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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

85.3% Overall Rating

174 out of 182 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/06/2015)

Jennifer Menzel thinks…

"This Hostel is amazing. The common area is really huge with comfy spots everywhere and a pond in the garden. The bar makes really good breakfast and the staff is extremely helpful. The rooms are big…"

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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 0.33

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Shanghai?

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85.3%

Overall Rating

174 out of 182 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Rock&Wood International Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
85.6%
Location
79.2%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
84.0%
Staff
85.6%
Value
88.8%
Safety
88.0%
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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

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

Christopher Rose

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 February 2012 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: Most comfortable bed I slept in in China

Disliked: Christopher left no negative feedback.

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

ran yehuda

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 February 2012 ran would recommend this property

Liked: The food was great

Disliked: The water not hot eangh.

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

Justine Proctor

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 February 2012 Justine would recommend this property

Liked: the rooms were clean and beautiful. we stayed in a private twin with a bathroom, it was as nice as hotel standards. the staff were very helpful with excellent English.

Disliked: Justine left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

21 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice lounge area, easy access to different metro stations, nice staff and comfy beds.

Disliked: Guests should NOT be allowed to party in the rooms!!! Way too nosiy in the sleeping area at night, hotel staff must be more strict and enforce regulations on partying guests!

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

Haris Saeed

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 February 2012 Haris would recommend this property

Liked: - I actually upgraded to a single room instead of a dorm when I arrived. The room was decent size, but very comfortable. - Very nice/soft bed - Very fast wifi on every floor - Great private washroom and amazing shower with 24hr hot water. - Staff were pretty friendly and helped with my questions - Rooms had ac/heater which kept the room nice and warm - Atmosphere looked good, didn't really experience it, nor did I try the food. - Tons of 24hour convenience stores nearby such as Family Mart, 7/11. - Clean and felt safe/secure.

Disliked: - Location is a bit away from the main Poeple Square/Bund area. - Subway is a good 10-12 minute walk (Easy to walk, but if you have luggage, or drunk, might not be too great).

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

29 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It has a great book exchange, a pool table, wonderful food, a great staff, and is very clean.

Disliked: It's a little far from the center of town---about 30 minutes by subway.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and nice hostel. We had a private room with a very nice badroom and a comfortable bed. Breakfast was very good, the stuff was not so fast but friendly. Location is quite and in 10min walking distance to the subway.

Disliked: it was quite cold in all rooms, but still okay.

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

29 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I like the property. We have 4 people stayed in 8 beds room. We didn't have anyone else with us. Which gave us some privecy.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Robyn Christensen

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

06 December 2011 Robyn would recommend this property

Liked: It was really clean, and our double room was quite large with a big, very modern ensuite bathroom. Liked the bar area downstairs with a pool table. Able to buy a good breakfast. About 10 minutes walk from Metro, and on same line as airport.

Disliked: Nothing

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

30 November 2011

Liked: Deluxe double rooms were great - spacious, clean, own porch, large bathroom. Great common area space, lovely gardens. A great value alternative to a hotel. Reasonable walking distance from subway station allowing easy access to centre.

Disliked: Despite the great common area, it was full of people individually plugged into their laptops. No-one spoke to each other apart from existing groups, attempts to interact were usually met with glares. No organised events by hostel to encourage interaction. Hostel advertised a travel desk which did not exist - infuriatingly, they said they could get flight tickets (which we could easily do ourselves), but wouldn't help with train ticket (which we desperately needed!) - only directing us to a non-English speaking travel agent. Food was overpriced and of variable quality. VERRRRRY slow food service, with several mistakes. Most staff were friendly, but not so helpful - poor standard of English.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Andria Payne

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

28 November 2011 Andria would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean and good for the price. Staff was very nice. Decent food and drinks available as well.

Disliked: If coming for travel, the location is not ideal, but it's close enough that it would be okay, and if you're on a budget, definitely worth it as you won't find anything close to this nice for this price downtown.

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

sean johnston

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 November 2011 sean would recommend this property

Liked: great backpackers, great staff nice new modern building really clean, would definitely recommend to other travelers,

Disliked: nothing its was all good

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

Alessandro Passetti

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

14 November 2011 Alessandro would recommend this property

Liked: Everything has been very good for me. Some people say that the hostel is not too easy to find the first time, but actually if you print the small map which they provide and the related short description, it's a piece fo cake! And I really enjoyed that location.

Disliked: Nothing

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness and the common area very nice. Decor up to good modern and good standard.

Disliked: Noise from school. Wifi did not work on my phone.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

25 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice looking hostel, quiet location & clean. Service was good, fresh towels everyday & close to the rail station.

Disliked: Lacked atmosphere in bar for those looking to meet people. Bar prices higher than most & food offer limited, no rice in china?