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202A Syed Alwi Road | Corner of Jalan Besar Opposite Mac Donalds, Singapore 207735, Singapore
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Empire Hostel
Ranked #145 of 183 Specialty lodging in Singapore
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Rating summary
  • 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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Chengdu, China
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
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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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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
14 helpful votes 14 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Stinks of curry and infested with bed bugs!!! Air conditioning is on the most minimal settin to save power so does absolutely nothing. You pay for what you get, i know, but this is taking the mick. Not to mention its in the middle of nowhere and most taxi drivers havent got a clue where it is

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

My friend and i originally booked at Hello WOW, and on arrival we were told that our beds had been sold to someone else as we were 30 minutes later than the time we stated when booking. As any traveller knows, 30 minutes is nothing. Anyway, we were moved to the sister hostel, call EMPIRE HOSTEL. This was the worst... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Awful terrible worst hostel ever. 1. The manager/ owner was soooo rude. First thing he said was "fill out this form. You need to pay $130" No hello. Nothing. Then he refused to give us our change which was only $5. We has to ask 4 times!!! 2. We had to pay $30 key deposit WHICH WE DID NOT GET... More

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Hereford, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Bring a map and good directions to find this below average hostel in the little India area of Singapore. Arrived late and finally found the hostel (marked with just an A4 piece of paper on the door) only to be chucked into a dorm with an Indian family who were mid-way through a domestic with the woman shouting and screaming... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

It is a nice low cost backpacker place. There is a big common room whit couchs, table, massage chair (!), tv, computers and a bookshelf. There is good WiFi connection all over the Hostel. Use of all this is included in the price of the room. Whit the simple kitchen its the same. The rooms are a bit small and... More

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Address: 202A Syed Alwi Road | Corner of Jalan Besar Opposite Mac Donalds, Singapore 207735, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
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Ranked #145 of 183 Specialty lodging in Singapore
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Empire Hotel Singapore
Empire Hostel Singapore

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