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Shanghai City Central Youth Hostel (Utels)

Hostel | No.300 Wuning Road, Putuo District, Shanghai, China 200063

80.6% Overall Rating

959 out of 1031 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (17/10/2015)

shee k chin thinks…

"the neighborhood is convenient to everything.7 minutes walk to the subway station."

Read all Shanghai City Central Youth Hostel (Utels) reviews


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Bar(s)
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 62.51
  • Breakfast USD 5.47

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 10:00
Latest Check-out: 11:30

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Shanghai?

Contact us directly

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Searching for a great place to stay in Shanghai ~ the pearl of the orient, the Paris of the east, city of dreams and adventure? Then look no further than Shanghai City Central Youth Hostel!
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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

4 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)


4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)


6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Single (Private bathroom)


Twin (Private bathroom)


Double (Private bathroom)


Deluxe Family Room (Private bathroom)


Deluxe Twin (Private bathroom)


Triple (Private bathroom)


About Shanghai City Central Youth Hostel (Utels)

Although our hostel is a little far from the historical centre of Shanghai, just under 7km. away from People’s Square, we are conveniently located right next to the Caoyang Road metro station, which provides excellent access to navigate the city very easily. The subway is open from 5:35am until 22:43pm, so if late at night you will have to take a taxi to return (around 3 euros). Our guests have commented, “The location of this hostel is not the best, but once you initially find it the journey to and from gets easier!”

7 Internet pc terminals
Wi-fi in lobby & restaurant
Breakfast (in our restaurant & bar from 7:30am to 9:30am)
Shanghai city map & metro map

We have excellent facilities and our services are of a high standard. Within a very short period we have become widely regarded as one of the best hostels and have gained an excellent reputation with our guests from all over the world.

Accommodation Information

Accommodation Information:
We have a variety of comfortable, clean rooms including en-suites, doubles, singles, and 4/6 bed dormitories with air conditioning in each of the 150 rooms.

We have excellent facilities and our services are of a high standard. Within a very short period we have become widely regarded as one of the best hostels and have gained an excellent reputation with our guests from all over the world.

Near the hostel, there is a 24-hour supermarket, bar, coffee lounge, ATM, IC/IP phones. There is also KFC, McDonalds, Carrefour, banks and post office.

We are sure that you will find that our rooms’ size and standard is more than ample for the price. Enter via the large, clean lobby and playing inviting music, and note that our bar / dining rooms are well presented. Although we are not located in a tourist area, there is a metro so close and cheap, thus you can avoid the tourist traps and crowds.

Location Information

Daily tours arranged by our hostel:

1. One-day Zhouzhuang Water Village Tour, 200RMB /pp
2. One-day Wuzheng Water Village Tour, 220RMB//pp
3. One-day Shanghai City Tour, 200RMB
4. One-day Hangzhou West Lake Tour, 290RMB/pp
5. One-day Suzhou Garden Tour, 240RMB/pp
12. Three-days Yangste Three Gorges Cruise, First Class 942RMB/pp, Second Class 584/pp.

Booking service:
Booking train / flight tickets
Acrobatics Show, Tickets Price: 100RMB plus, depending on seating location.

Hope to see you soon!

When you exit Shanghai railway station (from the South-east exit), please take Metro Line 3 or 4 (in the direction of Zhongshan Park) to Caoyang Road. Leave through EXIT 6 and walk down along the small street besides the station to the Wuning Road intersection. Cross Wuning Road, turn right, and after 20 meters you will see No 300 and a sign with our name. Walk inside and you will see our hostel right there.

Notice: the subway is available from 6:30am to 11:30pm. If you want to take a taxi from Shanghai Railway Station, you should catch the taxi from the underground taxi station, costing 18RMB to our hostel. Please ensure that you take a registered taxi and that the driver turns the meter on for your journey.