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Reviews of Hidden Garden Youth Hostel

Hostel | No. 840A, Lane 834, Pudong Avenue, Shanghai, China 200120

72.9% Overall Rating

82 out of 103 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/10/2014)

QINGQING ZHANG thinks…

"I'm feeling very comfortable here. The staff are friendly and nice. It's really worthy to stay. And whenever you come, there is staff there can help you check in & out, very convenient. You know, the…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Pets allowed
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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72.9%

Overall Rating

82 out of 103 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hidden Garden Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
77.6%
Location
68.0%
Facilities
69.6%
Cleanliness
65.6%
Staff
73.6%
Value
79.2%
Safety
76.8%
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JINMING LIU

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 July 2012 JINMING would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff speak well english , awesome atmosphere to meet the fellows in the garden yard , overall , it is a great hostel you wont miss

Disliked: just need to walk about 10 mins to the metro

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Henry Church

Alone

Work / volunteering

27 July 2012 Henry would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed here and loved it, the staff are so friendly and really it definately the place to go. The staff will invite you to drink and do stuff with them, there is an amazing dvd collection like I have never seen before and good hangout areas!

Disliked: Henry left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Marc Schloemann

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 July 2012 Marc would recommend this property

Liked: nice atmosphere and friendly stuff

Disliked: Marc left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lucas Daniels

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

19 July 2012 Lucas would recommend this property

Liked: I have stayed at quite a few hostels, and none has been like Hidden Garden. I would say what makes this place a must go is the staff. Their English is very good and they are extremely friendly and welcoming. The location is also great. Just a short walk to the metro and only a few kilometers form the very heart of Shanghai. There are multiple shops a restaurants close by, as well as bars and KTVs. It is tucked away off the main road so you do not have to deal with car horns and traffic sounds all night. They have a large plasma tv where you can play all kinds of video games or watch one of the hundreds of DVDs that they have stocked. Last but not least the price is great for the service you get.

Disliked: My only complaints come from being a western, and you cannot realy escape them anywhere you go in China. Laundry for example must be hung to dry but that is just China, so when in Rome right. The bathrooms are a little small, but again, typical of China. However, they do have shower and bathroom stalls outside of the rooms that are quite clean and convenient.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

11 July 2012

Liked: Staff is very friendly and helpful

Disliked: The hostel is very very very dirty and old. This is the dirtiest hostel that I stayed in my life.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Maryna Gorshechnikova

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

09 July 2012 Maryna would recommend this property

Liked: Location is good, wi fi is fast, room is pretty clean, you have all facilities you need

Disliked: It is not very good smell in the reception, air humidity is high, guess It will be cold in winter.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean and the room was not crammed with beds here and there. It's on a side street but easy to find plus the location is quite nice.

Disliked: There were no public computers available which I believe is rare in hostels in China. There was not real common place to chill but the restaurant in which you would rather go to eat not to chill. The restaurant food is supposed to be really good but the prices were so high for western food but that I'd rather stick to good and cheap local food.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Business / conference
City break
Events / festivals
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

02 July 2012

Liked: The staff are friendly, and seem helpful. Nice staff, alone, can't save this place, though...

Disliked: It's not close to anything. It's a 10 minute walk at a brisk pace from the nearest subway station... and that station isn't even a very convenient one in Pudong. To walk to the Pearl tower in Pudong takes about 25 minutes. Half the rooms have no window. I think all the 6-bed dorm rooms are like this. These windowless rooms are poorly lit and smell like mildew. Half of the rooms with windows (all the window rooms on the ground floor) open directly out onto the courtyard. This means noise. Half of these ground floor window rooms have windows that open into reception, where people talk and watch movies all night long. Someone slammed their window one night in frustration and the people in the lounge just laughed. Basically, only the upper-floor rooms with windows are likely to be any good. Also, the place is already starting to fall apart. The laminate flooring was laid directly on the floor, with no padding or base, so it creaks and cracks as you walk on it. But this noise is trivial compared to the noise that the little dogs can make, as they are allowed to roam the halls and bark at all hours. I know this place is pretty cheap, but it's not a good deal. I'm currently staying at a proper hotel with a room larger than my entire dorm room, 5 minutes to People's Square, and a huge window, for only 10% more than I paid for a single bed in a cramped, mildewy, noisy 6-bed dorm.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Emily Choo

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 June 2012 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: staff are friendly, rooms are cheap, tons of DVDs to watch. guy was very nice and gave us a free beer. hot water and filtered water available and big lockers in the dorms. had a nice common area as well. laundry was cheap. overall it was a nice place to stay, wifi worked well the entire time.

Disliked: we stayed in 2 different dorm rooms and the first one was very damp and the bathroom door was really sticky and made a horrible noise (terrible if anyone wants to use it in the middle of the night). bathroom also started to smell even though it was cleaned every day. the location is alright because of the subway but not really central. there weren't many food options nearby unless you walked pretty far. also the hostel did not serve breakfast! though they said they would start in a few weeks or so.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

hu xiangchen

With a large group / tour

Business / conference

26 June 2012 hu would recommend this property

Liked: it is close to metro by 10min on foot

Disliked: dogs run around in the hostel

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Li Zeng

Alone

Work / volunteering

20 June 2012 Li would recommend this property

Liked: People are nice here ,It is not only a place for you to stay at ,it is more about communication .Their staff here can give you the support you may need .There are different people from different countries, it is fun to make more new friends ,and exchange my travelling experience with them here .

Disliked: It is close to bus stop,but a little bit far away from the sub way ,probably ten mins by walking.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Li Zeng

Alone

Work / volunteering

12 June 2012 Li would recommend this property

Liked: everything is so perfect here, the room is very clean ,i didnt expect such a nice place with so great rate . it is very comfortable to stay in .

Disliked: none

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Craig Steadman

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2012 Craig would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel, worth every penny. People at reception speak good English, it's cleaned every day and your own big locker so all your valuables are safe. Would definitely stay here again.

Disliked: The directions given are a bit basic, your supposed to turn right down an alley way, the hostel has a very small sign so you have to have a keen eye to spot it. Kept waking up with fresh bites most mornings, but I think they may be mosquitoes as you are given clean sheets when you arrive.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

01 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is located in a quiet alley just off the busy Pudong Avenue in a cosy inner yard with a nice garden like yard and leisure area. I was really surprised how quiet it is altough the busy avenue is just around the corner. Good restaurants and a 24h supermarket just around the corner.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good

Disliked: the dvd-player was broken

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

XINJIE HUANG

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 May 2012 XINJIE would recommend this property

Liked: staff are willing to help . in entertainment, there is XBOX360 ,PS2,DVD,SATV. a flowers' garden when you get into the gate, that is nice. a very good value to stay the dorm .

Disliked: sometimes cats and dogs stay in the sofa . the dorm is a little damp.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Johnny Abreu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 May 2012 Johnny would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel itself is nice, the common area, the garden. The staff is just awesome, all of them were very nice and helpful. Free wifi that worked perfectly. They even woke me up for my flight to Hong Kong. I would definitely recomend them. thank you guys

Disliked: Nothing really, my bed was extremely cheap in expensive Shanghai so i cant complain, but it would be nice if they can offer some coffe in the morning haha, still a lovely lady gave a cup of tea which I appreciate a lot.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was friendly. I booked a 6-bed room but it was under renovation. I was moved to an 8-bed room but later that evening the manager moved me to a private room, which was very nice.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

barbara carrion mourguet

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

07 January 2012 barbara would recommend this property

Liked: El staff es muy amable y te ayuda bastante en todo lo que necesites. Las habitaciones son espaciosas y la ducha es muy caliente, perfecto para el frío invierno. Tienen agua hervida y además cuentan con una excelente videoteca y un buen lugar para ver las películas.

Disliked: Nosotros hicimos una reserva de una noche en habitación compartida mixta, pero al llegar no tenían dos camas en la misma habiatción, por lo que nos querían poner en diferentes dormitorios, dijimos que no, por la reserva que habíamos hehco y decidieron ubicarnos en la habitación del personal, sin embargo, luego cuando llegó el jefe solucionó el problema y nos abrieron una habitación para nosostros dos solos , donde luego llegó mas gente.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Joel Jokinen

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 October 2011 Joel would recommend this property

Liked: Pleasant common areas inside as well as outside, calm, a trusting atmosphere, staff very friendly, boiled water and hot shower and cheap dorms. The hostel isn't really that hard to find and the metro lines to go elsewhere are close by as well as a local marketplace, which we completely fell in love with.

Disliked: The main thing displeased us was the smell in the rooms and sometimes in the common areas as well. You get used to the smell, which is somewhere between the stink of sewage and cat pee, but it really does get to you. Another annoying thing were the hostel's animals (cats and dogs) running around free, entering rooms from doors and windows and bothering our breakfasts. The WiFi connection is really slow and it's hard sometimes to even send out e-mails.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

20 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: really nice buildings, very green, has a very friendly atmosphere and staff were super-helpful!

Disliked: The hostel is hard to find - it's down an alleyway off the main road. A map or clearer directions would be helpful. Also, the shower pressure was very low.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

19 September 2011

Liked: Very cheap, has the basics, with a good large open community area.

Disliked: A minor mixup with the booked room was resolved, but the room had a lot of mould beside the bed. Also the staff were variable and sometimes rude and very inappropriate. Location is ok, but not well connected for tourist sites.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

yoku hicy

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

13 September 2011 yoku would recommend this property

Liked: A good experience here with people there and met many friends.

Disliked: Everything is well here and you will enjoy the stay.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice helpfull staff!

Disliked: the smell in the room!! just ugly.. smells like mustiness ...=(

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Amy Louise Atkinson

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 August 2011 Amy Louise would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, friendly staff, big dorm rooms

Disliked: Nothing