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Mingtown Nanjing Road Youth Hostel
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Vancouver, Canada
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61 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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“Clean and great location!”
Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights. It's only a 2 minute walk from subway station and nanjing pedestrian street. If you walk for another 15 minutes you will reach the bund.
The private ensuite rooms are clean and spacious. Nice bathroom with hair dryer attached on the wall. Hard beds and no tv.
There are 5 floors. On the main floor there is a nice sitting area where you can order food and drinks. Many people hang out or are on their computers there.
There is no wifi in the rooms which is a bummer. Wifi is only available on the main floor.
Overall I would stay here next time I'm in Shanghai as its very convenient location to restaurants and other attractions.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Puchong
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160 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Taxis may find it difficult to find this place. Ask them to take you to Nanjing Hotel at Nanjing Road and this hostel is opposite this hotel. Room is clean and location is fantastic. Double room ensuite cost only 160 Yuan. Just take Line 2 subway from airport and it goes all the way to Nanjing East Rd for only 7 Yuan. Journey is about 75 mins. Love the reception area where you get free wifi. Very cosy.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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101 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2013

The main advantage of this hostel is the location, right off the Nanjing road and its proximity to the Metro.
It is somewhat difficult to find this hostel but managable with a map. I guess that this hostel is popular among the foreigners since we asked the location of this hostel to quite a few and mostly all knew.
The staff were courteous and helpful. We stayed in the 6 bed Dorm and the beds were comfortable. The common bathroom was clean and the water pressure was good. The locker was kinda small but managable. The food is damn cheap here. Also, there are many scams going on around this area (esp in night) and do not accept any invitation to go for a drink by a stranger (esp girls). After the drinks, they charge you a lot (app 40$ for a drink!) and would definitely burn a hole in your pocket. Also, they have bouncers and you cannot leave the place without paying.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Shanghai, China
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63 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

Minimal steps out of the metro from line 2 for those of you with heavy luggage and the hostel has a lift as well!
I stayed in a twin room, styled with Ikea furnishings. Everything was clean and looked pretty new.
The staff speak excellent English at reception and are very friendly plus helpful.
This is one of the best hostels I have stayed in whilst in China; I've been here 2 years ...
My only tiny gripe is that there is no soap, shower gel or shampoo. This is the hostel policy and they are encouraging less waste however, different hostels have different policies and you just don't know what you will get when you turn up, so be prepared with your own toothbrush etc.

Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Beaufort, Australia
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266 reviews
98 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2012

This place is great if you like sharing rooms and bath.the hostel has cheap good food and drink, the staff there is great alway a small on their face and ready to help you. The room are clean and the bedding is good very warm top , split system in the room make the room very warm, as well a looker in the room make your bags safe. The security is good, door locked electronically , as well a security guard at night. The bathrooms and toilets are spotless . The hostel is situated in the middle of Nanjin road make the shopping and city sight fantastic, only one walking station from the people's place, just careful of the scam going on on this place, don't accept any invitation to go for a drink over wise your wallet is going to suffer .

Room Tip: The room are allocated to you but if you are in the bunk up you can alway get swap if there is room...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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London
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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Suzhou, China
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75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Mingtown Nanjing Road Youth Hostel
Address: No.258 Tianjin Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200001, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > People’s Square
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