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Hidden Garden International Youth Hostel

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No. 840A, Lane 834, Pudong Avenue, Shanghai 200120 China
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#140 of 1,132 Specialty lodging in Shanghai
Location
3.3
Cleanliness
3.5
Service
3.5
Value
3.5
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HOTEL STYLE
Budget
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 )
BBQ facilities
Street parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Snack bar
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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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
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Family rooms

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Grade: 58 out of 100
129Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
9Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Bakoyma wrote a review Aug 2019
Oslo, Norway317 contributions139 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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Sabina wrote a review Apr 2019
Malmö, Sweden18 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
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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
East Kilbride, United Kingdom29 contributions26 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
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Gabriel I wrote a review Oct 2018
27 contributions46 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
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CK wrote a review Jul 2018
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom70 contributions46 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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Myo M wrote a review Apr 2018
Coquitlam, Canada21459 contributions892 helpful votes
For like 80 to 90 Yuan per night that I was going to pay, I was really "pleasantly" surprised to find this modern-styled & newer-looking place (I would guess it to be no more than like 15 years old) in its own walled compound with "neat & clean" grounds; and yes the inside (meaning the room) was just as great with "fairly-big" lockers (kind of hi-tech that you open by scanning your room key) and the "ensuite" bathroom that I had to share with only the people in my 8-bed dorm room (and not with everyone else on the floor!); also here the laundry is free of charge (including the detergent) although there's no dryer (there are clotheslines on the roof but yes you need a non-rainy day for that). And quite conveniently for meals & miscellaneous (toiletry items like soap & toothpaste), at just about a 5-minute walk away (go out the lane and turn left) are a number of small restaurants (there's one where I regularly had dinner which cost only like 15 to 20 Yuan for a filling meal), a "medium-sized" supermarket & a small grocery store, but do keep in mind all those places are closed early in the morning. Coming by metro, Pudong Ave. Station (Line 4) is where to get off from which it's just a 15-to-20-minute walk (a right turn onto Pudong Ave. after coming out of the station followed by about a 15-minute walk then a right turn into the small lane which I'm quite sure is called Lane 832 as the sign says at the entrance to the lane, and you'll see the place to your left at the end of the lane); if arriving by plane at Hongqiao or Pudong Airports or by train at Hongqiao Station, take Line 2 to Century Ave. Station where you change to Line 4 to get to Pudong Ave. Station (just the next station from Century Ave. going counterclockwise since Line 4 is a loop line).
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Date of stay: September 2017
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rachelmariefonseca wrote a review Nov 2017
Provo, Utah3 contributions1 helpful vote
Just spent three nights in this hostel in Shanghai. I came with one other American friend, and one Chinese friend. We were all extremely pleased with the hostel. As for it being hidden, that's definitely true! However, not impossible to find. Directions on your phone will take you there just fine. There's a lit up sign at the end of the alleyway that you need to walk down that is always lit up and says "International Hostel", you just walk a few hundred feet down the alleyway and at the end is the Hostel. It's a safe alleyway, even late at night. I didn't find this to be a problem, and what do you expect if the word "hidden" is in the name?! The staff was extremely friendly upon check in, and all throughout our stay. They speak great English and are nothing but helpful and accommodating. We stayed in a mixed dorm with 6 beds. The first night it was just the three of us, but the next two nights we had three chinese men (who also did not know one another) sleep in our room. It was fun to make new friends, and if you're easily adaptable and willing to just stick to your own living space and keep your stuff fairly tidy, having a mixed dorm wasn't a bad experience at all. They give you fresh sheets to put on your bed, a pillowcase, and a cover for the comforter. The pad on the bed was EXTREMELY comfortable, especially for China. Nice fluffy pillow. No complaints about the sleeping arrangement. However, if you like your stuff to be spread out, want your own clean bathroom space, and don't like sleeping around strangers, it would probably be wise to get your own room, or make sure you're only in a dorm with people you know. Otherwise, a super fun and unique experience, whilst still being super comfortable. I also highly recommend the breakfast here!! We got the classic American breakfast, and it came with a free coffee. It was one of the most authentically American foods I've had in China so far, and I've lived here for three months. Sooooo yummy, and totally worth the price when you convert it back to American dollars. The coffee was yummy too. Additionally, the lounge is a super fun place to hang out in. There's charging ports everywhere, drinks, a bar, great music, and just a cool vibe. Plus a cute kitty! Overall, highly recommend this hostel. No complaints at all, and made our stay super comfortable and fun.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Cassandra M wrote a review Aug 2017
Horsham, Australia8 contributions
The hostel itself is hard to find, gotta like walk through an ally way but the front garden is very neat, friendly atmosphere, some of the staff seemed a bit rude though. The shared dorm rooms are very comfortable and have there own shower and toilet. All in all pretty nice and neat. The area has a lot of construction going on though but quick subway access to the city and all that.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Traveled solo
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Ratingsandreviews wrote a review Jul 2017
Endicott, New York70 contributions25 helpful votes
Near the metro, clean and new, nice showers and bathrooms, comfortable beds and nice bedding, staff was nice and friendly and 2 spoke good English, wide selection of craft beers, beautiful outdoor garden area (mosquito spray provided), I would stay here again! Suggestions to management: have metro maps available (even photocopies would help), put individual reading lights above each bunk bed, add hooks to hang towels on (everyone was hanging them on the nice new wooden bunk beds and wet towels will eventually ruin them) Good luck on your new business!
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Traveled solo
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RichardHuckvale wrote a review Nov 2016
Nelson, New Zealand123 contributions31 helpful votes
DO NOT BOTHER BOOKING HERE! The room we were in was damp, and EVERYTHING was wet the beds the walls the sheets your clothing after just a few hours in there it was horrible! The hostel has a couple of families living there with children who just run around all day annoying anyone in sight! The food was disgusting. For the money, it's not worth it to stay somewhere so bad! I've never stayed anywhere this bad (the staff were polite and friendly thought) only plus really
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Date of stay: April 2016
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$11 - $16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ChinaShanghai RegionShanghaiPudong
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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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 Level 1 (InterContinental Shanghai Pudong), Canton, and Mess.
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).