Am going to Beijing in July for about 10 days and looking at catching a train to Shanghai.
Can anyone suggest cheap but clean and with a private bathroom (preferable) accomodation in Shanghai please. While I'm in Beijing I'll be staying with friends...
Would also love to get in contact with any other travellers who will be there the same time...
What's your budget like?
If you'll be here before 7/7 I'll be happy to meet up, I'm studying in Shanghai. After that I should be flying back home for summer holidays.
Depending on your budget there's Captain Hostel on Fuzhou Street which was just aboat OK price wise for a private ensuite room. It's also 20 seconds walk from the Bund and 5 minutes from Nanjing Dong Lu. In truth there probably are cheaper places to stay, but for location/price the Captain was pretty good.
Looking at $100AUD a night or less...
I don't think I'll be in Shanghai when you're there though Ellyse...
Just having a look at the Captain Hostel now, thanks for the suggestion!
I've personally gotten indifferent/impolite/downright rude service on many occasions from Captain's, which's why I don't recommend them anymore.
You'd be better off heading to Hiker IYH at 450 Jiangxi Zhonglu (quite close to and north of Nanjing Lu) instead. The phone number is 86-21-63297889 and a twin with ensuite won't cost you any more than 180 RMB!
Does anyone know anything about the Koala International or the Shanghai Aster? Would you rate them above the Hiker?
The Astor's in a pretty inconvenient location for public transport, especially if you plan to use the metro. It's at least 20 to 30 mins walk from the nearest metro station. I've also heard that it's gotten quite expensive... dorm beds for 100 RMB each!
I stayed in Hiker while travelling in Shanghai recently, is like what ellyse mentioned, they are friendly & nice ppl. The room is clean as well.
Around the hostel, this is a place where you can purchase train tickets. The hostel also about 10 mins walk fr subway. Pretty convenient.
I've stayed at the Hikers three times now (including one 3week stint), and still know some of the guests there. It generally has a chunk of long termers who can help out, whilst probably 1/3rd or more of the guessts have come over and are refugees from the Captains, which probably tells you a chunk...
How are the rooms at the Hiker and does it have a restaurant/bar at the top where you can overlook the views of Pudong? I'll be in Shanghai probably around June 26th with a buddy. We're planning to go to Hangzhou, Suzhou, Shaoxing, and Huangshan before we head to southern China. If anyone wants to hang out and see the city or any other places, that'll be great.