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202A Syed Alwi Road | Corner of Jalan Besar Opposite Mac Donalds, Singapore 207735, Singapore
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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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
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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Manila, Philippines
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

The address has been very misleading as some 3rd party sites still mention their old location at Syed Alwi. I called first to confirm the address and also called while I'm at the area but the person who answered my call sounded annoyed and was not very accommodating. A staff waited for me at the door and did not even... More

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Alicante, Spain
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

My experience was a total disaster. I booked this place via HostelWorld and it ended up being a really disappointing and frustrating experience. First, the place is not properly indicated. It´s not evident to find the single door that barely has an indicator of the hostel being there in the first place. Then comes the bell that doesn´t really provide... More

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Hong Kong, China
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

I'm very dissatisfied with this hostel: (1) I needed to pay 10% surcharge at the door. Although this surchage is stated in the terms and conditions in "small print", the booking rate is very misleading given that 10% is not a small amount for budget travellers. (2) There's a strange rule that "no shoes and slippers are allowed in the... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2010

this hostel located in a very hidden place, even thought it was situated opposite McDonald, but you cant find the place cause the entrance door was an unfinished wooden door with a hand written street name on it. The staircase and the walkway was so narrow and dark, no windows for rooms and living room. The whole place looks so... More

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Also Known As:
Empire Hotel
Empire Hotel Singapore
Empire Hostel Singapore
Address: 202A Syed Alwi Road | Corner of Jalan Besar Opposite Mac Donalds, Singapore 207735, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
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Ranked #143 of 179 Specialty lodging in Singapore
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