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Mingtown Nanjing Road Youth Hostel

No.258 Tianjin Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200001, China
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best part about YHA Mingtown Nanjing Rd is its convenient location, just a 2 minute walk from the main artery of East Nanjing Road, and 15 minutes walk to the Bund. However, the staff's service is poor. I booked a twin bedroom online from the YHA site, only to be told that it was a family room with 2... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this hostel for 3 nights having read the decent reviews. We arrived at 1pm and had to wait 30 mins before someone would speak to us as they were 'busy'. We were told our rooms would not have clean sheets until after 4:30pm. We checked in anyway and decided to clean the room ourselves and change the sheets... More 

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

DO NOT BOOK THIS HOSTEL. I checked in this hostel on june 18th, put my belongings inside the locker of my dorm and locked it before going out. Returned a few hours later: the locker was still closed but my passport and money were missing. I don't know who stole my stuff, someone from the staff who had the key... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We stayed in a private double room for 4 nights. The room was spacious and clean with a comfortable bed. The staff at reception were helpful. The location is fantastic as it is only 2 minutes walk from the metro station and East Nanjing Road. It is approximately 10 minutes walk to the Bund which is a must see spot... More 

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

I stayed there with a friend for 2 nights. We were in a 6 beds room on the 3rd floor. It was very clean, confortable bed but quite small, not convenient for big luggage. The bathrooms are okay, very clean too. There is free wifi, but we did not receive it in our room and it was not always working.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

6 bed dorm was cramped with little space for luggage and people. Common area was ok, but lacked any sense of community. Bath rooms were separate and individual rather than the usual row of showers which made a nice change. Location is only saving near to metro and major sights all in walking distance.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We were here for 2 nights in a mixed dorm. The location is awesome. You are right near the metro and walking distances from a lot of tourist attractions. The room was bigger than we thought and the bathroom was attached. Both bathroom and room were clean. We were on the 5th floor and the cleaners seemed to only clean... More 

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Hinesburg, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This hostel has a very friendly atmosphere, where it's really easy to meet fellow travelers. As other reviewers have mentioned, the location is fantastic. The actual dorm rooms are very clean but nothing special, and feel a little crowded. But hey, this is Shanghai! I've stayed here twice already, and I'll probably stay again.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I was there for 3 nights. It was in the in the best location very close to metro station and Nanjing rd. which is very convenience. The staff barely speaks english. I got a twin private room with a bathroom the room itself was not so clean but the bedding is nice enough.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Good hostel but too many beds in the rooms. Id pay more for more space. Dont get me wrong, i still rate it as very good with top unbeatable location. I also ate food here in the restaurant. Does the job.

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