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Shanghai Old West Gate International Youth Hostel

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Basic accommodation but comfortable. spacious. twin en suite room at bargain basement prices. Staff friendly and helpful. Free PC with internet and wifi. Towels, shampoo and shower gel provided. Kettle in room. We found location to be superb for walking to most attractions, however, not massively convenient for subway with nearest one being 10-15 minutes walk away.

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Jinhua, China
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Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

So the I was in needed a deep cleaning and some repair work, BUT friendly the staff and great atmosphere made up for it! It's a great place to hang out with friends, play pool, and drink a little. And a resident feline to entertain!

Thank Curt F
San Antonio
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Not on the Bund, but easily in walking distance to it and to YuYuan Gardens (about a block from the latter). Staff helped us get train tickets to Hongzhou for a day trip. Beds were fairly comfortable. blow dryer available for use. kittens in the lobby are very sweet. a/c worked well. plenty of hot water in the shower. Quiet... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

we spent 5 days there...i usually use hostels to stay in shanghai. i did choose deluxe room. The room is very noisy : we could hear our neighbors room, the walls are very thin The room is dirty (no daily cleaning, we found hairs on bed n bathroom from previous guests), The room is too hot, the A/C does not... More 

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Reviewed 27 May 2013 via mobile

This hostel is clean, room was cozy, bed was comfortable and it was very quiet at night. Location is excellent , we walked from here to all attractions. Stuff is very friendly and helpful . We would recommend this hostel.

Thank Oremilak1
Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

I arrived there last night early Oct. during the China consecutive holiday and found out the room was full even though I successfully booked one dorm room. The staff there was very responsible and acted very quickly for trying their best to find other hotel near there for me to stay a night. And they ended up giveing me a... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

The staff here were really nice and helpful. They helped us book a train journey which we really appreciated. Our double room was compact, clean and well equipped, and the hostel was in a great area near the Old Town (make sure to explore the Yuyuan Gardens). We liked the local street food and nice feel of the area. The... More 

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South Pole
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Reviewed 18 November 2012

I totally liked the hostel. My double ensuite room had new and impeccably clean bed linens; the air-con heated the room sufficiently (November can be chilly); bathroom facilities were new, and there were large towels and various toiletries as freebies. The common area downstairs is cozy and packed with guests well into the night, but the merriment does not carry... More 

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Reviewed 22 September 2012

The hostel is located quite far from the subway station. We recommend to go to the Yuyuan Garden Metro Station (line 10) and then take bus no. 66 (the hostel is on the third bus stop, you have to go back to the crossroads). The service is really international and you can find in the interior that this place is... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

This hostel is the excellent place to stay for young people, where you can have fun, find friends, relax on the sofas in front of TV or play to pool. It was a pity that just on the last day we realized how close the hostel is to the city center (to the Bund). It takes about 15-20 minutes walk... More 

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Shanghai’s original walls live on in the curve of the streets that serve as the border to the old city. An aerial view shows a clear circular outline and parts of the original wall are preserved as monuments to the ancient past. The main tourist attraction of Yuyuan (which means Yu garden, though it is often redundantly referred to as Yuyuan Garden) draws hordes of tourists every day, but wandering the streets around the complex reveals more exciting attractions such as food and antique markets. There are also streets lined with shops peddling everyday wares such as Chinese dining ware and craft notions that can be even more enticing to visitors uninterested in the usual tourist fare.
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Additional Information about Shanghai Old West Gate International Youth Hostel

Address: No.115 Penglai Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China (Formerly Laoximen International Hostel)
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Old Town
Price Range: €17 - €28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Shanghai Old West Gate International Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Rooms upstairs (3-4 floor) are quieter to sleep in and have less foot traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles xamhayana, 18 Nov 2012 | Read review
“Room above the hall has wifi”
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 of 5 bubbles puptik, 17 Sep 2012 | Read review
“stay closer to ground floor as there's no lift to help you with your luggages. Also, wifi is the strongest in the lobby.”
 of 5 bubbles shaydelgado, 11 Jun 2012 | Read review
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