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Backpackers Inn Chinatown

27-30A Mosque St | Chinatown, Singapore 059508, Singapore
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Ranked #122 of 194 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
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    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is located in the mosque street. It costed me 150$ for a week in a open dorm with 12 bunk beds in it. Air con.. Wifi .. Locker is what is provided. The place is a Chinese restaurant down and pub too. The beds are clean and fair enough for the money paid. But however there are other... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was clean, but small (what we expected) kitchen and laundry not available on our floor had to go to another part of building. Our room had a window onto the street, window was not sealed therefor all street noise including pubs music, people walking past, temple and restaurant, and traffic noise came in and were kept awake until at least... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I stayed here for one night because I read there were Filipino staff working in this property. I arrived early so I left my luggage at the reception for safekeeping until I returned in the afternoon to check-in. You will be asked to pay a refundable deposit of SGD20 for the key. I was assigned an upper bunk bed and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Not much to say really. Stayed one night, got out as quick as we could the next day. Dark, dreary, cramped, no common areas, noise till 2am from karaoke bar below (horrendous singing), other street noise, not enough room to swing a kitten A good location if you want to stay in Chinatown and Singapore is expensive overall, but I'd... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

It is like this.There are lots of better places nearby with better prices and full breakfasts.At this place you will not get a breakfast, the rates are the highest and the place/rooms/sections are crowded and dark.Most of all the receptionist will scan your passport...how is that for security.Other places do not do such things and are very kind to the... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Located in mosque street ,very close to chinatown MRT. Easy to find all variety of chinese foods nearly.Check in is fast by beautiful lady. Got to scan ur card to access to level 3 .SATISFIED with bathroom , clean and quiet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I had a great time, very friendly and helpful staff from the Philippines. Very close to everything, one of the cheapest hostels as well. It was clean, has a small kitchen, shared bathrooms, ac/fan and bunk beds, but relatively quiet at night, and few guests. I enjoyed my stay here and would go back. It is small, and has a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Cheapest hostel so far, upon entering the room at noon, the room remain dark and no difference weather it is day or night. The reception area is terrible as if they not intend to genuinely doing business. But bathroom clean. With the entire pax capacity, am sure u will have to wait to a bath. Further the toilet bowl is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Have been there twice. Typical dormitory in the town. Very good location if you are visiting singapore CBD. It feels home will the other guests from other countries. It is a bit small and warm but it is just nice for me as I fear cold. Will be visiting again hopefully this coming May.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The staff was very rude, especially the lady, she speak to us as if we are idiots or beggar asking for money. She is yelling at other staff in front of us when we check out. I stay here only for 1 night, we stay in a very small private room but the room has no bathroom. Stay somewhere else

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Chinatown is a classic combination of colorful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
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