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“Very indifferent staff” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Tour Traveler's Rest Youth Hostel

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Le Tour Traveler's Rest Youth Hostel
Ranked #13 of 290 Specialty Lodging in Shanghai
Jerusalem, Israel
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
“Very indifferent staff”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

We stayed at the hotel for three nights in one of the Family rooms. The room itself was very small and crowded, which meant that we could hardly spend any time in it. Instead, we spent some time using the other facilities of the hotel such as the ping pong and the snooker tables. The breakfast on the roof was ok but quite expensive for what they offer. What made us feel particularly bad was the total indifference of the staff - they could not care less about anything, as long as we did not disturb them. we actually felt that the staff there were more like clerks than any other hotel we stayed in China.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Xiamen, China
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

I enjoyed my stay in the travellers rest. There is a lovely vibe, the staff are friendly and we enjoyed some of the games (ping pong table where you can play for free) there is a pool table and a DVD room. On top of the hostel there is a bar/terrace where you get a great breakfast in the morning (all you can eat buffet for about 5 euro inc coffee and orange juice) and where you can hang out at night and chat to people. The room was average. We got clean towels, air con etc which was very good for the price but the room was a little small, dark and damp if we left the window closed (although it was clean with no bugs). But it is central and for the price, you definitely cant go wrong with this place. Great for people travelling on their own to meet people.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sinead N
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Singapore
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

We stayed here for 6 nights in the private deluxe double room. Our room & private bath, and the common areas are very clean. Another good indication is their shared bathrooms. They were spotless! I stayed at this hostel about 3 years ago and it has kept well. Location is good; quiet inside an alley; It felt safe. 10mins walk to the metro and many local reasonably clean and cheap food shops around. The internet connection is good. Service wise they were helpful with Chinese translations; however, we did not ask for other kind of service (like booking for travel etc). The upper rooms are private one; the dorm is on level 1. This is a very old building so does not have lifts; which means that you need to carry your luggage up.

Room Tip: The rooms at the end are the quietest; all have windows and for privacy the hostel has installed a...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GesanSharm
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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

We stayed at Le Tour Youth Hostel for 4 nights, booking into a Twin Room with private bathroom in August 2012. Haven't used youth hostels for many years and was pleasantly surprised at how good this one was. It is particularly good for non Chinese speaking travellers as you can get all sorts of help and advice and will always find someone who can speak English (in most of the Chinese hotels we stayed at during our 4 week trip in August 2012, the staff struggled to speak much English). We also looked inside the Chinese Youth Hostels in Suzhou and Xian and they both also looked similalrly well equipped, although we didn't stay in either as we had pre-booked hotels elsewhere). The Le Tour is in a quiet location, has a lovely roof top eating/bar area, has WiFi, and has plenty of space in the communal areas. It is a 15 walk to the nearest subway and it is easy to travel to the downtown area by the metro. The breakfast is a bit pricey, and they charge RMB20 for a beer (which you can buy in the local supermarket for RMB3), but I guess they need to make their money somewhere. One final tip - if you travel by train in China, always have your passport on you when you book train tickets as you need to provide ID details. ID is not required to buy tickets for the metro systems in Beijing and Shanghai.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andrew F
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Melbourne, Australia
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142 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

Our family of four (2 girls 11 & 13) stayed at Le tour in July and welcomed the effective A/c in the rooms as it was 40 degrees outside. One slight disappointment was that we were unable to get a room for four or adjoining rooms (despite pre-booking this request ) so we had to split up. The large ground floor games room (billiards, table tennis, video room) stayed cool and provided good late night entertainment as surrounding restaurants in the neighbourhood close at 9. The rooftop bar served a small but basic breakfast but the best value was the all day/night free wifi (supposed to buy a drink but you can sit on it for hours). Hidden down a laneway it is a tad hard to find but if you follow the signs to the reflexology place (the spinning foot) it is right next door. We enjoyed a reflexology session for AUS$10 /hour but staff had zero English and didn't understand our attempts at mandarin so a bit hard to tell them to ease off or go harder. If you turn right out of Le Tour and follow the laneway to the end you end up on a much better street and neighbourhood with French bakeries, a bank and grocery store than if you turn left!

Room Tip: Ask for the end of a corridor to minimise passing foot traffic.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sallycp11
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

Large hostel that used to be a factory of some sort- so big, cavernous, quiet, rooms. We stayed in a three bed that had towels, shampoo, shower gel etc provided. Free wifi in the rooftop bar and the reception. Table tennis and DVD rooms downstairs. The breakfast is a bit poor- 45 RMB for all-you-can-eat low standard Western breakfast and instant coffee.

Also, it's only 10 minutes away from Jing An Si underground station, so it's in a nice location.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kingbee89
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Geelong, Australia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

I stayed at the hostel for two nights before I continued on to Italy, and used it as a base for exploring the city. The location is pretty good, about a seven or eight minute walk to the nearest metro station, and then you're basically in the city. The rooms and bathrooms were all very clean; the staff friendly if a little vague and unhelpful. As I left early ad returned late, I didn't get much of a chance to experience the atmosphere, but from a glance there seemed plenty set up to help young people keep busy and meet each other. No complaints for the price at all.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David C
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Property: Le Tour Traveler's Rest Youth Hostel
Address: No.36, Lane 319, Jiaozhou Road, Jin'an District, Shanghai 200040, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Jing'an
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 290 Specialty Lodging in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Le Tour Traveler's Rest Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Tour Traveler’s Rest Youth Hostel is located in the downtown area of Shanghai and is just 10 minute’s walk from the Subway (Line 2 and Line 7) (JingAn Temple Station and Airport City Terminal). Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Paramount Entertainment and former French Concession are all within walking distance. 5-minute's walk from the subway Line 7 - ChangPing Road Station, which leads directly to Shanghai EXPO Park.Nearby Nanjing West Road is a busy main road with offices, shops, restaurants and pubs. However the hostel is set back in a quiet residential side street away from the hustle and bustle. The building itself was built in the 1930s and is a former Towel Factory that used to supply towels to almost every family in China. When renovating the building we tried to salvage and re-use as much as we could from the old building – much of the furniture, flooring and panelling that you see in our guest rooms and common areas are made from the original timber.We accepts ISIC, IYTC, ITIC, HI Hostel card, Hostelworld VIP Card, … as our membership cards. We can offer accommodation in double rooms, twin rooms, apartment rooms and shared single-sex dormitories. The hostel offers a lively, vibrant atmosphere and has a Café and Bar, 24 hour access, free internet, bike hire, laundry, luggage lockers, garden, TV/DVD lounge, Table Tennis, Billiards and a quiet reading room. Also, at our reception there is a Travel Center, where customers can book flight and train tickets, as well as tickets for local one day tours and acrobatics shows, and much more besides… ... more   less 
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