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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

90.5% Overall Rating

164 out of 169 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/09/2014)

"Very nice building/rooms/athmosphere. The location is nice, but quite a long way from the subway station, if you have a lot of luggage, on the outskirts of the French Consession."

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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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90.5%

Overall Rating

164 out of 169 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Rock&Wood International Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
92.8%
Location
83.2%
Facilities
91.2%
Cleanliness
88.8%
Staff
89.6%
Value
94.4%
Safety
93.6%
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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.

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

Raimonds Freimanis

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

12 September 2012 Raimonds would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff and a great atmosphere! Only 10-15 min walk to the next subway station. Many young guests from different countries. The garden and the lobby was great. Good value for money!

Disliked: Everything was great!

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

Catherine Chua

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

11 September 2012 Catherine would recommend this property

Liked: hostel full of character. room very spacious

Disliked: very hard to locate

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Ashley Taylor

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

05 September 2012 Ashley would recommend this property

Liked: Its so esay to meet people with a bar pool table & out door area free internet and also facebook.

Disliked: It was a bit of pain to find at first people told me even the taxi driver got lost.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

04 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, perfect place to be for travellers. One evening shares stories from all over the world.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

30 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is located in a beautiful and very lively neighbourhood. There are two metro stations nearby, from which you can quickly get to famous places like The Bund, People Square, Jingan Temple, etc. If you like walking, you can reach those places in less than two hours. The hostel is very clean, safe and well managed. The staff was very helpful and kind, and they speak very good English. I also tried to practice my yet poor Chinese with the non-English speaking staff, and they were also very nice.

Disliked: The wifi network sometimes didn't work very well, maybe due to overload.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: NICE RELAXED AREA OUTSIDE

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Large, open community area. Onsite washer and dryer. Clean. Plenty of showers and toilets. Contemporary interior design.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Erin Cook

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

09 August 2012 Erin would recommend this property

Liked: The design of the building is really modern and comfortable at the same time. It's a great place to relax and sit [on their really comfortable couches] and meet other travelers. The staff are all helpful and give you a smile when you pass by. They also have three computers next to the reception which have facebook on them to keep in touch with friends!

Disliked: The location is okay but away from a lot of the tourist attractions. There are two nearby subway stations near the hostel though to get you to all the main sightseeing places. Apart from that, the internet often disconnects itself and in the rooms the wifi can be really slow.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Big and great social area. Nice people and great place to hang out in the evening.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 4 bedder room was spacious, quiet, and air-conditioned. Bathrooms were adequate and water pressure was good. Very nice lounge area. Close to neighbourhood market which is a hive of interesting activity in the morning.

Disliked: None.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

03 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness, large rooms, soft bed.

Disliked: No door on the bathroom in the bedroom

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

30 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Had a great stay at the Rock & Wood. Would recommend to anyone. My friend living in Shanghai will also do the same whenever friends come to visit.

Disliked: A bit hard to find.

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

Konstantin Volkov

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

03 May 2012 Konstantin would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice place, far away from the city noise.

Disliked: When arrive, a bit hard to find. If the address is in Chinese, the taxi drivers know it!

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

28 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great on all fronts. Clean and even quite nice to stay in, I come to shanghai frequently and almost always stay here. Close enough to subway, though not right on top of one.

Disliked: Nada.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

24 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice communal areas, staff very helpful, comfy beds.

Disliked: Nothing!

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

08 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: room was clean and quiet, lounge area was comfortable and overall the building had a nice atmosphere.

Disliked: staff weren't very friendly or helpful

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: - very clean and they have a nice common room

Disliked: - very slow Internet (slowest I ever had in Asia) - common room is quite cold so you need to bring a jacket if you wanna stay there for a while - there are no sightseeing spots around the hostel, even though the subway is just 10 minutes away you always need to take public transport to get to some interesting places

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

Yi Mei Chang

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 March 2012 Yi Mei would recommend this property

Liked: It is a comfy and pleasant place to stay.

Disliked: There isn't too much to complain about. Except for the staff were very passive helpers.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Jordi Pera

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 March 2012 Jordi would recommend this property

Liked: The huge dinning area with sofas and tables

Disliked: The lack of light of the dinning area for reading

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

01 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphere and great breakfast

Disliked: the ~10 minute walk to the train station