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Hidden Garden International Youth Hostel

No. 840A, Lane 834, Pudong Avenue, Shanghai 200120 China
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#147 of 1,057 Specialty lodging in Shanghai
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Game room
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Fax / photocopying
Street parking
Snack bar
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Room types
Family rooms


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58Somewhat walkable
Grade: 58 out of 100
125Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
8Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
79Reviews0Q+A1Room tip
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Bakoyma wrote a review Aug 2019
Oslo, Norway317 contributions97 helpful votes
I feel a bit bad to rate it so low as the staff was great here (super friendly and helpful) - but the female dorm room we were in had no windows and the humidity is so high in Shanghai that it wasn't really sufficient with the aircon only. The staff even said themselves "room is only for sleeping" - which they said to help us, but it should tell you all you need to know about the air quality. There are other rooms though, and they do have windows and looked better, so if you get one of those this hostel will immediately jump to an average to good. The location was nice, 10 min slow walk from metro station, restaurants around the hostel so you don't have to travel to eat. The common room had comfortable chairs etc, but was rather noisy (it's a hostel though, so you kinda have to expect that). The lockers were ok, made from wood, but the lock worked find and they had lots of room. The wifi wasn't really good in the room itself - I suspect all the concrete made it hard for the signal to penetrate. The one good thing about the room was it had its own toilet and shower (good and bad though, didn't help the humidity problem in the room much). All in all I have mixed feelings about this hostel. I liked it, but would definitely pick another room if I was staying again.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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thatswedishgirl wrote a review Apr 2019
Shanghai, China16 contributions3 helpful votes
+ We had a private room with a private bathroom, and it was great value for the amount of money we paid! The room was spacious and clean, and had an AC, a desk, and a comfortable bed. The hostel was pretty quiet and safe, so that was nice. Staff were helpful and knew enough English to be able to communicate. Overall, it was definitely worth the money, since it felt like an higher standard hostel (or a budget hotel basically). - We tried the 35 yuan (per person) breakfast once and it wasn't worth the money, to be honest. It was a plate with some eggs, bacon and toast, and it had been hurriedly cooked quickly. I'd say the price wasn't worth the quality/amount of food, and you're better off eating out or getting something from some store. The nearest metro station is about 10-15 min walk, which might be a bit annoying. The hostel is a bit hidden in terms of location, but it's still really easy to find, no problem! Overall, I'd definitely recommend the Hidden Garden Youth Hostel, since it's a good, clean, nice, priceworthy hostel in Shanghai, and great for international travelers in China.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: the private room has a shower/toilet in the room, separated by a glass wall, but still really...
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LPatz92 wrote a review Dec 2018
20 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed at this time many times when I visited Shanghai, staff are friendly and very helpful. It is close to the subway station and about a 15-20 walk to the Pearl Tower. Each time I stayed the rooms were clean and so were the bathrooms. Outside there is a lovely area for sitting and it offers a chilled vibe for people who want to sit and read or even for people who want to have a few beers. Good value for money. I have and will continue highly recommend this hostel.
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Date of stay: August 2018
Gabriel I wrote a review Oct 2018
27 contributions25 helpful votes
Staff are really helpful and nice and help you with itinerary and food delivery if you want, the reception and common areas are also good and they have laundry and common showers quite spacious. However the toilet inside the room is very very small that you can hardly seat and the cleaning is not bad, but could be better. It’s about 7 minutes from the metro station Pudong Avenue in a alley you should pay attention to the “international hosteling” sign.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
Callum K wrote a review Jul 2018
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom69 contributions4 helpful votes
Do not know why this hostel is receiving so many bad reviews - I had an excellent experience here. When I arrived I was told that my room was upgraded free of charge as they had some available, which was a pleasant surprise. The 6-bed dorm was clean and tidy when I got in, and had its own (western) toilet and shower which were both also clean. The instructions to get to the hostel were clear and made it easy to find - even if the street to get to it did look a bit sketchy at night (we were warned about this though). Beds were comfy also.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
$25 - $41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ChinaShanghai RegionShanghaiPudong
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hidden Garden International Youth Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Hidden Garden International Youth Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Shanghai Royal Yangdian Taoist Temple (0.5 miles), Shanghai Feng Tianxing Stone Museum (0.7 miles), and Chin Grant Yang Temple (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hidden Garden International Youth Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hidden Garden International Youth Hostel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Hidden Garden International Youth Hostel?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hidden Garden International Youth Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Canton, Long Shan Jia Chang Cai, and Art 50 Revolving Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at Hidden Garden International Youth Hostel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hidden Garden International Youth Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hidden Garden International Youth Hostel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Jing'an Temple (5.0 miles), Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao) (2.3 miles), and Shanghai Former Provisional Government Site of the Republic of Korea (3.5 miles).