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Mingtown Hiker Youth Hostel

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Reviewed 17 November 2013

This is a large hostel located within walking distance of The Bund in Shanghai. It is ideally located for those who want to spend their time walking along the river admiring the architecture and skyline of Shanghai. It is a very large hostel with helpful reception staff and a good restaurant downstairs. We stayed in a double room with shared...

Thank KatyandAsh
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2013

The hostel was excellent value for money, in a great location and large. Security was good as you needed a key to get up to the dorms and then into the rooms themselves. Each bunk had a light, a shelf and a locker. Only bad points were the toilets that were continuously flooded (as people kept flushing the loo roll)...

Thank Rachael H
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Stayed 3 nights in a double room. Although a bit pricey, we were pleasantly surprised with one of the best room conditions we had during our trip to China: spacious room, nicely decorated, very clean, new bathroom. Location is also great, 5 min walk from the Bund and Nanjing street. Staff is ok, but not the friendliest I've seen. The...

1Thank Irina B
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 September 2013

I stayed here in November 2011 so hopefully this is still relevant (I did write a review earlier but it has disappeared...) This was the best hostel experience I've ever had. I admittedly probably did get lucky and happened to stay at a time when a heap of other solo travellers were there, as the place was incredibly sociable and...

Thank MsKatiex
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Excellent location right next to the Bund, the staff spoke good English, and the communal bar/cafe area was relatively inexpensive. Each bunk had a locker along with a light and plugswitch but the rooms were very cramped, there was air-conditioning but it had been locked to a very weak level so the place was hot. Despite these issues it is...

Thank Tom H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2013

I stayed here on 3 separate occasions whilst living in China, it has a great location- literally 3 minutes away from The Bund. The staff are all lovely and smiley, often remembering us each time. The food is tasty- very handy for breakfasts. The sofas downstairs are class for meeting everyone, we would often just chill downstairs whilst having a...

Thank elmac92
Reviewed 27 June 2013

In the days of Shanghai being the most dreaded of sailor ports sailors were recruited by getting them passed out drunk. They awakened to a working gig on a ship bound for Shanghai. From Western China I booked a flight from Shanghai back to Kunming and got on a sleeper train to Shanghai, thinking this trip was rough and the...

1Thank mothnm
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 16 June 2013

We stayed at the hostel for 3 nights. Room and toilet .is clean and the location is great On our last day we thought of having breakfast there instead of eating at McDonald or KFC We asked a female staff (10 minutes to 8am) but she wasn't too interested to answer some of the questions we asked her. At 7.55...

Thank Eddielim47
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 June 2013

This hostel's location is fantastic and the lobby was nice today. However, the 4 bedroom dorm we stayed in was very dirty. The mattresses were dirty and one of them smelled horrible and there was dust and black stuff hanging from the ceiling which isn't nice when sleeping on the top bunk. Didn't appreciate having to arrange all the bed...

Thank Lingvolingo
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2013 via mobile

We never expected this to be so friendly, nor so close to everything we wanted. Proximity to the underground was brilliant and made exploring easy as we could break up our days exploration into day and night instead of having to be out all day and evening. Which is perfect for dressing up to take in the fashionable bars of...

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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
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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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