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Reviews of Mingtown Etour Youth Hostel

Hostel | 55 Jiangyin road, Huangpu Dist, Shanghai, China 200003

89.4% Overall Rating

609 out of 647 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (04/07/2014)

Serafina Aquilino thinks…

"Very nice building in Chinese traditional style, nice and clean room and very helpful staff. Great location, less than 10minutes walk from People's square subway station!"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 4.05

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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89.4%

Overall Rating

609 out of 647 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Mingtown Etour Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
83.2%
Cleanliness
83.2%
Staff
88.0%
Value
93.6%
Safety
92.0%
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91.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

08 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The silence/quiet location and the comfy barspace

Disliked: the mattress in the dorm was a little smelly

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel, I'll stay there the next time I'm in Shanghai. Cheap beds, pleasant bar/cafe/restaurant area, cheap beer available at reception, helpful staff, location near to the metro - ideal.

Disliked: No complaints really. My only recommendation for improvement would be to provide free toilet paper.

100.0%
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Pilar Jimenez Rodriguez

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 September 2013 Pilar would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is great: friendly and helpful at every moment. The location is great, as you can walk to the city centre and the Bund. The atmosphere is great: the restaurant serves nice food and beers are not expensive!

Disliked: Nothing.

91.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: right on peoples square so close to transport,food.free pool table,1 x desktop computer,also free.

Disliked: nothing really for the price.i stayed at the phoenix hostel upon arrival and found this one heaps better.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

04 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I like the central location close to people's square and close to the subway. The staff is very friendly. I stayed in a double room while looking for a flat in Shanghai. When I found one, I was able to cancel the rest of my stay and the staff returned the money that I had payed in advance. Regarding the price, it is also a good choice (for example the blue mountain hostel at the corner of shanxi south and Beijing east Rd. has bigger rooms and balconies, but is also more expensive). I also liked the small restarant in front of the hostel to have some fried rice with beef when returning in the evening (they have an English menu too)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

04 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and very well situated. Smiling and helpfull staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff, location, Common area

Disliked: I stayed 8 beds dorm. It was impossible to connect WiFi in the room.

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere

Disliked: None

80.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

23 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: LOCATION. RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO THE MARRIOTT DOWN A LITTLE ROAD- LOCATED ON NANJING ROAD WITH SHOPPING AND THE BUND SO CLOSE BY FANTASTIC ROOF TERRACE AND LOTS OF SEATING AREAS TO UNWIND AND RELAX.

Disliked: 1 SHOWER AND 1 TOILET ON 1ST FLOOR FOR A LOT OF ROOMS!!!! NO AC REMOTE CONTROL IN THE ROOMS SO HAD TO KEEP ASKING RECEPTION TO SWITCH AC ON AND OFF OR ADJUST. BED LINEN COULD BE UPDATED AND FOOD QUITE EXPENSIVE FOR QUALITY.

77.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Thi Thuy Ho

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 May 2013 Thi Thuy would recommend this property

Liked: The bar is very pretty, as well as the hostel itself.

Disliked: The bathrooms smelled really bad, and my room was really humid and smelled humid too.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Ideal location, good english-speaking and friendly staff. Very cheap beer also.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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XIAO LIN

Alone

Work / volunteering

02 May 2013 XIAO would recommend this property

Liked: The location is awesome, 5 mins walk to the subway station People's Square. There is actually a 4-people dorm.If you are lucky when you arrive, you might change to the 4-dorm. The cafe downstairs is very comfy, which also serves good food in a reasonable price. I would definitely stay there again when i go back to Shanghai!

Disliked: It would be nicer that the kitchen is more well facilitated .

85.7%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Shu-An Liu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 April 2013 Shu-An would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff at the front desk, good location and nice common room.

Disliked: Wifi only in the common area, water was not really hot and I would not recommand to stay there in winter (hallway with the shared bathrooms is open to the courtyard).

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

21 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The place is very nice and the location can't be beat!

Disliked: I have stayed here before and I don't remember it being so self-service (make your own bed etc.) I can accept that if it will keep prices down.

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

joshua wiffen

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

13 February 2013 joshua would recommend this property

Liked: excellent common space/bar which facilitates an easy environment to meet other travellers, learn about the areas people have been to and conspire about activities

Disliked: the showers are small individual cubicles leading onto the main hall, this means that whilst getting changed you have to gymnastically manoeuvre your body in order to avoid having your clothes saturated from the shower floor and walls

82.9%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Patrick Bergthaler

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 January 2013 Patrick would recommend this property

Liked: nice and clean hostel, good location

Disliked: overpriced bar, better buy your beer at the reception

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was in a great location which allowed for sightseeing, you can walk to the Bund from the Hostel and its not too far plus its also close to other areas of interest. The rooms were a good size and very clean. The staff were really helpful and went over and above to help us when we'd forgotten an adapter for our electrical items. A lot of the rooms also have multi- voltage sockets so you dont actually need adapters!

Disliked: Absolutly nothing!

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Michael Queree

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 November 2012 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: The location

Disliked: Nothing

85.7%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

04 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing location and really nice old-style feel. A great contrast to the massive skyscrapers next door. Café was nice too!

Disliked: Staff could have been more helpful and seemed a little edgy at times.

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location for the money

Disliked: Common areas could be loud

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

Kwing Sing Oscar Pak

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

25 October 2012 Kwing Sing Oscar would recommend this property

Liked: staff are helpful and polite! environment is good and quiet. the cat is cute! : ) room is big enough, but my room was beside the school (maybe?), i could not sleep since 7am as there were many teens were playing basketball in the ground just next to my room!! except this, everything is good! location perfect, easy to find, convenient, food is good!

Disliked: noisy (the teens played basketball just next to my room), the breakfast was a bit expensive but the environment there is super nice!!! ( i mean the restaurant)

85.7%
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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

02 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location a few minutes from People's Square Metro stop. Nice bar with good coffee and food.

Disliked: The beds were uncomfortable, a wire mesh with a thin cover. The hostel atmosphere was lacking, the only common area is the bar and while I was there people kept to themselves.

The property's response is...

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

Tiziano Ciaffone

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 June 2012 Tiziano would recommend this property

Liked: excellent location and very nice hostel with a lovely courtyard cafe to hang out...

Disliked: there are locker facilities for every bed in the dorm but you need to bring your own lock.

The property's response is...

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

Alexander Alfes

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

24 June 2012 Alexander would recommend this property

Liked: Ein sehr gutes Hostel mit einem super Preis-Leistungs Verhältnis! Das Personal ist sehr nett und hilfsbereit und die Lage ist perfekt, da man von hier alles zu Fuß oder mit Bus und Metro erreichen kann. Auch von beiden Flughäfen ist das Hostel mit der Metro Linie 2 (Platz des Volkes, Ausgang 11) sehr gut zu erreichen!

Disliked: Da gibt es nichts!

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 June 2012

Liked: Location

Disliked: You have to order rather expensive drinks or foods everytime you stay in the common room.

The property's response is...