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Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay

51 Boat Quay, Singapore 049840, Singapore
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Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay
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Ranked #99 of 194 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I stayed in the private room Toowoomba for two nights. The room and sheets were clean and the air conditioning worked well and was reliable. The room is on the top floor so prepare yourself to climb a mountain of stairs, and the frosted window looks down on to the dorms, not down on to the river... More 

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay, responded to this review

Hello, It was a pleasure to have had the both of you stay with us at The Prince of Wales Boat Quay! Thank you so much for taking the time to provide a review of your experience at our hostel. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and that you were satisfied with our services! Do visit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Expensive hostel, cool bar, light breakfast. Surrounded by local pubs and bars. Met new friends around. If you are looking for a night life, Clarke Quay is the place. Easy to travel around as the MRT are nearby. Do not take taxis, slaughtered my wallet. Must visit Sentosa. Overall, i was satisfied during my stay.

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your review on your experience with us. We are glad to have hosted you whilst you were in Singapore. Your honest review will definitely help other travellers and we hope that we have met your expectations here at The Prince of Wales. Once again, thank you so much for your review! Cheers, Denise M. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It's OK. 24 beds in a spacious, but hot room on boat quay(there's aircon but they limit the temp) . There's a computer to use in the dorm which is nice. The price is in line with most hostels in Singapore (£$25). The room was ugly without a flooring, and damp in the ceilings. The staff (just one), seemed a... More 

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate your honesty and would like to apologise if we did not meet your expectations. At The Prince of Wales, we try our best to provide our guests with a comfortable stay. The facilities and services that we do have, are made available to guests to utilise as and when they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Had stayed here here for a night in April 2015. Although there was not much interaction with the people working there as I arrived almost at midnight, the guy at the reception was very kind to show me the bed so quick (just as I needed). There were like 10 or so bunk beds but it was not full. The... More 

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at The Prince of Wales! We definitely look forward to hosting you again, the next time you visit Singapore. Cheers, Denise M. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Great experience - lovely staff and clean. Location is ideal. the Quay is full of bars and restaurants so everything was walking distance. Metro and bus stop are also fe minutes away. The Bar at the hostel also serves good food. and for what you pay you definitely get a good experience

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words and feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Prince of Wales and hope you'll be back soon! Regards, Natasha S. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Was in a good location just a short walk to the Clarke Quay MRT and Bus station as well as a few shopping centres. Stayed in the 16 bed dorm which was comfortable and clean with enough room to not feel too cramped even when the dorm was full. Wide range of people staying there (business people, backpackers etc.) included... More 

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay, responded to this review

Hi Sam! Thanks so much for your kind words and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Please keep us in mind the next time you come back to Singapore. See you soon! Natasha S. More 

Boras, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you are looking for a cheap centraly located backpacker place you have come to the right place. Besides that, this place offers a bar and very nice staff. Easy to get here from airport with just one trainchange. Stayed in one of the double rooms. The room doesn´t give you more standard than the basics, but when its almost... More 

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words and we're glad you enjoyed your stay at Prince of Wales! We hope you think of us the next time you make plans for Singapore. Thank you again, and here's wishing you an amazing 2015! Regards, Natasha S. Marketing Coordinator More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

I'm not too picky on accommodation usually (generally go for the cheapest) this dorm was surprisingly welcome with enough showers and plug sockets for all to use. Security isn't the best as everyone uses the same code for entry. Bathrooms and dorm were nice and clean and the beds comfy.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Booked to stay in Townsville room for two night. Some of the issues we had where: Hearing people in other rooms like they where in same room. This was in part due to a strange flimsy "wall" behind the bed head. Room smelt musty and could use very good clean. The bed is shot, springs in back and badly curved... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is the worse hostel I have ever stayed at in my entire life and I have backpacked through Europe and Asia before. The room was overpriced but I booked it last minute at the airport after being up all night so I made a poor mistake in choosing this place. My room smells musty and not clean, there has... More 

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The Quays
From Marina Bay, a walk along Singapore River will take you through the three Quays of the city, each offering a very different atmosphere. Boat Quay features historical sites and a buzzing riverfront vibe. Clarke Quay caters to the party crowd, while Robertson Quay appeals to the leisurely wanderer. Weekends at Robertson Quay and Martin Road also give a peek into the lives of expats in Singapore, as the riverfront teems with joggers, dog walkers, and those getting their caffeine fix over brunch or enjoying a burger and a beer. No matter what you’re up for, the three Quays have something to keep you happy, day or night.
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