Stayed 4 nights here over New Year's. We were very happy with the room (double ensuite). It was clean, spacious, had TV and wifi, nice bathroom, heater worked well, and a big window to let in light. That was about it though, the hostel does not offer much extra. We specifically booked a hostel over New Year's to talk to the staff and other guests to see where was the best place to spend the 31st and when we asked a staff member where she would recommend, her exact words were "Um...I don't know, maybe Beijing?" We also asked to use the phone in reception and that was like pulling teeth, not sure why it was such a big deal since we offered to pay for it. The staff at the bar/restaurant are not friendly at all, and we saw one table where it took them over an hour to serve their breakfast, they were not happy. The hostel is a 5 min walk from a metro yes, but you will have to pay for a lot of metros and line changes because it's not close to anything. After the service we had, and the location, we would have spent a bit more money at a hotel near the Bund. Also, we were surprised to see the prices on the wall when we walked in. Not worth THAT amount of money, it was more than double what we paid ahead of time online.
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- Also Known As:
- Utels Hotel Shanghai
- Utels Shanghai Wu Ning