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Reviews of Shanghai Hidden Garden Youth Hostel Shanghai Hostel

No. 840A, Lane 834, Pudong Avenue, Lujiazui District, Shanghai, China

Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 60%

Facilities 70%

Location 65%

Safety 77%

Staff 82%

Value 76%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Wii

Important Information

Please contact us in advance to tell about the exact arrival time if you would arrive later than the time you put on your booking. Otherwise your reservation will be invalid.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 12:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly"
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

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Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 60%

Facilities 70%

Location 65%

Safety 77%

Staff 82%

Value 76%

Showing 31-25 of 25 reviews

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Cheap double rooms

Disliked: Mouldy stinky bathroom. Location not ideal. Room felt not comfortable especially the bed.

100% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Liked: Friendly staff and super duper value for money

Customer would recommend this property

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Cheap price. Friendly and helpful staff, fast free WIFI. Cheap drinks.Location as in being close to the river and the financial centre, famous TV tower, subway, shops and restaurants. We arrived late at Pudong Airport and paid around 175 yuan for a taxi.

Disliked: Very dirty. Whoever responsible has no sense of cleaning a bathroom whatsoever. Pubic hair, brown disgusting dirt everywhere, on the floor, in the shower, sink, toilet.In the context of the country (been in China for 4 months now) it's probably fine by Chinese standards. Just nowhere near Western standards of hygiene. It's a different world.If you come in winter, it's freezing all over the South of China (below the Yellow River), including Shanghai. Buildings are not properly isolated at all and when entering our private room at Hidden Garden it was about 5-10 degrees C (41-50 F.). Everything had gone so cold that it took about 5 hours for the room to get warm using the aircon.Location as in right next to a very poor (slums equivalent) alley.

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Nov 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: the garden is really cool, and the atmosphere around reception area is quite cozy.

Disliked: the room quality is not that good, and the hallway didnt smell good, but its ok with this super cheap price.

40% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 80%
40% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Nov 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa, Romantic getaway, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The price was the only reason for stay here...

Disliked: Probably it's was the worst hostel that we stay in China. The staff was completely useless (except the girls) and unfriendly. The hostel don't have luggage room, a decent washing machine service and the bathroom of our room was smeely and not very clean (the first time we enter we find hairs of the previous guests in the shower). The location it's terrible, so far from the metro station and the street of the hostel it's kind of insecure at night. In brief, the hostel it's for chinese people, there's not an multicultural atmosphere and they don't offer any kind of activities or services.

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Nov 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Worthy

Disliked: A little long checking time

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Very nice and clean room, good value for the price.

Disliked: The location is not great, quite far from town.

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: It was a nice little retreat from Shanghai - well kept courtyard area and nice little common area

Disliked: The road to get there is grubby - not a massive problem though. Dorms look very basic - glad we booked a private double.

Customer would recommend this property

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: there were washing mashines and the tv was good

Disliked: It smelled heavily of desinfectant in the hallways, it smelled of dogs in the reception area and it smelled of toilet in the rooms.

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Sep 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: the girls of the staff were very helpful with everything (I cannot say same about the guys of the staff). The 6-bed dormitory was quiet, had bathroom inside and lockers.hostel has nice area to hang out. and if you like animals, there are few small size dogs and few sweet cats. and there are tasty and cheap places to eat around.

Disliked: I stayed 5 days a dormitory and they cleaned the bathroom only after first 4 days! it was super dirty! they also should put warning info on the wall about "teas hops scam" as few foreigners were tricked into it and had to pay over 800 yuans, which means there are still some travelers not aware of this scam.I also did not like that there were more chinese than foreigners at this hostel.

Customer would recommend this property

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