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Mingtown Hiker Youth Hostel

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Antwerp, Belgium
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278 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Good stay as this hostel has everything a backpacker wants from a hostel, mostly if it is the first trip to China. Staff speaks English and amenities such laundry/ free wifi/ common spaces to meet other travelers are available. Did not try the bar but the location is very good close to the Bund and for shopping streets if you... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2015

The hostel is in an absolutely great location! Right on People's Square with immediate access to the metro. The hostel itself is really pretty and the onsite restaurant and bar is convenient. With laundry and wifi. Local shops nearby and everything worth visiting within a short metro ride. The dorm rooms are comfy, quiet and clean. The only thing really... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Stayed here probably nearly 10 times on short breaks to Shanghai when living in China for a year. Found the staff welcoming and helpful every time, particularly with giving information about trains. Very clean and comfy rooms, great value too if your used to western prices. Also the location is great too. Thanks to hostel and staff who really made... More 

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Ningbo, China
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Compared to the Mingtown Hostel in Hangzhou, this one is not much different. However, I disagree that the staff was great. They were average compared to the other hostels from Mingtown. They did not exceed my expectations. 1. For example: on arrival the girl behind the reception desk was "busy" and asked us to checkin later. Even though there were... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 June 2014

The location is amazing! Just a five minute walk to the bund, train station, and East Nanjing Road. The staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. The private room that I stayed in was quiet, spacious, and comfortable. The only complaint about the room would be that the walls were a very dirty and that hot water was not available... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Air-conditioners don't work, internet doesn't work, beds are uncomfortable, springs in your back, no supports, not chinese beds. The only thing good about this place is the location and the bar area downstairs (overpriced, but there's a liquor store next door and a grocery store). The staff is ok, they try to help. No refunds. If you're a "normal" tourist... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

stay in this hotel for one night, big room space with day light. Value for money, allow early check in at 8am as we went during low season. No lift since it is an old building. Location ok , around 5 to 10 minutes walk to nearby places of interest such as the Bund and shopping streets

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Great location near the Bund and East Nanjing Road, a short and flat walk from the metro. The common area was great for the warm Shanghai evenings! Rooms were a small and bathrooms were dark but when you're spending most of your day outside they don't need to be great. The staff were lovely and helpful, and spoke good English.... More 

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Shanghai, China
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6 reviews
Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

origionally booked 2 nights decided to stay a 3rd night and they managed to accomadate us in the same room. Staff are very helpful and friendly. One of them called up all the hostels in suzhou to try and book us a room took over an hour to sort out due to them being full and having to change our... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2014

So rather than hours trawling through online options , reviews etc, we booked this hostel off an advertising card. Positives - It takes foreigners (I have lost count of how many hotels I booked even using Chinese websites that then declined the booking when we rang through. Secondly it is located well - close to the Bund (we walked there... More 

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The Bund
While there are certainly many other “bunds” in the world, “the Bund” refers to Shanghai’s famous waterfront. The area’s Gothic, Art Deco and Beaux Arts monoliths were built when it was part of the Shanghai International Settlement run by the British and Americans. The atmosphere of colonial-era luxury has endured over time and is now found in the five-star hotels, luxury brand boutiques and expensive restaurants that can be found within the historic buildings. A cultural center has built up away from the water and some of Shanghai’s best art galleries and museums are housed close to the Bund. Nighttime views of Pudong and the rest of the city also make for a great backdrop at the many rooftop clubs.
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Additional Information about Mingtown Hiker Youth Hostel

Address: No.450 Middle Jiangxi Road, Shanghai 200002, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > The Bund
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Mingtown Hiker Youth Hotel Shanghai
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“We saw better rooms in passing by but we had booked very late. I have no real tip other than to enquire if you are not happy in any way. Our TV would not work for us but a man came up when we asked at midnight and sorted it”
 of 5 bubbles hmm_messiah, 16 Feb 2014 | Read review
“You are here because it is cheap and the location is easy. Accept it for what it is.”
 of 5 bubbles mothnm, 26 Jun 2013 | Read review
“No swimming pool or fitness centre . Unable to click off”
 of 5 bubbles Eddielim47, 15 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Dorms on the top floor are less noisy when there are noisy backpackers around and the private rooms on the side of the street (quiet street, dont worry) are really beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles neeltje88, 14 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Book over internet to find better deals. (Guess I can't mention website names here!) If you stay for just a night and want to budget, 'windowless' rooms are OK too.”
 of 5 bubbles nomadicnotion, 22 Nov 2012 | Read review
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