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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

89.7% Overall Rating

146 out of 151 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/04/2014)

"cheap bar and restarunt a pool table a lundery room. nice bartender . they helped us at the front desk to book the train tickets For beijing and took just a faw RMB for the service ."

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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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89.7%

Overall Rating

146 out of 151 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Rock&Wood International Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
95.2%
Location
79.2%
Facilities
89.6%
Cleanliness
89.6%
Staff
88.8%
Value
93.6%
Safety
92.0%
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82.9%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I loved some people I met there, it for sure made the hostel better

Disliked: The rooms weren't the cleanest, the receptionist wasn't very helpful and spoke little English.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cheap bar and restarunt a pool table a lundery room. nice bartender . they helped us at the front desk to book the train tickets For beijing and took just a faw RMB for the service .

Disliked: the toilet can be better . toilet paper is only outside the toilets. and the shower has hot water but the shower head is small and like a tab.

100.0%
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Pandora Rupert

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

26 February 2014 Pandora would recommend this property

Liked: By far the BEST hostel I have ever stayed at in China!!!

Disliked: Pandora left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great lobby and really nice staff.

Disliked: Dorm rooms feel crowded.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

24 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staffs are very helpful. the hostel gives a homey feel. big private rooms for a budget hostel.

Disliked: no elevator available

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

Peter Hancox

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 September 2013 Peter would recommend this property

Liked: clean, nice garden area.

Disliked: A bit of a hotel feel about it but sometimes people want that.

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

Edward Horne

With my spouse / partner

City break
Romantic getaway
Work / volunteering

05 September 2013 Edward would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice hostel, good friendly/helpful staff

Disliked: Nothing

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

Raashad Hasan

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 August 2013 Raashad would recommend this property

Liked: Really lovely atmosphere. Carp pond outside, really airy, and large lounge area. Good breakfast, free computers. Lots of friendly pets (big dog, small dog with broken leg, giant rabbit, cat to name a few...) Staff were very helpful Shower curtain in shower meant whole bathroom didn't get flooded. Other hostels take note!

Disliked: Nothing! Little bit out of town, but near metro

94.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sam Brown

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 August 2013 Sam would recommend this property

Liked: This is the best out of four hostels I've stayed at on this China trip so far, and the closest to the standards travelers at well-rated European hostels will have become accustomed to. It's clean, full featured, and the locker setup gives each guest enough storage for valuables. The beds are long enough, even for a tall visitor, the staff is nice, and the hostel's restaurant is quite good.

Disliked: The "no outside food" policy is a drag. The hostel still has a few things that will be familiar annoyances to travelers in China: Slow, censored internet, and plumbing that requires you to throw your toilet paper into a trash bin. Oh, and watch out for those sneaky laundry machines. Have all your coins ready, 'cause after 30 seconds the credit resets to 0 if you haven't put it all in. But really, this is the best hostel I've encountered in China yet.

88.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jennifer McGee

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 July 2013 Jennifer would recommend this property

Liked: A very new hostel that is super clean. It is like an oasis in Shanghai. Although its a little further out its very near the metro so you get anywhere quick enough. It has a great big lounge area with food and sei k at a reasonable price. We would definitely stay here again.

Disliked: The staff on reception were unfriendly and we felt like an inconvenience when we asked questions. This was a shame as the hostel itself is great and this put a bit of a damper on the stay.

51.4%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was close to the metro, people there were often friendly.

Disliked: Even though the kitchen only serves food during certains times, you're not allowed to eat outside food around there. They'll make you move to the reception area. Our air conditionner didn't work and was leaking water. When we complained, their way of fixing it was to come in repeatedly late at night and turn on the lights to wipe a towel on the floor. There are no dorm rooms lower than the 3rd floor, so it's hard if you have heavy luggage.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

City break

06 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The downstairs area is open and friendly with lovely surroundings. The hostel is clean and comfy, the beds are so comfortable and the aircon works terrifically. The staff are friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Christian Seiffert

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

05 July 2013 Christian would recommend this property

Liked: The room was totally awesome, it was really Rock and Wood. The bathroom was very big and had enough space for two persons. The overall atmosphere had a big Zen feeling.

Disliked: They should clean the dust more properly, all the surfaces were a little dusty.

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

Anna Gajewska

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

18 June 2013 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: The place was great - clean and nice. Good food and staff who speaks English :)

Disliked: Anna left no negative feedback.

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Gail Hudson

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

30 May 2013 Gail would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, upbeat environment. Clean and comfortable private rooms. Great lounge areas. Good, tasty food for sale. Fantastic staff who are really helpful and kind.

Disliked: Gail left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

30 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel, got the deluxe double room, lovely place!

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
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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%
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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%
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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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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%
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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