We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Shanghai City Central Youth hostel

Travellers' Choice award winner
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
Shanghai City Central Youth hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

220 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Shanghai City Central Youth hostel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 108: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2010

Excellent facilities, and friendly staff, guests. Some people complain that it is a bit far out, but it is only a few stops on the metro and there are plenty of amenities around the around including a mcdonalds, carrefour supermarket and kfc.

Thank KunaalT
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 13 August 2009

big and nice rooms and overall good experience. staff is helpful kitchen opening times need to be mentioned as we tried to order lunch at 11:15 am and they could not make fried rice yet. Overall nice place and easy to get taxis and a short walk to the subway.

Reviewed 30 July 2009

Getting to the hostel across Wuning road..... is an achievement in itself, but aside from that - it is a lovely hostel:) We are backpacking for 8 months and we had a twin room with ensuite, however the facilities were such that i could have easily used the dorms. The washroom facilities were excellent and cleaned everyday. Our ensuite was...

Thank WiltshireKitten
Reviewed 16 February 2009

On the surface this hostel is clean and seems well run but having had my mobile phone stolen out of my locked private room here, I would suggest to anyone considering this place to avoid it all costs! My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week as part of a 6 month round the world trip adn 4 weeks...

1Thank Kathrynfs
Reviewed 13 November 2008

This hostel is not in the most picturesque part of Shanghai, and getting to it across the manic Wuning Rd is something of an achievement. The hostel itself is set back from the road in a sort of cul-de-sac, so is shielded from the worst of the noise from the road. It is a huge place. There are two residential...

Thank lyonsandtigers
Reviewed 20 October 2008

We're three girls mid 20's sharing a triple private ensuite in this hostel and in the week and a half we have been here we have been very impressed. Contrary to the name, the hostel is definitely not city centre, however having read other reviews on this website we knew that before we came and realised being central would be...

Thank AngelfishEngland
Reviewed 26 September 2008

After having travelled for a month around the northeast of China and having visited 6 cities and 6 different hostels, I can say this is the best of all!! Clean, modern, new, the staff are nice and speak english, they offer a free breakfast (very good by the way!!), free internet that works and enough PC's!!! And a free shuttel...

1Thank olavide
Portland Oregon
Reviewed 29 March 2008

When in China, do as the Romans do.... This fantastic hostel has accomodations for sharing and private rooms, all incredibly cheap. I stayed in a private room for a month while taking a course and can not begin to expound on the wonderful staff, management and facilities. My only gripe was the really bad tp. You can buy your own...

Thank kamitchell01

86 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (86)
Room/Suite (18)
Dining (6)
Business Centre/Function Rooms (3)
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Family/Play Areas (1)
Bathroom (5)
Other (45)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Shanghai hotels
People’s Square
Chun Shen Jiang Hotel
Chun Shen Jiang Hotel
#225 of 4,573 in Shanghai
108 reviews
People’s Square
Manhattan Jinling Hotel
Manhattan Jinling Hotel
#204 of 4,573 in Shanghai
59 reviews
Vienna Hotel Shanghai Songjiang
#217 of 4,573 in Shanghai
199 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
People’s Square
Shanghai Blue Mountain Bund Youth Hostel
Shanghai Fish Inn Bund
#71 of 4,573 in Shanghai
303 reviews
Zhongshan Park
Rock & Wood International Youth Hostel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Shanghai City Central Youth hostel

Address: No.50, Lane 300, Wuning Road, Putuo District, Shanghai 200063, China (Formerly Utels Youth Hotel Shanghai Wuning Road)
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Changshou Road
Price Range: RM58 - RM160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Shanghai City Central Youth hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 144
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, HostelWorld, Odigeo, Ctrip TA, Hotel.de, Travelocity and Priceline so you can book your Shanghai City Central Youth hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Utels Hotel Shanghai
Utels Shanghai Wu Ning
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Shanghai City Central Youth hostel staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Shanghai City Central Youth hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Two bed room on the right side of the hostel”
 of 5 bubbles 341sebastieng, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“It was quite but facing to the balconies of the across buildings... Higher floor rooms and backsides might have a better view!”
 of 5 bubbles bircanc, 10 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Get a private room - wifi is great”
 of 5 bubbles EmilyC307, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
“rooms on 4ht floor better than 3rd floor, but maybe 4th was the ladies floor?”
 of 5 bubbles 22GraceB, 6 Oct 2015 | Read review
“apply online reservation, they offer good discounts. or you can make call to get the reservation and pay at hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles FahimY, 26 Jun 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay