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Shanghai SOHO International Youth Hostel

No.1307 South Suzhou Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200003, China
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Ranked #12 of 143 Specialty Lodging in Shanghai
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Edmonton, Canada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
59 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel is an excellent choice for travellers on a budget and provides nice and decent accommodation dorm style.. We stayed in an 8 bed room with ensuite bathroom, and honestly, I would have preferred common bathrooms for the hostel instead of ensuite.. The beds were hard but I think that is normal in China.. The hostel itself and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Nothing great about dorm rooms. No windows and central AC and it can get pretty hot sometimes. The attached bathroom was a relief. The faucet needed repairing though. The staff were ok. The bar is expensive but you can play pool all day there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Also goes by the name of Rock & Wood hostel. Good food, great rooms, amazing staff. Great hub to meet young travelers from all over, as well as private rooms for those seeking some peace and quiet. Mixed dorms were dirt cheap and well maintained, all your amenities, lobby was warm and welcoming. All in all a great homebase for... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We did not enjoy our 2 night stay in this hostel at all, perhaps we had high expectations. We slept in a double room with bathroom and the room was not great at all. It was nothing special, and it had a humid smell to it which was unfortunate. The staff did speak English which was very helpful.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The rooms are just ok, without windows, but it's pretty quiet. The amenities are good, breakfast is good, nice to hang out at the bar, it has an alternative feel overall and the price is OK. About 5 minutes walk to the subway.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My sister and I booked a room in advance, when we got to the hostel the room wasn't ready and we had to wait three hours after the check-in time! When we got the room we found out that it is really small - no place for our luggage, poorly maintained- the floor was dirty, the walls were peeling, and... More 

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Sanya, China
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This place was great. You could walk from there to the Bund in no time at all and it was cheap as hell for Shanghai. If you don't like crowds, I recommend going to Shanghai during Spring festival. The rest of China is rammed with tourist, but Shanghai empties.

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Dirty public washroom, a big turnoff. Luckily the shared toilet in room is still decent (depending on the people you stay with) There's a bar with snooker table, + point for that. Location is ok, subway station is nearby.

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Beijing, China
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here 2 nights in June. When we checked in we got a room with molt on the ceiling. When we asked if we could have another room we were informed this could only happen in the evening as the room maid still needed to clean the room. We got a smaller, and even more dirty room with a... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Pros of this hostel are Wifi everywhere with an okay speed, lots of common space and reasonable prices. Cons are a lack of atmosphere and lots of noise. For example they let new guest enter the room at 9 am to leave their stuff, so you can't sleep much longer.

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