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Shanghai Old West Gate International Youth Hostel

No.115 Penglai Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China (Formerly Laoximen International Hostel)
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well where to begin... There is NO kitchen, you're only allowed access to the fridge and the microwave (there is loads of yummy food in the streets nearby tough), so if you wanna cook yourself something good with the food you can buy in the street market next door, forget it ! The common room is exposed to the cold,... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Great hostel in a quiet neighborhood that is clean with friendly staff. I stayed in the 8 bed dorm. Comfortable beds, seperate shower and toilet in the room, power points for each bunk, and good WiFi. Price was awesome too. But of a walk to the metro but not a big deal, maybe 15 or 20 minutes. Lots of small... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

It's a cheap place with a good location and that is it. Maby good for backpackers. The hotel has no service at all. The staff don't seems to be interested to take care of the guests. Small and dirty room. The bathroom was ok but smelly. The lobby looks like a disaster. They could not even help with laundry service.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I stayed at this hostel with my friend in a private room with its own bathroom. The staff are not friendly or helpful and the room was just plain dirty. The bathroom really old and smelly and there was no atmosphere - plenty of better places to stay in Shanghai for the same money

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Love the warmth feeling the twin room had brought to me in my last two days stay in shanghai. Room is clean though surrounding area are dirty wet market.im happy never see roaches or mice. Around 15 mins walk to nearby underground station with a lovely proximity to a bunch of tourists attractions such as the bund and Yuyuan garden... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Basic accommodation but comfortable. spacious. twin en suite room at bargain basement prices. Staff friendly and helpful. Free PC with internet and wifi. Towels, shampoo and shower gel provided. Kettle in room. We found location to be superb for walking to most attractions, however, not massively convenient for subway with nearest one being 10-15 minutes walk away.

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Jinhua, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

So the I was in needed a deep cleaning and some repair work, BUT friendly the staff and great atmosphere made up for it! It's a great place to hang out with friends, play pool, and drink a little. And a resident feline to entertain!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Not on the Bund, but easily in walking distance to it and to YuYuan Gardens (about a block from the latter). Staff helped us get train tickets to Hongzhou for a day trip. Beds were fairly comfortable. blow dryer available for use. kittens in the lobby are very sweet. a/c worked well. plenty of hot water in the shower. Quiet... More 

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

we spent 5 days there...i usually use hostels to stay in shanghai. i did choose deluxe room. The room is very noisy : we could hear our neighbors room, the walls are very thin The room is dirty (no daily cleaning, we found hairs on bed n bathroom from previous guests), The room is too hot, the A/C does not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

This hostel is clean, room was cozy, bed was comfortable and it was very quiet at night. Location is excellent , we walked from here to all attractions. Stuff is very friendly and helpful . We would recommend this hostel.

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Shanghai’s original walls live on in the curve of the streets that serve as the border to the old city. An aerial view shows a clear circular outline and parts of the original wall are preserved as monuments to the ancient past. The main tourist attraction of Yuyuan (which means Yu garden, though it is often redundantly referred to as Yuyuan Garden) draws hordes of tourists every day, but wandering the streets around the complex reveals more exciting attractions such as food and antique markets. There are also streets lined with shops peddling everyday wares such as Chinese dining ware and craft notions that can be even more enticing to visitors uninterested in the usual tourist fare.
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