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Mingtown Etour Youth Hostel

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

The hostels in a charming location and looks beautiful: the bar's quaint but does the job. Unfortunately the food service ends around 10, which can be a bummer for some. We booked into a shared bathroom private room and it was charming and would be apt for any couple looking to spend the night. The aircon was a little noisy...

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I have being there just from one night. Familiar suite, which has 2 bedrooms, each one has 1 big bed and VERY BEAUTIFULL FURNITURE!. Also includes 2 small towers, 2 big towers, 4 pillows, table, chair, TV and AC per room. 1 bathroom with hairdresser, the shower Is also BIG and very strong pressure. Staff in reception speaks PERFECTLY ENGLISH...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Mingtown is well situated, close to the metro and many tourist attractions. The bathrooms are TINY, and often did not have toilet paper. Definitely no hand washing soap at any time. The staff never offered any assistance with getting around or suggestions on what to see, and at times some members barely spoke English. I gave it a 3/5 because...

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Wow. Beautiful courtyard and overlooks a kindergarten. We loved this place. Needs a few repairs here and there and some staff members were disinterested. For all the minor complaints people may have of this place, ultimately this is a haven for budget-minded travellers looking to explore shanghai. In a city with such astronomical real estate prices, I'm frankly baffled how...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This hostel has a great location - right next to people's square and line 2 train station! Staff can speak English well and it has great facilities including food and drinks throughout the day! Only downside - you have to make your own bed - you're given sheets and pillowcase on arrival which can be bothersome if you arrive at...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016

My partner and I had read about Etour in The Lonely Planet guide before our trip to Shanghai. The location was second to none and we had high hopes for quality, budget accommodation. Whilst the décor and ambience lived up to expectations, there were some serious snags which really let the place down. First, we’d booked a double room, which...

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The perfect location - close to the people's square metro, easy to find, main attractions including bund within walking distance. We were staying in a couple room, four of which shared two showers, one toilet and one sink.

1Thank derPaolo
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Excellent location, on a quiet street right next to the People Square subway station (exit 11). Well-managed hostel, cleaning staff always keeping the place in neat condition. Very nice common area / café / bar / restaurant, serving big breakfast and pretty good coffee. Female staff working the reception were helpful and friendly and used good judgement. Super slow wifi....

Thank IWanderAr0und
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Hostel was very cute, a little hard to find on the street, but we did get there after it was dark. Hostel sign is on the side and doesn't stick out onto the street, but is right at the bend in the street. We only stayed for one night due to a flight change and layover, but it was very...

Thank Shelly M
Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Mingtown Etour Hostel has dramatically raised rates since the 2015 edition of Lonely Planet China. We showed up midweek in May 2016 expecting a dorm bed to be ¥50 and a double without/with bathroom to be ¥160/260. Actual rates are ¥90 for a dorm and ¥240/320 for a double without/with bathroom. ...it's a pretty decent hostel with a good location,...

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People’s Square
People’s Square brings with it all the excitement you would expect from the town square of one of the biggest cities in the world. The area around People’s Square and People’s Park is always a abuzz with activity. Oceans of local and foreign tourists flow in and out of the area every day to see grand museums, go shopping and eat at some of Shanghai’s most storied food centers. Shanghai residents, meanwhile, live and work in the many residential and office high-rises. While much of Shanghai stays busy late into the night, this really is an area that never sleeps with glitzy nightclubs keeping people up until the wee hours of the morning.
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Additional Information about Mingtown Etour Youth Hostel

Address: No.55 JiangYin Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200003, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > People’s Square
Price Range: $17 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 100
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“It has a school near by. Try to avoid be so close if you wanna sleep the hole morning.”
EQ5, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Mejor es no tener que subir escaleras / Try to get first floor rooms, avoid the stairs”
Mugre1975, 28 Dec 2015 | Read review
“perfect for a cheap short stay”
jamesl822, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
“recommend the room with private bathroom”
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pomelo66, 14 May 2015 | Read review
“If you like privacy, I recommend the twin bedroom. The price is reasonable and the room is quite decent.”
AgiPras, 6 Jan 2015 | Read review
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