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Hidden Garden International Youth Hostel
Ranked #85 of 302 Speciality Lodging in Shanghai
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Hmmm...”
Reviewed 23 June 2011

Hostel World rated this hostel as 61%. Now I see why. When I arrived at the entrance of the lane this hostel is located on, I saw slums for migrant workers. I thought "you've go to be joking, right? Is THIS it?" It took me a while to figure out that these slums were NOT the hostel. When I looked to my right, at the end of the lane I recognized some of the buildings from the hostels YHA listing. Once inside however, the hostel provided a pleasant atmosphere and the staff were friendly. Great western breakfast as well. A bit shoddy on the cleaning. There was a sign in Chinese and English saying that they clean the room between 1-3 pm but they didn't always clean thoroughly. Also I could only get one TV station and the light next to my bed wasn't working properly. While I wouldn't give the same rating as Hostel World I do give it a score of 75%.

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Montreal
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Reviewed 12 July 2010

if you go there for the expo, try book elsewhere, and book early. the rooms on the back don't have window, so the rooms get very smelly because of the humidity. rooms are clean. shower in each room and well maintained.
one room I stayed in had an AC unit that blow hot air. :) my fellow HK roommates were sweating as hell. The hostel staff. they are not very experimented, but will do their best to help, which turns out is not much. they can't offer any tour itinerary. I never saw hostel staff tellin you to take taxi to a X place.
location is ok if you check it on google map, but after a full day of expo walk, you will hate their location.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled solo
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2010

We booked the 8 bed mixed dorms for 85 RMB / person, 1 room for us 8. Clean and enough space in the room, free locker, clean new white sheet & blanket for the bed, also clean bathroom. The location is about 10 minutes walk from the Pudong Avenue Metro station (line 4), also quite near to the World Expo area, just 30 RMB by taxi. The staff is very nice & HELPFUL!! (English speaking also). There's a nice glass room where we can sit relax on the couch, but the couch is quite dirty, and the magz & CDs isn't up-to-date. Plus side: they have 2 cute little dogs in there!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Shanghai, China
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116 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2010

There's not much to write. The quality of the hostel and the location are questionable. This is by far the worst hostel I have stayed in in China. Rooms and restrooms are not clean, the common kitchen is non-existent and dirty, it's hard to find a clean glass to drink water. This is a bit cheaper than other hostels but not worth the inconvenience both in terms of cleanliness or hygiene.
There was some construction going on but no discounts or added service for all the incovenience. Most were here on business and not on leisure which was weird for a hostel.
The location is also far from areas you want to visit in Shanghai. It claims to be close to some buzzing areas in Pudong but is actually in a sleepy part of town. The area around the hostel is also not clean. This is hidden alright and there is a garden alright but it's not as amusing as the tilte "Hidden Garden" sounds when you figure out.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled solo
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Property: Hidden Garden International Youth Hostel
Address: Jia No.834-840 Pudong Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai
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Ranked #85 of 302 Speciality Lodging in Shanghai
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Number of rooms: 24
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