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Empire Hostel

202A Syed Alwi Road | Corner of Jalan Besar Opposite Mac Donalds, Singapore 207735, Singapore
Empire Hostel
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  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Hertogenbosch
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This hostel is quite good for being one of the cheapest places of Singapore. The dorms, common area and toilet/showers are moderately clean. There is a nice massage chair in the common area. A/C in dorms only during the night. No A/C in common areas. The hostel is quite quiet, for a hostel being. Location is good. Close to busstop... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It's not really a hostel, more of a big house that the owner lives in too. The people staying are much older and not the backpacker kind at all. Beware of extra charges when you arrive on top of the charges mentioned on Hostel World. The location is good and the place is at least clean. It is a weird... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Terrible hostel..i have been hostel hoping for weeks now and by far this was the worst! they have mall rooms, dirty linens and untidy toilets and kitchen.. i wouldn't recommend it! Save your money for some decent hostels around. .

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Provides only the absolute basics but very good value for money. If you're looking for a hostel which goes big on appearance and with lots going on, look elsewhere. But if you're looking for a cheapish place to rest your head while you explore the city this place does the job just fine. Short walk from the metro station as... More 

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Despite all bad reviews my stay in this hostel was not bad at all! Very clean rooms, not too many guest, so nice and quiet. Unfortunatly didn't have kitchen, but since the food is cheap in Singapore it is not a big problem. Yes, the manager lady was a little weird as some other travellers have mentioned here, but in... More 

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Chengdu, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

this is my 1st time in Singapore, what i need is really a cheap and clean hostel. So, the Empire hostel is quite a choice for me. every small front door, narrow stairs, need to be really careful. Washing room and dinning room are quite small, it's crowd during the rush hours. but the location of this hostel is quite... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Stayed here for just one night. The owner charged me extra 3 dollars because I was staying just one night and told these were her rules. Bed sheets dirty, horrible location, its better to pay more some dollars and stay somewhere else, otherwise you will have to spend some money to pay the subway. You even need to pay a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

During the past five months I've stayed at approximately 45 different hostels and this was by far the worst one. It's rather easy to get to the city from Empire hostel, but other than that the location of the hostel sucks. And it's difficult to find it from the outside as it only has a crappy paper sign reading "EMPI"... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

This place is cheap, near the MRT Station and, if you are good at walking, you can even walk to little India. It took us around 45 minutes walking. The place is very simple, but clean and the beds are very private. Not easy to find and not many places to eat around. It has a kitchen with microwave and... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Empire Hostel served its purpose in Singapore for us. It was very cheap and in walking distance of the MRT station Potong Pasir which gets you in to the city centre in a matter of minutes. There's nothing actually near the hostel and you can't really walk to the city. Hostel was clean and had very basic kitchen facilities. Stay... More 

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