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Shanghai City Central Youth hostel

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live in a modern age and the digital age. One of the things that we do expect in decent hotels and especially cool laid back hostels is wifi access. The fact that the spotty wifi is only accessible in the lobby brings this experience down hard. The restaurant is nice and the lobby is nice as well. Lots of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Good location near the subway, but there isn't much food around the hostel. There's no wifi in the room. It's a large hostel so there are a lot of people checking in and out, but the front desk usually only has one person working, so there was often a 10 minute queue to talk to him or her. And he... More 

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Marseille, France
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I read some negative comments about this hostel related to many different things. I was personally satisfied and one should keep in mind that this is not a 5 star-HOTEL but a cheap hostel for people who want to travel on a budget... In addition to that, the staff spoke enough good English to assist me and the position of... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

As it indicates in its name, indeed, it is located at the center, in particular, less than 50mt to Wuning Road and less than 5-7 min. walk to the cities excellent, 21st Century modern, clean Metro System with a best available fare to all in directions. Although, it indicates, "Youth" but it also open to families and all ages... I... More 

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Changzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Good Location, walking distance to Subway. Everything perfect. table tennis, Pool Table, Bar .. library. Love this place. highly recommended this place to everyone. my best hostel in Shanghai. I will stay here again.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Quite how this place won a TripAdvisor award is a mystery to me. I can only assume that the people voting have criminally low standards, or absolutely no experience of staying in other hostels. Or perhaps the dorm rooms are extremely cheap . . . and when I say cheap, I mean free. The only real reason that this place... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

I stayed in one of the private twin rooms. I was happily surprised at this place. From the reviews they made it sound dirty and unfriendly, I found it to be pleasant. Upon arrival we checked in and it was quick and easy. They only give you one key per 100 yuan deposit though. The key we had a little... More 

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Houthalen, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

When I arrived there was a person at the reception that actually did not want to be there in my opinion. Not really happy to help out, like all was too much. The common area is small. The common area is only place in the hostel where there is free wifi. The breakfast is nice. The room is spatious and... More 

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west sumatera, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

i visited shanghai in 2014 Helpfull staff so many young travelers around the world here Clean and nice room, near from subway and night market.. not too far from railways station , but its kind of hard to find this place if i have a chance to visit shanghai again , i'd stay here again.

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Chengdu, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The location is very handy with the metro station only a 5 minute walk and some nice restaurants nearby. But the place is horrible with all the atmosphere of an asylum. I thought I had done something wrong and that's how the staff treated me when I visited in February 2015. Very unfriendly bunch, one girl actually refused to speak... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Shanghai City Central Youth hostel

Address: Lane 300 NO. 50 Wuning Road, Shanghai 200063, China (Formerly Utels Youth Hotel Shanghai Wuning Road)
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Changshou Road
Price Range: $11 - $36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Shanghai City Central Youth hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 144
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Also Known As:
Utels Hotel Shanghai
Utels Shanghai Wu Ning
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
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