I stayed in a private en-suite room for 2 weeks in this hostel. The room was booked at a discount rate which was slightly cheaper than other chain budget hotel here in Shanghai.
The location is nice, with metro line 3,4 and 11. There's a modern shopping mall nearby, post office, restaurants, and convenient stores. The neighbourhood is decent and safe.
The en-suite room is acceptable in terms of size and maintanence. It's disappointing as there's no kettle in the room even I booked an en-suite room. The bathroom is clean though maintainence can be improved.
Wifi is only available in lobby area. Only wired internet is provided. So if you have more than one device to go online in your room, please bring a portable router with you. Internet speed is acceptable. They charge Rmb 1 for 15 minutes of using laptop at the lobby. Printing service is available but it's pricy, RMB 2 for 1 page.
HOWEVER, I am very disapointed by the fact that this hostel arranged shared rooms on the same floors with en-suite rooms. This is very UNWISE to mix these 2 types of rooms on the same floor as they are basically different types of travellers. No offence to backpackers but I have been disturbed by noisy backpackers on the same floor living in shared bedrooms. Walls are thin and isolation is very poor. I don't see the point of mixing these different room types on the same floor. It is very disturbing throughout my stay in this hotel.
Dude, if you can afford an en-suite room, please go for proper hotel. Your monies deserve a quiet environment to stay.
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- Also Known As:
- Utels Hotel Shanghai
- Utels Shanghai Wu Ning