The White Mansion Hotel, also known as Hotel Baisha (the transcription of its Chinese name), is located in one of the most remote areas of North Sichuan Road. It's one of the cheapest hotels in the area that can be booked online, with standard rooms starting at 18.00 euros per night. For this price you can enjoy a single room with a bathroom, and for 2 or 3 euros more you can have a larger bed. The internet connection is unlimited (cable), although it's not the quickest in the world. Be careful as not all the rooms have an internet connection; we had to change our first room for one that did. The hotel is old, the service isn't fantastic, but it's clean and the facilities are decent (at least on the floors aimed at western tourists - apparently it's not the case on the floors for Chinese tourists!). I wouldn't recommend it for a great holiday, but for a budget destination, it's fine.
The New Asia Hotel has a great location with an affordable price. The rooms are large and bright, but even upon arrival, I was very happy with the look of the hotel and its value, however, I left with a rather bitter taste due to the lousy service.
When I asked if there was internet in the rooms they said yes, but after several hours of working it suddenly cut out. They said it was broken. The next day I called again and was told that it was not broken, but that I had to pay extra in advance to use it. Could they not have said from the beginning?
They also cut the heat at night (to save money?) and I awoke very cold. What kind of service is that? The fact is that if you come to Shanghai, do not come to this hotel (or at least NOT during the winter).
The Bridge Hotel Shanghai is only a ten minute ride to one of the most famous and luxurious shopping areas in Shanghai: West Nanjing Road. In addition, it is also near the famous Buddhist temple Jing'An and another of the most famous of the city: the Jade Buddha Temple.
There is a pick-up service from the two city airports. Most important, the Pudong, is about 40 miles from the Bridge. In addition, the main Shanghai Railway Station is only fifteen minutes away by foot.
Of course the hotel has all the required amenities: air conditioning (crucial for a city like Shanghai), telephone, Internet, and mini bar. It is a four-star hotel and the staff speak English.
The price is really good: A standard double room costs between 50 and 60 euros from August to December.
Without a doubt it is the best accommodation option for backpackers in the Bund, Shanghai's colonial tourist area. Located next to the river it offers stunning views of the sunrise. The hotel has double rooms, but also offers a YHA hostel, with "cabins", because the decor is entirely marine, and the rooms are shared. The reception staff speak English well and are very friendly, and the rooftop bar is one of the best options at night, with breathtaking views of the skyscrapers across the river (the Jinmao Tower and TV Tower). Pure Blade Runner scenery.