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Hidden Garden International Youth Hostel

Jia No.834-840 Pudong Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before I begin this review I want to make clear that I have a profound love for hostels and the run-down atmosphere that often accompanies them. However, Hidden Garden is a step too far. I was drawn in by the enchanting common room and assumed the whole place would continue this vibe. I was wrong. The walls of the rooms... More 

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Besancon, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I stayed there with a friend for 3 nights. The street where it's located is 10 minutes away from subway and may seem a bit creepy but when you arrive at the hostel, the atmosphere is good. The staff was really nice, helpful, and speak a really good english! The common spaces are great and we met really cool people!... More 

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Reda, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I can't say that i didn't like this place because service was nice and they speak bery good english amd the common room as well was very cozy but the room itself was in quite a poor condition, the humidity made my bed vet every evening, so I didn't feel like going back there. Localization is okay during day in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is the most we paid for accommodation in our month in China, and it was by far the worst service The staff are the rudest I've ever met. when you ask for help, they just point at the communal computer and tell you to do it yourself. they are not willing to give any advice on where to go,ticket... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

After a long flight from Belgium I came into this hostel. The room had no windows, was superdamp, and the bathroom was really dirty. I booked a room for 4 days but decided to leave after one night. The bunkbeds were also really old. I do believe in summertime this could be a good hostel, since they have a nice... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

First of all, the location is really undesirable. Contrary to what the online directions are from the hostel, it's closer to a 15-20 minute walk from the nearest metro station, especially with a backpack. Not to mention the last part of the walk there is down the sketchiest alley- I was a bit nervous as a solo female traveler walking... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

the hostel is fine if you want to spare money. The location if fine even if located near dirty homes. The welcome is so so. The stair to go to rooms is not convenient if you have big luggage. But good in a good place.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Shanghai Hidden Garden is 'hidden' in that it is about a 100 meter walk down a narrow road off of Pudong Avenue. It's got a great atmosphere, a friendly vibe. The staff is warmhearted and helpful. The owners are onsite. Metro is a ten minute walk away. Clean sheets. Great little noodle shops nearby. We stayed in a private room... More 

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

Hostel World rated this hostel as 61%. Now I see why. When I arrived at the entrance of the lane this hostel is located on, I saw slums for migrant workers. I thought "you've go to be joking, right? Is THIS it?" It took me a while to figure out that these slums were NOT the hostel. When I looked... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

if you go there for the expo, try book elsewhere, and book early. the rooms on the back don't have window, so the rooms get very smelly because of the humidity. rooms are clean. shower in each room and well maintained. one room I stayed in had an AC unit that blow hot air. :) my fellow HK roommates were... More 

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