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Motel 168 (Shanghai Shanghai Railway Station)
Ranked #1,575 of 5,032 Hotels in Shanghai
Pocatello, Idaho
1 review
“A little love for the foreigner?”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

This was my 2nd stay at motel 168 and I had just arrived from the US. I had some questions for the front desk workers such as the best way to purchase train tickets, or nearby restaurants. Although I heard them speak in functional English, while waiting in line, behind a Chinese couples back, they refused to speak it to me when I attempted, saying they knew absolutely none. This was frustrating, then when I asked in Chinese about how to purchase train tickets, they just said they couldn't do it for me, and seem quite displeased/disinterested.I was pleased with the room, minus sputtering internet service, great huge windows and a lovely view outside. If only the service could match the environment...

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

This was our 2nd hotel for this holiday (1st was in BJ) so we are able to compare the facilities of the budget hotel to our previous one. WIFI was not reliable and there was an unpleasant smell when you enter the hotel foyer (But it was something I smelled only when passing to enter and exit the elevator.) Rooms were ok and AC was working. If you're on a budget, the room facilities are ok for the price. it was easy to find using Google map and 10 mins walk from the Shanghai Railway Station. We were able to check in without any problem but it would have been great had they put our rooms close to each other instead of far apart on the same floor.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Bali, Indonesia
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

We pre-booked this room with a reputable on-line booking company, yes the room had a window but opened out to an internal passage of the hotel. We had to keep the curtains closed otherwise everyone walking down the passage could look in on us. The room was smaller than we had had in previous Motel 168's. They have a crazy security system in the lift, you must use the room key card to work the lift. This meant that one had to sit in the room in the dark while the other went downstairs to get something or go without the key and get reception, who were often very busy to swipe a card over the lift sensor, one time I waited 15 minutes. After asking numerous times they finally gave us a second card which worked the lift but not the room entrance. Apart from that the room was clean albeit small and stuffy. The bathroom modern and clean. Position good, but not many restaurants around especially at night. The room was the worse one we have ever had from Motel 168, but still good value for money as we have found all Motel 168's to be.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

Last week I arrived in Shanghai,amazed at the size of the city.I had booked a room at motel 168
near the Railway Station as it looked a convenient location.I was pleased I stayed there as it's also
close to the subway and bus terminal.The staff were very polite and friendly towards me,and assisted me in finding directions etcThe room was very small but very clean and tidy.The shower was nice and hot,and the air conditioning provided a welcome respite from the Summer heat.The bed was super comfortable and I slept like a log in the bed.I was delighted the motel has an excellent laundry service
at affordable prices.The only problem I had was a minor issue with the room keys that needed to be swiped through an electronic device in reception in order to work properly,and the free computer in the lobby didn't work too well. However in saying that I would still definitely stay at this motel next time I'm in Shanghai. Andrew

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 8 April 2011

Original decision was to stay for 1 day. But had to extend to 2 days because I had no time to look for a better hotel. For new travellers arriving at Shanghai Railway Station, it is a safe and decent choice for one night. And if you have time, step out and choose from the many hotels around this location. Maybe you could find a better value-for-money hotel.

But at 188 RMB, the hotel is pretty tolerable.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 3 April 2009

Cheap, clean and safe is this no-frills hotel of the Motel 168 chain. Train stations are not the most charming areas anywhere in the world and so you also won't find anything charming here. However the area is relatively safe (just beware of pickpockets) and there are some restaurants and some shopping near the hotel. Just opposite the hotel is a 24/7 supermarket where you find all you need. At the east side of the station (about 5 min walking) is a Pizza Hut, KFC, Burger King, Mr. Donut and several local restaurants. For good noodles try the "Ajisen Ramen" on the way to the station at the corner of the Holiday Inn.

Reception sometimes speaks very little English but is friendly and used to deal with foreigners. Check-in/out very swift. Rooms are not the biggest but comfortable and clean. Towels, linen and everything is provided and internet is free on the room (no Wireless however). Beware that some rooms have no windows and if you book their 168 RMB rate you are likely to get those! They don't accept Mastercard, only Visa.

Location: 31° 14.901'N 121° 26.825'E

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled solo
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Property: Motel 168 (Shanghai Shanghai Railway Station)
Address: No.1109 Chang'an Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200070, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Shanghai Railway Station
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Ranked #1,575 of 5,032 Hotels in Shanghai
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Hotel Class:1 star — Motel 168 (Shanghai Shanghai Railway Station) 1*
Number of rooms: 120
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