We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

People's Square Youth Hostel

Book on TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Agoda to make your booking as easy as possible.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Best prices for:1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 26: English reviews
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

When I get in I can smell a bit smells. The room is small around 2.5x4.5m more or less. Some stuffs already rusty so if you dont used with it forget this hotel, also at night you can hear the sound from outside super clear. Since I'm a heavy sleeper i got no problem there. The hot water supply has... More 

Thank B95_Junior
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in a double room by myself and everything seemed clean and worked well. It's a bit weird to have hot water/heating hours, but ho hum, we managed! The bed was soft and comfy and the room was relatively quiet, although occasionally you'd hear people singing karaoke next door. It's worth mentioning that my room had no window, which... More 

Thank Helen V
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

First off, the other reviewers that mention the stench of this place are right! I don't know how the garbage smell has permeated the walls and seeped into the whole building. I'm lying in my bunk in this hostel right now and the only thing that's keeping me from leaving is the fact that it is almost 3am. I can't... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ningbo, China
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

The hostel is located next to a really smelly street and you can still smell the bad odour from inside the room. The windows cannot be closed properly ( completely). Therefore the noisy street next to the hostel woke me up and I'm lacking sleep! You can hear the chinese people screaming and the vehicles from the room. The good... More 

1 Thank milielks
Bekasi, Indonesia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

if you wanna enjoy the view of the main street in Shanghai while going to the bund area in Shanghai, you may choose this hostel, because this one neat the bund, around 10-15 minutes walk and you will find restaurants nearby.

Thank Hendrik_Benyamin
Xi'an, China
Level Contributor
63 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

The best thing about this accommodation was the location, walking distance to subway station and a variety of places to eat. The accommodation is clean but could be be better. The room I stayed in offered a lockable cupboard, linen included and a swipe card for access. The bed was comfortable, the room was fairly quiet and close enough to... More 

Thank Coco L
Wenzhou, China
Level Contributor
41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

First off, the hotel staff is very helpful. The area is also great, located fairly close to the metro station and just a 5min walk from the Yunnan Road street food. The biggest problem is the 3 floor walkup to the rooms. I had 2 large bags with me and it was a mission to carry it up the stairs.... More 

Thank mrin_dhar
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I stayed here around 4 times whenever i need to visit Shanghai. :) It's just located on near People's square that quite easy to looking around Shanghai. I stayed both dormitories and double bedroom, they were quite acceptable that considering the price. But some of the hotel staffs cannot understand English, so i used Google translator that show them the... More 

2 Thank erstella
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

When we arrived and checked in, the beds were still dirty and we had to ask if we could get clean towels. The toilets are just disgusting and the floors and beds are really nasty. We were happy we could leave after two nights. The people who are working there, don't speak any English and can't provide any information. The... More 

Thank 5paaulaa
Beijing, China
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This hostel is probably the worst I have ever stayed in. The only good thing is the location, which is really good and central to everything in Shanghai. We had booked male dorm and female dorm and when we arrived we were told that there were no more room in the female dorm. So our only option was to stay... More 

Thank Nicoline K
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

48 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All Traveler Photos (47)
Bathroom (9)
Room/Suite (5)
View from Room (1)
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Other (31)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (1)
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Shanghai hotels
People’s Square
Mingtown Nanjing Road Youth Hostel
People’s Square
Mingtown Etour Youth Hostel
Mingtown Etour Youth Hostel
#12 of 256 in Shanghai
4.0 of 5 stars 204 reviews
People’s Square
Shanghai Blue Mountain Bund Youth Hostel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Zhongshan Park
Rock & Wood International Youth Hostel
People’s Square
Laoshan Hostel (The Phoenix)
Old Town
Shanghai Old West Gate International Youth Hostel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in People’s Square

Neighborhood Profile
People’s Square
People’s Square brings with it all the excitement you would expect from the town square of one of the biggest cities in the world. The area around People’s Square and People’s Park is always a abuzz with activity. Oceans of local and foreign tourists flow in and out of the area every day to see grand museums, go shopping and eat at some of Shanghai’s most storied food centers. Shanghai residents, meanwhile, live and work in the many residential and office high-rises. While much of Shanghai stays busy late into the night, this really is an area that never sleeps with glitzy nightclubs keeping people up until the wee hours of the morning.
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question


  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet

Additional Information about People's Square Youth Hostel

Address: No.35 Yongshou Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200021, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > People’s Square
Price Range: $11 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld, Agoda, Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your People's Square Youth Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay