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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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Hidden Garden International Youth Hostel
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Ranked #59 of 142 Specialty Lodging in Shanghai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014
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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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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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7 hotel reviews
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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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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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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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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23 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2010

We booked the 8 bed mixed dorms for 85 RMB / person, 1 room for us 8. Clean and enough space in the room, free locker, clean new white sheet & blanket for the bed, also clean bathroom. The location is about 10 minutes walk from the Pudong Avenue Metro station (line 4), also quite near to the World Expo... More 

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Shanghai, China
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58 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2010

There's not much to write. The quality of the hostel and the location are questionable. This is by far the worst hostel I have stayed in in China. Rooms and restrooms are not clean, the common kitchen is non-existent and dirty, it's hard to find a clean glass to drink water. This is a bit cheaper than other hostels but... More 

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