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Joyful Star Hotel Pudong Airport
Ranked #1,878 of 5,105 Hotels in Shanghai
Atlanta, Georgia
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“Good price, but difficult to find shuttle bus”
Reviewed 22 January 2013

I reserved a room at this hotel through ctrip.
A small single room for only 168RMB.
I arrived at Pudong airport, and only by calling ctrip several times did I learn that the
shuttle bus would meet me at Terminal 1, first floor, exit 9.
The staff at the hotel speaks very little English, but the guy that arranges the shuttle bus does speak English.
Small and clean room. Friendly staff. Good for one or two nights.
Free bus from Pudong airport, but you must pay 15RMB to return to Pudong airport.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2012

I stayed at this hotel for one night, as I had an early morning flight to Xi'an the next day. I could only recommend this hotel for this purpose only. The room was clean and very basic - bed, bathroom, TV. No safe, no fridge. The restaurant attached to the hotel was, annoyingly, not operating the night that I stayed, so I went for a stroll to find something to eat. There is nothing at all interesting around this hotel - just a heap of seedy massage joints and a couple of restaurants with no English or picture menus. All well and good if you speak Chinese, but I ended up resorting to food from a convenience store. The hotel has an inexpensive shuttle to the airport, which was very useful.

This hotel served its purpose, but to be honest, if I were to book a room near Pudong Airport again I would spend a bit more money and stay somewhere a bit nicer.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

Make sure that you are totally sure from where to get the shuttle to the hotel when you land in Pudong airport. They did not pick up from normal hotel bus point, but asked us to come to "long distance bus" point crossing all the way from Terminal 2 and then Terminal 1. I would have never found the bus if not helped by a chinese traveller. But otherwise, not much to complain. Hotel is near - like 15 mins - internet was very slow but it worked without problem. Breakfast could have been better. Staff is good, though beware that they do not have currency exchange at reception, so can get stuck of you have only dollars. Sadly happened with me. Night staff did not speak english. Got the room for 240 RMB, which is more than value for money. Its actually awesome for place like shanghai.

This hotel is good if you catch a flight next morning or reach airport very late to go to main city. No reason to stay for more than 1 night. Sleep will be comfy though.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 July 2011

If you're looking for an inexpensive hotel for a one-nighter near Pudong airport, look no further!

Clean, comfortable, and inexpensive hourly shuttle to the airport. Free buffet breakfast and wired internet access (free) in room.

Things that might turn you off initially... it is hot in summer and the public areas of the hotel (except the lobby and restaurant) are not air conditioned. Your room will be hot when you walk in since they do not put on the a/c until you go into the room. Some of the lobby furniture is a bit worn.

Once you get past that, you'll find the place to be comfortable and friendly. There are enough things with a few (long) blocks so you'll have all the necessities - banks, hair salons, restaurants, pharmacies, etc.

It's not a tourist destination. It is far from everything except the airport.

I would stay again for the price.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 27 September 2010

Its close to the Pudong Airport, & has a Bus pickup service..It takes about 20 minutes in the bus to arrive at the Hotel..
Rooms are clean, breakfast ..although Chinese style is ample... Staff are friendly & the reception staff can speak a little English.
If they were able to have a couple more English TV channels, would be great, perhaps a movie channel..??..

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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Property: Joyful Star Hotel Pudong Airport
Address: No.472 Ganghong Road, Jichang Town, Pudong New District, Shanghai 201202, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Pudong International Airport
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1,878 of 5,105 Hotels in Shanghai
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Joyful Star Hotel Pudong Airport 3.5*
Number of rooms: 73
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