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Mingtown Nanjing Road Youth Hostel
Ranked #10 of 324 Specialty Lodging in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 15, 2012

The location of this hostel is AMAZING, just off Nanjing rd and close to the Bund. Lots of places to eat nearby. its a fairly new hostel, lots of places to socialize with other travelers and cheap beer. The dorms are very crammed but if you have a good room with other friendly folks, its not bad! Lockers in the room and a luggage room helps a lot!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Space inside hostel is limited so corridors are cramped, tiny lift, busy reception desk, but rooms are decent size, fairly new decoration, clean, hairdriers in bathrooms, price was 250 rmb (25 GBpounds) for two people one night in family room. Has a kitchen, laundry area and tv room and small bar downstairs. Location is best feature, right next to shopping area and Metro Line 2, really convenient.

Room Tip: busy area so expect traffic noise, but double glazing reduces it
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank pichis83
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Nice pleasant hostel with english speaking staff, clean, close to everything, good food, cheap beer and very cozy rooms. The line 2 subway a couple of blocks away will take you straight to both airports and main railway stations. This place is highly recommended!

Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
Thank Anne R
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

nice, pleasant, spacious doubles ensuite, western toilet (proper shower), quiet, good service despite not speaking much english. Not even reception staff.
negative side: little english of the staff
not cheap but as quality is ok, you don't mind.
handy supermarkets almost next door, 15 minute walk to Bund, 2 mintues to Nanjing Road, ...Fab.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank CrisNY
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Very busy YHA, guests check in and out all days, took me more than half an hour for checking in a dorm bed!! There is a self service kitchen compare to others YHA in China that don't have, but mainly occupied by in house staffs than guests.

Close to Nanjing East walking street, 10 minutes walk to The Bund and half an hour walk to Yu Garden and many more!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Sarah L
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

It's located just behind Nanjing Road, maybe best area to stay in Shanghai. The rooms were nice, the staff was ok, just ok. The have a bar with western breakfasts, but price not very chinese. Perfect for the price.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

We stayed in the dormroom on the 5th floor. We had a very mixed experience in this hostel. I'll sum it up below:
positive: hostel looks very nice, plenty of room to sit and relax, pooltable, dvd-room, good showers, good food, good wifi, very nice beds (for Chinese standards), powerful aircon in the room, lockers, nightguard, excellent location.
negative: dirty bathrooms, overall not very clean, rude and unhelpful staff, almost no atmosphere.
It's really strange this hostel won a Hostelworld Cleanliness Award in April 2012, because the shared bathroom on the 5th floor was very dirty. Hairs everywhere, mold and slime in the corners of the showers, dirty towels laying around for days and days... Maybe they stopped cleaning after they got that award? The dormroom was pretty dusty, but the linen was very clean and the beds are quite new.
The staff was terrible though. Especially the lady at the reception, she was rude, uninterested and didn't want to spend one second longer than necessary talking to us. They were constantly playing with their mobile phones. They forgot our order twice because one of them was sleeping and the other was totally hypnotized by her phone.
The common room is full of people staring at screens, either their laptops, smartphones or the tv. This was kinda sad and I never experienced it this bad (I've been to dozens of hostels over the past couple of months).The only place where you could talk to some other people was outside with the smokers...
But, I would stay here again and I would recommend it, just because it's affordable, the sleep quality is good and the location is excellent.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: No.258 Tianjin Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200001, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > People’s Square
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Ranked #10 of 324 Specialty Lodging in Shanghai
Price Range: $11 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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