This might be the best hostel in Shanghai. It has a great location, great atmosphere, it's friendly, clean and has a friendly staff. There is a bar, a restaurant, a ballroom, a fountain with water and fish, two free computers and Wifi.
It is a spectacular place, if you're traveling in Shanghai.
It's 1 minute from People's Square.
Remember, if you have a Hosteling International discount card, the price for a 6 people dorm room is about 6 euros per bed.
You have a buffet breakfast for 2 and a half euros, with sandwiches, fruit, juice, coffee or tea.
You will not be disappointed!
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.
Le Tour is one of the best hotels I've stayed in. The rooms are spacious and clean, with lockers for you to keep your valuables safe. The bathrooms are in excellent condition, and it also has common rooms with pool tables, ping pong, and foosball tables. There's a cafe, where you can enjoy a relaxing drink on the terrace at night.
The staff speaks very good English, the service is fast and efficient, and the only bad thing I can really say about the place is its access - as with most hostels in China, it's not located in a very good area, and it's not recommended for women travelling alone. Not because it's dangerous, but because it's located in a rather rough alley. During the day it's not too bad, but at night it's dimly lit and quite off-putting. Beyond that, highly recommended!. Prices hover at 60 RMB per person sharing the room (there are rooms that are for women only and others that are just for men, you have to look before you book).