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Reviews of Rock&Wood International Youth Hostel

Hostel | No.278, lane 615, ZhaoHua Road, (opposite No.551 WuYi Road), At the side of KaiYuan School Shanghai, China 200050

90.1% Overall Rating

158 out of 163 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (03/07/2014)

Matthew Ireland thinks…

"Friendly and helpful staff, it took me forever to find the place but the guy on reception patiently guided me there.Also they helped with train bookings. Beds are comfortable enough. Food is…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 0.32

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Shanghai?

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90.1%

Overall Rating

158 out of 163 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Rock&Wood International Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
80.0%
Facilities
91.2%
Cleanliness
89.6%
Staff
91.2%
Value
95.2%
Safety
92.0%
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

26 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great common area, lots of amenities nearby, close to metro line and conveniently located. Good eats around.

Disliked: Mosquitoes at night in common space because the layout is very open, but other travellers seemed to not mind!

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Thomas Gorman

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 May 2013 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean, the staff friendly and there was always something happening in the bar/dining area downstairs. It's nbt located so close to the centre, but there are some good, cheap places to eat breakfast & dinner nearby (including xiao long bao!).

Disliked: I ended sharing a room with a few people who'd been there for quite a while, including one who cursed loudly when he woke up late for work (on a Sunday morning), so my room seem to have been somewhat invaded by their belongings. Apart from that, I was only at the hostel for brief moments, but experienced only helpful staff and a friendly atmosphere.

74.3%
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Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Benjamin Luxenberg

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

02 May 2013

Liked: it was very clean. They had a proxy server so we could get on Facebook (otherwise banned in China).

Disliked: Total lack of a social atmosphere. No one was really meeting anyone new. Everyone just kept to themselves - usually glued to a computer screen while soaking up the public WiFi. The hostel did not try to hold any events to get people together.

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

Olivia Yang

With my spouse / partner

Business / conference
Visiting friends or family

29 April 2013 Olivia would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely Eden like garden, cozy environment. Very clean and spacious rooms.

Disliked: No soup, or shampoo. Very little toilet paper. Very bad internet connection. Room was not tidied up- No phone, no boiler or tea. And this is in a private delux room.

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

Lynn Chien

Alone

City break

23 April 2013 Lynn would recommend this property

Liked: It's beautifully decorated and very clean

Disliked: 1. Internet connection is horrible and i had to try three different connections on different floors before i was able to check in online really really slowly 2. There are no elevators and all the rooms are on upper floors. Sucks for luggage 3. The twin room I had is across the public bathroom, so really noisy

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

05 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The double bed room (for a couple) was great. On the small side, but the shower was awesome, and it was quiet. Our son was in a 4-bed dorm room which was small and cramped. ** For a good Breakfast turn left out of the hostel, and left at the first street to buy buns etc. on the street. Good and cheap! ** For a good lunch or dinner turn right out of the hostel and right at the first street. One or two stores along is a clean, yummy and good-priced eatery.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Daniel Blake

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

02 April 2013 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: Great quiet location but easy walk to Metro station. Clean and comfortable hostel with a brilliant atmosphere

Disliked: Had scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast one morning which could have been better

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

JULIA AZEVEDO

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 March 2013 JULIA would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice place!!! Confortable and well located.

Disliked: Some people have seen mouses in there, I haven´t... But there were some around the bedrooms floors...

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

NICOLE ALFORD

Alone

Work / volunteering

01 March 2013 NICOLE would recommend this property

Liked: Quiet location, spacious and comfortable with clean bedding. I was upgraded after being double booked.

Disliked: Hard to find

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

23 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel has very friendly, helpful staff. The dishes at the cafe are all very tasty (I like the fried egg and tomato and the Italian countryside sandwiches). The dorm beds are comfortable, and all have an individual reading light and shelf.

Disliked: No outside food is allowed into the lounge area. The lighting (at night) in the lounge area and rooms needs work.

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

James Trever

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 February 2013 James would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere and staff are great an really friendly. Really comfortable beds with a thick mattress. Great food and breakfast served almost all day. Cheap drinks and free pool table.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

16 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Spacious, attractive, comfortable, clean and friendly.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the common area is really nice, very comfy couch!

Disliked: nothing

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

ZEIGFRIED DIMA ALA

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

20 December 2012 ZEIGFRIED would recommend this property

Liked: ambiance and friendliness of the staff

Disliked: none

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

10 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice common area with cheap beer and free pool.

Disliked: A little far away from some of the sights, but it is well connected with public transport so it's not too much of an issue.

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

Josefine Krantz

With my spouse / partner

City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

26 November 2012

Liked: Nice veranda and outdoor space

Disliked: Location is bad, far from anything interesting Staff was not willing to help, except for the old man, he was very nice and helpful Could be more clean. The cleaning staff moved our things around in the room.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

12 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel itself is beautifully designed and very comfortable. The downstairs communal area is comfortable and stylish. The room was comfortable

Disliked: The hostel only accepted cash and this was not clearly listed on Hostelbookers. Only a tiny thing - the showers are not very hot and the lighting in the room is very dim. Staff took ages to complete the simplest of tasks...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

06 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Easy to access from a subway station. Close to a traditional market where one can buy cheap breakfast and fruits.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

06 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphere and near the subway

Disliked: Our food was SO slow - we were waiting for over 45 minutes two days in a row just for eggs and the eating area wasn't even crowded. A Lot of other people missed breakfast because they couldn't wait before their flight. The hostel should seriously get someone else in the kitchen.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff, big rooms, nice vibe and not too far from the metro stations.

Disliked: Not much

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

24 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cool atmosphere and nicely appointed dorms.

Disliked: Kind of smelt like pee in a few places. Hmmm.

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

sheena hutcheson

Alone

City break

14 October 2012 sheena would recommend this property

Liked: It was a nice location, and the rooms were clean and comfortable. The common area also was nicely decorated and had a lovely fish pond. Overall it was a comfortable stay, quite satisfactory, so I'll be coming back again at the end of the week.

Disliked: The room had mosquitos...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Shopping
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

10 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Le personnel a le sourire, le decor est tres bien, des prises electriques pres de chaques tables, jolies petits poissons rouge, confortable, eau chaude dans la douche, belle musique. Un hotel qui apaise.

Disliked: Le beaucoup trop d'espace dans la salle principale empeche les gens comme moi a chercher le contact et dialogue avec les autres voyageurs, on fini facilement a rester comme tout le monde dans sa bulle. Manque un peu d'eclairage exterieur et des lampes plus forte pour lire.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

06 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the metro station on a really good location to reach any place in Shanghai

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice common area, inexpensive an good food and drinks, nice bright and airy rooms (twin was really great, dorm was OK). Enough showers, good breakfast.

Disliked: Common toilet areas could be cleaned slightly more often, but it was still well above average for a youth hostel! If you can, book a twin room, the bathrooms there are gorgeous.