READ: Midnight Train from SHANGHAI-NANJING China and yes, the train officer screamed at us!
Nanjing Train station felt like completely different from the one in Shanghai. Here, you can see people scattered on the floors at the station lobby with their stuff scattered around them. It gives a provincial feel to the place where people are free to do what they want. We were also surprised that other than official taxi service there arr many agents inside the station who will offer ride to the city at pre-arranged value. A lady immediately approached us and offered RMB 100 to our destination. I thought that's too expensive so I bargained for 90 Yuan. Tumawad pa talaga ako.
Once the price was agreed. We were directed to a private car parked outside the train station. I felt a bit hesitant to get in at first because it could be a scam or something. I then realized that the driver is actually the owner of the car probably working nearby and on his way back to the city so he was to take passengers with him for extra income.
My wife and I occupied the back seat. A few minutes later another man boarded the car. So we had to share the ride with another passenger who was probably charged the same amount as we were. Tubong lugaw si kuya. I just stayed quiet and didn't complain. I felt more safe with another person in the car although a stranger.
We shared the room with young Chinese travellers mostly university students. Got to talk to somebody from Southern China who has been on the road for a few days. It was also his first time in Nanjing. Unfortunate for him though because he lost his dslr camera the night before we came. He slept with his camera beside him to wake up without it. A stark reminder that dormitory rooms are not very safe. He should have not been complacent and placed his valuables inside his locker as each guest is given a locker big enough to keep medium-sized backpacks.
Come from Nanjing trainstation :Take No.44 in east square to Fuzimiao Station.Then walk back about 5 minutes.You can find hostel is nearby the Pingjiang bridge .
Fuzimiao International Youth Hostel