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Wushanyi Youth Hostel
Shanghai, China
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36 reviews
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“Great location, friendly staff& great value.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012 via mobile

This is a great hostel at a great price. Located right on the pedestrian street and only a short 10 min walk to the west lake. The rooms are large and beds comfortable for china standards. The rooms are clean. The staff are helpful and friendly. Excellent street food close by the drum tower (in the opposite direction of the pedestrian street) where you can get local food for local prices, make sure you try the dragon twister, a fresh made chicken wrap. Would recommend staying here.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2012

If you want views of the beautiful XiHu, forget it, this place is not that kind of place BUT it is in a beautiful part of the town right off Zhong Shan Zhong Lu. I had my own room on the 3rd floor (thats second here in Australia) which was surprisingly quiet and very clean. The bed was a king size and there was kettle, TV, small but clean bathroom. One thing, there is no elevator here so you need to drag your bags up and down the stairs but most backpackers would be used to that. The staff are superb here, very friendly and very helpful.

There is LOTS to see in this town. I had originally planned to also visit HuangShan but ran out of time. I would recommend:
XiHu of course and all the areas around it. The area around YueFei (a famous general in the Song dynasty) is very beautiful and it is directly opposite YinXiang XiHu (Zhang Yimou's Impression West Lake) which is a must see.
Take a boat ride, visit the island which has smaller lakes within it, walk across the DuanQiao, ("broken bridge"), sip LongJin tea (traditiional for Hangzhou), snack on the local delicacies including fried bread, dumplings, Muslim type bread which is a bit like the Turkish bread here but better and fresher!
Take the bus to WuZhen...I can't recommend this enough. Based on what Lonely Planet stated, I only planned for a few hours here but it is worthy of an overnight stay as one of the things to do here is to see the river town lit up at night. I wish had known this beforehand.
Visit XiXi wetlands, very nice day trip half hour out of town.
Visit the former residence of HuXueBing (near this hostel). It is very beautiful and there is a bird there which can greet you in Mandarin AND English! A bilingual bird!
Taxis here are very cheap compared to Oz (11 RMB for a few kms, thats about $2) BUT they can be hard to track down as one thing there is no shortage of in HangZhou or any major city in China is people/customers.
To get to HangZhou from Shanghai, there is a fast train which only takes 45 mins, this being about the time spent queuing to get a ticket! Again because there are SO many people.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2012

My sister and I stayed here over the Easter weekend. It was not only a western holiday, but a weekend and also just a few days after the Chinese Tomb Sweeping holiday; which meant triple the normal amount of visitors! We were lucky to have booked the previous week as we took their last available room. But the Westlake was over-crowded with extra chaos on the roads with buses blocking taxis who were dodging cyclists who were banned from riding on the path around the lake due to the crowds!

The hostel was clean and tidy.... and quiet. It was well away from all the hustle and bustle of the lake but in a really nice old area. Our room had plenty of space for the two of us and it was bigger than some regular Ibis hotel rooms. I would recommend a room with your own bathroom if you can as our friend was in a 4 bed dorm and the bathroom in her room was locked when we got back around 11pm. We let her use ours :o)

If you go there by train, get off at the Hangzhou Railway Station (杭州火车站), I was getting quite confused with the stations as they also have a north station, south station etc. Take a bus from the station to the hostel (on the hostel website, they have instructions) or walk if you can. Most of the taxis are a bit of a hassle and for such a short distance, we preferred the walk. But with the taxis, in a previous post it was mentioned that taxi drivers don't know where it is. Yes that may be the case but they know the pedestrian mall that the hostel is within. So tell the taxi drivers "Hefang Jie". The hostel is on Zhongshan Zhong Lu which intersects Hefang Jie (where the McDonalds is) but the directions on the hostel site is a little incomplete. When you find the McDonalds, look for Costa Coffee and Häagen Dazs. The hostel is down that road and past those two shops on the left.

The service at the hostel was very friendly. Bear in mind that they only take cash. They helped us get our tickets to the Impressions of the Westlake Water Show. The show is very good if you haven't seen something like it before, but for those who have seen the one at Yangshuo, I think the Sanliujie is a better.

If you want a good local breakfast, head towards the McDonald's and go past it to where the pedestrian path meets the road. On the other side of the road, second shop on the corner on the right, is a local restaurant called You Bu De where you can get a fast and tasty local breakfast of noodles or dumplings or congee. The menu behind the counter is in both Chinese and English. It's a very popular place with the locals.

I plan to go back to Hangzhou and explore it a bit more, minus the crowds. When there, I'll definitely be staying at the same place.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

A very nice hostel with excellent staff n good location!

  • Stayed March 2012
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Dordrecht
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2011

Stayed here for 2 nights. It's about a 20 min walk from Hangzhou central railway station. Directions are easy and clear. Hostel is in a very nice pedestrial area with a lot of restaurants, small snack places and a lot of shops. West Lake is about 15 minutes walking, just take a right out of the hostel and take the first left street and walk straight until you reach it. Very easy.

I think the West Lake might be, (or could be) one of the best places in China to see. The thing that absolutely ruines it, is the smog. Smog in China is bad, but when I went here, I could not even see the other side of the lake. So keep that in mind, if the smog is bad, its nothing special.

Hostel is nice tho, friendly staff, rooms really clean and heater working perfectly, big lockers inside the room to. Only 2 minor things. It wasn't to busy when i was there, but there are only 2 showers a floor (which get clogged, as in almost all hostels in China) so when it is busy you'd might have to wait long. Also the common room is a bit cold in the winter time. Other than these 2 things, it's a very nice hostel in a prime location.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

This hostel was perfect for us. Firstly, it's location is in the old part of Hangzhou, where it is only pedestrian streets (warning: cabs do not know where this is, so you need to find a place to tell them that is walking distance to this hostel... we had to figure this out the hard way, but if planned for in advance, it would not be a big deal). The neighborhood was awesome and probably my favorite part of Hangzhou. There are tons of neat restaurants, shops, kung fu tea shops, etc. Not to mention that this area of town is gorgeous. However, it is a bit of a distance from any of the touristy spots, so a cab is necessary (or you can take the bus, however, you really need to be able to read/speak mandarin to master the bus system... we tried, with really no mandarin background, and failed miserably). The hostel is super clean, the rooms are very nice and the staff will help you in any way they can, with a smile. I loved this place. NOTE: it is impossible to get a cab in the afternoons in Hangzhou, so always be mindful of this. There is actually a rule that cab drivers are NOT supposed to stop in late afternoons to pick up people so as to help keep traffic jams at a minimum. So, when you are planning your day, this is an important fact to keep in mind so that you end up close to where you want to end up. This has nothing to do with this hostel, save for the fact that if you are visiting some touristy spot across the lake from your hostel, get back over to the other side of the lake close to your hostel by early afternoon (or be miserable and walk 7 miles like we did). Again, nothing wrong with the hostel, just want to tell as many people about this weird quirk of Hangzhou's as possible to save future travelers!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2011

This was the best located hostel in my short China sojourn, in a historic quarter of Hangzhou on a street where motorised transport is banned. The streets are so picturesque. It's close by to an eat street and a shopping street. The girl at the counter was super friendly and cheerful that I felt better even though I had been drenched in the only rainy day of my tour. She gave me good advice too: take a taxi (cheap but watch for inflated quotes at the station) or walk from from/to the station, as the bus routes don't suit this location. In fact, to access West Lake, also walk or get staff advice on the bus route. It's easy if you know which one. West Lake can occupy you for days if you wish, it lived up to expectations,

Now some drawbacks. The attic rooms suit 1, or 2 at a pinch, but as they are just under the roof, you might feel cramped. Also the mattress is on the floor, no bed. Get a regular twin room if that's what you expect. I can see it could be stifling on a hot day. Also on a cold day, I could smell the odours of the hostel passing through my room on their way up and out. So pick your room carefully. There wasn't very much socialising while I was there, there was a billiard table, an Internet lounge and a regular lounge. Maybe people were just tired after a day out.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Wushanyi Youth Hostel
Address: No.22 Zhongshan Middle Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou 310002, China
Location: China > Zhejiang > Hangzhou
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 160 Specialty Lodging in Hangzhou
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Hotel Class:2 star — Wushanyi Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 46
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