, the hotel staff is very helpful. The area is also great, located fairly close to the metro station and just a 5min walk from the Yunnan Road street food. The biggest problem is the 3 floor walkup to the rooms. I had 2 large bags with me and it was a mission to carry it up the stairs.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I stayed here around 4 times whenever i need to visit Shanghai. :) It's just located on near People's square that quite easy to looking around Shanghai. I stayed both dormitories and double bedroom, they were quite acceptable that considering the price. But some of the hotel staffs cannot understand English, so i used Google translator that show them the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

When we arrived and checked in, the beds were still dirty and we had to ask if we could get clean towels. The toilets are just disgusting and the floors and beds are really nasty. We were happy we could leave after two nights. The people who are working there, don't speak any English and can't provide any information. The... More 

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Beijing, China
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This hostel is probably the worst I have ever stayed in. The only good thing is the location, which is really good and central to everything in Shanghai. We had booked male dorm and female dorm and when we arrived we were told that there were no more room in the female dorm. So our only option was to stay... More 

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Copenhagen
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Pros: Great central location, that can easily reach both the Bund and the French concession by foot. Cons: -Staff seemed indifferent to us, both in the lobby and the bar, I suspect and hope this is more to do with being shy around English than genuine rudeness.They couldn't offer much tourist advice either. -Unclean and smelly rooms with dirty towels.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Drab, lacks hostelling atmosphere, rooms and toilets not cleaned regularly. Hot water morning and evening only. Dominated by longstayers. No sign of any managers with everything left to young staff. No signs prohibiting smoking. Hot water morning and evening only. Many better hostels in Shanghai

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Kuching, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

The overall accommodation is good except for the housekeeping services. I was staying in a private single room. The trash was not taken out as well as the bin in the bathroom. Sometimes they didn even change out the towels. I think that should be improved.

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People’s Square
People’s Square brings with it all the excitement you would expect from the town square of one of the biggest cities in the world. The area around People’s Square and People’s Park is always a abuzz with activity. Oceans of local and foreign tourists flow in and out of the area every day to see grand museums, go shopping and eat at some of Shanghai’s most storied food centers. Shanghai residents, meanwhile, live and work in the many residential and office high-rises. While much of Shanghai stays busy late into the night, this really is an area that never sleeps with glitzy nightclubs keeping people up until the wee hours of the morning.
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