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Shanghai City Central Youth hostel

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not really far from the subway station, the location isn't very nice (talking about view or touristic places), but the hostel is good, the staff is nice and speak a good english. The price is cheap for a clean and comfortable room (had a double bed one). I highly recommend it if you need a nice cheap place!

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Warsaw, Poland
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75 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hostel is well located if you use the subway. Price is very good for what you get. Bar downstairs offers decent food and good, ice cold beers;) reception staff is not very interested in new ( or old) customers, looks like each new one is a nuisance... Overall - great value for money

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Thank Marcin W
Bogor, Indonesia
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

I found the hostel to be very convenient and good value for its price. Booking through agoda.com or booking.com gets you really good discounts. Of course it's not going to be the most beautiful hotel you'll ever stay in, but if you're looking for an affordable place to stay the night, within close reach (5 min walk) of a metro... More 

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120 reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We live in a modern age and the digital age. One of the things that we do expect in decent hotels and especially cool laid back hostels is wifi access. The fact that the spotty wifi is only accessible in the lobby brings this experience down hard. The restaurant is nice and the lobby is nice as well. Lots of... More 

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34 reviews
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Good location near the subway, but there isn't much food around the hostel. There's no wifi in the room. It's a large hostel so there are a lot of people checking in and out, but the front desk usually only has one person working, so there was often a 10 minute queue to talk to him or her. And he... More 

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Marseille, France
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

I read some negative comments about this hostel related to many different things. I was personally satisfied and one should keep in mind that this is not a 5 star-HOTEL but a cheap hostel for people who want to travel on a budget... In addition to that, the staff spoke enough good English to assist me and the position of... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

As it indicates in its name, indeed, it is located at the center, in particular, less than 50mt to Wuning Road and less than 5-7 min. walk to the cities excellent, 21st Century modern, clean Metro System with a best available fare to all in directions. Although, it indicates, "Youth" but it also open to families and all ages... I... More 

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Changzhou, China
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

Good Location, walking distance to Subway. Everything perfect. table tennis, Pool Table, Bar .. library. Love this place. highly recommended this place to everyone. my best hostel in Shanghai. I will stay here again.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Quite how this place won a TripAdvisor award is a mystery to me. I can only assume that the people voting have criminally low standards, or absolutely no experience of staying in other hostels. Or perhaps the dorm rooms are extremely cheap . . . and when I say cheap, I mean free. The only real reason that this place... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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110 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

I stayed in one of the private twin rooms. I was happily surprised at this place. From the reviews they made it sound dirty and unfriendly, I found it to be pleasant. Upon arrival we checked in and it was quick and easy. They only give you one key per 100 yuan deposit though. The key we had a little... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • 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: $19 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Shanghai City Central Youth hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 144
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Also Known As:
Utels Hotel Shanghai
Utels Shanghai Wu Ning
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
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“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
“The closer you are to the lobby the better the wifi.”
 of 5 bubbles 265michaelt, 12 Apr 2015 | Read review
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