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New Society Backpackers Hostel
New Society Backpackers Hostel
New Society Backpackers Hostel
New Society Backpackers Hostel
New Society Backpackers Hostel
New Society Backpackers Hostel
New Society Backpackers Hostel

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7.5

Very good

532 reviews

532 reviews

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7.9

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Streetart road

60 m

One Stop Supermarket

120 m

Jalan Besar Stadium

150 m

City Square Mall

200 m

Jalan Besar

210 m

Popular landmarks
Singapore Flyer

2.4 km

Orchard Road

2.4 km

Gardens By The Bay East

2.8 km

Sands Skypark Observation Deck

2.8 km

Cloud Forest

3.0 km

Closest landmarks
Actualize CrossFit

180 m

Q&M Dental Centre

220 m

New World Clinic & Surgery

330 m

Lasting impressions

360 m

Museum of Shanghai Toys

380 m

New Society Backpackers Hostel

259A Jalan Besar, Little India, Singapore, Singapore, 208934 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Little India, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Gardens By The Bay East.

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Highlights

440 meters to public transportation

Check-in/out [express]

Excellent breakfast

Inside city center

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Facilities

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Check-in/out [express]

Cash withdrawal

Laundry service

Security [24-hour]

Daily cleaning

Ticket services

Car park [nearby]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Singapore every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.9
Distance to city center5 km
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportSeletar Airport (XSP)
Distance to airport11.8 km

Rooms available at New Society Backpackers Hostel

Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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2 People in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 bunk beds
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1 Person in 26-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 bunk bed
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Female 8 Beds Dormitory
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
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Bunk Bed Room
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    Bed in dormitory ONE BED
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      Bed in dormitory BUNK BED
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        Double
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          Frequently asked questions

          How much does it cost to stay at New Society Backpackers Hostel?

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          What time is check-in and check-out at New Society Backpackers Hostel?

          Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

          How do I get to New Society Backpackers Hostel?

          For those who wish to drive their own cars, New Society Backpackers Hostel has a car park that's close to the hostel. Parking is available for an additional charge.

          Is breakfast offered at New Society Backpackers Hostel?

          Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at New Society Backpackers Hostel.

          What is the smoking policy at New Society Backpackers Hostel?

          New Society Backpackers Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

          What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to New Society Backpackers Hostel?

          The closest train, metro, or bus station to New Society Backpackers Hostel is Farrer Park MRT Station, 460 m away.

          What restaurants are nearby New Society Backpackers Hostel?

          Restaurants including Quan Xiang Yuan Seafood Restaurant, Babi Goeling and Arte Pasto are popular in New Society Backpackers Hostel’s neighborhood which is known as Little India.

          What popular shopping places are close to New Society Backpackers Hostel?

          Shopping options in New Society Backpackers Hostel’s Little India neighborhood include Mustafa Centre, City Square Mall and The Golden Space.

          What are popular attractions near New Society Backpackers Hostel?

          New Society Backpackers Hostel’s location in the Little India neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Little India, Jalan Besar and Petain Road.

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          What people love about New Society Backpackers Hostel

          • 7.2

            Very good

            "For 1 or 2 night stay, it pretty decent."

            Himawan

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            March 11, 2020

          • 9.6

            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "The staff was great overall."

            Kseniya

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            March 7, 2020

          • 7.2

            Very good

            "Good place for a budget traveler."

            Shalahuddin

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            February 11, 2020

          Overall rating:

          7.5

          Very good
          532 reviews
          Cleanliness
          6.9
          Facilities
          6.9
          Location
          7.9
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          What travelers say they love:
          The bed are clean and bathroom too.
          Lea from Vietnam
          Couple
          More about New Society Backpackers Hostel

          More about New Society Backpackers Hostel

          New Society Backpackers Hostel

          Get the most from an urban escape in Singapore when you book a room at New Society Backpackers Hostel. Located right in the city center, New Society Backpackers Hostel saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood.
          At New Society Backpackers Hostel, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hostel. Front desk service is provided at the hostel including express check-in or check-out.
          Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hostel's ticket service. Packing light is possible at New Society Backpackers Hostel thanks to the hostel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel.
          All rooms at New Society Backpackers Hostel are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with air conditioning. It's good to know that bathroom amenities including a hair dryer are provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


          Dining and things to do

          Every day at New Society Backpackers Hostel begins with a delicious in-house breakfast.


          Around the property

          New Society Backpackers Hostel is the perfect spot to explore Singapore's fascinating cultural sights and attractions. The most famous landmark nearby is Singapore Flyer just 2.3 km away. Don't forget to stop by Sands Skypark Observation Deck located 2.8 km away, where everyone who visits Singapore wants to have their photo taken.

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          Amenities and facilities
          Good
          Facilities

          6.9

          Most talked about facilities

          Breakfast

          23 mentions

          Housekeeping

          20 mentions

          Internet

          3 mentions

          Food & Dining

          1 mention

          Languages spoken

          • English
          • Chinese [Mandarin]
          • Filipino
          • Indonesian
          • Malay
          • Vietnamese

          Internet access

          • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

          Things to do, ways to relax

          • Ticket services

          Services and conveniences

          • Cash withdrawal
          • Daily cleaning
          • Elevator
          • Laundry service
          • Smoke-free property
          • Smoking area

          Access

          • Check-in/out [express]
          • Pets allowed
          • Security [24-hour]

          Getting around

          • Car park [nearby]
          • Parking [paid]

          Available in all rooms

          • A/C
          • Complimentary drinking water
          • Hair dryer
          • Iron and ironing board
          • Non-smoking
          Location
          259A Jalan Besar, Little India, Singapore, Singapore, 208934
          Very good
          Location

          7.9

          Airports

          • Seletar Airport (XSP)
            11.8 km 20 min drive
          • Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)
            16.0 km 21 min drive

          Public transportation

          • Farrer Park MRT Station
            470 m 8 min walk
          • Lavender MRT Station
            590 m

          Hospital or clinic

          • Q&M Dental Centre
            220 m

          Shopping

          • Orchard Road
            2.4 km

          Convenience store

          • 7 Eleven
            280 m 2 min drive

          Cash withdrawal

          • ATM on-site
          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks

          • Singapore Flyer
            2.4 km
          • Orchard Road
            2.4 km
          • Gardens By The Bay East
            2.8 km
          • Sands Skypark Observation Deck
            2.8 km
          • Cloud Forest
            3.0 km
          • Chinatown
            3.5 km
          • Singapore Botanic Gardens
            4.7 km
          • National Orchid Garden
            4.8 km
          • Night Safari
            12.7 km
          • Singapore Zoo
            12.7 km

          Nearby landmarks

          • Streetart road
            60 m
          • One Stop Supermarket
            120 m
          • Jalan Besar Stadium
            150 m
          • Actualize CrossFit
            180 m
          • City Square Mall
            200 m
          • Jalan Besar
            210 m
          • Q&M Dental Centre
            220 m
          • Daiso
            220 m
          • Petain Road
            260 m
          • Thekchen Choling
            300 m
          Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
          Property policies
          Children and extra beds

          Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

          Minimum age of guests is: 7 year(s).

          Others
          • Air conditioning is only available between 07:00 PM and 08:00 AM.
          • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out

          • Check-in from14:00
          • Check-in until00:00
          • Check-out until12:00
          • Reception open until00:00

          Getting around

          • Distance from city center5 km
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)22

          The property

          • Number of bars/lounges0
          • Number of floors5
          • Number of restaurants0
          • Number of rooms 76

          Reviews of New Society Backpackers Hostel from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          7.5
          /
          10
          Cleanliness6.9
          Facilities6.9
          Location7.9
          Service8.1
          Value for money7.9
          High score for Singapore
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (47)
          8-9 Excellent (39)
          7-8 Very Good (55)
          6-7 Good (12)
          <6 Below Expectation (50)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (47)
          Jun - Aug (52)
          Sep - Nov (45)
          Dec - Feb (59)
          All guests (525)
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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Jan from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

          Great price; exceeded my expectations”

          New Society had deeply discounted its prices when I reserved my bed. I liked that. I was apprehensive about having 10 beds in one room. Interestingly, the room is laid out so that everyone has enough privacy. No problem with that. I can walk to the Lavender MRT in 10 minutes. Staff member handled a print-out on the hostel's printer within moments of my request. This is my new home in Singapore.

          Reviewed December 10, 2017

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          8.0
          Excellent
          CHRISTIANA from Indonesia
          Family with teens
          2 People in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in August 2016

          Very Good”

          I liked to stay in New Society Backpackers Hostel, Singapore. The staffs are so kindly and welcome us since we arrived. For sure if I go back to Singapore I would stay in New Society Backpackers Hostel again. Thank you!

          Reviewed August 05, 2016

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Gaëlle from France
          Group
          2 People in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

          Best value for money in Singapore”

          Located in Little India, this hostel is very good value for money! It includes breakfast (tea or coffee + unlimited bread with butter, jam, peanut butter or choco spead) It is easy to get to know the people staying at the hostel It is located at a 5 min walk to a subway station The staff is really nice! If you arrive during the night, let the hostel now so they can wait for you to give you access to the room otherwise you have to wait for the opening at 7 am

          Reviewed July 05, 2019

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          8.4
          Excellent
          RYU from South Korea
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in July 2019

          good place for backpackers”

          if you are backpackers to spend your money efficiently, this place will be a good choice for you. there are many convenient facilities near this hostel; city square mall, many plaza, nearby MRT station, gym etc. Also, in singapore, the price of beer is too expensive to drink everyday. but in this hostel, you can drink 500ml beer only 4$ and 2 beer only 6$ here. Futhermore, the hostel provide you free breakfast; toast and 4 kinds of jam. With simple breakfast and drinking after walking around, it must become excellent.

          Reviewed July 11, 2019

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Joanne from Albania
          Solo traveler
          2 People in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

          Great staff, good location, satisfactory facilities”

          The staff were so helpful the whole time I was there. The hostel itself was cozy and comfortable. I guess the only drawback were the bathroom facilities. There were two shower stalls, one for each gender. Same goes for the toilet stalls. I was not aware of the ratio between men and women in our mixed dorm (though the total number of beds were around 12-16, not sure), but I had to queue for the sole female shower (I kept wondering whether I could use the male shower, as it was always unoccupied. There was also a shower room downstairs in the dining area, but I never tried it). Other than that, everything was great. The nearest subway station was Farrer Park (purple line) and it took less than 10 minutes to get there. Bugis Station and Little India Station were also nearby, though it took longer to get to them.

          Reviewed February 04, 2017

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Jan from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

          I Keep Coming Back and There Is A Reason”

          I've extended my stay at New Society half a dozen times. Good location. Has everything I need. Great price. The hot water in the shower could be a little warmer. And if that is the worst complaint I can think of, you know it's a good place.

          Reviewed December 21, 2017

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Jan from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
          Stayed 6 nights in December 2017

          Just what I wanted”

          I wanted a budget place, clean, safe, close to the MRT, and near good but affordable restaurants. New Society hit the nail on the head. Lowest cost in the area yet great value for the dollar.

          Reviewed December 12, 2017

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Jan from Canada
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

          Great Value in Singapore”

          I extended my stay at New Society several times. The place fits my budget and provided me with a solid night's sleep. I recommend it without reservation. There are a couple minor things I could complain about, but they are minor in light of the price.

          Reviewed December 25, 2017

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          7.6
          Very good
          Reymond from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Bed in 24-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

          Very good”

          I was not able to sleep well because i got itch everytime i lie down. Maybe because of bed bugs. So better request a new set of sleeping mattress and bed sheet. The shared bathroom and toilet on the second floor smells even though its clean. Maybe because of the open drains. Better if the hostel offers a free cold water on a dispenser, not just a room-temp water on a jar. Some beds squeak, esp my bed, when changing positions that is dusturbing to others. You need also to be aware of the standard socket voltage of your gadgets because adoptors here are out for rent for 2 SGD. Those are some of the cons, but in general, you were staying on a backpackers hostel so do not expect fancy things.

          Reviewed February 13, 2018

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Alex from United States
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
          Stayed 5 nights in January 2019

          Good value hostel”

          Good value for Singapore at $12/night. It's 7-10 minute from Bendemeer, JB, Lavender and FP stations, so not right near an MRT but not far from many lines. The hostel is quite clean. The mattress is plastic wrapped and fresh sheets are waiting in your locker upon arrival. No bed bugs. The bathrooms are also kept pretty clean, except some clogged sinks. Breakfast area is clean. The staff are nice and friendly. Facilities are fine. Only 2 toilets and 2 showers per floor of 24 beds, so there can be a queue. Some of the bunks also have bent bed supports because some couples share 1 bunk bed, so you can sink in or feel a hard bar in the middle. Wifi can also be a bit weak due to # sharing. Free breakfast is toast with butter, PB, nutella, and jam, plus coffee and tea. Only negative is the guests. Seems many are budget travelers/couples with no etiquette -- first night I had to kick out a girl from my bed, another night a guy took my sheets, on phone with no headphones at 1am, etc.

          Reviewed January 26, 2019

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Jan from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

          Just what I wanted”

          I was looking for budget accommodations -- yet something comfortable at the same time. I need top-notch WiFi. I found it all at New Society.

          Reviewed December 10, 2017

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          7.6
          Very good
          Maria
          Couple
          1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

          Cheap”

          This place is great to save money in Singapore, we didn't find much else in a similar price range. Perfect location located near many many restaurants and not far from Little India and Kampong Glam, anyway the metro in Singapore is amazing. The dorm worked out quite well as it was divided into smaller sections, many older single men staying there, so snoring was an issue. This place is cheap, don't expect much, but no nasty surprises either.

          Reviewed May 27, 2019

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          8.0
          Excellent
          Jo from United Kingdom
          Group
          2 People in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

          Tight squeeze but good value ”

          This was the cheapest hostel we found and it suited us nicely. There isn't much space but if you're like us then you won't be in the hostel much and the common room downstairs has plenty of seating. A bit out of Little India but Rocher station is just a 10 minute walk away

          Reviewed June 23, 2017

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Ardyn from Philippines
          Group
          2 People in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

          Value for money”

          Bedroom - clean beddings, pillow, blanket, good temperature. Breakfast - coffee, hot chocolate, and bread with butter, jam, chocolate. Tourist spot - near MRT - Jalan Besar, the mustafa center , little india, ang bugis. Note - bring a 3 way adaptor.

          Reviewed July 20, 2019

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Skyler from Myanmar
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
          Stayed 7 nights in April 2018

          Clean, Well-maintained and Good Location ”

          This is a clean, cozy and well-maintained hostel that you can enjoy your stay in SG. Not the cheapest but good value for safe stay, clean bed, standard breakfast and facilities given: TV, lounge area, water, kitchen utensils, but you cannot cook. The reception lady sounds strict but you will find the staff are generally helpful. I have stayed at another hostel nearby but find this one a good enjoyable stay at the cheaper price. Recommended.

          Reviewed April 23, 2018

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Bien from United States
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
          Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

          Excellent”

          The way the rooms are organized, with all the weird walls enclosing areas of the room and groups of bed makes the place feel slightly claustrophobic. But least the beds are comfortable and the blankets are very cozy. The location is near a lot of good places to eat. But it's pretty inconvenient to get to from the Golden Mile complex through public transport. It takes about 20 or so minutes to walk here. Or you can take 2 different buses en route to the location. The nearest metro stations are a little more than a kilometer away, too. Bathrooms are okay, with lots of hooks to hang your stuff and lots of space to move around, but the showers don't drain properly. There's always a leftover puddle when going in. The staff is nice and helpful when they want to be. So that's good, too. Overall, good place to stay at. And at the time I booked, it was the cheapest place I could find in Singapore.

          Reviewed April 04, 2018

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          7.2
          Very good
          Himawan from Indonesia
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in March 2020

          Not the best stay, still acceptable”

          Hostel is located on strategic location near to public transportation and little india area, scissors cut curry rice also just few steps away. Unfortunately bed is very shaky and has bedbugs in it that make my body very itchy and i have to scratch my body all night. Toilet is basic and good enough even though cleanliness need to pay attention. Ac is cold but only to several bed, whereas for my bed i didnt get the ac and only fan provided. No deposit needed is such a positive attitude and it needed to be apply all over singapore. For 1 or 2 night stay, it pretty decent. They can improve though

          Reviewed March 11, 2020

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Basilio from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

          Its like Home . these hostel is very good for solo traveler.”

          I recommend these hostel because of a very warm and approachable staff. I really like them, all of them .This place is easy to find just drop at Farrer station then walk at least 100 meters at kitchener road. Infront of HolidayInn Express. I love the staff because They will take care of you once u are in their custody. I agree to some that the aircon is noisy.,but its ok coz its very cool. The breakfast is bread with peanut butter and others are unlimited same with the coffee, milo etc..the double bed is comfortable with pillow . Dont expect too much to this hostel because they give the best service they can. But im sure u will feel at home when u are here.

          Reviewed February 04, 2019

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Keren from Philippines
          Group
          1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
          Stayed 7 nights in April 2018

          Group of 8”

          It was a good stay for our group considering that almost all of us are teens. The staff was approachable and friendly, especially that they respond immediately with our concern. The only thing that I didn't like about the hostel is the smelly shoe rack outside every room. They should perhaps change it or put it somewhere better so it wouldn't be the first thing you encounter when you get to the room..

          Reviewed June 16, 2018

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Jan from Canada
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in December 2017

          Just What I Needed”

          This place is not fancy -- but it does exactly what it should: provide a good place to sleep at an affordable price in an otherwise unaffordable Singapore. WiFi is excellent and the beds are comfy. The sofa in the lobby is a bit lumpy and the hot water in the shower is lukewarm, but these are minor inconveniences in an otherwise great value.

          Reviewed December 25, 2017

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